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Thanks to you £300Million is going to support communities in these exceptional times

Thanks to you, National Lottery players, it has been announced that up to £300Million will be used to support the most vulnerable in communities across the UK during the Coronavirus crisis.

By playing The National Lottery, you raise around £30Million every week for projects big and small across the country. Hundreds of millions of pounds will be distributed to charities and local voluntary organisations over the next few months to help support people through the Coronavirus crisis – from helping support food banks, to causes that combat loneliness and isolation, support for the elderly and projects that support health in the community.

The initiative will ensure National Lottery funding is able to be deployed at scale to help projects the length and breadth of the country in what is the UK’s biggest non-governmental contribution to the efforts in local communities to combat Coronavirus.

Nigel Railton, CEO of Camelot, operator of The National Lottery said: “Week in, week out, National Lottery players make a huge difference to the lives of people and communities across the UK. Just by buying a ticket, players in every nation have helped raise over £40 billion for good cause projects, from supporting our athletes to repairing scout huts.

“Now, more than ever, The National Lottery can play a critical role in supporting our communities as we all face this challenge together. Up to £300Million raised by National Lottery players will be helping to fund vital work in local communities at a time when it’s needed the most.”

At this time when we are all urged to stay home, you can still play online at or by downloading the National Lottery app. Only buy your tickets in retail as part of your essential shop.

27th March 2020

For 25 years The National Lottery has been changing the lives of winners and supporting good causes across the UK. Since November 19th 1994 there have been more than 5,700 new millionaires created and over £41 billion has been given to good causes across the UK.

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