Further supplementary memorandum submitted
by Camelot Group plc
The National Lottery Commission is responsible
for the control of the pricing of all National Lottery tickets.
Directions to the National Lottery Commission under section 11
of the National Lottery etc Act 1993 ("the Act") provide:
"The Commission shall exercise its function
under sections 5 and 6 in such a manner as to ensure that no licence
is granted which authorises the promotion of a lottery, the price
of tickets for which is, in the opinion of the Commission, unreasonably
The National Lottery Commission specifies in
each game licence issued under section 6 of the Act the ticket
price approved for the game.
The price of each game is individually determined,
having regard to various matters particularly game content, and
is backed by extensive market research. Game prices are kept under
review. Prices for the current portfolio of games (per play) are
|Instants||Most games cost £1, some games cost £2
The price of the 6/49 game has been £1 since the launch
of the National Lottery. Camelot recognises that over that period
the real value of £1 has declined, but extensive research
shows that the price remains at the right level.
Camelot's financial forecasts for the second licence period
assume no increase in price for the current portfolio of games.
New National Lottery games will, however, face the same stringent
checks and research to ensure that the price of each game is attractive
to players, whilst maximising the returns to good causes.