This week it was announced that the UK National Lottery announced that it raised £508.5 million for charitable causes due to ticket sales during the third quarter of the 2021-22 fiscal year.
The total generated was up 14.3% from last year, and it was also 21.5% higher than the second quarter. The UK Gambling Commission says that the jump was partially due to a 6.6% rise in lottery sales during the quarter, while unclaimed prizes were also up more than £38 million than in the second quarter.
Funds generated go to good causes throughout the UK, such as the environment, education, arts, sports, health, and the arts. The money is held in the National Lottery Distribution Fund and are verified to be paid by the UK Gambling Commission.
In other lottery news, the Gambling Commission said they're working on considering the final four applications for the Fourth National Lottery licence to be doled out.