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You can now send a tweet to the National Lottery to find out if you're a winner

The National Lottery can also generate ‘lucky’ numbers for you, if yours aren’t working.

Image: Sam Boal/RollingNews.ie

THE NATIONAL LOTTERY has launched a new automated Twitter service for customers, which will give results of draws and other information.

Players will be able to tweet @NationalLottery for draw results and lucky number inspiration, as well as other features.

To use the service, a player can follow the National Lottery on Twitter and send them a tweet using a specific hashtag. Examples would be:

National Lottery results tweet

By tweeting #Results to @NationalLottery, the user will receive a tweet with the latest Lotto and EuroMillions draw numbers, while the tweet below, will only give you the Lotto draw.

National Lottery Tweet example 2

Sending tweets using the above formula will trigger the latest numbers drawn in each game.

You can also trigger a set of random lucky numbers for each game by tweeting ‘@NationalLottery [Crystal Ball Emoji]’ and the game tag, (either #Lotto or #LT, #EuroMillions or #EM or #DailyMillions or #DM).

national Lottery Crystal Ball Example of a tweet to the National Lottery. Source: www.lottery.ie

Eoin Ó Suilleabháin, senior acquisition manager at the National Lottery, explained the reason for the service, as they will be the first lottery organisation in the world to do this on Twitter:

The National Lottery is not only meeting its players where they are, but also meeting them at a moment of a non-commercial need. Our ultimate goal is to address that need, thus giving players a very real and practical reason to follow and interact with @NationalLottery.

The National Lottery has just over 7,000 followers on Twitter.

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