Camelot is in the money

Sales at Camelot were strong during 2018/19

NATIONAL Lottery ticket sales for the 2018/19 financial year increased by £255.1 million on the previous year, according to Camelot’s annual results.

Between 1 April 2018-31 March 2019, the National Lottery operator managed to generate around £30 million each week for distribution to good causes.

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Combined with the Lottery Duty paid by Camelot and the commission earned by retail partners, Camelot has calculated that it returns around 95% of all revenue back to winners and to society.

The Lottery created 406 new millionaires during the 2018/19 financial year, meaning it has created a total of 5,350 new millionaires or multi-millionaires since it was first launched in 1994.

Camelot’s recent focus on the digital arm of its business also appears to have paid off, with digital sales reaching £1,833.5m – although in-store terminals remain the largest channel and recorded nearly 75% of Camelot’s total sales.

Camelot chief executive Nigel Railton said that he was “delighted to see our hard work paying off. Sales across most of the business are up.”