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Where the Money Goes

Have you ever wondered where your money goes when you buy a ticket for Lotto or EuroMillions? Here’s a breakdown of how every penny is spent:

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Therefore £1 is divided as follows:
50p Paid out as prizes
28p Allocated to Good Causes
12p Taken by the UK government in Lottery Duty
5p Kept by the retailer as commission for selling the ticket
4.5p Kept by Camelot to meet operating costs
0.5p Profit

The National Lottery prides itself on running the most cost-efficient major lottery in Europe; from the total ticket sales of £7,277.8 million through 31st March 2015, National Lottery projects benefitted to the tune of £1,796.8 million, whilst winners received £3,915.3 million altogether.