In a bid to expand its US footprint, Lotto.com incorporated three more states into its fold last month. Texas was one of them, along with New York and Colorado.
The Texas Lottery is one of only a few ways a Texan can gamble legally in The Lone Star State. The state does not sell tickets online directly. Lotto.com becomes another third-party vendor open to Texans wanting to purchase lottery tickets online.
A different way to buy Texas Lottery tickets
The New Jersey-based startup utilizes a unique approach to the way people play the lottery. It touts itself as the first digital platform for ordering lottery tickets online without an app nor a deposit. According to a recent press release:
“With a modern approach to ordering official state lottery tickets for New Jersey, New York, Texas and Colorado state lotteries, Lotto.com offers popular, large jackpot games including Powerball and Mega Millions.”
Lotto.com CEO Thomas Metzger thinks this was the perfect time for the move given the frenzy over the billion-dollar Mega Million jackpot:
“The opportunity to launch three new states this year is a milestone we’re incredibly proud of. We see an immense opportunity to connect with new lottery players, both virtually and in-person, across New York, Texas and Colorado.”
Metzger also indicated that there was more in store for 2022. The company expects to launch Lotto.com in additional states before the end of the year.
Player Cafe available north of Austin in Cedar Park
Recently, Lotto.com launched Player Cafe. It’s a modern convenience store that is a one-stop shop for lottery tickets, coffee, scratch-offs, snacks, gifts and more. The company partners with local vendors, businesses and corporations.
So far, locations include Manhattan, N.Y., Edgewater, Colo., and in Cedar Park, Texas. Lottery players in these areas can experience “unique activations,” as well as scratch-off bars and monthly events.
News of Lotto.com’s expansion came a day after a winning ticket was purchased through rival Jackpocket. A Mega Millions ticket worth $3 million was bought in New York using the app.
The winning ticket matched five of five white numbers drawn in the July 22 Mega Millions drawing but missed the gold Mega Ball. The player added the $1 Megaplier to their ticket, thereby multiplying their winnings by three times to cash in for a cool $3 million.
About Lotto.com Inc.
Lotto.com Inc. became the first digital platform to offer clients the ability to order lottery tickets on any device without having to download an app or pay a deposit first.
The company offers a secure, convenient and contactless way to play. It enables players to order official state lottery tickets by picking numbers or using the lucky number generator.
Lotto.com contributes incremental funds to state-run programs across several sectors, including education, parks, emergency responders and veterans’ health.