National Lottery hits peak sales to help support critical causes Erin-Marie Gallagher, SBC News · June 4, 2020 at 7:25 am Camelot Group has reported that the National Lottery returned £1.85 billion to good causes, reflecting an increase of £198.4 million (+12%) on 2018/2019 financial results. The increase in returns to Good Causes is ‘even more significant at this critical time’, and will see ‘up to £600 million of National Lottery funding being directed towards UK charities and organisations to help tackle the impact of COVID-19’. Camelot’s sales performance in 2019/20 means that The National Lottery continues to generate over £30 million for charitable causes each week. Reporting its third successive year of sales growth, Camelot has comfortably beaten last year’s total sales of £7.21 billion, after reporting a 9.7% increase to £7.91 billion. The group has also recorded £4.13 billion of winnings paid out to players, which created about 350 millionaires.