Online scratchcards & Instant Win games

Online instant scratchcards are an excellent way to play an Instant Win game. They are based on traditional scratchcards, with long-established themes and games that are recognised and loved by millions of people.

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Here at The Health Lottery, we have a wide range of scratchcards you can play online.

Play online scratchcards here

Continue coming back to our scratchcard page to view our most up-to-date range and register an account so you can join in the fun.

Scratchcard history

Did you now that electronic scratcher games have been around since the 1970s? It is believed they were created by a group of American computer scientists who came up with the idea. 

The first instant scratch-off tickets went on sale in 1987, and now, you can easily access them online on your computer or mobile device almost anywhere.

Online scratchcards are inspired by the classic scratchcards where you would scratch away the covering to reveal an image. 

When playing online, you are often given a virtual coin which you can scratch the card with. 

This will usually be done by clicking and dragging the mouse. If you don't have the patience you can also "reveal all" to see what you have won, without the fun or faff of scratching each element.

Why play online scratchcards?

The online versions offer very similar features and characteristics when compared to traditional scratchcards. However, the online versions allow for greater interaction and engagement - ultimately, making the game even more fun! 

There are a wide variety of scratchcard games on offer at The Health Lottery, with vibrant graphics, fun sound effects, and entertaining animations. 

Games often include common sporting favourites turned into scratch versions, such as Cheltenham Champions, where the object of the game is to match three of the same cash values. If you do reveal three the same, you will win that amount. There is a top prize of £20,000 waiting to be uncovered!

Seasonal and themed instant scratchcards 

Enjoy seasonally themed scratchcards with games to celebrate events such as Easter and 'lucky' St. Patricks Day. 

Try your hand at many of the casino favourites such as Black Jack and Casino, which are extremely interactive and immersive. There are a lot of exciting options to explore.

Also available are scratchcards based on beloved TV shows. For example, Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? which is based on the hit series. 

In the scratchcard version of this game you have the opportunity to match symbols and unlock multipliers.

In the world of scratchcards, there are so many themes to explore.

Fun games and great prizes

With a wide range of prices to suit every budget, great odds and amazing prizes, there really is something to entertain and excite everyone. 

Online scratchcards are quick and easy - with unlimited access to your favourite games and instant wins available when you buy online.

Many scratchcard games require no previous knowledge or skill to win. 

However, each game gives detailed information that you can find directly on our website. 

Simply locate the game you would like to play and head to the menu. 

We also offer demo versions of most games which let you learn the ins and out before spending any money.

Similar to bingo, online instant scratchcards are completely random in nature making each game exciting! 

Of course, winning is pure chance, but the games themselves are fun.

Scratchcards are considered by many to be the best instant win games to play. 

Are you ready to play? 

Simply register and log in to access the wide range of scratchcards from The Health Lottery and other fun Instant Win games on the Health Games site.

Most importantly, only spend what you can afford to lose and have fun.

The current society benefitting from funds raised is YNW Health CIC T/A HL Yorkshire and Humber

The Health Lottery operates on behalf of 6 Community Interest Companies (CICs), managing 6 society lotteries that operate in 12 geographical regions across Great Britain. These exist to help tackle health inequalities in their respective areas. People’s Health Trust (PHT) is an independent charity that assesses grant applications and award funding across the 12 regions. Read about some of the good causes HERE. For information regarding all funded projects or to submit a grant application visit PHT HERE. 20.34% of every lottery draw ticket and online scratchcard purchased is donated to good causes. 36.02% is spent on prizes. 43.64% is spent expenses (actual expenses exceed this figure). Our average annual proceeds from lotteries are £12.5m. The odds of winning The Big Win jackpot are (1 in 2.1m) and the odds of winning any Big Win prize is (1 in 9.7). The odds of winning the All or Nothing jackpot is (1 in 1.35m) and the odds of winning any All or Nothing prize is (1 in 4.5). The odds of winning a QuickWin jackpot is (1 in 2.1m) and the odds of winning any QuickWin prize is (1 in 6). All winning lottery numbers are selected using an approved random number generator (RNG). Click on the links below for full T&Cs and FAQs for each of our games.

Please help us to support vital health causes in your community. Each of the 6 society lotteries is licensed by the Gambling Commission.