National Lottery Official App is the official UK National Lottery application which allows players to see news, check results, check numbers and locate stores. The app is designed for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch and was created by Camelot UK Lotteries Limited. It is currently free to download. It was released on the 13th of December 2010.
The National Lottery Official App allows the user to see the history of results for all the major competitions. Included are Lotto, Euromillions, Thunderball, Lotto HotPicks, Dream Number and Daily Play. Each gives detailed information on each draw giving the date of the next draw and the estimated prize jackpot. Each result provides windows of information that when tapped, the user is presented with detailed draw information such as the machine used, the ball set used, and even a prize breakdown which gives information on how many people won each prize, how much they won each and the total given in that match.
The application also provides a number checker where players can enter their numbers for each competition and can quickly check their numbers. The chosen numbers appear at the bottom of the screen and any matched numbers appear highlighted, so as the user scrolls through the history of results they can easily see if they have won. This is the solution many players have been waiting for as the numbers are saved so they can easily be checked each week.
The final part of the National Lottery Official App is the store locator. Either by using the user’s GPS location or by entering a postcode, the user is able to see a list of stores nearby, displayed with the closest first. Once the user has selected which company they would like to shop with, they can tap on the name and a map will be presented showing the users current location and the store’s location.
It has taken a long time for the National Lottery to provide an application for iPhone and this is just the beginning. With the success of the online website, which provides the user with the ability to play online, it surely can only be a matter of time before this becomes available from their iPhone app too. At the moment the user only has the ability to check results using the application which limits the use to a small amount, however the promise is there and the app is extremely well designed, easy to use and handy to have. This application is highly recommended to anyone who plays the lottery regularly and with a few updates could be a very successful app.