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Camelot’s core UK lottery operation is unique. A business like no other, we manage a high-profile, much-loved national institution for the public good – with the overall aim of maximising returns to society in a responsible way.

Operated by Camelot, The National Lottery is one of the UK’s leading consumer brands – around 70% of UK adults play regularly, over six million people win prizes every week and annual sales are over £6.5 billion.

In the last 19 years, The National Lottery has created over 3,500 millionaires and generated more than £31 billion for National Lottery Good Causes – that’s over £35 million raised each and every week.

In addition, The National Lottery contributed £2.2 billion towards staging the London 2012 Olympic Games and Paralympic Games – the largest sum from a single organisation and the biggest-ever lottery-funded project to date – which will leave a lasting sporting legacy for the entire UK.

Under Camelot’s stewardship, total National Lottery sales have increased by over 50% in the last decade, a period of time that has seen both economic austerity and growth.

Camelot's proven strategy for long-term, responsible growth saw the company achieve its highest-ever sales in 2012/13 within a wider worldwide context of lower lottery sales growth.

As a responsible operator, Camelot is also charged with a duty of care to its players and winners, and with maintaining public trust and confidence in The National Lottery.