Every single National Lottery scratchcard game that you have played – past or present – is assigned a game number.

The format of these numbers has changed over the years, but for the last few years, these numbers have been 4 digit numbers.

To find a scratchcard number for yourself, there are a few ways to do it.

Listed below are the ways you can find them out:

Check the Scratchcard

If you already have the scratchcard in your possession, you can find the number easily.

Turn over to the back of the scratchcard, and identify the long barcode, usually at the bottom of the scratchcard. This is NOT the barcode that you see on every product you can buy in a shop.

Above this barcode is a number in the format – XXXX-YYYYYYY-ZZZ.

The four numbers are the scratchcard number.

For example, for this Christmas Countdown 2020 scratchcard, the number is 1250.

back of christmas countdown 2020 scratchcard

Check the National Lottery Website

If you don’t have the scratchcard, or you are unsure of which barcode to look for, just head over to the National Lottery scratchcard page.

Here, details of all CURRENT National Lottery scratchcards are listed in an easy to view table.

At the time of writing, here is an example screenshot of the scratchcard name and the number:

Scratchcard Game Number Screenshot

However, if you need the number of a scratchcard that isn’t a current game, you might be able to find it on the list of expiring scratchcard games.

In this case, head on over to this page if you can’t find it elsewhere!

If you have no luck with this method, then try the last option.

Do a Google Search for the Scratchcard

Okay, this might sound simple, but the next best thing is to look for the official game rules for the scratchcard.

These can usually be found online – from the National Lottery site – but if not, we also publish pages detailing the scratchcard number of your favourite National Lottery scratchcard.

In the below example, we did a search for “12 months richer scratchcard“, which shows the below result:

12 months richer scratchcard google screenshot

When we go to this or any scratchcard game article that we have written, it shows you a list of the most important game details:

12 months richer gme details screenshot

Need more help?

So, here’s 3 simple tips on how to find any National Lottery scratchcard game number.

Why anybody needs this number is a bit of a mystery to us, but we do gets emails asking us how to check.

If you are ever unsure, do get in contact with us via email or social media and we will be happy to help out!

10 Free Scratchcards and 10 Free Spins with 1st Scratch Purchase
3 games
5.0 rating
5.0
18+. New Players Only. Please Gamble Responsibly. T&C's Apply
100% Buy in Bonus & 50 Free Spins
4 games
4.8 rating
4.8
18+. Play Safe. Opt-in required, Only first deposit qualifies, Min deposit £10, max bonus £30 with 40x wagering. Max redeemable £2000 from the bonus. Bonus expires 7 days from issue. Game, player, currency and country restrictions and terms apply.
£50 Welcome Bonus when you bet £10
4.8 rating
4.8
18+. New Casino players only. Deposit required. Bet £10+ on qualifying games. 40x wager reqs (bonus only) on selected games. Accept Bonus within 14 days. Bonus valid for 30 days. Certain deposit types excluded. Player restrictions and T&Cs apply.
100% Bonus up to £25 and 20 Bonus Spins
4.8 rating
4.8
18+. New UK customers only. Opt-in required. 30 free spins on Book of Dead game upon registration. 100% deposit bonus up to £300, min deposit £10. 30x wagering requirements apply (game weighting applies). Max bonus bet £5. T&Cs apply Please gamble responsibly.
Get £5 Off Your First 10 Scratchcards Purchase.
4.5 rating
4.5
18+. New Players Only. Please Gamble Responsibly. T&C's Apply
Bet £10, get a £50 Casino Bonus
4.5 rating
4.5
18+. New customers only. Min spend £10 on qualifying games. Certain deposit types excluded. £50 Bonus on selected games subject to 40x wager req. Must accept within 7 days, valid for 30 days. Player restrictions and T&Cs apply.
50% Cashback & 50 Free Spins with Minimum £10 Deposit
4.5 rating
4.5
This promotion is valid for new UK QuinnCasino customers aged 18 years and over who have yet to avail of a QuinnCasino Welcome Offer. To activate this promotion you must deposit and stake a minimum of £10. You must place a minimum of 5 rounds during the qualifying period and 4 of these rounds must be at least half the value of your highest placed wager.
Start Playing with £88 Free, No Deposit Required
4.5 rating
4.5
No Deposit Offer: New players only • £88 is granted in FreePlay (FP) • FP must be claimed within 48 hrs of receiving the email and expires after 14 days • FP wins are credited as bonus and capped at £15, exc. JP win • Deposit Bonus Offer: £20 min deposit • 100% up to £100 Bonus • Bonus wins are capped at £500 • To withdraw bonus & related wins, wager 30 x (bonus amount) within 90 days • Restrictions apply to deposit until wagering requirement fulfilled • Wagering req. vary by game • This offer may not be combined with any other offer • Withdrawal restrictions & full T&Cs apply: No Deposit Offer terms & Deposit Bonus Offer terms
50 Free Spins on First Deposit
4.5 rating
4.5
First deposit only. 50 Free Spins on the Book of Dead slot. Minimum deposit £10. Each Free Spin valued at 10p. T&Cs, Rewards and Game Play Policy applies.
Play with £50 + 15 Free Spins with £10 Deposit
4.3 rating
4.3
1st depositors only. Country restrictions apply. Min £10 deposit, get 200% bingo bonus [BB] + 200% games bonus [GB] (max £100 per bonus). Must be claimed within 7 days. GB wins capped at £100, exc. PJP win. GB valid on specific games only. Wagering req. apply: 2x (deposit + BB funds) and 50x GB funds (vary by game); Withdrawal restrictions & full T&Cs apply.
100% Match Deposit up to £500
4.3 rating
4.3
1st dep. of £20-£500, max bonus £500 on selected slots; 50x wagering on the sum of deposit & bonus applies. Max convertible 5x bonus amount received. T&Cs apply..18+
150 Megaways Spins
4.3 rating
4.3
18+. New players only. Max 150 spins over 3x50-spin bundles. Min £10 dep & spend for each bundle. Free spins used on selected games only. Spin value £0.10. Wins credited as bonus, 10x wag within 14 days. Payment method restrictions & T&Cs apply.
200% Bonus on Deposits up to £100 on Bingo & Games
4.3 rating
4.3
30 FREE Spins - No Deposit Required. 100% Bonus up to £100 + 30 FREE Spins on 1st Deposit
4.3 rating
4.3
Registration Offer: New UK players only. Register & get up to 30 Free Spins [FS]. 10 FS*3 over 3 days upon login. Must be claimed by 23:59 on day of grant; wins set at £3–£12 in bonus funds. Non-funded player balance capped at £100 exc. jp. wins. Welcome Offer: Min £10 deposit, get 100% Bonus (max £100) + 30 FS. Must be claimed within 7 days. Bonus wins capped at £400 exc. JP wins. General: FS valid on specific games & valid for 7 days once claimed. FS wins granted in bonus after all FS used. Bonus valid on specific games only. Wagering req. apply: 30x bonus funds (vary by game); T&Cs Apply
New Players Get 100% Bonus up to £50 & 100 Free Spins
4.3 rating
4.3
Welcome bonus: new UK players only. Min deposit: ‎£10. 100 spins require 3 deposits: min second and third deposit ‎£20. Spins and bonus wagering requirement: 35x, spins expire after 24 hours. Play responsibly, www.begambleaware.org. T&C apply.
Get started with a £25 bingo bonus when you bet £5!
4.3 rating
4.3
New players only, must enter code KITTY in Bingo Lobby, claim once only, min wager £5, real cash wagers on bingo only, valid 7 days, bonus & wins playable on Bingo (excl. BOB & BGT), 3xWR, T&Cs apply..
Deposit £10, Play with £30
4.3 rating
4.3
1st deposit only, must select in the cashier, claim once only, min dep £10, valid 7 days, £20 bingo bonus & wins playable on bingo (excl. BOB & BGT), 4xWR; £10 slot bonus & wins playable on Gonzo’s Quest Megaways only, 25xWR, £50 max convertible. T&Cs apply..
150 Bonus Spins
4.0 rating
4.0
1st deposit only. Min deposit £10. 25 free spins for 6 selected games. X40 wagering on bonus spins winnings. T&C's apply.
Win up to £250,000!
4.0 rating
4.0
18+. New Players Only. Please Gamble Responsibly. T&C's Apply
132 Free Spins Bonanza
4.0 rating
4.0
First Deposit Only. Min. deposit: £10. Game: Big Bass Bonanza, Spin Value: £0.1. WR 60x free spin winnings amount (only Slots count) within 30 days. Max bet is 10% (min £0.10) of the free spin winnings amount or £5 (lowest amount applies). Spins must be used and/or Bonus must be claimed before using deposited funds. Deposit/Welcome Bonus can only be claimed once every 72 hours across all Casinos. Bonus Policy applies. Bonus Policy Applies