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National Lottery: Olympic Games 2012

Volume 476: debated on Tuesday 20 May 2008

To ask the Minister for the Olympics what proportion of national lottery revenue have been attributable to the Dream Number Olympic Lottery game since that game was launched; and what the proportion was in each quarter of 2007-08. (205756)

I have been asked to reply as my Department has responsibility for National Lottery income issues.

As at 29 December 2007, sales attributable to the Dream Number Olympic Lottery Games since the first draw on 15 July 2005 totalled £103,430,390. This constitutes 1.4 per cent. of total national lottery sales.

(a) Dream Number sales for each, available, quarter of 2007-08 and what this constitutes as a percentage of total national lottery sales:

Quarter 1 2007-08 = £14.9 million, 1.3 per cent.

Quarter 2 2007-08 = £14.7 million, 1.2 per cent.

Quarter 3 2007-08 = £14.8 million, 1.2 per cent.

(b) The National Lottery Commission advise that sales figures, for all national lottery games, for the final quarter of 2007-08 will not be available until figures from the lottery operator have been audited. They will be available from 27 May via the ‘Sales reporting’ section of the National Lottery Commission's website at:

www.natlotcomm.gov.uk.