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National Lottery Commission

Ensuring a fair Lottery for the nation
£31 billion for good causes
£40 billion in prizes

Latest news

  1. Merger with Gambling Commission

    As of 1 October 2013, the National Lottery Commission is merged with the Gambling Commission. Read more about the merger in this press release.

  2. New Lotto game

    The National Lottery Commission has agreed to Camelot’s proposal to rejuvenate the core National Lottery game, Lotto. After careful consideration Commissioners were satisfied that the proposal poses no threat to the propriety of the National Lottery, that player protection will be maintained, and that returns to Good Causes will continue to be maximised.

  3. Lowest rate ever for underage play

    The latest research figures for 11-15 year olds who say they played National Lottery games has dropped from 7% last year to an all time low of 5% in 2013.


  • 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.

  • Money raised for good causes in Quarter 3, (1 October to 31 December 2013)

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    The total paid to the NLDF in Quarter 3 (October to December) was £417.2m. This was 11% above the previous (July to September) quarter’s due to the successful launch of the new Lotto game, strong sales at Christmas and a higher unclaimed prize contribution.

  • 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.