Lotto sales high of £3.6 bil­lion!

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CAMELOT awarded a record amount of prize money over the last six months, while its ticket sales hit £3.6 BIL­LION – an in­crease of £145m on a year ago.

The lot­tery op­er­a­tor said its prize money in the half-year to Septem­ber 26 to­talled just over £2bn, an in­crease of £86.2m year-on-year, adding to the more than 4,000 mil­lion­aires the firm has made since its launch back in 1994.

The im­prove­ment fol­lows the re­launch of the flag­ship Lotto game in Oc­to­ber 2013, with £2 tick­ets and in­creases in the prize pool, which have con­trib­uted to higher sales.

Camelot also operates Thunderball and the EuroMillions as well as around 60 scratch­card and on­line in­stant win games.

It also gen­er­ated £875m for Na­tional Lot­tery Good Causes.

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