The UK Gambling Commission has released the 2020/21 annual report on the National Lottery funds payable to good causes in the latest news on the lottery sector.
Throughout the financial period from April 1, 2020, to March 31, 2021, the national lottery organization has collected more than £1.83bn for good causes.
UKGC reports that all raised funds will be paid to the National Lottery Distribution Fund (NLDF) and used for environmental, educational, heal, sports, and other causes.
Lottery funds payable to NLDF show a 2.42% year-on-year increase
The funds gathered by the National Lottery are comprised of:
- lottery games’ sales (£1.72 billion);
- unclaimed winnings (£100 million);
- interest from trust balances;
- other payments, such as fines for lost scratch cards, other contributions, and subsidiary activities (£6.2 million).
The highest sum, £551.3 million, was collected throughout the Q4 (January to March 2021). The UKGC links this outstanding result to a rise in sales from major British operators – EuroMillions and Lotto.
In comparison with the 2019 to 2020 financial year, the funds payable to good causes have increased by 2.42 percent this year. Throughout the corresponding period in 2019-2020, the National Lottery raised £1.78 billion overall, which is £43.2 million less than this year’s gatherings.