The Dutch State lottery

If you play along with the Dutch State loterij, in Dutch called de Staatsloterij, you play along with the oldest lottery in the Netherlands. In fact, it is one of the world's oldest lotteries! Playing along is easy. You buy a ticket. You choose a final grade or ... you leave it to luck. On the day of the draw we will announce whether you have won a nice prize with your lot number. A big percentage of the Dutch citizens has taken a gamble in a casino once or more. A part of them is also a member of the Dutch State Lottery. There are several reasons for the popularity of this organization. First of all, people can win a lot of money during the draw. Second of all, and even more important, is the fact that the Dutch State Lottery supports a lot of charitable causes. What is the reason for the lottery do to this?

The Dutch State Lotteryc reating better and healthier country

The Dutch State Lottery qualifies itself as very ambitious. It dreams of a better and healthier country. Not only by offering big cash prizes to lottery participants, but also by inventing in Dutch society itself. To reach this goal, it works together with the Ministry of Finance. It’s an important stateholder of the Dutch State Lottery and also one of the three parties that divides the revenue of the lottery every year. More than half of the total revenue goes to the ministry, namely 63 percent. Culture, social welfare and public health The lottery donates money to charity by using ‘Stichting Algemene Loterij Nederland’, translated as the the Association of Lotteries in the Netherlands. It actually celebrates its 48th birthday this year. In the past decades it has represented the interests of national and international institutions for culture, social welfare and public health and it still does today. The association is a shareholder of the Dutch State Lottery and receives a part of the annual revenue.

Cooperation with NOC*NSF

Another interesting partner of the Dutch State Lottery is NOC*NSF as well. This organization encourages and facilitates sports in the Netherlands, from amateur to professional. The lottery is actually the ‘Partner in Sport’ of the NOC*NSF. This great cooperation was established to promote sports and exercising. A substantial part of the revenue of the Dutch State Lottery is donated to causes that make sports accessible to everyone. It benefits 76 national sport associations, who together represent 27.000 clubs and 5 million sporters in total. An incredible number! Support for everyone The Dutch State Lottery and NOC*NSF support every person that exercises. It doesn’t matter if you’re young or old, an Olympic athlete or a Paralympic athlete. There is help for everyone, from healthy people to people with disabilities. Both parties have big ambitions. Eventually the Netherlands has to be part of the top 10 of sport countries in the world. This is why donations are very welcome. Only with this money clubhouses and training facilities can be created. How more donations, how lower the contributions for people who like to exercise. This eventually makes sports more accessible, even when you don’t have a lot of money.

Support from the Dutch State Lottery

The Dutch State Lottery really believes in the magic of sports. It makes children more confident, while it helps the elderly to make more contact. The Dutch State Lottery dreams of a society with happy and healthy people. Besides sports there are many other charity causes that the lottery supports. Among them are the Aids Foundation, the Dutch Burns Foundation and the Dutch Heart Foundation. The list of other charities that receive support from the Dutch State Lottery is as follows: • The Dutch Brain Foundation • The Mental Health Foundation • The Dutch Cancer Society • The KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation • The Storm-Liver-Intestinal Foundation • Lung Foundation Netherlands • The Dutch Kidney Foundation • The Dutch Arthritis Foundation • The Revalidation Foundation • The Chance Foundation • The Oranje Foundation • Prince Bernhard Culture Foundation • Princess Beatrix Muscle Foundation • The Dutch Foundation for Peace, Freedom and Veteran Support.

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