National Lottery Commission
Ensuring a fair Lottery for the nation
£33 billion for good causes
£53 billion in prizes
Proposed changes to Lotto and HotPicks
The Gambling Commission has agreed to Camelot’s proposals to make changes to the National Lottery games, Lotto and HotPicks. This means the changes will be ready for launch in the autumn by Camelot, subject to any additional regulatory approvals and consents under the Section 5 Operating Licence.
The Commission has carried out a thorough assessment of Camelot’s proposals for the changes, in line with its statutory duties. Commissioners were satisfied that the proposals pose no threat to the propriety of the National Lottery, that player protection will be maintained, and that returns to good causes are likely to be maximised.
Read more in Camelot’s press release
Money raised for good causes
The total paid to Good Causes in Quarter 4 (January to March) was £479.3m. This was 4.9% more than the previous quarter.
About 28p of each pound spent on the National Lottery goes to good causes projects in the health, sports, arts, heritage, voluntary, environment and education sectors. Click the link above for more information.
We are responsible for licensing and regulating the National Lottery. We protect the integrity of the Lottery; protect players; and maximise funds to good causes. Click the link above for more information.
Our address is 4th Floor, Victoria Square House, Victoria Square, Birmingham B2 4BP and our enquiries number is 0121 230 6666.
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