Illinois Lottery expands online mobile app


The Illinois Lottery is expanding the options players have to buy certain tickets without leaving the house after the General Assembly passed a law allowing them to do so earlier this year.

House Bill 3661, which became law on June 28, allowed the Lottery to sell single-draw tickets for the Pick 3, Pick 4 and Lucky Day draw games on and their Illinois Lottery Official Mobile App. Previously, these games were available only through a subscription of a minimum of one week’s worth of tickets.

These games join Mega Millions, Powerball and Lotto as available for single-draw sales.

Jason Schaumburg, communications director for the Illinois Lottery, said the Lottery expects the new features to contribute almost 12 percent of the department’s sales growth target for the year.

“The ability to purchase single-draw tickets for Pick 3, Pick 4 and Lucky Day Lotto was introduced earlier this month (Aug.12), “Average daily sales across the three games is up 20 percent compared to the three weeks before single draw of Pick 3, Pick 4 and Lucky Day Lotto was introduced online.”