Letters

Majority of secondary school children buy tickets

BMJ 1995; 311 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.311.7014.1225c (Published 04 November 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;311:1225
  1. Emanuel Moran
  1. Consultant psychiatrist Grovelands Priory Hospital, London N14 6RA

    EDITOR,--Martin McKee and Franco Sassi's editorial on the National Lottery makes only brief reference to its impact on children.1 In law, participation is restricted to those aged 16 and over. The results of a survey of children aged between 11 1/2 and 15 1/2 that I conducted in a mixed sex comprehensive secondary school are therefore of interest. The survey showed that 114 (61%) out of 187 children stated that they had bought lottery tickets. This is similar to the participation rate of those …

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