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The opportunity and register your interest

The UK National Lottery is one of the world's largest lotteries; however, we believe there is still significant untapped potential for growth which retains the principles of being responsible, safe and fair.

We view the next licence as an opportunity for existing lottery operators and/or new entrants to be creative and innovative, and, in short, sustain and build on one of the world's best lotteries.

The context for the National Lottery has changed since the third licence was awarded. For example, technology-based products and services have been widely introduced and continue to change rapidly. We want to explore opportunities for innovation and flexibility for the fourth licence and we want to ensure the National Lottery is relevant and attractive to all parts of society, in line with our priorities and statutory duties.

We are ready to engage with businesses and investors interested in the fourth licence to help design the competition and want their input to inform and shape the future of the National Lottery.

If you are interested in this opportunity, and we very much hope that you are, please email the team at:

Register your interest: 

Express your interest to participate in the 4th National Lottery Competition Initial Market Engagement.

Find out more

UK National Lottery Licence Competition: Initial market engagement (PDF)

UK National Lottery Licence Competition: Initial market engagement (webpage)