The Virginia Lottery has launched an all-new gaming app providing customers many new instruments and options to make it simpler than ever to place lottery enjoyable and pleasure within the palm of your hand.
Though the Virginia Lottery has had an app out there to gamers for 4 years, this newest era is a big, state-of-the-art step ahead, reflecting the shortly evolving state of digital gaming in Virginia.
This launch additionally matches one in every of Virginia’s most acknowledged manufacturers, the Lottery, with a Virginia cellular app and net growth design enterprise: Charlottesville-based WillowTree.
“This is not only a new app, it is a new expertise,” mentioned Virginia Lottery Appearing Government Director Kelly Gee. “With a strategic concentrate on offering the very best buyer expertise and attracting new, digital-savvy prospects, our partnership with WillowTree has allowed us to take the Virginia Lottery’s app to a brand new stage and really improve our gamers’ interplay with us.”
The app provides grownup customers the ability to play most Virginia Lottery draw video games, together with Decide 3 and Decide 4 with Fireball, Money 5 with EZ Match and multi-state draw video games Powerball, Mega Thousands and thousands and Money 4 Life proper from the palm of their hand . Additionally out there are greater than 40 digital prompt video games which might be much like scratcher video games, and gamers also can enter promotional and second-chance drawings, test profitable numbers and even scan a ticket to right away see if it is a winner.
“This app represents a large step ahead in each capabilities and consumer expertise, permitting Virginians to play real-money iLottery video games as a completely native cellular expertise,” mentioned WillowTree CEO Tobias Dengel. “Cellular gaming is a gigantic trade, and this app provides Virginia Lottery the chance to enter that house and open a brand new income stream. We all know the Lottery has an vital mission and this new app provides substantial progress potential by way of supporting Okay-12 training within the Commonwealth.”
When the Virginia Lottery started on-line sale of tickets on July 1, 2020, it was a right away hit with each long-standing and new prospects, leading to greater than $800 million in on-line gross sales. For this present fiscal yr, with simply two months remaining, the Lottery is on the right track to achieve greater than $1.3 billion in on-line gross sales alone.
“Virginia Lottery has been an amazing associate,” added Dengel. “WillowTree has places nationwide, however our Virginia headquarters allowed us to work side-by-side with the Virginia Lottery to navigate a regulated, tremendous advanced expertise and switch it into one thing consumer-competitive. Collectively now we have constructed an revolutionary expertise that meets the demanding expectations of at the moment’s mobile-first shopper.”
Anybody who’s no less than 18 years or older and bodily positioned in Virginia can play on-line. There are guardrails designed to reinforce safety and accountable play, together with wager limits, deposit limits, entry to the Virginia Voluntary Exclusion Program, and extra. As well as, the web gaming platform makes use of automated age and placement verification expertise.