I happen to know the bloke who was the Chancellor of the Exchequer's 'special advisor' when they came up with the idea for the lottery. I was giving him a lot of grief about how it was going to be the poor and disadvantaged who wound up sinking all their benefit money into it, yadda yadda yadda. His response, which struck me as cynical but realistic, was that it was: '...a tax on stupidity'.
Unfortunately, ********* like this seem to win the fecking thing depressingly often.
Well, thats why they call it a lottery, ie it is a lottery as to who wins it.
You wouldn't think he was a rapist, by looking at his picture.
Seriously, we were sucking the Devil's cock the day we introduced the lottery in it's present form, so if the occasional undesirable happens to win, so f*cking what? I don't play it, it's not my money.
Its not the rape that will damn him to the fires of hell, it's that jumper he was wearing.
Nobody deserves to win a lottery. All that matters is whose little plastic bollock gets hoicked out of the drum first. Some people seem to have very odd ideas about this, going on about "taxpayers' money". Hello? Lottery prizes are not taxpayers' money - they are money put in by all the other schmucks! If you don't want to contribute, don't buy the feckin tickets! And you don't have "more of a right" to it than this character! You don't have any "right" to it - unless you win!
btw, I agree that the lottery is evil anyway. Johnny Major's brill wheeze to buy the votes of the poor with their own money whilst getting most of the sport and arts budget off the books.