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UK Online National Lottery Launched

29 December 2003

UK -- As reported by the BBC: ``Would-be Lotto millionaires can now choose their numbers on the internet, organiser Camelot has announced.

Players can now pick and pay for their Lotto numbers for the Wednesday, Saturday and daily play draws by visiting the National Lottery website.

``Camelot says the introduction of Lotto online will make the draws more accessible than ever before.

``…Players of Lotto online can pick their numbers for up to eight weeks in advance and tickets can be bought between 0600 and 2300 BST each day.

``On draw days, numbers can be bought up to 1930 GMT, as with ordinary tickets.

``With Lotto online, players need not even check their numbers - the system keeps tickets safe and prompts winners to claim their prizes when they log on to the site.

``The new prompting technology could go some way towards solving the problem of unclaimed prizes…"

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