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North Carolina Instant Lottery Hits Billion-Dollar Sales Milestone in Seven Months

June 18, 2024 | By: Robyn McNeil

Since the North Carolina Education Lottery (NCEL) introduced online instants last November, North Carolinians have spent over $1 billion on digital scratch tickets. According to lottery officials, North Carolina hit the billion-dollar milestone in almost seven months—faster than any other US state with similar products, often known as eInstants. North Carolina’s digital scratch-off success is the […]

Email Problems Accompany Connecticut Online Lottery Launch

June 15, 2024 | By: Heather Fletcher

The CT Lottery has finally added internet sales to its capabilities, but the new products have come with additional technical difficulties. The Connecticut iLottery soft-launched on June 10 with an iOS app, but lottery representatives had to offer troubleshooting for online lottery players via email, SMS, and telephone. Meanwhile, Android users must wait until July […]

Connecticut Lottery Hires Former DC Lottery Head Suarez, Who Oversaw Controversial Intralot Contract

June 14, 2024 | By: Heather Fletcher

Connecticut Lottery Corporation (CLC) officials are “thrilled to welcome” Frank Suarez as the state agency’s new president and CEO. The June 13 CLC appointment announcement mentions his Aug. 1 start date and regards his tenure leading the DC Lottery‘s online sports betting marketplace as positive, rather than problematic. Suarez won out in an 11-month-long search […]

Higher Jackpots, Automatic Megaplier Come Alongside MegaMillions Cost Increase

June 12, 2024 | By: Chav Vasilev

Mega Millions is slated to get an upgrade that will include an initial jackpot of $50 million—up from $20 million—and the Megaplier feature becoming an automatic inclusion. These positive changes accompany the upcoming price increase from $2 to $5. Jackpots for the lottery, which can already exceed $1 billion, are also expected to double on average thanks to […]

Lotto.com Launches in Arizona—10th State for the Lottery Ticket Courier

June 11, 2024 | By: Heather Fletcher

Arizona’s newest lottery ticket courier app is Lotto.com, operating in partnership with Players Cafe in Tempe. State residents can use Lotto.com to buy their lottery tickets online starting today, June 11. Notably, Lotto.com is the only lottery courier currently offering instant scratch ticket sales in Arizona. Like other lottery couriers, Lotto.com accepts ticket orders over the Internet […]

Jackpot.com Becomes Associated Press Lottery Ticket Courier Partner

June 6, 2024 | By: Chav Vasilev

Jackpot.com will become The Associated Press (AP)‘s official lottery ticket courier and provider of nationwide lottery results. With the deal, in addition to checking lottery numbers, AP readers in states where Jackpot.com is available can purchase lottery tickets online through the courier’s app. The Jackpot.com app allows lottery players to purchase tickets on their mobile […]

Amazon-Powered Gift & Go Partners With Scientific Games for Speedy Lottery Rewards in Five States

June 5, 2024 | By: Chav Vasilev

Lottery technology provider Scientific Games (SG) has partnered with the Amazon-backed Gift & Go platform to offer non-cash loyalty rewards to lottery players. Gift & Go’s “storefront” allows players to redeem loyalty points for over 1,800 prizes, including gadgets, gift cards for various online retailers, and cosmetics. The Gift & Go digital rewards store is already […]

Jackpocket Casino Off to a Promising Start in NJ as DraftKings Completes $750M Acquisition

May 24, 2024 | By: Alex Weldon

Now that DraftKings has completed its acquisition of leading lottery courier Jackpocket, it may be pleased to note the early performance of the latter’s new online casino product in New Jersey. Jackpocket Casino earned nearly $1.6 million in casino revenue in April, its second full month of operations. That may not seem like a particularly big number, and it isn’t compared […]

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