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Governance

Parliament
Through The National Lottery etc. Act 1993 (as amended), Parliament governs the operation and regulation of The National Lottery, and sets out National Lottery policy, including which Good Cause areas will benefit from National Lottery money and the funding levels for each.

The Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS)

DCMS is the government department responsible for The National Lottery.

The Gambling Commission (formerly the National Lottery Commission)
The Gambling Commission is sponsored by DCMS, and is responsible for licensing and regulating The National Lottery.

12 National Lottery Distribution Bodies
Each of these has specialist knowledge of its sector and decides which beneficiaries should receive National Lottery funding.

The National Lottery Promotions Unit (NLPU)
The NLPU is a small team responsible for promoting positive public awareness of National Lottery funding and the projects it supports.

Over 44,000 retail partners
Spanning the length and breadth of the UK, ranging from small corner shops and newsagents to larger convenience stores and supermarkets – with independent outlets making up the majority of our retail estate.

Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan (OTPP)
OTPP has owned Camelot since 2010 following a competitive tender process. OTPP is known for taking a long-term view of its investments, providing an environment of stability, commitment and continuity that is vital for The National Lottery’s continuing success.