Total number of annual National Lottery Scratchcard sales for each year between 1995 and 2020.

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Chester J. Lampwick

Dear Gambling Commission,

Please can you provide the total number of annual National Lottery Scratchcard sales between 1995 and 2020. Please state how many Scratchcards in total were sold each year.

Thank you very much for your time and assistance.

Yours faithfully,

Chester J. Lampwick

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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 number of annual National Lottery Scratchcard sales between 1995
and 2020. Please state how many Scratchcards in total were sold each year.

 

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

 

Scratchcards
  Sales Tickets Sold
1995 £1,260,596,456  
1996 £936,485,753  
1997 £804,334,327  
1998 £714,827,628  
1999 £576,178,135  
2000 £546,633,465  
2001 £567,605,612  
2002 £579,640,501 No Data Held
2003 £614,675,577  
2004 £693,419,026  
2005 £795,445,908  
2006 £825,245,929  
2007 £962,398,640  
2008 £1,049,439,907  
2009 £1,164,096,517  
2010 £1,223,616,643        725,707,320
2011 £1,487,319,495        801,152,539
2012 £1,747,190,262        877,376,007
2013 £1,887,698,279        901,904,723
2014 £2,237,575,762    1,036,576,481
2015 £2,502,486,133    1,107,795,542
2016 £2,606,928,265    1,081,745,244
2017 £2,441,458,792        976,796,500
2018 £2,571,137,133    1,022,841,256
2019 £2,622,439,629    1,032,390,361
2020 £2,428,590,110        933,725,190

 

Please be advised that prior to 2009 we only received sales data not
number of scratchcards sold. As such, we do not hold information for the
period 1995-2009.

 

Kind regards

 

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