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National Lottery Commission

Ensuring a fair Lottery for the nation
£35 billion for good causes
£59 billion in prizes

Latest news

  1. Money raised for good causes

    The total paid to Good Causes in Quarter 1 (April to June) was £368.3m. This was 34.6% less than the previous quarter.

  2. 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.

    Our decision is set out on the Lotto and HotPicks pages.

    Read more in Camelot’s press release


  • Where does your ticket money go?

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    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.

  • Our role in regulating the National Lottery

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    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

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    Our address is 4th Floor, Victoria Square House, Victoria Square, Birmingham B2 4BP and our enquiries number is 0121 230 6666.

  • FAQs on Lotto jackpots

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    Frequently asked questions on Lotto jackpot estimates and rollovers.