The age to play all National Lottery games is now 18 years or over, despite the change in legislation not coming into effect until October 2021.
Can 16 year olds play the National Lottery?
As of April 2021, the minimum age for National Lottery participation will move from 16 to 18 years old. … For physical sales of National Lottery tickets and scratch cards in stores, the raising of the minimum age will come into effect from October 2021 at the latest.
Can you do the lottery at 16 UK?
Now, as part of the Government’s plans to stop problem gambling, The National Lottery is upping the age limit from 16 to 18. A spokesperson for Camelot says: “From 22 April 2021, players must be 18 or over to play National Lottery games online, in store and on the app.
Can you buy a scratch card at 16 UK?
The National Lottery has changed who is allowed to play in the UK. Anyone under the age of 18 will now be banned from playing. People aged under 18 have been barred from online gambling since April, but those aged 16 or over have still been able to buy lottery tickets or scratchcards in physical stores.