Camelot Announces 2021/22 National Lottery Sales Results
Camelot has announced its best-ever returns to Good Causes from National Lottery ticket sales for the second consecutive year.
Including unclaimed prizes, £1,911.8 million was generated for Good Causes – an increase of £24.3 million on last year and the equivalent of £36 million every week.
The record amount was generated from sales of £8,090.7 million for the 2021/22 financial year (1 April 2021 to 31 March 2022), which also marks only the second time in The National Lottery’s 28-year history that ticket sales have broken the £8 billion mark.
Camelot said the key to achieving these fantastic results is its retail partners. Making up almost 60% of sales, retail remains the largest National Lottery sales channel and Camelot continues to work closely with around 44,500 retailers across the UK.
Despite the ongoing challenges caused by the pandemic in the early part of the year affecting both footfall and shopper frequency and, more latterly, the cost of living crisis slowing down retail recovery as consumers tightened their belts, Camelot achieved in-store sales of £4,674.2 million in 2021/22. As a result, National Lottery retailers earned £265.4 million in commission, the equivalent of around £6,000 per store.
Announcing the results, Camelot CEO Nigel Railton said: “Achieving National Lottery sales of over £8 billion two years in a row while maintaining very high levels of public participation – despite the challenging and changing external environment – proves that our strategy of offering great consumer choice in a safe and convenient way continues to be hugely successful. It’s also testament to the resilient, innovative and responsive business model that we’ve put in place over the last few years.”