A big change is coming to the Aldi stores in the United Kingdom. All 900 shops will offer The National Lottery beginning in April. The supermarket chain announced a deal with Camelot to provide tickets to players in all its stores in the country.
Full Gaming Options
Starting in April, Aldi’s locations in the UK will feature the full selection of draw-based games provided by the National Lottery. Customers will be able to shop for groceries and pickup games at the checkout. The process will be simple and streamlined, only adding to the grocery shopping experience.
Games available at the checkouts will include Lotto, Lotto HotPicks, EuroMillions, and EuroMillions HotPicks. Thunderball games and Set For Life are also included. The launch in the UK comes just a short time after a trial was completed north of England. By the end of June, all Aldi supermarkets will be full stocked with games in the UK.
Communications Director at Aldi, Richard Thornton, made the announcement of the lottery deal. He said: “We hope to hand out some winning numbers to lucky customers across the country.”
Camelot is excited to be working with the grocery store chain. Camelot Retail Director Jenny Blogg commented that the company is ‘delighted’ to be working with Aldi. Making the games available in the stores was a priority for the lottery, providing a convenient and easy way for people to purchase tickets while they shop.
Blogg stated further that the company is pleased that customers of Aldi will be a new way to purchase their favorite National Lottery games. The grocery store customers will be contributing to the millions of dollars that go to good causes each week.
Donating to Those in Need
The National Lottery Good Causes program contributes a large portion of funds to good causes and projects in the United Kingdom. On average, the program sees around £30 million or more provided to support the community.
Food banks receive funds along with Scout hut repairs, and funds for Olympic and Paralympic champions. The funds were very helpful over the past year as the country had to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic. A total of £1.2 billion was generated for the good cause campaign.
The money was used to help with loneliness and isolation, with support provided for young people who are vulnerable as well as the elderly. With more people gambling last year due to lack of entertainment, it helped to create more funds to assist with the effects of the pandemic.