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September 25, 2020

Representing a year-on-year increase of 2.4%

UK National Lottery reveals record ticket sales of us$ 8.1 billion

(UK).- National Lottery ticket sales hit a record high of us$ 8.1 billion for the last year, operator Camelot has announced, representing a year-on-year increase of 2.4%. Camelot said it had increased its online sales to almost us$ 1.8 million last year, and lottery sales have grown overall by more than 50% in the last decade.

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amelot managing director Andy Duncan said: "With almost us$ 3 billion delivered for the Good Causes, over us$ 5.4 billion paid out in prizes and 365 new millionaires – that's one every single day – the National Lottery broke all records in 2012/13.

"We're now up to almost us$ 1.8 million on sales online. We're trying to make sure players can access games when they want to. Looking ahead, we are determined to build on this year's successes by continuing to give our players what they want - anytime, anywhere."

In January, Camelot announced the price of a Lotto line ticket will increase from us$ 1.52 to us$ 3this autumn, but the prize for matching three numbers will rise from us$ 15.2 to us$ 38.1. The group's profit for 2012/13 is expected to be around us$ 84.1 million, which represents just under 1% of total sales.

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