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  • Camelot becomes first lottery in the world to be awarded the Carbon Trust Standard

    Camelot, the operator of the UK National Lottery, has become the first lottery in the world to be awarded the Carbon Trust Standard. The certification recognises Camelot’s ongoing achievements in reducing greenhouse gas emissions year on year, which were lowered by 4.6% in absolute terms between 2012 and 2014. The reductions achieved were a result of improvements in energy efficiency, as well as a focus on reducing the emissions from the company’s transport fleet.

    8 August 2014

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  • Camelot achieves second-highest ever annual sales

    Strong growth in Lotto offset by lack of EuroMillions Rollover luck

    20 May 2014

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  • Dianne Thompson CBE to retire as Camelot Group CEO after 14 years

    Group to be restructured into two separate entities: Andy Duncan to lead core UK business, Nigel Railton to head Global Team

    29 April 2014

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  • Camelot UK Lotteries Limited: Half-year Financial Results

    Camelot UK Lotteries Limited (‘Camelot’) today announced that UK National Lottery ticket sales for the first six months of its 2013/14 financial year (1 April – 28 September 2013) were £3,311.8 million.

    21 November 2013

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  • Camelot statement about Change.org petition

    While we fully appreciate the sentiment behind the Change.org petition and can understand why the suggestion has been made, the money from the £12 million EuroMillions jackpot on Tuesday night does not belong to Camelot – it belongs to players in the nine European countries where the EuroMillions game is played.

    14 November 2013

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  • Correction - Lotto jackpot on 19 October 2013

    Following our Lotto draw on Saturday 19 October, the jackpot prize was incorrectly communicated as £6.22 million instead of the correct figure of £4.86 million.

    23 October 2013

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  • Camelot Statement

    We’re aware of the Independent article and have made it clear to them that their analysis of our figures is inaccurate.

    22 October 2013

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  • Returns To Good Causes Pass £30 Billion...

    ... As Camelot Delivers Another Record Year For The National Lottery

    16 May 2013

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  • Camelot sets new records in Olympic year

    Camelot today announced record half-year returns to National Lottery Good Causes and prize payouts to players as the company achieved its highest-ever interim National Lottery sales.

    20 November 2012

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  • Camelot Statement

    In order to expedite urgent political action to safeguard The National Lottery and the Good Causes it supports, Camelot Group CEO Dianne Thompson has today written to the Prime Minister to inform him that the company has decided not to proceed with an appeal against last month’s High Court judgment refusing permission for a judicial review of the Gambling Commission’s regulation of The Health Lottery.

    24 September 2012

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  • Camelot achieves global recognition for its world-beating responsible play

    At this week’s World Lottery Summit Convention and Trade Show in Montreal, Canada, Camelot UK Lotteries Limited was announced as the winner of the World Lottery Association (WLA) Responsible Gaming Award for 2012.

    14 September 2012

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  • Camelot calls for urgent Government action to close legal loophole

    Camelot is disappointed by today's judgment, and intends to lodge papers with the Court of Appeal against what we believe to be a legally-flawed and unfair decision by the court.

    22 August 2012

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  • Camelot launches second phase of 'National Lottery – Life Changing' ad campaign

    Camelot has today announced the launch of the second phase of ‘The National Lottery – Life Changing’ campaign.

    8 June 2012

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  • Camelot Achieves £750 Million Target For London 2012...

    Record year reinforces Camelot’s position as one of the world’s top operators

    22 May 2012

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  • History is made at the National Lottery Olympic Park Run

    History was made on Saturday as 5,000 members of the public became the first people to cross the Olympic Stadium finish line in The National Lottery Olympic Park Run.

    31 March 2012

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  • Camelot and the Gambling Commission

    National Lottery operator Camelot has today announced that it will be issuing judicial review proceedings against the Gambling Commission for its continuing failure to take appropriate regulatory action against The Health Lottery. Formal papers will be lodged in the High Court early next week. Camelot has instructed Lord Pannick QC to act on its behalf.

    13 March 2012

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  • National Lottery Commission agrees to Camelot’s proposal for huge boost to lottery funding

    National Lottery operator Camelot has welcomed today’s decision by its regulator, the National Lottery Commission (NLC), to agree to its proposal to raise hundreds of millions of pounds in additional funds for National Lottery Good Causes over the next 11 years.

    6 March 2012

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  • Camelot launches ‘National Lottery – Life Changing’ ad campaign

    Camelot has today announced the launch of a new national advertising campaign, ‘The National Lottery – Life Changing’, to help promote even greater public awareness and understanding of how UK society is benefiting from National Lottery funding.

    29 February 2012

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  • Camelot UK Lotteries Limited: Half-year financial results

    Camelot today announced record half-year returns to the Good Causes and prize payouts as the company achieved its highest-ever interim National Lottery sales. Camelot has now delivered over £27 billion for the Good Causes and paid out over £40 billion to players in prize money since The National Lottery’s launch in 1994 – reinforcing the company’s position as one of the world’s most successful lottery operators.

    18 November 2011

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  • Camelot appoints Andy Duncan as UK Managing Director

    Camelot UK Lotteries Limited has today announced that Andy Duncan is to join the company as Managing Director.

    3 October 2011

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  • Camelot announces participation in United Nations' Global Compact Initiative

    Camelot Group of Companies today announced that the United Nations had accepted the company’s participation in the Global Compact Initiative.

    28 September 2011

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  • 3,750 London 2012 tickets up for grabs with The National Lottery

    In the single-biggest ticketing initiative to date by a contributing partner of London 2012, National Lottery operator Camelot has today launched a new online instant win game that offers players the chance to win tickets for the London 2012 Olympic Games.

    6 July 2011

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  • Camelot sets new National Lottery sales record

    National Lottery operator Camelot today announced that it is has achieved record ticket sales for the 2010/11 financial year. In the year to 31 March 2011, Camelot grew total National Lottery sales across all channels to an all-time high of £5,822.4m, an increase of £370.6m (6.8%) on the previous year.

    3 June 2011

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