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NY Lottery Announces New Instant Game That Uses Mobile Phone App

By Staff


lotteryNew York State Lottery has announced a new scratch-off lottery ticket that will allow purchasers to find out whether they’ve won by scanning a barcode on the ticket using their smartphones, and then navigating a game called GoldCastle online.

The tickets are now available in retail stores, for $5 per game, and can be played online using the smartphone app, or in the usual way, as an instant scratch-off ticket.

“The New York Lottery is proud to offer the first-ever scratch-off that brings (augmented reality) to life in game play,” New York Lottery director Gardner Gurney said in a statement.

However, according to Gurney, the tickets must still be purchased in-store, even if players have decided to reveal their prizes using the app.

Lottery officials have also said the new 3-D lottery game is one of the first of its kind, and that the Lottery may consider introducing other types of similar games in the future.

Visit for additional information regarding the game.

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