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New Maryland Lottery App

Topic closed. 3 replies. Last post 1 year ago by LottoLucy.

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Posted: September 17, 2015, 3:38 pm - IP Logged

I will never be one of those people who find out two months later that I've won the jackpot when I find an old ticket in my glove box.  I take photos of all my tickets and usually check my numbers the same night.  What I do have trouble with some times is managing my small win tickets.  I often play multi-draw tickets so I will forget which small win went with which ticket or my personal assistant (OK, my husband Wink) will stop to get my tickets for me and I don't want to burden him with turning them in so they pile up.

I was really excited to see that the Maryland Lottery has a new My Lottery Rewards App that reads the bar code on your ticket and tells you how much you won.  You can also scan to enter tickets for reward points.  While I did have some issues with the app crashing (which might have been due to my ancient iPhone-- not sure) it did work and I went through my piled up tickets and found $119 worth of winning tickets since April.

Washington State has a similar app for their games as well that I have also found useful.

I like that I will now be able to go into a store, hand the clerk my tickets, and know exactly what I have coming back without having to use the in store scanners.

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    Posted: September 17, 2015, 6:35 pm - IP Logged

    I used to scan my tickets and calculate the payout with Excel, where the system was saved.

    It happened that the payout was higher than published, so the calculation was not correct every single time.

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      Posted: September 17, 2015, 6:51 pm - IP Logged

      California just put out a new app.  It is great but there are some bugs (it doesn't read all tickets for some reason) but when it works its an amazing time saver.

      I am the guy who "dumpster dives" for tickets and this year I have found 57 tickets that were winners and people threw them away. I found $718.00 so far. I am wondering what will happen when I scan a winning ticket with the new app.?  I cant wait to find out.

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        Posted: September 24, 2015, 8:08 pm - IP Logged

        California just put out a new app.  It is great but there are some bugs (it doesn't read all tickets for some reason) but when it works its an amazing time saver.

        I am the guy who "dumpster dives" for tickets and this year I have found 57 tickets that were winners and people threw them away. I found $718.00 so far. I am wondering what will happen when I scan a winning ticket with the new app.?  I cant wait to find out.

        That is amazing!  Do you think people just can't be bothered to turn in small winners or what?

        If the Cali app is like the MD app the reader is finicky about light and if the ticket is completely flat --but mostly it seems to be a light issue when it is having trouble focusing.

        Lotto Lucy