Our Business Sales performance
Camelot is committed to maximising returns to Good Causes by operating The National Lottery in a socially-responsible way.
Camelot has now delivered over £35 billion for Good Cause projects and paid out over £59 billion to players in prize money – creating more than 4,250 millionaires or multi-millionaires since The National Lottery’s launch in 1994.
The total has been reached after Camelot delivered another record-breaking year for The National Lottery in 2015/16, with impressive digital growth driving annual sales to an all-time high of £7,595 million, an increase of £317 million on the previous year.
Camelot’s performance during the year saw Good Causes and players share a record £6 billion – underlining how The National Lottery is continuing to transform the lives of individuals and communities across the UK. Combined with the Lottery Duty it pays to the Government and the commission earned by its retail partners, Camelot returns 95% of all revenue back to society.
In the year to 31 March 2016, Camelot raised £1,901 million for Good Causes(1) – more than £36 million every week. Over the same period, Camelot awarded a record £4,198 million in prizes to players and created almost one new millionaire a day.
According to the La Fleur’s 2016 World Lottery Almanac, the UK National Lottery is ranked at just 52nd in the world in terms of per capita spend, despite being the fifth largest lottery in the world by sales – clear evidence of Camelot’s longstanding commitment to being a responsible operator.
For further information on Camelot’s sales performance for the 2015/16 financial year, please see the press release.
(1) Figures do not include investment returns on National Lottery balances which are reported separately.