AutoLotto launched its first live state in New Hampshire in July of 2015 with nearly 150,000 users waiting for ticket purchasing to go live in their states. The AutoLotto app enables users to purchase Powerball tickets through Android and iOS mobile devices via a secure system that verifies users and negates the need for lines at sales points and the risk of losing paper tickets. Tech entrepreneurs Matt Clemenson and Tony DiMatteo created AutoLotto in response to the reported $2 billion in unclaimed winnings per year in hopes of reinventing the lottery system. Multiple additional states will go live with ticket purchasing in the coming months. In the meantime, the AutoLotto app can still scan and monitor Powerball paper tickets and notify users of winning numbers. With a free ticket per new user, the app will automatically notify users as soon as ticket purchasing is live in their state.
Users of AutoLotto may purchase single lottery tickets or set up automatic purchases for every draw through the AutoPlay feature. AutoPlay lets AutoLotto users select from a list of rules, such as playing lucky numbers first, or enabling automatic purchases only when the jackpot exceeds a specific amount. AutoLotto also notifies winners and automatically places winnings in their account. Users keep 100 percent of their winnings and may select between a check and direct transfer to their bank account.