1994 – The United Kingdoms first National Lottery draw is held
The National Lottery is the state-franchised national lottery in the United Kingdom.
A £1 ticket gave a one-in-14-million chance of correctly guessing the winning six out of 49 numbers.
The first draw took place on 19 November 1994 with a television programme presented by Noel Edmonds. The first numbers drawn were 30, 3, 5, 44, 14 and 22, the bonus was 10, and seven jackpot winners shared a prize of £5,874,778
It is operated by Camelot Group, to whom the licence was granted in 1994, 2001 and again in 2007.
The lottery was initially regulated by the National Lottery Commission, which has since been abolished and its responsibilities transferred to the Gambling Commission.
Extra Note: All prizes are paid as a lump sum and are tax-free. Of all money spent on National Lottery games, around 53% goes to the prize fund and 25% to “good causes.
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