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DCMS consultation on the minimum age for playing National Lottery games

The Department is consulting on whether the availability of all National Lottery games to those under 18 remains appropriate and is seeking views on three options:

  • Option 1 - Do nothing, retain the minimum age of 16 for all National Lottery games
  • Option 2 - Raise the minimum age to 18 for National Lottery instant win games (i.e. scratchcards and online instant win games)
  • Option 3 - Raise the minimum age to 18 for all National Lottery games

The consultation closes on 8 October 2019.


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