Daily number of sales of Scratchcards

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Dear Gambling Commission,

Please can you provided the total number of daily National Lottery Scratchcard sales for the following game numbers since their inception and highlight the dates when a top prize was claimed:

1192
1202
1241
1247
1252
1253
1255
1256
1259
1262
1263
1276
1287

Please state how many Scratchcards in total were sold each day.

Yours faithfully,

Mr Crаlev

Freedom of Information, Gambling Commission

Dear Sir

 

Thank you for your request for information which we are processing as a
request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.  

 

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20 working days in line with the statutory requirement.  In this case
11/08/2021

 

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Dear Sir/Madam

Thank you for your request which has been processed under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA).

In your email you have requested the total number of daily National Lottery Scratchcard sales for the following game numbers since their inception and highlight the dates when a top prize was claimed (state how many Scratchcards in total were sold each day):

1192
1202
1241
1247
1252
1253
1255
1256
1259
1262
1263
1276
1287

Having completed a check of our records, I can confirm that the Commission does not hold data on the daily number of Scratchcard sales. Therefore, we are unable to provide and information falling within the scope of this part of your request.

The Commission is responsible for licensing and regulating the National Lottery, ensuring the interests of participants are protected and maximising returns for Good Causes. Whilst this information may be collected by Camelot as the operator of the National Lottery, it is not information we are required to collect in support of our regulatory functions.

I can confirm that we do hold information in regards to prizes claimed for Scratchcards. However, in order to provide this information we would be required to individually review daily reports generated form the National Lottery audit platform to establish what day the Jackpot prizes were claimed.

Section 12 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA) makes provision for public authorities to refuse requests for information where the cost of dealing with them would exceed the appropriate limit, which for public authorities, such as the Commission, is set at £450. This represents the estimated cost of one person spending 18 hours in determining whether the department holds the information, locating, retrieving and extracting the information.

When a public authority applies the Section 12 exemption to a request, the FOIA guidance specifically states that a public authority should avoid providing any information found as a result of a search as it denies the requestor the right to express a preference as to which parts of the request they may wish to receive within the appropriate time limit. Guidance on the application of section 12 can be viewed here:

https://ico.org.uk/media/for-organisatio...

If you are able to narrow your request, we may be able to provide some data by working up to the time limit.

Until we are able to process the search and retrieval of the information you have requested, that can be provided within the statutory time limit, we are unable to ascertain if other exemptions will apply to the material retrieved, which would also prevent disclosure.

Please note, any refined request would be processed as a new request and the 20 working day statutory time limit would apply.

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Dear Gambling Commission,

Thanks for your reply.

To narrow the scope of the request, could you please provide the dates of when tickets with the top prize were purchased for the following games:

1192
1202
1241
1247
1252
1253
1255
1256
1259
1262
1263
1276
1287

If you cannot provide the dates of when the tickets with the top prize were purchased, please provide the dates of when the top prizes were claimed.

Yours sincerely,

Mr Crаlev

Freedom of Information, Gambling Commission

Dear Sir

 

Thank you for your request for information which we are processing as a
request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.  

 

We aim to deal with all requests promptly and in any event, no later than
20 working days in line with the statutory requirement.  In this case
8/09/2021

 

For information on how we process your personal information please see our
freedom of information request specific [1]privacy notice on the Gambling
Commission website

 

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Kind regards

 

Freedom of Information Team

Gambling Commission
Victoria Square House
Victoria Square
Birmingham B2 4BP

 

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Freedom of Information, Gambling Commission

Dear Sir/Madam

Thank you for your narrowed request which has been processed under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA).

In your email of Tuesday 10 August, you have requested provide the dates of when tickets with the top prize were purchased for the following games:

1192
1202
1241
1247
1252
1253
1255
1256
1259
1262
1263
1276
1287

Your revised request has removed the daily sales for Scratchcard element which formed part of your initial request. Your narrowed request is now identical to the remainder of your original request.

In our first response, sent Tuesday 3 August, we advised that the Commission does not hold data on the daily number of Scratchcard sales. Therefore, were unable to provide and information falling within the scope of that part of your request.

We then went on to confirm that we do hold information regarding prizes claimed for Scratchcards. However, in order to provide this information, we would be required to individually review daily reports generated form the National Lottery audit platform to establish what day the Jackpot prizes were claimed. This situation has not changed, consequently our application of section 12 of the FOIA remains.

Section 12 of the FOIA makes provision for public authorities to refuse requests for information where the cost of dealing with them would exceed the appropriate limit, which for public authorities, such as the Commission, is set at £450. This represents the estimated cost of one person spending 18 hours in determining whether the department holds the information, locating, retrieving and extracting the information.

When a public authority applies the Section 12 exemption to a request, the FOIA guidance specifically states that a public authority should avoid providing any information found as a result of a search as it denies the requestor the right to express a preference as to which parts of the request they may wish to receive within the appropriate time limit. Guidance on the application of section 12 can be viewed here:

https://ico.org.uk/media/for-organisatio...
If you are able to narrow your request, we may be able to provide some data by working up to the time limit.

Until we are able to process the search and retrieval of the information you have requested, that can be provided within the statutory time limit, we are unable to ascertain if other exemptions will apply to the material retrieved, which would also prevent disclosure.

Please note, any refined request would be processed as a new request and the 20 working day statutory time limit would apply.

Kind regards

Review of the decision

If you are unhappy with the service you have received in relation to your Freedom of Information request and wish us to conduct a review of our decision, you should write to FOI Team, Gambling Commission, 4th floor, Victoria Square House, Victoria Square, Birmingham, B2 4BP or by reply to this email.

If you are not content with the outcome of our review, you may then apply directly to the Information Commissioner (ICO) for a decision. Generally, the ICO cannot make a decision unless you have already exhausted the review procedure provided by the Gambling Commission. The ICO can be contacted at: The Information Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire SK9 5AF.

Freedom of Information Team
Gambling Commission
Victoria Square House
Victoria Square
Birmingham B2 4BP

This email and any files transmitted with it are intended solely for the use of the individual or entity to whom they are addressed. If you have received this email in error please return it to the address it came from indicating that you are not the intended recipient and delete it from your system. Do not copy, distribute or take action based on this email. Freedom of Information requests can be submitted either by email ([email address]) or by writing to: FOI request Gambling Commission Victoria Square House Victoria Square Birmingham B2 4BP Please clearly state that your request is under the Freedom of Information Act.