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The national lottery is enriching communities the length and breadth of the United Kingdom, touching the lives of m...
The national lottery is enriching communities the length and breadth of the United Kingdom, touching the lives of millions of people, national heritage secretary Virginia Bottomley said today.

The department's third monthly report on national lottery awards, published today reveals that:

- Over £1,065m has been raised for the five good causes in just 10 months

- The distributing bodies have made a total of 1,220 grant awards, with a total value of £375,076,898.04

- 74% of all awards have been for less than £100,000

- Nearly £4bn worth of national lottery tickets have been sold since the lottery was launched in November last year

'This is the most successful lottery of all time. It has generated more money more quickly than any other lottery in history,' Mrs Bottomley said.

'We should be proud as a nation that we are all a part of this success, from the distributing bodies, to Camelot and to each and every person who has bought a ticket.

'Distribution of awards has gone to people from all walks of life. The lottery has made possible a huge range of projects the length and breadth of the United Kingdom. These projects will benefit us all.

'The lottery has benefited many projects for disabled people up and down the country. The Jubilee Sailing Trust will enable people with disabilities to sail on equal terms with the able-bodied. The Royal School for the Deaf Development Trust has received funds for the first sign language video library.

'Many projects for unemployed or disadvantaged young people have been made possible simply because of the Lottery. It has allowed the refurbishment of some of our finest historic buildings and the preservation of local beauty spots.

'The lottery is designed to benefit the widest range of people. That is why the vast majority of awards have been for less than £100,000.

'We have a lottery we can be proud of. This is just the beginning. I am positive that it will go from strength to strength in the years to come.'

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