National Lottery site not compatible with Curve card?


Had added my Curve card to the National Lottery site a while ago but haven’t used it. Went to try and use it and transactions were declined when it went through to the security verification part with MasterCard transactions on the site no matter what bank account I used.

As soon as I switched the card to old bank card it worked so wasn’t the site. Any ideas what was up? Only time I’ve ever had an issue before was when I had tried to use pay at pump in the past


In the Curve terms the following (default) blocked merchant categories can be found:


Dating and escort services

Massage parlours

Inbound teleservices

Automated fuel dispensers

Investment services

Prepaid/ cash services


Hey @Paisley!

Curve blocks gambling, and also, 3DS verification isn’t a thing at the moment with Curve, so thats maybe why you’ve had issues.

If you speak to the in-app support team, they’ll be able to look at the transaction and give you a heads up on why it’s declined.

Happy Holidays!