How much money was paid out in prizes on National Lottery Scratch Cards?

Life of Paul made this Freedom of Information request to Gambling Commission

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Dear Gambling Commission,

Could you please tell me the total amount of prize money paid out by the National Lottery on the following scratch cards

Game 1138 - £250,000 Green
Game 1139 - Jewel Bingo
Game 1140 - £250,000 Multiplier
Game 1180 - £100,000 Multiplier
Game 1201 - Mega Cash Showdown
Game 1211 - Gold 7's
Game 1213 - 12 Months Richer
Game 1218 - Bingo

I've kept the list small, but I'd like the same information on any other scratch cards that are available, if possible please

Yours faithfully,

Life of Paul

Freedom of Information, 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 the total amount of prize money paid out by the National Lottery on the following scratch cards:

Game 1138 - £250,000 Green
Game 1139 - Jewel Bingo
Game 1140 - £250,000 Multiplier
Game 1180 - £100,000 Multiplier
Game 1201 - Mega Cash Showdown
Game 1211 - Gold 7's
Game 1213 - 12 Months Richer
Game 1218 – Bingo

The following table contains the information held by the Gambling Commission falling witihn the scope of your request:

Scratchcard Total Prize Money paid out
Game 1138 - £250,000 Green £51,085,093
Game 1139 - Jewel Bingo £46,066,887
Game 1140 - £250,000 Multiplier £60,685,630
Game 1180 - £100,000 Multiplier £37,043,071
Game 1201 - Mega Cash Showdown £62,749,775
Game 1211 - Gold 7's £26,557,158
Game 1213 - 12 Months Richer £36,814,695
Game 1218 – Bingo £44,875,160

Please note, while all of these games are now closed, a number remain within the ‘prize validation’ stage. As such, we are able to confirm that this data is accurate as of 13 December 2021, however, further prizes may be claimed and paid out throughout the remaining ‘prize validation’ period. The numbers provided are therefore subject to change.

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Gambling Commission
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