Strict compliance with the ban on sales of lottery games to underage players is a priority for the National Lottery.
A sticker announcing the ban on sale to underage players must be displayed prominently in all points of sale in order to inform potential players directly. The ban on sales to underage players is also expressly stipulated on our website and on all play slips to provide the player with as much information as possible.
The National Lottery regularly reminds members of its sales network that the sale of lottery games to underage players is prohibited, and is liable to contractual penalties. The National Lottery carries out checks on its sales network, particularly by 'mystery shopping'. If, during a check, it emerges that points of sale are not observing this ban, the National Lottery will be compelled to impose sanctions laid down in their contract.
Here are the rules for agents on this subject: If there is a doubt about the age of a customer who wishes to purchase a National Lottery game, the operator of the point of sale has the right to ask this customer to produce evidence that he/she has reached the age of majority. If this person refuses to produce this evidence or if, based on this evidence, it appears that he/she has not reached 18 years of age, it is up to the operator to refuse the sale to this person, and, if necessary, to explain the reason for the ban, and the consequences risked by points of sale in the event of sale to a minor.
Prospectus available at all times at points of sale.
The National Lottery has developed a flyer to be handed by retailers to any minor who visits their point of sale with a view to purchasing a lottery product.