The National Lottery: Official



    The National Lottery: Official's review

    Published: 2015-04-15, by .

    The National Lottery's official app disappoints

    • Looks good
    • Check past results
    • Handy countdown
    • Pretty useless
    • Pointless notifications

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    As one of the most popular lotteries, The National Lottery is played by people across the UK. However, this app doesn't offer much: you cannot directly enter your numbers into a draw, and it doesn't notify you when you've won. You're better off using the mobile site.


    The app itself looks good. You can check past results from the last 6 months. It provides all the information you could need, letting you randomly generate numbers, and counting down to the next game.


    You have to log in twice to actually enter--defying the point of the app. Notifications remind you to enter (useless if you play by direct debit) and ask if you've won--why can't it just tell you?

    Tags: national lottery , is the national lottery , the national lottery


    by Oliver

    Apr 15, 2015


    By far the easiest way to manage your game play! Regular or new players, buy your tickets on the go straight from the palm of your hand. Check the latest lottery results or simply scan your ticket and see.

    Install today and play:

    • The nation’s favourite game that delivers life-changing jackpots.
    • Play with your chosen numbers or pick a Lucky Dip.
    • There’s a guaranteed Millionaire Raffle winner plus 20 raffle prizes of £20,000 every Wednesday and Saturday - be sure to check the lotto results!

    • The glamour game with 2 giant jackpots every week on Tuesday and Friday, there’s 2 guaranteed UK millionaires too!
    • Don’t forget to look out for our EuroMillions Jackpot Events too and to buy your EuroMillions ticket.

    • Play for £1.00 every Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday for a chance of winning the top prize of £500,000!
    • The Thunderball jackpot isn’t shared, win and it’s all yours!

    HotPicks (Bigger prizes for fewer numbers!)
    • Try Lotto HotPicks, the £1 game with a £350,000 top prize. Pick and match either 1 to 5 Lotto balls to win, pick and match 3 balls and you win £800! Give it a go every Wednesday and Saturday.
    • You can now play EuroMillions HotPicks too! Pick and match either 1 to 5 EuroMillions balls. Pick and match 3 balls to win £1,500 or 5 balls to win the £1,000,000 top prize! Play every Tuesday and Friday.


    Use the ticket scanner feature to see if you’re a winner
    • If you buy your Lotto, EuroMillions, Thunderball, HotPicks tickets in a store, use the ticket scanner to quickly find out if you’re a winner.
    • One tap of the screen is all it takes to scan your ticket and check lottery results.

    Account Management
    • We've added Touch ID to secure your account and ensure your details are safe. Plus it speeds up the login!
    • Add, save and update your lucky numbers for ease of play.

    Head to the GameStore to play instant win games
    • Games range from 25p to £10 to play, and you can win anything from a few quid to a massive £4,000,000.

    Help change lives for the better
    • Every time you buy a National Lottery ticket you help support Good Causes all over the UK and Isle of Man. In fact, over £30M is donated each week.

    Install the Official National Lottery App today!


    To improve the app experience, we collect anonymous information about browsing behaviour. If you have a suggestion or new feature for us to include, we want to know! Email us through

    Please note whilst available for download for iPad, the app is best used on iPhone devices.

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    You must be 16 or over to play National Lottery Games and must be physically located in the UK or the Isle of Man when playing online. Account Terms, Rules and Procedures (and any applicable Game Specific Rules) apply when playing online. In addition, when using The National Lottery App, App Terms and Conditions apply.

    Lotto HotPicks and EuroMillions HotPicks prizes are fixed, subject to capping.

    Helping you play responsibly - we want lots of people to play a little, rather than a few playing a lot – it's our guiding principle. Around 70% of UK adults play our games and encouraging Responsible Play is at the heart of everything we do.

    The National Lottery is accredited by GamCare for our high standards in player protection and social responsibility.

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