Date: 29th August 2000

Britain To Combine National Lottery With Quiz Show

British media tycoon Richard Branson is hoping to breathe new life into his country's national lottery by combining it with a glitzy TV show that would compete with the British version of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire, the London Daily Express reported today (Tuesday).

Under Branson's plan, lottery card buyers would be given the chance to compete in televised contests based on luck or skill for a jackpot worth $1.5 million.

Source: Studio Briefing