Jersey Christmas lottery ticket sales down 4%

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Sales of Channel Island Christmas lottery tickets were down by 4% in Jersey in 2011 compared with the previous year, according to the States.

In contrast, people in Guernsey purchased more tickets than the year before, with sales up nearly 20% on 2010.

Jersey's Economic Development Minister, Senator Alan Maclean, said the drop in sales was down to a disruption in the ticket sales system.

The Association of Jersey Charities gives out grants every year with money from the lottery, but Senator Maclean said the money available would be down £4,000 on 2010.

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