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UK National Lottery freebies mark anniversary

Mar 30, 2004, 4:36 am

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Free tickets for the cinema and tourist attractions being given away by Camelot to celebrate the UK National Lottery's tenth anniversary.

The National Lottery has raised more than £15 billion for 160,000 projects since the first draw on November 6 1994.

Lottery minister Estelle Morris said: "It is thanks to the British public that over the past ten years the National Lottery has raised so much money for good causes.

"This money has made a tremendous impact on the lives of so many people.

"It is right that on its tenth birthday we take the opportunity to celebrate the Lottery's success and thank the players who have made these achievements possible."

Lottery-funded attractions, such as the Eden Project in Cornwall, will be holding behind the scenes tours and offering special promotions in the run-up to the anniversary.

Free screenings of more successful British films which received lottery cash are also planned.

The hit movie Bend it Like Beckham was given £945,000 towards its production and made £39.5 million at the box office.

Gosford Park received £2 million worth of funding and grossed £49 million.

There are plans to highlight the many community projects to benefit, such as cycle-ways, parks and museums.

Dianne Thompson, chief executive of lottery operator Camelot, said: "The National Lottery is a great British success story, and it's all thanks to our players."


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2 comments. Last comment 16 years ago by CASH Only.
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United States
Member #379
June 5, 2002
11296 Posts
Posted: April 2, 2004, 12:21 pm - IP Logged

Cinema=theater (oops, I meant theatre)

    United States
    Member #379
    June 5, 2002
    11296 Posts
    Posted: April 3, 2004, 9:42 am - IP Logged

    What about freebies for Lottery Post members?