Did British Culture Really Win The Lottery?

Britain’s lottery has funded dozens of major arts projects, and its supporters celebrate its remaking of the country’s cultural scene in the past decade. But the lottery’s success is rather more mixed than that, writes Norman Lebrecht. “Those lottery schemes which have indeed ‘made Britain a better place’ are the ones which would have happened anyway, but where a modest application of lottery lubricant facilitated a triumphant resurgence.”