National Lottery operator Camelot has teamed up with Barclays bank to enable players to purchase games via their mobile phone through its Pingit app from July.
Designed to streamline operations into a ‘quick pay and play’ experience the tie-up represents the lottery’s first ever mobile-payment function and will enable anyone with a smartphone or tablet to take have a flutter without leaving their couch.
Tim Copper, digital director at Camelot, said: “With faster payment and registration, Pingit will make it even easier for our players to enjoy the excitement of National Lottery games on the go, with the added security offered by Barclays.”
Six in every ten visits to the National Lottery website now originate from mobile devices with those people now able to purchase Lotto, Thunderball and EuroMillions by Lucky Dip through the Pingit app or by scanning a QR code.
Winnings of up to £50,000 will be accepted to their account which is open to anyone, not solely Barclays Bank customers.