We all remember buying a lottery ticket or scratchcard at 16, but from 22nd April those under the age of 18 will be banned from playing the lottery in a bid to crackdown on gambling addition.
Up until now, Islanders have been able to buy a lottery ticket or scratchcard, either in store or online, from the age of 16.
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. This is in line with the government’s decision to raise the legal minimum age to play The National Lottery, which we fully support.
“Encouraging healthy play is at the heart of everything we do. Remember, you can set limits for the amount you deposit and spend each week, moderate your Instant Win Games play limit or even take a break from playing”.