UK National Lottery makes £5.8bn sales in 2010

UK National Lottery makes £5.8bn sales in 2010UK National Lottery makes £5.8bn sales in 2010

LONDON – Camelot, the UK National Lottery operator has announced that it posted record sales of £5.8 billion in 2010. The company said that the re-launch of the popular Thunderball game helped it reach the record figure.

In the news release of 2010 figures, Camelot also revealed that they had paid out £4.5 billion in prizes and handed over £1.7 billion to charities.

The lottery operator, which was purchased by Ontario Teacher’s Pension Plan last year for £400m, added that it was on target to raise £750m for the London 2012 Olympics with £600m raised so far.

As well as upgrading Thunderball, Camelot launched a new Lotto Plus 5 game as well as two special UK Millionaire Super Raffles

Dianne Thompson, chief executive of the Camelot Group, said: “Setting a new sales record this year is a fantastic achievement. It’s the result of a great team effort at Camelot and a proven strategy for long-term, responsible growth that has seen sales rise steadily since the start of the second lottery licence.

“Our continued success in the face of a challenging economic climate and a worldwide trend of slowing lottery sales has reinforced our position as one of the world’s leading lottery operators – and ensured that the UK National Lottery remains one of the world’s most consistently successful operations of its kind.”

source: Daily Telegraph

Published: June 6, 2011

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