Aldi announces huge change to every Sheffield supermarket from April 2021

Customers at a major British supermarket will soon be able to play the National Lottery at all of its 900 UK stores for the first time.

Monday, 29th March 2021, 2:53 pm
Updated Monday, 29th March 2021, 3:00 pm

From next month, value supermarket Aldi will be rolling out the National Lottery’s full raft of draw-based games at its checkouts so customers can easily and conveniently pick up their tickets when doing their food shop.

Lucky Dip tickets for Lotto, EuroMillions, Lotto HotPicks, EuroMillions HotPicks, Set For Life and Thunderball games will be available at its checkouts.

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The UK launch follows a successful trial in the north of England, with all Aldi supermarkets in the UK set to start selling The National Lottery at checkouts by the end of June 2021.

Richard Thornton, communications director at Aldi, said: “Customers will now be able to enter The National Lottery while doing their weekly Aldi shop.

“We hope to hand out some winning numbers to lucky customers across the country.”

The National Lottery generates more than £30 million, on average, each week for good causes and projects throughout the UK. This money goes to everything from supporting food banks and repairing local Scout huts, through to helping make Olympic and Paralympic champions.

Jenny Blogg, retail director at Camelot, said: “We’re absolutely delighted to now be working with Aldi. Making The National Lottery available in its stores has been a priority for us as we continue to make playing The National Lottery as convenient and easy as possible for people, wherever and however they shop.

“We’re pleased that Aldi customers will now have a quick, easy and convenient way to purchase their favourite National Lottery games, while at the same time contributing to the £30 million that goes to National Lottery Good Causes each and every week. We certainly hope there’ll be plenty of lucky tickets bought in Aldi stores across the UK.”

Since it began in 1994 over 625,000 good causes have been supported with over £42 billion raised by players of the National Lottery.

Winner from Sheffield include Ray and Barbara Wragg who won £7.6m in 2000 and Deana Sampson from Mosborough who won £5.4m in 1996.

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