Camelot turns sweet 16 with record sales

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The National Lottery operator, Camelot, celebrated the 16th anniversary of its first lottery draw yesterday with results revealing record half-year sales. Camelot reported £2.7bn in total sales for the six months to 25 September, up 3.6 per cent on a year earlier and marking the highest interim revenues received by the group. Direct returns to good causes rose £28m to £784m.