25 years of the National Lottery

The National Lottery celebrates 25 years on November 19. The 25th birthday is being marked with a £25 million Lotto jackpot on November 25.

Across the last 25 years, the National Lottery has had a transformational effect on the United Kingdom.

A staggering £40 billion has been raised for good causes with 565,000 grants made across arts, sport, heritage and community.

That’s the equivalent of 200 life-changing projects in every UK postcode district.

Players have banked a whopping £71 billion in prizes, with 5,500 millionaires made.