Austrian Lotteries raises age limit to purchase lottery tickets


The Austrian Lotteries changes to the National Lottery is now officially in effect as of this month as the minimum age rises to 18.

The rule change will affect the sale of physical lottery tickets and scratchcards for people aged 16 and 17, the operator of the National Lottery, announced the rule change in March.

While under-18s are banned from gambling, they were previously permitted to play in National Lottery games and to buy scratchcards.

Austrian Lotteries has grown into an internationally renowned gaming company that today generates sales of about three billion Euro each year.

The lottery company offers adults interested in gaming a wide range of games of chance at the highest level of quality, while acting responsibly and innovatively and maintaining a spirit of partnership. The business philosophy “Gaming with Responsibility” is at the basis of all activities. Therefore, the company considers it its natural duty to protect its customers against the overconsumption of games of chance.