Camelot unveils record first-half National Lottery sales

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Camelot has recorded its highest first-half National Lottery ticket sales of £3.96bn for the six months to 25 September – an increase of 3% on last year.

The majority of the first-half National Lottery sales increase was driven by Camelot growing sales of draw-based games to by 4% to £2.2bn.

In addition, Camelot said Set For Life continues to exceed sales expectations and sales of National Lottery Scratchcards grew by 2%, with in-store Scratchcard sales rising 7% year-on-year.

Camelot grow total in-store sales by 5% and, as a result, first-half retailer commission increased by 5% to £133m – the equivalent of around £3,000 per store.

Chief Executive Nigel Railton said: “This record first half shows that The National Lottery continues to be in its best-ever shape as it delivers for good causes, players, retailers and Treasury.

“Following four years of sales growth, including record results last year, I am extremely grateful to my colleagues and the wider National Lottery family of Good Causes distributors and retailers for their role in this ongoing success story.”