The amount returned to winners and society since we began operating The National Lottery.
The amount The National Lottery has raised for Good Causes since its launch in 1994 – 60% more than the original government forecast of £1 billion per year.
We set a new National Lottery sales record in 2020/21 – our fourth straight year of sales growth and over £100 million more than the combined total UK sales of Cadbury, Coca-Cola, Nestlé, Walkers, Heinz, Warburtons, Pepsi and Birds Eye.
Source: ’Britain’s Biggest Brands’, The Grocer/Nielsen – April 2021
The total sales growth we’ve achieved since the start of the third National Lottery licence in 2009, with annual returns to Good Causes now more than £500 million higher.
The proportion of UK adults who currently play National Lottery games – underlining the huge reach of the brand.
The proportion of the UK adult population who live or work within one mile of a National Lottery terminal.
The percentage of the UK population to whom The National Lottery crossed fingers logo is recognisable.
We’re recognised for selling National Lottery tickets in a socially responsible way – The National Lottery is ranked just 60th in the world in terms of per capita spend, despite being the fifth largest lottery in the world in terms of sales.
The average amount The National Lottery now generates every single week for Good Causes across the UK – that’s £3,600 every minute or £60 every single second.
The amount of National Lottery funding that has now been distributed throughout the UK to help tackle the impact of Covid-19.
The number of individual Good Cause projects that have now received National Lottery funding. With an average of 225 grants awarded in every postcode district, almost everyone in the UK has benefited from a National Lottery-funded project.
The amount of prize money we’ve awarded to players to date.
The number of National Lottery millionaires or multi-millionaires we’ve now created.
The percentage of total revenue we spend on operating costs, making The National Lottery one of the most cost-efficient major lotteries in Europe.
The amount of revenue our shareholder, Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan, retains in profit after tax.
The amount of Lottery Duty we’ve generated for the Treasury – money that has helped to fund public expenditure across the UK.
The amount of sales commission earned by our retail partners since 1994.
Our ranking in the Best Large Companies Awards 2021 – we’re proud to have been recognised as one of the best companies to work for in the UK.
The percentage of all revenue we return to winners and society – one of the highest proportions of total lottery revenue given back in the world.