Camelot is in the money

Sales at Camelot were strong during 2018/19

NATIONAL Lottery ticket sales for the 2018/19 financial year increased by £255.1 million on the previous year, according to Camelot’s annual results.

Between 1 April 2018-31 March 2019, the National Lottery operator managed to generate around £30 million each week for distribution to good causes.

Combined with the Lottery Duty paid by Camelot and the commission earned by retail partners, Camelot has calculated that it returns around 95% of all revenue back to winners and to society.

The Lottery created 406 new millionaires during the 2018/19 financial year, meaning it has created a total of 5,350 new millionaires or multi-millionaires since it was first launched in 1994.

Camelot’s recent focus on the digital arm of its business also appears to have paid off, with digital sales reaching £1,833.5m – although in-store terminals remain the largest channel and recorded nearly 75% of Camelot’s total sales.

Camelot chief executive Nigel Railton said that he was “delighted to see our hard work paying off. Sales across most of the business are up.”