Online ticket purchasing service theLotter has announced it expects to see a sharp rise in sales following the launch of two new draws for the Powerball and Texas Lotto.
Both Powerball and Texas Lotto will move to thrice-weekly draws on August 23, giving Texans more opportunities to win big. TheLotter claims that sales are ‘undoubtedly’ set to rise and therefore raise more funds for local community interests.
The lottery ticket service launched in The Lone Star state just before the COVID-19 pandemic began, but after significant growth in 2020 and 2021, it has forced its way into a competitive position in the Texan lottery market.
Recently, theLotter made the move to accept debit card payments which it expects to help increase its market share as cash becomes used less after the pandemic.
Peggy Daniel, theLotter’s US Managing Director, commented: “Whilst we are experiencing a substantial increase in interest this summer in Texas, we are always looking long term. And I am very optimistic about the prospects in Texas.
“As a company, we have been around for many years and we focus on building trust rather than seek to make a flashy entrance in local markets.
“We always abide by the strictest standards of all local guidelines, and that’s why we recently decided to offer Texans the ability to purchase lottery tickets online using their debit card.
“Since we’ve added debit cards, sales for Mega Millions, Powerball and the Texas Lotteries have risen rapidly, which we’re delighted to see. This provides local charities with much-needed revenue during these trying times.”