Camelot has denied it is trying to delay the publication of a potentially damaging inquiry into its handling of the National Lottery until the winner of the new franchise is announced. In May, the National Lottery Commission ordered an investigation into phantom transactions' after a tip-off from a former employee of G-Tech, a company supplying Camelot with technology. A computer fault meant some transactions were recorded twice and retailers were overcharged. The Lottery Commission has told Camelot to reimburse retailers for any money incorrectly deducted By early June, Camelot said it had already checked 90% of the 14 billion transactions between November 1994 and July 1998, when the problem was detected. Two months later it is still working on the final 10%. Camelot said the inquiry was "complex and time consuming" and could not say when it would be complete. {{NEWS }}