The National Lottery at 25
It was on 19 November 1994 that the first National Lottery draw took place.
Since then, more than £39billion from ticket sales has gone towards funding good causes in the arts, sport, heritage and communities across the UK.
“The National Lottery has transformed our lives in the UK over the past 25 years,” says our CEO, Ros Kerslake.
Over the next two months, as we count down to our quarter century, we’ll be sharing stories about the money raised by National Lottery players and the impact it’s had on people and communities around the country.
- First up, we visit Blaenavon, in Wales.
- Find all our 25-themed news and stories in the special content hub on our website.
Thanks To You
One of the ways recipients of National Lottery funding can get involved in the birthday celebrations is by joining our biggest and best yet Thanks To You campaign.
The principle of the campaign is simple: anyone who visits a participating National Lottery-funded venue or project between 23 November – 1 December and shows a National Lottery ticket gets free entry or another special offer.
Find out more and register to participate on the Lottery Good Causes website.