The scratchcard has only been out since 1st April 2019, but in just over a month, it’s caused a few problems.
Just days after we shared the story of the Great-Gran that got called a C*** by the Triple Cashword Blue scratchcard, it seems that National Lottery have removed the scratchcard from sale!
A message was sent to all National Lottery retailers on their in-store terminals which read the following:
GAME 1133 TRIPLE CASHWORD BLUE HAS CEASED ACTIVATION. REMOVE TICKETS FROM DISPENSER READY FOR COLLECTION
A message to players was also shared on the National Lottery website which claims a ‘potential issue with design’.
Whilst we are aware of the usual gameplay queries that players have with the cashword scratchcard games, we have not seen anything unusual that would make us believe there is another issue.
We can only assume the media attention the scratchcard received regarding the profanity has had too much of a PR issue for Camelot.
Luckily, if you have a winning Triple Cashword scratchcard sitting at home waiting to be claimed, you can still do this as normal.
Just be aware you shouldn’t be able to buy them in store, and it is probably best to avoid doing so also – just in case you win big!
We have contacted National Lottery/ Camelot for comment.
UPDATE: National Lottery twitter account confirm the issue with possibility of offensive words the reason the scratchcard is pulled from sale: