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The National Lottery's 25th Birthday

2019 marks the 25th birthday of The National Lottery. To mark this, we'll be celebrating the extraordinary impact National Lottery players have had on the UK by contributing millions of pounds every week to good causes. Thank You for making the UK a better place

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A new piece of modern art by world-renowned artist, David Mach RA, is being unveiled in the unlikely setting of a Manchester newsagents to celebrate the start of six weeks of celebrations for The National Lottery’s 25th birthday.

The artwork features a mix of famous and lesser-known national treasures including people, places, projects and icons that have been part of extraordinary things which have been made possible by The National Lottery.

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Over the next six-weeks (14 October – 6 December), The National Lottery is hosting a range of activities, including free events for the whole of the UK to enjoy.

Top skaters and riders drop in on youngsters to celebrate £3 Billion national lottery investment

Some of the UK’s and the world’s finest skateboarders, BMX and Wheelchair Motocross stars dropped in on young people at a South Wales skatepark today to celebrate the £3 billion National Lottery players have raised to help young people in the UK to develop and thrive over the last 25 years.

Did you know?

£22.5 million of National Lottery funding has specifically been awarded to develop over 700 BMX projects and skateboarding activities in local communities across the UK for young people to enjoy.

Tom Grennan surprises shoppers in Coventry City Centre to celebrate 25 years of performing arts funding

Singer-songwriter Tom Grennan delivered an impromptu, busking style performance in Coventry today as part of a thank you moment to National Lottery players who have helped invest over £2.2billion into the performing arts over the past 25 years.

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