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Background Information

Camelot runs (or operates) the National Lottery. Under a licence granted to it by the National Lottery Commission, running until 27 January 2009, Camelot sells the tickets, conducts the draws, handles players’ queries and raises money for the good causes.
It is responsible for managing the retailers who have lottery terminals in their shops.
Its site lists the draw results.
Camelot also does not distribute lottery money.

Several bodies handle applications for lottery funds and make grants. These distributors provide funds for the Good Causes in the fields of the arts, charities and sport, among others.
The lottery's good causes have a combined website providing further information and guidance about how to apply for lottery funds.

The Department of Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) sets the framework for the other bodies by defining their roles, and taking responsibility for drafting the legislation governing the National Lottery.
The DCMS also has policy responsibility for other forms of gambling.

News Archive for CY2019
April 1, 2019 National Lottery Marks 25th Anniversary with Content Campaign Profiling Good
March 29, 2019 Lottery Retailers Pass Mystery Shopper Test for Third Year Running
March 21, 2019 Research Reveals Millennials are More Likely to Choose Income for Life Than Lottery Lump Sum
March 11, 2019 New National Lottery Game Will Be a Winner Among Millennials
January 16, 2019 Government Looks to Technology and Innovation as it Prepares to Retender National Lottery
January 2, 2019 ‘Stellar Year’ for National Lottery Retailers

News Archive for CY2018
November 22, 2018 Government Wins Lottery Betting Case

News Archive for CY2017
January 8, 2016 Camelot Officials Who Sanctioned a £2.5 Million Payout for a Damaged Ticket Face Questioning over the Jackpot Riddle That Won't Go Away

News Archive for CY2016
December 27, 2016 National Lottery Creates a Record 347 Millionaires in 2016
November 21, 2016 National Lottery to Stream Weekly Draws on Facebook Live
November 16, 2016 Camelot UK Lotteries Limited Announce Half-Year Financial Results
October 28, 2016 National Lottery Suspends App After Glitch
September 28, 2016 EuroMillions Lottery Changes Increase Prizes, Delivers More Winners
September 26, 2016 Consumers Criticize National Lottery for Raising Cost of Tickets, But Lowering Chance of Jackpot
September 13, 2016 Third Sector Report National Lottery Good-Cause Money Down by £83m in First Quarter
September 9, 2016 The National Lottery Teams Up with Video App SEENIT to Give a Unique Perspective Into ParalympicsGB’s Road to Rio
September 2, 2016 National Lottery’s ‘I Am Team GB’ Campaign is Runaway Success
July 19, 2016 Camelot and Gambling Commission Agree Majority of Players Are More Interested in Prizes than the Odds of the Game
July 1, 2016 Good-Cause Money from Society Lotteries Rose by 4% Last Year
June 30, 2016 Gambling Statistics Paint Picture of Gambling in Great Britain
June 28, 2016 Camelot Global Enhances the UK National Lottery App with Ticket Scanning
June 16, 2016 The National Lottery and ITV Announce ‘I Am Team GB’ Partnership for Rio 2016
May 31, 2016 Camelot Adds QR Codes to UK National Lottery Tickets
February 25, 2016 National Lottery Participation Dropped From 46% to 32% in 2015
February 7, 2016 UK Lotto Players Reportedly Deserting the National Lottery to Try Their Luck with Multi-game Ticket Brokers


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