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National Lottery: Northern Ireland

Culture Media and Sport written question – answered on 10th July 2013.

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Photo of Margaret Ritchie Margaret Ritchie Shadow SDLP Spokesperson (Environment, Food and Rural Affairs), Shadow SDLP Spokesperson (Energy and Climate Change)

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport

(1) what the value of sales of National Lottery scratch cards has been in Northern Ireland in each of the last five years;

(2) what the value of national lottery ticket sales in Northern Ireland has been in each of the last five years.

Photo of Hugh Robertson Hugh Robertson The Minister of State, Department for Culture, Media and Sport

Sales figures for National Lottery games in Northern Ireland are recorded in a single Camelot sales area with Northern Scotland. National Lottery ticket and scratchcard sales are combined into a single sales figure. The most recent sales figures for the combined Northern Ireland and Northern Scotland region show total ticket and scratchcard sales of £395,086,321 for the year to March 31 2013. Figures for previous years are not available in a comparable format.

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