The National Lottery has released a new app to ‘shake up’ how people play the lotto by making it quicker, easier, and more secure to play.
New figures released by the Lottery show that the vast majority of lotto players don’t pick their own numbers, with 74% going for the Quick Pick option.
That’s true across the board, whether they’re playing Lotto, EuroMillions or Daily Million games, buying in-store, or online.
The new app is meant to be a one stop shop for your lotto needs, with features such as ‘Shake, Pick & Play’, where users can choose their preferred game, give their phone a shake, and a line of numbers will be randomly selected and appear on screen.
Players have the choice to play these randomly generated shaken numbers, edit and swap a number or numbers they don’t like; or shake again for a whole new line.
The app also has other exciting new features such as the ticket scanner, which enables users to find out if they are a winner instantly by scanning a ticket bought in-store.
New features such as ID Verification are meant to encourage responsible playing of the lottery, and protect players, by ensuring that all are over the age of 18.
The app also enables users to easily access information and controls on their use and spending.
These include the ability to set spend limits, lock certain games and a feature which enables them to take a break from using the app.
“We are absolutely delighted to launch the new app and are really excited to bring this to our players to bring a new dimension to playing National Lottery games,” said Cian Murphy, Head of Product & Digital at the National Lottery.
“With almost three quarters of National Lottery players choosing their numbers randomly, Irish people love their Quick Picks so we hope that the new shake feature will delight our players while giving them a key role in buying their ticket, which could make them a multi-millionaire.”
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