Over 10 billion Euros could be raised every year...
...to support the irreplaceable work done by NGOs in the EU if all Member States allowed national charity lotteries.
Local, national and international charities in a number of EU Member States already benefit from revenues generated by privately operated charity lotteries. Although there are differences in the way they operate, these charity lotteries share the following characteristics:
- They are privately operated, with a license from the national government;
- Fundraising for NGOs is their principal aim;
- They donate a substantial part of their income to their beneficiaries and make no private profits;
- Their funds are distributed by an independent body without political interference.