Lottery store locator app works on iPhone, Android and Windows
Includes video report
How many lottery tickets go unpurchased every day because people with an urge to play the lottery right now aren't sure where they can buy tickets?
That's a question a new mobile app hopes to eliminate, by giving everyone a quick and easy — and free — way to find the nearest lottery retailers.
The app is called Lottery Places, and it will be featured on the Discovery Channel Friday morning, Aug. 7, on the 7:00 AM program NewsWatch TV.
What makes Lottery Places important and unique is that for the first time one app can locate lottery retailers in any state across the United States, parts of Canada, and the Caribbean. Before Lottery Places, the only way to find lottery retailers in different jurisdictions would be to visit the web site of each lottery.
But sometimes even that would not be enough.
The typical lottery retailer finder on a lottery website lists retailers within a zip code. So the lottery store locations you're shown may not include the store right down the street, which happens to be in a different zip code.
Lottery Places changes all of that, not finding lottery retailers by country, state, province, or zip code, but instead simply finding the lottery retailers nearest to you, no matter where you are.
The NewsWatch TV segment to be broadcast on Discovery Channel Friday morning shows the Lottery Places app in action, finding nearby lottery retailers, as well as searching other locations by entering a search address.
Lottery Places was launched a month ago on all three major mobile platforms — iPhone (iOS), Android, and Windows. On the Windows platform, Lottery Places is a Windows Universal app, meaning the app runs on Windows Phones and Windows desktops, laptops, and tablets running Windows 8.1 or Windows 10.
The app is completely free to download and use. There is no paid version of the app or in-app purchases, so all features are available to everyone for free.
NewsWatch TV is broadcast on Discovery Channel Friday mornings from 7:00 AM to 7:30 AM, in all US time zones. On the DISH network, the program only airs in the Eastern time zone.
On the Friday, Aug. 7, program NewWatch TV will also feature top technology news, the latest mobile apps, and interviews with the cast of "Southpaw" and "Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation."
More information about the Lottery Places app, as well as download links for all the app stores, can be found at lotteryplaces.com.
VIDEO: Watch the Lottery Places segment
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