Posted October 24, 2018 07:08:30When Nebraska’s lottery app finally gets iOS and/or Android support, users of both platforms will be able to use the app to get the money that’s locked away in their account, regardless of whether they’re in Omaha or elsewhere in the country.
This is important because the app was launched last year as a trial application, meaning that a limited number of users were able to get access to it for free, even though it had no plans to be a permanent feature.
Now, however, the company is looking to bring the app in-house and have it launched for everyone.
The Nebraska Lottery’s marketing director said that while the app will still have limited functionality, it’s been “an extremely popular trial app for a lot of people.”
The app will be free to download and be accessible for a limited time, but there will be a $2.99 per month subscription fee that will be waived for a few months, so users will have the option to upgrade for more free content and other perks.
“We’ve been very happy with the response and we’re confident we can get this app up and running for a much broader audience, including people from Nebraska, Kansas, Missouri, and Texas,” he said.
“It’s a very simple and fun application and we think it’s going to make a huge impact on the lottery in the future.”
As with all of the other Nebraska Lotteries apps, the app is in beta and will be updated as the app evolves over time.
The app is available to users in the state of Nebraska, but Nebraska Lotters Association president Bob Meeks said that since the state’s lottery is operated by a private, nonprofit corporation, it will not be subject to the same restrictions that apply to other state and local governments.
“The state of New Hampshire is not a monopoly, but the same things that apply there apply here, too,” he told Wired.
“And the same state-run entity also runs our state’s state lottery.”
Meeks said the company plans to update the app for both iOS and OS X, and will have it available in the coming months.