On May 12, Rhode Island Lottery announced iLottery—a new way to play Lottery games. Players can now register for a free VIP+ Purchase Power account at RILOT.com, or on the Lottery’s new mobile app, to play Keno and eInstants from anywhere in Rhode Island.
“We’re pleased to offer the ability for players to buy and play Keno and eInstants from their computers or mobile devices,” said Gerald Aubin, Rhode Island Lottery Director. “This will be a great convenience for players and will generate additional revenue for our state.”
The Keno game is the same game available at Retail locations. Players can place their wagers, watch the draws live, and can even save their favorite wagers for future play.
eInstant players can choose from a variety of games, such as Multiply the Cash, Texas Hold ‘Em, Emoti Collect, and Pink Diamond Crossword. Play styles and prize payouts remain similar to the Instant Games sold at retail locations. Each eInstant can be played at a $1, $2, $3, $5, $10, or $20 price point.
Once players establish their VIP+ Purchase Power accounts, they can link to their bank account to deposit funds to play. Prizes below $600 will be automatically deposited into the player’s account. Prizes of $600 and above must be claimed at Lottery Headquarters.
As part of the Lottery’s Play Responsibly Program, maximum deposit limits are in place; and players have the ability to set session time limits. Players must be 18 years of age or older and must pass a “Know Your Customer” verification process in order to open a VIP+ Purchase Power account. Players must be physically located in the State of Rhode Island in order to access their wallets and/or place wagers.
Through the official Rhode Island Lottery app, players can wager and “stay connected to your favorite Rhode Island Lottery games wherever you go.”