The lottery operator is considering holding daily draws from September, subject to approval from the regulator, part of a tranche of initiatives to "refresh the lottery".
RSA manager Sean Carter said community retailers could be faced with longer opening hours, extra costs and diminishing returns.
He said there was little demand for extended opening hours in small communities. "The major concern is that if there is a daily draw, does the retailer have to stay open until 7.30pm every day? That could mean the extra costs of employing someone else."
Carter said the RSA has also raised its concerns with Camelot that a daily draw would dilute the current two days' sales over seven days.
n Camelot is targeting younger adults and people who do not "get time to go out to retailers" with a new media package, starting with online scratchcards. It has started selling scratchcard-type games on its website and is preparing to launch the main Lotto draw online at the end of 2003. Lottery games will be on sale on Sky Active from spring and on mobile phones from spring/summer 2004.

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