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Scottish independence, or the possibility of it at least is a hot topic in the UK right now, and the issues go much deeper than the layman can possibly imagine. The job of separating two countries is huge, and even the National Lottery and the funding that is provided from it comes as an issue.
An independent Scotland could mean a new currency for the country, but it’s not known how the separation could affect lottery funding and Good Causes. The country benefits millions every year, but would this still happen if Scotland severed its ties completely with the South?
Coventry isn’t known for its old architecture after most of the city was flattened during WWII, but it does have some heritage and understandably it wants to protect it. So it’s great news for the city today that Coventry’s ‘Old Grammar School’ is to get £4 million in National Lottery funding.
The Old Grammar School building has been out of use for a while but with Grade I listed status, it really is the jewel in Coventry’s crown. The building was given planning status last year to turn it into an exhibition hall, event rooms and gallery, while keeping it’s unique features and now all this is possible thanks to this lottery grant.
The National Lottery celebrated a very important milestone last week, almost 18 years since the Lotto launched. Last week, the National Lottery celebrated 3,000 millionaires across the Lotto and EuroMillions draws, that’s a lot of big winners on UK shores. To celebrate this fantastic milestone, Camelot threw a special part for lottery winners, and put together some fun statistics to see how players spend their winnings.
It will probably come as no surprise to hear that while they may not do it immediately, 81% of lottery winners do give up work eventually.
Since the National Lottery launched online sales for all their draws, the minimum deposit has always been £5. It’s a handy amount to transfer over, and is just enough to buy the weekend tickets, but now, the National Lottery have changed the minimum fund amount to £10, something that may well affect online sales.
It’s always best to buy your lottery tickets online, whatever draw your playing in. With so many draws now in the UK, the Lotto, EuroMillions and all the subsidiary draws, it can be difficult to keep track, but when you buy your tickets online, you don’t even need to check the results, and there’s no chance of you ever losing your lottery tickets either.
We’re on the cusp of the London 2012 Olympics now, and there has been no bigger contributor than you, the lottery player, towards making these games happen. Hundreds of millions in lottery funding has been diverted towards the Olympic Games, and the Olympians are very grateful, but now it looks as though there may be an under spend, and with it an appeal to give the money back.
Much of the money from the sale of lottery tickets would have ordinarily gone to the Big Lottery Fund, so while the Olympics has won, many other causes have missed out.
The Olympics and the National Lottery are now linked in many people’s minds due to the funding the lottery has provided for the Olympic games. There will be a special EuroMillions draw for the Olympic opening ceremony and the Camelot have also give out tickets to the Olympic Games. However, one thing Camelot aren’t doing is sending out letters to players, and today lottery players are being warned of an Olympic lottery scam to hit the Surrey area.
Many Surrey residents have received a letter, emblazoned with the Olympic rings and purporting to be from the National Lottery, telling players they have won £500,000. However, this letter is a scam, sent out by criminals trying to get your personal details.
Scratchcards are a popular part of the National Lottery’s products both with players online and in store. There are some big prizes up for grabs but the boundaries are being pushed all the time, and never so much as with the brand new £4 million scratchcard from the National Lottery.
The new scratchcard from the National Lottery is called £4 million Blue, and it boasts four top prize of £4 million, plus lots of smaller prizes too.
Since the news broke that the Olympic Games would be held here in the UK Camelot has done everything in its power to raise money for the games. In total £2.2 billion has been contributed from lottery players in the UK to the Olympic Games and maybe understandable, British Olympic Athletes have now given lottery players a big thank you.
Olympic Athletes from across the disciplines have given personal statements explaining how lottery funding has changed their life, allowing them to train and prepare for these games effectively.