An individual who was awarded a £2.5m prize by UK National Lottery operator Camelot has been charged with fraud after doubts were raised over the validity of his winning ticket.
Camelot will pay a £1.15 million penalty package for failings, which included a fault within a mobile app and publishing an incomplete list of raffle prizes following a Lotto draw.
The Big Lottery Fund (BLF) has revealed an almost £200m drop in grant expenditure for the year ended 31 March 2018, as the non-departmental public body released its annual report and accounts for 2017/18.
Camelot has pressed ahead with plans thrown up by last year’s strategic review by appointing a new Chairman in Sir Hugh Robertson, the man credited with delivering the best ever funding package for Olympic sport through to Rio 2016 and beyond.
Camelot is revelling in National Lottery records, as the operator reports 2017/18 financial year increases, at a time within which anticipated expectations pointed to further sales declines.
GambleAware has asked the Lotteries Council for a contribution that reflects the nature of its membership, after noting the low contribution of some of its 375 members to an annual donation of just £1,800.
The National Lottery results are set to return to prime-time TV, as operator Camelot has opted to end the 20 year partnership between the BBC and the National Lottery to move the show to ITV.
The UK Parliament’s Public Accounts Committee (PAC) has issued a series of key recommendations concerning the National Lottery that would bring it closer in line with other forms of gaming.
Rob Lawson, Head of Customer Success at LOT.TO spoke to TotallyGaming about why iLottery is not limited to providing solely a lotto betting platform, it’s a state-of-the-art tech, modular software system that can deliver entire ‘business in a box’ solutions to any lottery market worldwide.