News - 2019
BFI and Paul Merton unveil 'Top 10 most watched films you have never heard of' to celebrate 25 years of National Lottery funding
4th December 2019
Over 75 Million online views of BFI's Britain on Film in just two years
World-Famous Astronaut Tim Peake reveals his top science and education attractions in the UK to celebrate The National Lottery's 25th Birthday
29th November 2019
World-renowned British ESA astronaut, Tim Peake, reveals ten top scientific and educational attractions across the UK that have been made possible by funding from The National Lottery.
Wallace and Gromit creators unveil new film to inspire people to make a difference in their communities
23rd November 2019
Multi-award-winning animation studio Aardman has unveiled an uplifting new film to mark a special £2 million National Lottery fund, which aims to bring communities together across the UK.
Eden Project's Biomes transformed into iconic National Lottery balls as Lily Cole launches 25th Birthday #ThanksToYou offers across the UK
21st November 2019
Projects and venues across the UK to open for free or provide special offers for National Lottery players to say Thank You for raising more than £40 billion for good causes
‘WHAT HAS THE NATIONAL LOTTERY EVER DONE FOR US?’ STAR-STUDDED FILM PARODYING MONTY PYTHON MARKS THE NATIONAL LOTTERY’S 25TH BIRTHDAY
19th November 2019
Today, a comedy film created by BAFTA-nominated writer and director David Schneider has been released to celebrate The National Lottery’s 25th Birthday, highlighting its extraordinary impact on UK life since 1994
TV personality Jess Wright transforms Befriending group into a luxury Spa for "World Kindness Day"
13th November 2019
Members of Colchester’s Warm and Toasty Club were treated to a surprise luxury spa day and were joined by TV personality and reality star Jess Wright, and her mother Carol Wright, to mark World Kindness Day
A host of stars launch free offers for National Lottery players at hundreds of the UK's best-loved treasured and historic places
12th November 2019
Big Narstie, Jamie-Lee O’Donnell, Anton Danyluk and Elis James celebrate 25 years of National Lottery support of heritage sites in the UK, by taking a cheeky glimpse inside some of these famous sites.
Sport stars say "Thank you" to The National Lottery Players for helping fund Grassroots Sport activities across the UK
7th November 2019
Leading sporting organisations across the four nations are showing their appreciation to everyone that has ever bought a National Lottery ticket in a joint letter and a video message as part of The National Lottery’s 25th Birthday celebrations.
Chris Packham and Jamal Edwards team up to show how to protect UK wildlife
7th November 2019
Wildlife expert, Chris Packham and entrepreneur and SB.TV founder, Jamal Edwards MBE, have come together to show how people can do their bit to preserve natural habitats in an increasingly urban world, in a bid to help tackle a growing wildlife crisis in the UK.
National Lottery players have raised £339 Million for veterans charities across the UK
6th November 2019
Ahead of Remembrance Day, The National Lottery is celebrating the outstanding contribution made by its players to veterans’ charities since the first draw in 1994
Helen Skelton takes on big birthday Ben Nevis climb to celebrate The National Lottery's 25th Anniversary
4th November 2019
TV presenter and outdoor enthusiast, Helen Skelton, leading a special expedition to the summit of the UK’s highest mountain, Ben Nevis, joined by a group of young people from the PEEK Project in Glasgow, to celebrate The National Lottery’s 25th Birthday.
Sophie Ellis-Bextor surprises children with PJ themed party at Wirral children's hospice
29th October 2019
Children at Claire House Children’s Hospice in the Wirral received a surprise visit from singer, songwriter and mother of five, Sophie Ellis-Bextor