National Lottery 25 years on

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'It could be you', was the advertising slogan. And when Noel Edmonds drew the first National Lottery balls on live television, it turned out that it was a lot more people than anybody had been expecting.

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Published on November 15, 2019 -  01:06
25 years of the National Lottery
The National Lottery celebrates 25 years on November 19. The 25th birthday is being marked with a Β£25 million Lotto jackpot on November 25. Across the last 25 years, the National Lottery has had a transformational effect on the United Kingdom. A staggering Β£40 billion has been raised for good causes with 565,000 grants made across arts, sport, heritage and community. That’s the equivalent of 200 life-changing projects in every UK postcode district. Players have banked a whopping Β£71 billion in prizes, with 5,500 millionaires made.

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