California Lottery Warns Against Digital Ticket-Ordering Companies; Tickets Ineligible to Win

June 24, 2024 | Lottery News

CA Lottery Cautions Its 23,000+ Retail Partners: Don’t Sell to Digital Ticket-Ordering Companies

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SACRAMENTO – The California Lottery is sending a directive to its more than 23,000 retail partners about the dangers of selling to online lottery couriers, which are businesses that offer California Lottery ticket-ordering via websites or mobile apps.

In the directive, the California Lottery cautions that any retail partner knowingly engaging in ticket sales to online lottery couriers, their employees, agents, and/or contractors may be subject to the termination of their retailer contract.

“Online lottery ticket courier services are illegal in California,” said Carolyn Becker, California Lottery spokesperson. “We are thankful for the support of our retail partners in helping our customers play safely, rather than exchanging money with a third-party, unregulated business.

Any California Lottery player who buys their games through an online courier is not eligible to win.”

Because these services are illegal, the California Lottery is prohibited from knowingly paying a prize on any ticket acquired through a digital service, and no retailer bonuses would be paid if the winning ticket was sold online.

To see the location of all 23,000+ California Lottery retail partner locations, click here.

SOURCE: California Lottery.

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