This month marks The National Lottery’s 25th birthday.
To mark the occasion, Nigel Rowley from The National Lottery presented Retail CEO, Debbie Smith, and Managing Director Mails & Retail, Mark Siviter, with a plaque to recognise the £4.2 billion pounds raised for Good Causes through sales in Post Office branches since the lottery began, which has helped to make an extraordinary difference to communities across the UK.
Mark Siviter said: “We’re incredibly proud of the amount of money raised for Good Causes through our branches and customers. Thanks to our long-standing relationship with The National Lottery we are helping to support communities across the UK.’’
Around 4,500 branches currently sell lottery across the network – thank you to everyone for your support. To mark the big birthday, there is a large TV, radio and press media campaign highlighting the following special events:
23rd Nov 2019- £25m Guaranteed Must Be Won Superdraw
Fri Nov 8th 2019- Guaranteed 25 UK Millionaires (via raffle)
25th Birthday Scratchcard – the best ever chance to win £25.
As usual, branches will receive supporting marketing collateral and POS for all of the events.
Here are some quick Lotto facts:
Did you know?
- National Lottery tickets first went on sale on 14 November 1994, 25 years to the day this Saturday – and the first Lotto draw took place on 19 November 1994.
- Over six weeks from 14 October-6 December, The National Lottery is hosting a range of activities to celebrate its 25th birthday, including free events for the whole of the UK to enjoy.
- National Lottery winners can claim prizes over £500 and up to £50,000 at designated Post Office branches with a National Lottery terminal.
- National Lottery players have raised £850 million to directly help tackle loneliness and social isolation in communities across the UK.
- Since 1994, more than 44,000 heritage projects have been awarded over £8 billion via The National Lottery Heritage Fund.
- In the last 25 years, more than £5.7 billion of National Lottery funding has been invested into grassroots sports.
- Over the last 25 years, £829 million of National Lottery funding has gone towards projects that conserve natural heritage across the UK.
- The National Lottery has funded over 28,700 projects supporting veterans over the past 25 years.
- Since 1994 over half a billion of National Lottery funding has been invested in over 9,220 projects helping people to enjoy the great outdoors and improve our health and wellbeing.
- Over the last 25 years, The National Lottery has invested £1.1 billion into places that bring people together such as local parks, village halls, community centres and much more.
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