How to set up an account with The National Lottery

You can purchase National Lottery tickets at, via the National Lottery App, or in any one of the 44,000 participating retail outlets.

If you wish to continue playing the Lottery online after Buyit has been withdrawn from Pingit, you will need to set up a National Lottery Account if you haven't got one already.

This can be done by going to or by using the National Lottery App. Please note that players must be 16 or over and physically located in the UK or Isle of Man.

A step by step guide to opening an account with The National Lottery

1. Go to or the National Lottery App

2. Select 'open account' and enter your details

3. Create your password

4. Select a security question

5. Choose your preferences

6. Set your deposit limit

7. Read the Account Terms

8. Add funds

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