We exist to change lives
But we couldn't do it without you
It happens in dramatic, never-the-same-again ways. And in essential, life-is-a-little-better ways. We exist to change lives, to maximise returns to National Lottery Projects. But we couldn't do it without you – with every game you play, you make the UK better – play makes it possible.
Life changing games
From instant grins to stunned gasps, our games create over six million winners every week – not to mention, on average, six new millionaires.Δ The National Lottery has so far given away over £63 billion in prizes and created more than 4,600 millionaires or multi-millionaires since its launch in 1994.
The UK's first and favourite is Lotto. It's our national treasure that's been changing lives every week since 1994. EuroMillions is our international blockbuster – the big game with prizes to match. Instant Win Games bring the wins anytime, anywhere so there's never a dull moment. While Thunderball and Lotto HotPicks add extra winning flavour to each week.Join in our life-changing games.
Life changing projects
£30 million every week, on averageΔ. That's what players like you give to our projects. That's massive. You help build local communities, power sports teams, save the environment, unleash creative talent, empower the elderly and unlock young potential. Each week 400 new projects are supported. You're changing lives.
Every part of the UK gets reached, averaging 170 projects per postcode area. That's over £37 billion, invested in the nation by 12 specialist organisations that ensure it goes exactly where it's needed.Discover more
Changing lives responsibly
We're the nation's chance to dream. Our games are fun and exciting, and should always remain so. That's why player welfare, high standards and honesty are in our DNA.
What does this mean to you? It means we always encourage Responsible Play. It means we always protect our players. It means lots of people playing a little, rather than a few playing a lot. We're all about changing lives for the better.Read more