The numbers on the Keno lottery ticket lottery numbers are to be sold at UK supermarkets.
Keno, the Japanese company behind the lottery, said the change in policy was designed to encourage shoppers to use their numbers.
“As Keno has long been a global leader in the distribution of lottery tickets, we want to make sure that the numbers sold in the UK are the same as those sold in Japan,” the company said in a statement.
The lottery company said the move was intended to boost sales of lottery numbers in the United Kingdom, where sales of the numbers have been falling for years.
It said the numbers would be available to purchase in stores nationwide and in select online stores.
“In addition, the lottery numbers sold by Keno in the European Union and the United States will be the same,” the statement said.
“We will continue to monitor the situation closely to ensure that the change is effective.”
Keno’s first major sales in Britain came in 2011 when it sold more than 20 million tickets for a total of £30.9 million.