Remember that if you are going to buy tickets for a drawing that same night, there is a deadline at 19:00 or 30 p.m., after which you will not be able to buy tickets for that particular draw. You can play several games at once if you want, and you can play up to four weeks in advance if you don't want to miss any draws. You can buy lottery tickets online every day from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m.
But remember that to play on a drawing day, you'll have to buy your ticket before 7:30 p.m. If you play by direct debit and your numbers appear while you're abroad, you can claim your prize as long as you haven't changed the direct debit details (such as buying additional tickets or changing your numbers) while you're out of the country. According to the National Lottery rules, you must be a resident and physically located in the United Kingdom or the Isle of Man when purchasing a Lottery ticket. But as mentioned above, as the jackpot increases, the number of tickets sold will increase in a non-linear relationship.
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