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Camelot makes it easier for millions of National Lottery players to check for a win

There is now a simpler way for National Lottery players to check if they’ve won – as Camelot announced, from today, it will be putting QR codes on all draw-based game tickets. This will allow players to use their smartphones to instantaneously check their tickets on the free National Lottery Official Apps for iPhone® and Google Android™ to find out if they’re a lucky winner.

QR Codes

Using either of the National Lottery apps, all a player has to do is tap the ‘Scan Ticket’ button and then scan the unique code on their Lotto, EuroMillions, Thunderball or Lotto HotPicks ticket. This is particularly good news for syndicates or people who play multiple lines – as the QR code will contain the details of all lines on the ticket. So, players will quickly know if they’ve won with just a couple of quick taps of their smartphone. There will also be a brand new National Lottery app available on Google Play – providing access for players with an Android phone.

“We wanted to make it easier and quicker for people to check if they’ve won, especially if they regularly play more than one line or more than one game,” explained Tim Copper, Camelot’s Digital Director. “This is just another element in a series of new digital initiatives we have been bringing in to really improve our players’ experience, and we think it will be hugely popular.”

This enhancement follows hot on the heels of a record digital year for Camelot in which it saw digital sales accelerate to a record £1.58 billion, an increase of 18% on last year. In particular, sales via mobile (smartphones and tablets) soared by 53% and sales through smartphones on their own increased 71% year-on-year. This means that National Lottery mobile players alone raised over £175 million for Good Causes in the UK in the last financial year to March 31 2016.

Camelot has put together a 20-second online video to make players aware of the new ‘Scan Ticket’ button on the National Lottery App and how to use it. The video can be found at: [youtube id=][/youtube]

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For further information, please contact: Camelot Press Office: 020 7632 5711

Notes to Editors:

  • Camelot UK Lotteries Limited is the licensed operator of The National Lottery® and is committed to raising money for National Lottery Good Causes designated by Parliament. Camelot is not responsible for distributing or awarding these funds.
    • Each week, Camelot generates, on average, over £36 million for National Lottery-funded projects – in total, over £35 billion has now been raised and more than 490,000 individual grants have been made across the UK, the biggest programme of civic and social regeneration since the 19th Century.
    • The National Lottery has so far awarded over £59 billion in prizes and created more than 4,250 millionaires or multi-millionaires since its launch in 1994.
    • Camelot runs the most cost-efficient major lottery in Europe, with around 4% of total revenue spent on operating costs.
    • Total digital (interactive and subscription) sales in 2015/16 were a record £1,585.2 million, an increase of £244.8 million on 2014/15. Mobile sales were a record £595.5 million, an increase of £206.1 million on 2014/15.
    • With over eight million registered players, national-lottery.co.uk is Europe’s largest online lottery in terms of sales and one of the top 10 e-commerce sites in the UK.
    • For more information on Camelot, The National Lottery and its games, please visit: www.camelotgroup.co.uk and www.national-lottery.co.uk

For further information, please contact: Camelot Press Office: 020 7632 5711

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