Two people in our house get one ticket per week.
To get funding from the lottery is indeed a lottery in itself. A mental health day centre in Feltham where I once wroked applied and was turned down. They wanted disabled facilities and an extra room.
We finally had to employ someone to fill in the very complicated application form at the cost of about £600, from a bank of people who do this for a living.
It was a good investment because we got the much needed £300,000. The whole process took about 3 years.
But judging from the types of funding given to certain projects, and from the much needed funding not given to more deserving projects (yes, who am I to judge) then I would be happier if the people whose job it is to give lottery funds underwent some sort of proper humanity training.