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The previous National Lottery licence

Find out about the licence to run The National Lottery and how The Section 5 licence requires Camelot to submit information and policies to us for approval.

Published: 13 August 2020

Last updated: 1 February 2024

This version was printed or saved on: 13 June 2024

Online version: https://www.gamblingcommission.gov.uk/public-and-players/guide/the-previous-national-lottery-licence

Overview: We awarded Camelot UK Lotteries Limited (opens in new tab) a ten 10 year licence to run the National Lottery, starting in 2009. In March 2012 this was extended by four years. In March 2021 this was extended by six months and in December 2021 this was extended by a further six months. The Licence expired on 31 January 2024.

You can view and download the expired Third National Lottery Licence in the Files section on this page. You can also view and download the decisions we took in the Third National Lottery Control Sheet. Individual games licences under the Third National Lottery Licence are available on request.