How many retailers and employees have won major (over £50,000) National Lottery prizes?

Chester J. Lampwick made this Freedom of Information request to Gambling Commission

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Chester J. Lampwick

Dear Gambling Commission,

Please will you provide the total annual number of major (over £50,000) National Lottery prize claimants from 1994 to 2020 for all Draw-based Ticket claims and all Scratchcard Ticket claims who ticked the 'Retailer' box on the claim form.

Please will you also provide the total annual number of major (over £50,000) National Lottery prize claimants from 1994 to 2020 for all Draw-based Ticket claims and all Scratchcard Ticket claims who ticked the 'Employed NL Retailer' box on the claim form.

Thank you very much for your assistance.

Yours faithfully,

Chester J. Lampwick

Freedom of Information, Gambling Commission

Dear Sir/Madam

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 25/02/2021.

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

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Freedom of Information Team
Gambling Commission
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Freedom of Information, Gambling Commission

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:

1.total annual number of major (over £50,000) National Lottery prize claimants from 1994 to 2020 for all Draw-based Ticket claims and all Scratchcard Ticket claims who ticked the 'Retailer' box on the claim form.
2.the total annual number of major (over £50,000) National Lottery prize claimants from 1994 to 2020 for all Draw-based Ticket claims and all Scratchcard Ticket claims who ticked the 'Employed NL Retailer' box on the claim form.

Having completed a check of our records, I can confirm that the Commission does not hold information falling within the scope of your request.

The Commission has visibility of Camelot’s controls in respect of retailer fraud as the regulator of the National Lottery, undertaking periodic compliance work around this and is notified of some specific instances of fraud.

This information may be processed by Camelot as the operator of the National Lottery.

Kind regards

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

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Chester J. Lampwick

Dear Freedom of Information team @ The Gambling Commission,

Thank you very much for your reply, I have already tried to obtain this information directly from Camelot but they state they are not subject to FOI legislation.

I require this data to perform very important statistical analysis and therefor would like to respectfully appeal this decision as a matter of urgency.

I'm rather surprised that the Gambling Commission, acting as the regulatory body for Camelot, does not have access to or hold this information, as it is essential in order to perform certain analytics pertaining to the integrity of Camelot and the running of the National Lottery.

Please reconsider my request for this data to be provided, thank you very much for your time and continuing assistance with this matter.

Yours sincerely,

Chester J. Lampwick

Freedom of Information, Gambling Commission

Dear Sir/Madam

Thank you for your email requesting an internal review, I will arrange for this to be undertaken.

I can confirm that your appeal will be conducted by someone other than the original decision maker and that they will write to you directly with the outcome.

We aim to complete all appeals within 20 working days of receipt. We will advise you if we are unable to meet this timescale.

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

 

Further to your Freedom of Information request dated 28/01/21 which we
responded to on 11/02/21, and your subsequent request for an internal
review received on 11/02/21, we have now concluded our review and our
findings are detailed below. This internal review was conducted by someone
who was not involved in the processing of your original request and was of
a more senior position.

Your original request was for the following information:

Please will you provide the total annual number of major (over £50,000)
National Lottery prize claimants from 1994 to 2020 for all Draw-based
Ticket claims and all Scratchcard Ticket claims who ticked the 'Retailer'
box on the claim form.

 

Please will you also provide the total annual number of major (over
£50,000) National Lottery prize claimants from 1994 to 2020 for all
Draw-based Ticket claims and all Scratchcard Ticket claims who ticked the
'Employed NL Retailer' box on the claim form.

In our response we advised that we did not hold this information.

The Freedom of Information Act only provides access to recorded
information that we hold at the time a request is received.

I can confirm that the Commission does not hold information relating to
the details of claim forms.

In conclusion, I uphold our original response that we do not hold this
information.

If you are not content with the outcome of your review, you may apply
directly to the Information Commissioner (ICO) for a decision. Generally,
the ICO cannot make a decision unless you have exhausted the complaints
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.

 

Kind regards

 

Freedom of Information Team
Gambling Commission

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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