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Lottery Funding Helping UK Athletes to Fulfil Potential

Lottery Funding Helping UK Athletes to Fulfil Potential

As the Great Britain team enjoyed a successful World Athletics Championships in Beijing, fans may have noticed how many of the competitors thanked the National Lottery for its support. UK sport is one of the sectors to benefit from the Good Causes Fund, which donates money from the sale of every ticket to worthy organisations.

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Sports funding helps to provide better facilities and increase participation from school level right the way up to elite standard and is designed to improve overall performance. Many of the UK’s top athletes, including Mo Farah, Jessica Ennis-Hill and Greg Rutherford, who all won gold medals in China, are supported by the World Class Performance Programme (WCPP), which is funded by the National Lottery.

Fans looking forward to tonight’s EuroMillions draw can take solace from knowing that even if they don’t land the jackpot, funds will be generated to make a difference in local communities in addition to helping British athletes. Further success could beckon at next year’s Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, and it may be that the men’s 4x100 metres relay team could even learn how to get the baton round the track!

If you win a big prize on EuroMillions you could even think about splashing out on a holiday to Brazil to really soak up the Olympic atmosphere. A jackpot of £10 million (€15 million) is up for grabs tonight after a single Belgian ticket holder snapped up €15 million on Friday night. There were also ten UK players who won £1 million each as part of Mega Friday, and they can all now look forward to taking an exotic break to the wonderful resort of Song Saa off the coast of Cambodia.

Check out the EuroMillions Results to find out all the Millionaire Maker codes from Friday night and make sure to pick up a ticket for the latest draw. You can play online or by visiting authorised retailers in the participating countries, and if you strike it lucky you will feel like running and jumping for joy to such an extent that you might be a match for any athlete. Have fun and best of luck!

Page Last Updated: 26/10/2015 09:50:23