Over $1M Lottery prizes claimed remotely
Lottery players have now claimed more than $1.1 million worth of prizes remotely using a new ticket-checking and prize-cashing feature on the Lottery’s smartphone app, the agency announced.
More than 44,000 Lottery players signed up to use a ticket-scanning feature the Lottery introduced to its app last year to let players remotely check whether their tickets are winners.
“The introduction of mobile cashing is a terrific advancement for the Lottery as we adapt to new technological trends that have reshaped this industry,” Treasurer Deborah Goldberg, who oversees the Lottery, said. “It not only accommodates our customers, but has the added benefit of positive environmental impacts by eliminating unnecessary driving and production of paper checks.”