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by | 3rd, July 2003

‘REMEMBER the National Lottery line, ‘It could be you’?

John Prescott hopes it will be an E-type

It’s been modified since then, and now goes something like: ‘It won’t be you – but the Fifth Surbiton Boy Scouts might get a nearly-new net for their badminton court.’

The Lottery is now pitched as a chance to go good works for underfunded schemes, the ones that were once provided for by councils, governments and bring-and-buy sales.

Twenty-eight pence of every pound spent on a Lottery ticket goes to good causes in the UK. The rest goes God knows where.

And now, as the Telegraph says, we the people will get to vote on how we want the Lottery money spent. Plans are for a ‘mini-referendum’ on grants of up to £10,000.

And the best bit is that the paper says the voting model is the Big Brother TV series.

But why just £10,000? Let’s open it up for all applicants. In readiness, we’ve mocked up our own Lottery Vote.

Do you want to: A) spend all the money on a large tent so Tony Blair and his mates can have a party; B) get some new fireworks for the Queen’s next birthday; or c) fund part of London’s Olympic bid.

The votes are in and the winner is…get John Prescott a new Jag.

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