Question to the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport:
To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, how many of the National Lottery’s 44,000 retail partners sell (a) both draw based tickets and instant win tickets, (b) only instant win tickets and (c) only draw based game tickets.
The vast majority of National Lottery retailers sell both draw based games and scratchcards. Currently, 1,931 sell only draw based games and 222 sell only scratchcards.
The Retailer Agreement which is entered into between individual retailers and the current operator of the National Lottery does not stipulate that particular categories of National Lottery products must be sold.