The rise of scratchcards has hit donations and added to concerns over problem gambling. Now MPs want a shake-up at operator Camelot

Since its launch in 1994 with the enticing slogan “It could be you” and glitzy televised live draws, the national lottery has created 6,300 millionaires and given £43bn to good causes.

But MPs and campaigners are calling for its operations to be overhauled after a slump in the proportion of its revenues going to those causes and growing concerns that its scratchcards and online games fuel problem gambling.

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