In September of 2021, the Massachusetts Lottery launched the mobile cashing feature within its existing app, allowing registered users to claim prizes of $601 to $5,000 securely through the app. Currently, about 20% of all eligible claims are being transacted through the app.
Over 19,000 prize claims totaling over $24 million have been fulfilled through the app.
“In addition to providing convenience for our customers, the environmental benefits are many. Eliminating vehicle trips to Lottery claim centers for these transactions has preserved over 38,000 gallons of gas, saving customers over $140,000 in gasoline costs and resulting in a 737,000-pound reduction in carbon emissions. The environmental impact of mobile cashing is being tracked on our website,” Christian Teja, Asst. Exec. Dir., Communications, Massachusetts Lottery, said.