iGaming Business – Camelot has been fined £100,000 by the UK Gambling Commission after the regulatory body ruled that the company had breached its licence to operate the country’s National Lottery.
The penalty relates to an initial miscalculation and subsequent communication and publication of an incorrect National Lottery Lotto jackpot prize amount in October 2013.
The incident led to three Lotto jackpot-winning ticket-holders being informed by Camelot that they had won more than they had.
The original jackpot had been broadcast as £6.2 million, which was eventually revised down to £4.8 million after Camelot had realised its error.
The winners were subsequently told the correct prize amount before any money was awarded and the Gambling Commission said that it is confident that winners received the correct prize under the rules of the game.