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National Lottery: Tickets

Volume 476: debated on Monday 19 May 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many National Lottery tickets were sold in each month since November 2006. (203100)

Camelot does not report the number of National Lottery tickets sold. However, it does report total National Lottery sales on a monthly basis and these can be found in the following table.

Month

Sales (£ million)

2006

November

450.7

December

459.5

2007

January

359.4

February

384.6

March

453.4

April

354.1

May

361.7

June

447.6

July

362.1

August

364.5

September

488.4

October

374.1

November

405.8

December

471.0

2008

January

419.4

February

435.8

Figures are based on weekly sales which do not necessarily coincide with the exact start and end days of the calendar month.

Additional comments: in line with lotteries around the world, monthly fluctuations in sales occur as a result of rollovers, jackpot sizes and seasonal variations.