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Illinois Lottery Launches Online Features To Make Playing More Convenient

August 15, 2019

Pick 3, Pick 4 and Lucky Day Lotto Single-Draw Tickets Now for Sale Online;
New Instant Ticket Scanning Feature Now Available on Mobile App

CHICAGO, IL – The Illinois Lottery today announced two new features that make digital and mobile play more convenient for players.

First, single-draw tickets for Pick 3, Pick 4 and Lucky Day Lotto are now available for purchase on the Lottery’s website and mobile app. Previously, Pick 3, Pick 4 and Lucky Day Lotto players were only able to purchase a minimum of one week’s worth of these Lottery game tickets online via a subscription.

The ability to sell Pick 3, Pick 4 and Lucky Day Lotto single-draw tickets online was made possible by a change in state law. Passed by the General Assembly in the spring, House Bill 3661 allowed for the Illinois Lottery to offer all of its draw games online as single-draw tickets. Before the change, only Mega Millions, Powerball and Lotto could be sold for single-game draws. Governor JB Pritzker signed the measure on June 28. Subscriptions for all games are still available for purchase online.

“Pick 3, Pick 4 and Lucky Day Lotto have long been some of the Lottery’s most popular games,” Illinois Lottery Acting Director Harold Mays said. “Allowing single-game internet sales, rather than subscription-only sales, for Pick 3, Pick 4 and Lucky Day Lotto levels the playing field for all our draw games online, and, hopefully, will attract new players to the Lottery because of the convenience and the avoidance of a subscription commitment.”

The second player-convenience feature now available is the ability to scan instant tickets on the Illinois Lottery mobile app to determine whether the ticket is a winner. The mobile app already included the ability to scan draw-game tickets purchased in retail.

Since the launch of the Illinois Lottery’s new digital platform and mobile app in February, players have executed more than 1.5 million ticket scans through the mobile app.

The mobile app is available for iOS and Android users. The iOS app can be found in the Apple App Store, and Android users can download the app from the Illinois Lottery’s website.

About the Illinois Lottery:

Founded in 1974, the Illinois Lottery has contributed over $20 billion (since 1985) to the state’s Common School Fund to assist K-12 public schools, as well as hundreds of millions of dollars to the Capital Projects Fund and to special causes like Illinois Veterans services, the fight against breast cancer, MS research, Special Olympics and assistance for people living with HIV/AIDS. In addition to playing in-store, the Illinois Lottery offers online and mobile play for all draw-based Illinois Lottery games at Players must be at least 18 years old.