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The UK National Lottery was launched in 1994. Since then, the National Lottery has become an institution within the UK, raising over £35 billion for good causes and paying out over £59 billion in prizes. We regulate the National Lottery under the National Lottery etc. Act 1993.

In this section

Who runs the National Lottery, how do we regulate the National Lottery, how much money goes to good causes and how do you complain if you have a problem.


Important reading

National Lottery games licences