Announced today (29th April 2024), the National Lottery will limit players to a maximum of 10 scratchcards per sale.

The move has likely been made to prevent players from excessive gambling, and discourage players from buying more than they can afford.

Taken from their website:

What is the new Scratchcard limit?

From 1st October 2024, there will be a limit on the number of Scratchcards you can buy in one transaction, being a maximum of 10. This will be effective in all stores where you can play The National Lottery. A transaction is a purchase (which includes the purchase of Scratchcards) made during a single visit to a store.

When does the new limit come into effect?

The limit on the number of Scratchcards you can buy in one transaction comes into effect from 1st October 2024.

Why are you imposing this new limit?

We are introducing the Scratchcard limit to ensure The National Lottery remains a trusted and safe environment for all retail players, and to help minimise any risk of excessive play. This limit matches our existing limit for buying Scratchcards online via our retail partners, such as Tesco.com and Sainsburys.co.uk.

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