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New mobile app finds nearest lottery retailers

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'Lottery Places' supported on all major mobile devices

MARTINSVILLE, NJ — For the first time lottery players have a simple way to find a store to buy lottery tickets no matter where they are.

Lottery Places, a new mobile app available on iPhone, Android, and Windows Phone, finds your current location and instantly displays the nearest lottery retailers.

As the on-screen map is panned and zoomed with common gestures, additional lottery retailers are found and displayed in real-time. Touching a retailer reveals more information about the store's location and services, and one button-press displays driving directions to the retailer.

What makes Lottery Places unique is its ability to find retailers across state and country borders, all in one app. Before today lottery players would have to visit individual government lottery websites, each of which uses a different and sometimes confusing method of finding lottery retailers, and only in one state or country at a time.

In the United States alone, the Lottery Places app replaces the need to visit 45 separate government lottery websites and apps to find lottery retailers throughout the country.

Best of all, the app is completely free, with no time trials, pro-level versions, or in-app purchases required. All of the features are available to everyone for free.

"Lottery Places solves a real problem that everyone experiences at one time or another: how to find a nearby store that sells lottery tickets," explained Todd Northrop, creator of Lottery Places.

"Whether you're at home, at work, traveling, or on vacation, open up Lottery Places and instantly see all the closest lottery retailers," Northrop said. "Because the app is free to use forever and it is available on all three major mobile platforms, it truly is an essential app that no lottery player — indeed no mobile user — should be without."

Lottery Places launched today on all three major mobile platforms: iPhone, Android, and Windows Phone. And because the Windows Phone app is actually a Windows universal app, it also works on all desktops, laptops, and tablets running Windows 8 or higher.

In addition to finding lottery retailers near your current location, Lottery Places can also locate retailers in any other location using the search feature. Just type a full or partial address and the app will pinpoint the location on the map and instantly locate the nearest lottery retailers. Driving directions can be displayed either from your current GPS location or the search location you entered.

"If you know you're making a stopover you can see if the airport has a lottery retailer," Northrop suggested. "Or maybe you're visiting a friend and you want to check for nearby store locations. In practically any scenario, Lottery Places can find the nearest lottery retailers."

Advanced map features, such a traffic reports and satellite views, are included to help determine an ideal lottery retailer to visit.

Also included in the app is the ability to report any problems that might be found with particular retailers. For example, if the phone number is listed incorrectly on a retailer, the app user can press the Report Error button to instantly send a note directly to the app's developers to fix the problem.

The Lottery Places website (www.lotteryplaces.com) includes more information about the app, as well as app store buttons to instantly download the app for free.

Lottery Places is available today for free download.

About Lottery Places

Lottery Places was created by Todd Northrop, the founder of Speednet Group and the developer of Lottery Post (www.lotterypost.com), the world's most popular website for lottery players. For over 15 years, Mr. Northrop has been inventing and developing lottery-related websites, books and apps, providing accurate, player-friendly information and interactivity for lottery players worldwide.

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Very interesting. Might come in handy while I'm traveling state to state.

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    When away from home this App will simplify finding a Lottery Retailer!

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      When away from home this App will simplify finding a Lottery Retailer!

      I agree, I always play in other States when I travel.

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        I like it, especially for places like New York were surprisingly few bodegas sell tickets and visitors can easily overlook hole-in-the-wall type joints. (Why don't cvs, Duane reade and walgreens sell tickets?)

         

        Also the airport part is interesting.

        However searching Heathrow Airport London didn't really turn up any results, and you can play in any WHSmith shop, on a playslip landside, directly over the till airside.

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          Thumbs UpHail to the Chief. Awesome app. Very useful indeed.

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            Another Triumph Todd. Thanks and congratulations! Cheers

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              This project has been in the works for 8 years now.  I've come close to launching it, only to realize it wasn't right yet.  A real labor of love.

              If you'd like to help out, please do download the free app — I think you'll find it quite useful — and then please post a review on the App Store/Play Store.  Reviews are greatly appreciated!

               

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                This is great. I'll be playing in VA/NC soon and I'm always looking for places close to highways that sell lotto. Tested the store navigation and it was dead on.

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                  This is great. I'll be playing in VA/NC soon and I'm always looking for places close to highways that sell lotto. Tested the store navigation and it was dead on.

                  Please be sure to post a review in the App Store! Thumbs Up

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                    Posted: June 17, 2015, 6:19 pm - IP Logged

                    Just downloaded it. Will definitely use it when I go out of state.

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                      Great app. Just learned that an area hi rise close by sells tickets in their convenience store.

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                        I sure could have used this 2 days ago . I was in NYC By Herald Square walking around for 40 min looking for a place . Walked up 6 th ave ( Ave of Americas )  to Times Square . All the way over to Radio Music Hall . Down 5th ave to 39th back across to Broadway the up Broadway a while then back to 6th and back to where I started . What a nightmare '

                         

                        This wiil be a big help !!!  Thanks Todd !!

                         

                         Good Luck,

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                          l uploaded the app to my phone yesterday & it performed perfectly. Great job Todd!

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                            I think we've all needed this at one time or another -- myself included.

                            Thanks for the feedback (noise-gate, got your private feedback too, thanks).

                            Please be sure to also post a review on the App Store/Play Store -- that helps more than anything.  Thanks!!

                             

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