MPs launch inquiry into National Lottery

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Consultation looks to modernise all aspects

24th July 2019 by Robert Armour 0 Comments

A consultation into the future of the National Lottery has been launched.

MPs from the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee are looking to modernise the competition which has been run by Camelot since 1994.

The current licence is due to expire in 2023.  

Damian Collins, Conservative MP and chair of the committee, said: “This autumn it will be 25 years since the National Lottery was launched, and in that time it has raised more than £39bn for good causes.

“A lot has changed since the first lottery draw was made in 1994, and this is the right moment to look at how the new licence should be awarded and managed. In particular, against a background of falling lottery receipts we want to consider the sustainability of the lottery.

“We also want to investigate whether changes to the lottery market, including the work of society lotteries, are having an impact on the way people choose spend their money.”

The deadline to submit evidence is 5pm on Friday 30 August.