Location of National Lottery terminals

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Dear Gambling Commission,

Under the Freedom of Information Act please provide a list of all currently active UK National Lottery retailers (terminal locations) in Excel format. If delivered as a comma-separated file (CSV), please use quotation marks around each data field to ensure proper parsing of the data.

Information about each retailer should include the following data. If a data item (column) is marked "optional", then please include the data item if it is available, but if that data item is not available please continue with the request without that specific data item. If a data item is partially available (available only for a subset of records), then please include the information on those records it is available and leave blank for the records it is not available.

• Business name
• Full street address (including any secondary location information such as suite number)
• County / District name
• City
• Postal code
• Store hours (optional)
• Retailer type - e.g., grocery store, filling station, stationary store, etc. (optional)

Please note that there is precedent for releasing lottery retailer location data in March 2015 under the ICO decision notice FS50553684, available on the following link - https://ico.org.uk/media/action-weve-tak...

Yours faithfully,

Guy Forkes

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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 ‘a list of all currently active UK National Lottery retailers (terminal locations) in Excel format’.

The FOIA provides individuals with the right to request recorded information held by public authorities such as the Gambling Commission, at the time the request is made. It does not impose any obligation on authorities to retrieve information from other organisations or to create information which was not already recorded at the time a request is made.

I can confirm that the Gambling Commission does hold a spreadsheet containing the information you have requested, however, this spreadsheet is not a list of only currently active UK National Lottery retailers.

The information we do hold includes any retailer who has submitted an application to Camelot UK Lotteries to become a retailer; they may never become an ‘active retailer’.

Based on the information we hold, we are unable to separate this information and therefore we are unable to fulfil your request as you have specified.

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