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Olympic Lottery

Volume 506: debated on Wednesday 3 March 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how much was raised for the London 2012 Olympics by (a) national lottery games dedicated to the London 2012 Olympics and (b) the Dream Number lottery game in 2007-08. (319574)

National Lottery Games dedicated to raising money for the London 2012 Olympics provided a total of £147 million for the financial year 2007-08.

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.