As The National Lottery’s operator, our role is critical to its ongoing success. But we couldn’t deliver over £30 million every week to National Lottery projects and funding without working in close partnership with a number of other bodies.

Our stakeholders

The Department for Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS)

DCMS is the government department responsible for setting the policy for The National Lottery through the National Lottery etc. Act 1993.

The Gambling Commission (formerly The National Lottery Commission)

The Gambling Commission is sponsored by DCMS, and is responsible for licensing and regulating The National Lottery.  

Each of these has specialist knowledge of its sector and decides which beneficiaries should receive National Lottery funding.

The NLPU is a small team responsible for promoting positive public awareness of National Lottery funding and the projects it supports.

Over 40,000+ retail partners

Spanning the length and breadth of the UK, ranging from small corner shops and newsagents to larger convenience stores and supermarkets – with independent outlets making up the majority of our retail estate.


As a responsible operator, it is critical that we clearly report against our goals to offer more games, attract more players, inject more entertainment, create more winners, and raise more money for National Lottery-funded projects. 

You can read our latest reports to see how we’re doing here.

Financial information

Allwyn UK has a strong focus on corporate responsibility and we see reliable administration and payment of taxation as a core obligation of our business. 

More information on Allwyn’s tax strategy can be found here.