The National Lottery Commission (NLC) has refused Camelot consent to provide ancillary commercial services through its National Lottery terminals. Camelot applied to the NLC to use its lottery terminals to sell commercial products such as mobile phone top-ups, electronic bill payments and other similar services. The NLC refused consent on EU competition law grounds following extensive consultation. In particular, the NLC was concerned that granting consent could lead to a breach of Article 106 TFEU, which prevents EU governments from enacting measures which could lead to a breach of competition law by an undertaking that has been given special or exclusive rights by the government to carry an economic function. The concern in this instance arose out of the fact that Camelot operation of the National Lottery would give it a potentially unmatchable advantage in the sale of commercial products. The NLC was also concerned that by granting consent to Camelot it would have to take on the role of regulating any allegations of breaches of competition law in the commercial services market, an area in which the NLC lacks both expertise and the statutory powers.