Pennsylvania Lottery app now scans all tickets

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MIDDLETOWN, Pa. (WHTM) — Players asked and the Pennsylvania Lottery answered.

The Pennsylvania Lottery’s official mobile app can now scan both instant and draw game tickets to check for winners.

“When we introduced a ticket checker for instant games in March, players immediately asked us to expand it to check draw game tickets,” executive director Drew Svitko said in a news release Thursday. “Our mobile app adds excitement and fun for Pennsylvania Lottery players who are on the go.”

Players can find the bar code in instant tickets under “Scratch to Cash.” Open the ticket checker and scan the ticket to find out if it’s a winner. For a draw game, players can scan the bar code on either lower corner of the ticket.  The app will tell players if they’ve won a prize instantly.

The Lottery reminds winners to sign their tickets right away. To claim a prize, winners have to take their ticket to a Lottery retail terminal or submit the signed ticket to a Lottery office.

The Lottery’s official app is free on Google Play and the Apple App Store. More than 410,000 players have downloaded it since its launch in March.

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