Loanhead Lottery ticket sales stopped

A LOANHEAD superstore has been suspended from selling National Lottery tickets.

Sainsbury’s, at Straiton Retail Park, Loanhead, has had its agreement suspended.

Neither Camelot nor Sainsbury’s would give a reason for the suspension.

Sainsbury’s said: “We have the highest standards in all our stores, including a ‘Think 25’ policy on Lottery ticket sales, so naturally we are disappointed that the terminal has been removed.

“We have worked closely with Camelot throughout this process, and we are confident that the terminal will be reactivated next year.”

A spokesman for Camelot, which runs the National Lottery, told the Advertiser its aim was to raise as much money as possible for good causes through the sale of lottery tickets in a “socially-responsible way”.

“In order to do this, we adhere to the highest standards in player protection.”

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