Today the UK Gambling Commission has announced that the UK National Lottery's financials dipped slightly during the second quarter of the 2021-2022 fiscal year.
Funds raised for good causes came in at £418.4 million, down 0.5% from last year. This is being attributed to a drop in instant win products like scratch cards as well as two unclaimed large prizes.
The UK lottery disperses the money through the National Lottery Distribution Fund, which has doled out more than £43 billion to charitable causes since its inception in 1994.
The lottery is also in the process of issuing a fourth National Lottery Licence in the country, with Sisal, Sazka, and Sugal & Damani all competing for the open spot. Camelot, the current license holder for lottery games, has their licence through 2024.