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National Lottery: Olympic Games 2012

Volume 506: debated on Wednesday 3 March 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how much revenue from the Dream Number Lottery game had been raised for the purposes of the London 2012 Olympics on the latest date for which figures are available. (318934)

As at 31 December 2009, designated Olympic Lottery games (including Dream Number) have raised more than £450 million towards the cost of staging the London 2012 Olympic Games and Paralympic games.

Returns to good causes from the sale of all National Lottery products are calculated in accordance with a formula set out in the National Lottery Licence. Proceeds to the Olympic Lottery Distribution Fund (OLDF) are based on the proportion of total sales attributable to all designated Olympic Lottery games. These include the Dream Number draw, certain Scratchcards and online instant win games. Proceeds to the OLDF are not available on a game-by-game basis.

We remain on course to meet the £750 million target towards the cost of staging the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic games from dedicated National Lottery games.