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National Lottery exhibition at Fulham Palace

This photography exhibition is to mark the 25th birthday of The National Lottery.

Over the last 25 years, 5,500 millionaires have been created from The National Lottery games and over £71 billion in prizes has been paid out.

The original photographs displayed in this gallery tells many stories about the fascinating, heart-felt and sometimes obscure purchases made by lottery winners. Winning big on The National Lottery has allowed many individuals to pursue their passions and give generously to local communities. The stories and pictures highlight themes around giving back to those in need, pursuing hobbies and enabling life-changing moments.

The first National Lottery draw took place on 19th November 1994. In total, £40 billion has now been raised for good causes from The National Lottery ticket sales and more than 565,000 individual grants have been made across the UK – an average of 200 lottery grants in every UK postcode district. Projects include this very building; Fulham Palace and the surrounding Bishop’s Park which have received over £9 million in funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund.

It is always wonderful to hear about the truly amazing things that National Lottery winners do with their money.

This exhibition is a fantastic showcase of whacky and obscure hobbies, to the generous, heart-felt and even surprising stories that winning The National Lottery has enabled some of our 5,500 millionaires to have.

Andy Carter, Senior Winners’ Advisor at The National Lottery

The exhibition runs at Fulham Palace from Wednesday 30 October until Sunday 10 November.