There are many National Lottery scratchcard fans out there. Many like the odd flutter, but some players are more committed to learning about all games past and present.
However, some players are not aware of the online version of National Lottery scratchcards – referred to as Instant Wins.
Although they are essentially online scratchcards, they typically have the same game play as real scratchcards and similar price points.
In this article, we are going to introduce National Lottery Instant Wins, and discuss some of the popular questions regarding them.
How Can You Play National Lottery Instant Wins?
Getting started with National Lottery Instant Wins is easy.
Head over to the National Lottery website and then to ‘Games’ and ‘Instant Win Games’. To play for real money – or free – you must have registered and logged in to your National Lottery account.
How Old Do You Have to Be to Play Instant Wins?
To play National Lottery scratchcards, you need to be aged 18 or over. The same rules apply to Instant Win Games.
How Much are Instant Wins?
There is a bit more choice in pricing for National Lottery Instant Win Games.
Just like National Lottery scratchcards, Instant Win games are available in £1, £2, £3 and £5.
However, there are other games priced at 25p and 50p a game.
Are National Lottery Instant Win Games Rigged?
One of the most popular search queries on the internet asks whether Instant Win games are rigged.
National Lottery is a government-owned franchise and operated by the company Camelot.
It is highly unlikely that National Lottery Instant Win Games are rigged, but because the odds are worse than those of online scratchcards, it can often make it feel like you win less than you should!
Can I Cheat or Hack Instant Win Games?
It is impossible to say that anything can’t be hacked or cheated, but in most general cases, you cannot cheat or hack National Lottery Instant Win games.
This is because when you buy a game, you are assigned a game number which is randomly generated. This number determines whether you are a winner or not before you even start to play.
Which Instant Wins Have the Best Odds?
Just like with National Lottery scratchcards, generally speaking, the best odds are available on the more expensive games.
However, one of the benefits of playing National Lottery Instant Wins is that the odds are clear to see for all players.
Although games come and go, at the time of writing, the best odds for an Instant Win game were 1 in 2.37 – available on the Monopoly Riches Deluxe Game.
How Many Instant Win Prizes Are Remaining?
Unlike scratchcards, there are no fixed number of jackpots prizes to be won. Instead, the number of top prizes are determined by how many people play the game.
As more people play, the number of jackpots that are available increase.
Does Anybody Win on Instant Win Games?
Just because somebody hits the top prize on an Instant Win game, doesn’t mean that they have to go public.
However, the National Lottery occasionally features stories of players that have won big on Instant Win games, just like they do with scratchcards.
What is the RTP of Instant Win Games?
The return-to-player rate of all Instant Win games varies from game to game.
However, the typical rate is usually between 65-75%, which is similar to National Lottery scratchcards.
You can find out the RTP for all Instant Win games by clicking on a game, then ‘Game Procedures’ where the RTP is referred to as ‘expected prize payout percentage ‘
Are National Lottery Scratchcards or Instant Wins Better?
There is no right or wrong answer here, as the games that are available to play, as well as the top prizes and the RTP rates are very similar.
It all comes down to preference; whether you like the physical feel of playing a scratchcard, or prefer the convenience of playing games anywhere and everywhere via mobile or desktop devices!
Are Instant Wins or Online Scratchcards Best to Play?
Again, it comes down to preference here, but there is something to be aware of.
Whilst National Lottery games typically have a RTP of ~70%, the RTP of online scratchcards is typically around 85-95%.
In theory, this means you are likely to lose less money when you play, however not a certainty.
With online scratchcards also, you have a much wider range of games to choose from, and different price points from multiple online casinos.
You can even make the most of new player customer deposit bonuses and loyalty reward schemes, which National Lottery doesn’t offer to any players.
National Lottery Instant Wins are Not Working, Why?
There may be times when you try and play Instant Wins, but they’re not working.
There can be a few reasons for this, but try to following to see if this helps.
Log out of your account, close your browser and start again. Make sure your device is up to date and that you have installed any necessary updates.
If you are playing late at night/ early morning, the National Lottery website is known to undergo maintenance at a similar time, which may also be a reason for the games not working.