According to the outgoing UK National Lottery operator, soaring living costs have affected the way that people play the lottery as sales of tickets and instant win games dropped by 3% year-on-year. It’s not like it’s like it’s like it’s like it’s like it’s like it’s like it’s like it’s like it’s like it’s like it’s like it’s like it’s like it Overall sales fell by 3% while online ticket sales fell by 2.5%.
In the year to March 31st, 2022, sales of the lottery decreased by 3% to £8.1 billion (9.37 billion). The company said that the fall in lottery tickets was due to a decline in instant win tickets.
The statement was published alongside the company’s latest financial report.
After the lifting of Covid restrictions, there was greater competition for people’s attention and spend, followed by growing economic uncertainty over the last part of the year.
According to the report, sales of scratch cards across 44,500 retail outlets fell by 4% over the course of the year. Retailers account for almost 60 percent of all scratch card sales.
There was a slight decrease in sales of draw-based games to 5.32 billion. This slight drop can be attributed to fewer EuroMillions rollovers. Online sales decreased by 2.6% to £3.4 billion. The introduction of lower limits for online players who are potentially at risk was a part of the reason for this.
Over the course of the year, the company generated over 2 billion dollars for good causes. This was the second highest total raised by the company after winning its lottery operator license.
The chief executive of the company said that the financial results were good.
Camelot has once again raised a record amount for good causes from ticket sales, and has also ensured that a record-equalling £3.1 billion was once again generated for society through good causes, lottery duty and retailer commission, at a time when other funding sources are being squeezed.
Camelot lost its license to operate the lottery due to controversial circumstances. The company, which has been the primary lottery operator for 30 years, lost out on the final license to Allwyn, a company owned by a Czech billionaire. The legality of the approval process has been the subject of a legal challenge. In October of this year, the case will be heard by the high court.
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UK’s National Lottery operator Camelot has said that sales of tickets and instant win games dropped by 3% year-on-year to £8.1 billion (9.37 billion) in the year to March 31. “This was largely down to greater competition for people’s attention and spend after the lifting of COVID-19 restrictions, followed by growing economic uncertainty over the latter part of the year,” it added.