New York State Gaming Commission awards lottery courier license for online lottery sales

June 24, 2024 3:11 PM
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  • Sam Bentham, Special to CDC Gaming Reports
June 24, 2024 3:11 PM
  • Sam Bentham, Special to CDC Gaming Reports
  • New York

The New York State Gaming Commission has awarded theLotter a license to provide its online lottery courier services to players in the state.

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When the platform launches, New Yorkers will be able to buy official tickets for Mega Millions, Powerball and local draws through theLotter’s mobile app or desktop site.

“Our launch in New York marks another significant milestone for theLotter, following closely on the heels of our successful launch in New Jersey only a month ago,” U.S. General Manager of theLotter Peggy Daniel said in a press release. “As someone who grew up in the Tri-State area, I am immensely proud that our company has been licensed as a lottery courier in the state. We are thrilled to be able to continue extending our services into additional states in the coming months.”

TheLotter’s expansion into New York comes as the company has grown its U.S. presence. It is available in Minnesota, Oregon, Texas and New Jersey.

TheLotter buys lottery tickets at licensed retailers on behalf of customers. TheLotter staff then scans these tickets so players can see them through the mobile app or desktop site before the draw takes place. TheLotter operates its payments through Pavillion Payments, which provides payment solutions for Rush Street Gaming.

“Once a player wins a prize, we notify them instantly. For prizes less than $600, the winnings are deposited directly into their account at theLotter,” Daniel said. “If a player wins a larger prize, we support them every step of the way, from receiving their physical winning ticket to collecting their prize in person at the state lottery offices.”