Maltese operator theLotter has reported it is selling an ever-larger number of lottery tickets online in Texas.
The firm, which has been providing online access to lotteries from around the world since 2002, says the influx of new players has been especially impressive this week, likely due to American lottery jackpots reaching levels not seen in 18 months.
This past weekend, Powerball’s jackpot reached $470m while the Mega Millions jackpot reached $490m. theLotter Texas also offers other popular Texas Lottery draws, including Lotto Texas, Texas Two Step, and Cash Five. The company included the Lone Star state in its online lottery ticket purchasing services in 2019.
Peggy Daniel, theLotter’s US Managing Director, said: “We enable Texans to play their favorite lottery games from the comfort of home. We have definitely seen an increase in the number of people searching for online alternatives to their local shops in the past year. In the past few days, we’re seeing huge numbers on our Texas website.”
Daniel added: “Texas is successfully rolling out programs to improve online access for all and we’re proud to be able to be help that movement. Every ticket sold for a Texas Lottery game benefits important local causes.”
theLotter Texas (tx.thelotter.com) enables Texans who had previously been unable to purchase tickets in person to state lotteries the possibility of doing so online. It allows a customer to choose the lottery they wish to play and official Texas Lottery tickets are purchased on their behalf from a licensed retailer.
The customer then receives a scanned copy in their account, which proves their ownership of the ticket. All prizes are paid out commission-free. theLotter utilizes advanced security measures to ensure safety and privacy for all customers, and strictly abides by the rules of the Texas State Lottery. Third-party controls on the site prevent underage Texans from playing and blocks anyone outside state borders.
Last week, theLotter.com reported a significant growth during the holiday season and throughout 2020 despite the implications of the COVID-19 pandemic.