When the Commission conducted their annual survey in 2012 46% of respondents said they played the National Lottery at least once each month. By the time the next survey was conducted in 2013 the number of had dropped to 43%. This year only 41% of respondents said they play the lottery at least once a month.
The Gambling Commission regulates commercial gambling in Great Britain. On October 01, 2013, it also took over the responsibilities of the National Lottery Commission to regulate the National Lottery under the National Lottery etc. Act 1993.