The National Lottery of Ireland has announced the launch of a new lottery app which will revolutionise the way online players play Quick Picks. The new app comes with an exciting new ‘Shake, Pick & Play’ feature, allowing users to choose their preferred game (Lotto, EuroMillions or Daily Million). On giving a shake to their phone, players will be able shown randomly generated lines of numbers on the screen that they can choose from.
75% of Irish Lottery Players Do Not Select Their Own Numbers
The same day new data was released by the National Lottery showing that around three-quarters of the players of draw based games prefer choosing Quick Pick tickets, instead of selecting their own numbers. The figures show that an average of 74% of all players of Lotto, EuroMillions and Daily Million games go for the Quick Pick option when buying a ticket, be it in-store or online purchase.
According to the information shared by the National Lottery, 67% of Lotto players, 79% of EuroMillions players, and 76% of Daily Million players go with the Quick Picks. Lotto players, when compared to the other two games, are most likely to choose their own numbers. As much as 33% of them choose their own numbers (from 1 to 47).
Only 24% of Daily Million players select their own numbers (1 to 39), while only 21% of EuroMillions players go for picking their own numbers (two Lucky Star numbers from 1-12 and the rest from 1 – 50).
The New App Will Bring More Fun to Irish Lottery Players
The new App of the National Lottery would make playing games easier, more secure and more fun. Players will have the choice to play the randomly generated numbers, edit and swap a number or numbers that they don’t like, or shake again for a whole new line of numbers. The app also has some other exciting features, such as the ticket scanner. It enables the users to find out if they are winners instantly by scanning their tickets bought in-store.
It’s never been so easy for online players to find out if their ticket is a winner. Player protection are central to the new app. New features including ID Verification is one of many ways the National Lottery encourages responsible play and make sure that all players are adults – aged 18 or more.
The new app also enables players to easily access information and controls on their use. These controls include the ability to set spending limits and lock certain games. There is also a feature that enables players to take a break from using the app. All these play functions are designed to ensure users enjoy the games safely and responsibly.
The Details New Lottery App Revelead
Speaking on the launch of the app, Cian Murphy, Head of Product and Digital at the National Lottery said they are very delighted and excited to launch it. He expressed the hope that the new app will bring a new dimension to playing National Lottery games. Referring to the new data showing that almost three-quarters of National Lottery players pick their numbers randomly, he said Irish people love Quick Picks so they hope that the shake feature will delight them as it gives them a key role in buying their ticket, which can make them a multi-millionaire.
Shedding light on the age verification feature, he said that it makes the play safer, simpler and easier to verify age through passport or drivers’ licence of the users.
“This combined with the ability to set spending limits, locking games and the ability to take a break underlines our commitment to protecting our online players and encouraging responsible play”, he continued.
You can download the new National Lottery app or update your existing one from the App Store (on iPhone) or Google Play Store (on Android). Around 30 cent in every €1 spent on all games of the National Lottery goes back to good causes in the areas of health, welfare, education, sport, youth, arts, heritage and the Irish language.
Since the establishment of National Lottery 33 years ago, more than €5.6 billion has been raised for good causes. Last year alone, €252 million was raised for local causes in communities across Ireland.