Lotteries are run to benefit the lucky
players and raise funds for worthy causes. While proceeds of the lotteries go
to a variety of different charities and societies, you can be sure that with
every purchase you are helping a cause – and have a chance to win great prizes!
Funds from the National Lottery games,
including Lotto, EuroMillions, Thunderball, and more, are used for player
prizes, cost of running the lotteries, and to help with some good causes.
95% of revenue from the National Lottery
games goes back to winners and society. A large portion of funds raised goes to
prizes, with over 5,000 Millionaires sharing in £13.3 Billion! Plus,
significantly more with lower category wins that happen each and every draw.
The remaining profits go to Good Causes,
with over £38 Billion raised for charities, projects, and grants. Funds are
shared between a variety of causes including health, education, environment and
charitable causes, Sport, Arts, and Heritage preservation.
The money raised by the Postcode Lottery is
used to cover the expenses of running the draws (28%), providing prizes to the
lucky winners (40%), and of course sharing the fundraising with good causes
The Postcode Lottery is one of the most
charitable lotteries, with a guarantee that at least 32p of every £1 spent on
lottery tickets goes to a list of supporting charities. The charities help to
promote and fundraise with the lotteries. To ensure every charity is supported,
each draw is dedicated to a specific charity or trust across a prize draw
So far, over £350 Million has been raised
through the People’s Postcode Lottery!
The Health Lottery offers a great
opportunity for players to win, with a 1 in 9.7 chance of winning!
Another charitable lottery, the Health
Lottery is run directly by an independent charity called the People’s Health
Trust. They operate the lottery and all work to address health inequalities
across Great Britain. A collaboration of 12 regional society lotteries, the
money raised is allocated to one society in turn across the year, so each area
receives a share of the funds raised.
Funds from the Health Lottery go directly to
managing funds, prizes and societies to tackle health inequalities. Over £102
Million has been raised so far, helping over 2,800 projects and over 486,000