upermarket giant Aldi is to sell National Lottery tickets in all its Stoke-on-Trent and North Staffordshire stores. From next month, Aldi will be rolling out the National Lottery’s full raft of draw-based games at its checkouts in all 900 UK stores for the first time.
Lucky Dip tickets for Lotto, EuroMillions, Lotto HotPicks, EuroMillions HotPicks, Set For Life and Thunderball games will be available to buy at the checkout while doing your weekly food shop.
The UK launch follows a successful trial in the north of England, with all Aldi supermarkets in the UK set to start selling The National Lottery at checkouts by the end of June 2021.
Richard Thornton, Communications Director at Aldi, said: "Customers will now be able to enter The National Lottery while doing their weekly Aldi shop. We hope to hand out some winning numbers to lucky customers across the country."
The National Lottery generates more than £30 million, on average, each week for good causes and projects throughout the UK. This money goes to everything from supporting food banks and repairing local Scout huts, through to helping make Olympic and Paralympic champions.
Jenny Blogg, Retail Director at Camelot, said: "We’re absolutely delighted to now be working with Aldi. Making The National Lottery available in its stores has been a priority for us as we continue to make playing The National Lottery as convenient and easy as possible for people, wherever and however they shop.”
"We’re pleased that Aldi customers will now have a quick, easy and convenient way to purchase their favourite National Lottery games, while at the same time contributing to the £30 million that goes to National Lottery Good Causes each and every week. We certainly hope there’ll be plenty of lucky tickets bought in Aldi stores across the UK."