Pokies spending might be down, but COVID-19 shutdowns have resulted in a doubling of spend on lottery tickets.
In the past month, The Lottery Office has recorded a 108% spike in Australians buying tickets in its draws.
This is based on numbers in New South Wales, which just in the last week saw a 54.6% increase in Lottery Office revenue compared to the average pre-lockdown week.
This news comes less than two weeks since Alliance for Gambling Reform found $1.5 billion had been saved by Australians not using gaming machines (aka pokies) - that's around 8% of the near $25 billion lost to gambling in a year.
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