National Lottery raised £1.9bn for good causes last year, says Camelot
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National Lottery raised £1.9bn for good causes last year, says Camelot

24 May 2016 | Hugh Radojev
Tags: Lotteries

Sales from the National Lottery hit a record of £7.6bn in 2015/16, with £1.9bn going to good causes, including around £760m going to the Big Lottery Fund.

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