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To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of where lottery tickets are purchased and where the money for good causes is distributed.
The Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) makes no assessment of the geographical distribution of the purchase of lottery tickets. The National Lottery operator, Camelot, and the regulator the National Lottery Commission(NLC), ensure that total sales figures broken down by game type, week by week, are made available on a monthly basis with quarterly sales reports providing some additional commentary. The link to the agreed reporting timetable for this financial year, and links to the reports can be found on the NLC website here: http://www.natlotcomm.gov.uk/regulating-the-lottery/sales-reporting.
Lottery funding is based on good causes and the impact it can have, and awarded by the Lottery distributing bodies in response to competitive applications, not ticket sales. DCMS's Lottery Grants Database, which uses information provided by the Lottery distributing bodies, provides details of Lottery grants that have been made, and is searchable online at www. lottery.culture.gov.uk.