All my life I have voted and thought socialist.

Although Lenin would sit bolt upright in his tomb, I have for many years been trying to get hold of millions of pounds of my fellow citizens' money, tax-free of course, without doing a stroke of work so that, like Lenin, I could live in a very big free house and own two free Rolls Royces.

Obviously I am talking about the greatest fat cat capitalist scam man has ever dreamt up, the lottery.

I am now not sure whether I am a socialist, a capitalist or a plain old-fashioned hypocrite.

-AP Jackson, Hove