National Lottery good-cause money fell by £200m last year

Figures released by Camelot, the lottery’s operator, show the amount raised in 2013/14 was £1.75bn

The amount raised for good causes through the National Lottery fell by £200m last year, new figures show.

Data released today by Camelot, the National Lottery operator, shows that funds for good causes generated by the lottery fell from £1.95bn in 2012/13 to £1.75bn last year.

Camelot said that the fall occurred because of exceptional results in the previous year and the latest set of figures were its second best ever.

Sales of lottery tickets for all its games, including Lotto, EuroMillions and its instant-win games, totalled £6.73bn, down from £6.98bn the previous year.

It said that ticket sales for the EuroMillions game were down because significantly fewer rollover draws occurred than the previous year.

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