National Lottery Rules Change Announced by Camelot in UK
National lottery operator Camelot has announced a major rule change for players.
The Lotto changes went into effect after being announced earlier this year, which changes the threshold for who can play.
From now on, people under the age of 18 will no longer be able to participate in the game and will no longer be able to purchase scratch cards.
The lotto takes place on Wednesday and Saturday evenings while the Euro Millions takes place every Tuesday and Friday.
The change will end a tradition in the UK when Britons buy lottery tickets for their 16th birthday.
Activist Matt Zarb-Cousin, director of Clean Up Gambling, previously said: “Britain is the only country in the world that allows children to play.
“The loophole that allows people under the age of 18 to buy lottery tickets has been exploited to sell children fast instant win games, which serve as a gateway to more difficult forms of gambling.
“These games have more in common with online casinos than with lotteries. The government should raise the minimum age to 18 as soon as possible.
A spokesperson for Camelot said: “Now that it has been decided to raise the age to 18 by October 2021, we will do everything possible to implement any changes that will be necessary as quickly as possible. possible, while ensuring that we maintain the very high standards demanded of the National Lottery.