NEW ORLEANS, La. (WDSU) — The Louisiana Lottery has launched a mobile app that will allow players to check their own tickets on their mobile device.
To check any Louisiana Lottery ticket using the app, players scan the bar code on the front of the ticket with their device’s camera. The app will let them know the status of their ticket, including whether it is a winner and the amount of the win. The results are stored in the app as a reminder for the player to cash any winnings; however, the valid, original printed Lottery ticket is still required to claim a prize.
The app also allows players to create digital playslips using fun, new number-selection methods and save the playslips for ticket purchase at retail.
To purchase a draw-style game ticket using the app, players must first create their playslip on the app and present the resulting code to be scanned at retail. This feature allows the customer to decide on their numbers, the number of drawings and other game options before reaching checkout. The cost of the wager is also clearly communicated on the app in advance.
The app will also allow you to choose numbers based on how frequently or infrequently they have been drawn in the last year.
At this time, tickets for Lottery games cannot be purchased on the app, as the state has a law prohibiting the online purchase of Lottery tickets.
The Louisiana Lottery Official Mobile App is available for download in the App Store for Apple devices and on Google Play for Android devices.
For more information on app features, you can check the Louisiana Lottery website.
The Lottery reminds ticket purchasers to play responsibly, encouraging anyone who has a gambling problem, or friends and family of anyone with a gambling problem, to call toll-free 1-877-770-7867 for help. Ticket purchasers must be at least 21 years of age.
By: WDSU Digital Team