SAN FRANCISCO (March 29, 2021) – Washingtonians never have to worry about missing a Lottery draw, misplacing a ticket or forgetting to claim winnings ever again. It’s all thanks to Mido Lotto, an app by fast-growing start-up Lottery Now, which lets Washingtonians safely and conveniently order Mega Millions and Powerball tickets from their smartphones.
“We’re excited to expand the Lottery experience for Washington residents by bringing them an easy and legitimate way to play, while offering a solution to many common headaches such as misplaced tickets or forgetting to play a draw,” says Rich Wheeler, president of Lottery Now. “We also look forward to supporting the Washington Lottery Commission’s revenue efforts. Mido Lotto will increase good cause contributions that support a number of incredible education initiatives, since we attract mobile customers who might not typically play the Lottery the way it’s currently offered.”
Mido Lotto works with official state-licensed Lottery retailers and acts as a digital courier service to bring official State Lottery draw-games to customers’ mobile phones.
Similar to DoorDash or Instacart (except its courier service is fully digital for consumers), Mido Lotto works as an intermediary that allows customers to order and manage their tickets directly in the app, which are purchased on their behalf from officially-licensed Washington Lottery retailers.
Players can also use the app to send tickets as gifts, play with friends and instantly claim winnings up to $600. For larger prize amounts, physical tickets are securely delivered to the player so they can collect their winnings at a claim center in accordance with Washington state Lottery regulations.
“Tickets can be gifted or played as part of a group within the app; enabling friends, family and co-workers to play collaboratively in a simple, fun and interactive way,” says Wheeler.
Washington is the most recent state to welcome the fast-growing Silicon Valley app. Mido Lotto first launched in California last spring followed by debuts in just the last few months in Delaware, Massachusetts and Texas. Mido Lotto will also launch in four new states in the coming weeks.
“Mido Lotto is a credible, innovative new product that will enhance the Washington Lottery’s contributions benefiting people and communities all over our state,” says Jim Warick, former deputy director of the Washington Lottery. “Mido Lotto is an important option – it not only gives current players a safe and convenient choice, but will also attract new players which means additional revenue for the Washington Opportunity Pathways Account’s (WOPA) dedicated programs.”
Mido Lotto, which boasts an impressive 4.8 average user rating based on 10K+ five-star reviews in the Apple iTunes store, has hit the top 30 in entertainment apps and is the highest rated Lottery app.
Lottery Now’s leadership team is a veritable who’s who of Lottery, tech and gaming veterans who have designed games and technology for leading entertainment companies including Twitter, Disney, Sony PS3, Pandora, Citibank and Zynga.
Mido Lotto follows strict compliance protocols in accordance with all federal and state regulations including age verification and geofencing, as well as responsible gaming measures which include strictly enforced daily, weekly and monthly order limits.