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The UK National Lottery: A national asset

The National Lottery was launched in 1994 to raise funds to support good causes across the UK through its ticket sales and offer life changing prizes to players.

As we prepare to celebrate 25 years of the National Lottery in 2019, we look back at some of its achievements including £67 billion in prizes and creating more than 5,000 millionaires. In addition, over £38 billion has been raised to support good causes, with more than 535,000 individual grants made across the UK.


Find out more about National Lottery good causes