DCMS: Consultation on the minimum age for playing National Lottery games

DCMS: Consultation on the minimum age for playing National Lottery games

This consultation considers changes to the minimum age for playing the National Lottery ahead of the competition to run the 4th National Lottery licence.

The government is consulting on 3 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

Consultation details: