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£31 billion for good causes
£40 billion in prizes

Annual report published for 2012/13

MEDIA RELEASE
REF 3/13

The National Lottery Commission has published its annual report and accounts for the last financial year (2012/2013).

2012/2013 saw another positive improvement in returns for good causes, which received some £1.95 billion.

The Commission was set up to safeguard the nation’s interest in the National Lottery by protecting both the interests of Lottery players and the integrity of the Lottery, and by ensuring that returns to the good causes are as great as possible. One of the key decisions it made this year was to approve Camelot’s proposal to reinvigorate the core National Lottery game, Lotto, which has been in decline over time.

Mark Harris, Chief Executive of the National Lottery Commission, said:

  • “It has been a great year for good causes and the National Lottery is in good health but we should not take continued success for granted.
  • “As such, the Commission has been challenging Camelot’s performance and we are pleased to note Camelot’s forecasts of improved returns to good causes for the coming year. A key element is the proposal to enhance Lotto, giving players an enhanced winning experience which should address the long-term decline seen in the game.
  • “Our relocation to Birmingham, ahead of the proposed merger with the Gambling Commission, is now complete and we are seeing substantial benefits already. We have reduced our expenditure by over 40%, both delivering efficiencies and maintaining the successful delivery of our key functions, despite the loss of 80% of our original staff on relocation.”

You can download the annual report from the Commission’s website.

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Further information

Contact Mark Lepkowski at the National Lottery Commission press office for further information on 0121 230 6745.