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  • Website Puts Money On Lottery. Membership system lets Lottogopher sell tickets online at cost.
    You can buy your lotto ticket at the convenience store or the gas station. But an L.A. company, Lottogopher, lets you buy your tickets online.

    You can buy your lotto ticket at the convenience store or the gas station. But an L.A. company, Lottogopher, lets you buy your tickets online.

    James Morel founded Lottogopher nearly four years ago when he realized that no one else was offering the service online. The reason? Federal and state Internet gaming restrictions require government–sanctioned lottery tickets be sold online only at cost, with no fees attached.

    "My specialty is taking an old business model, putting new technology into it and then branding it to a younger generation," said Morel, 43. "With the state lottery, the trick is to be able to sell tickets online while still remaining in compliance."

    So Morel devised a membership system, where people can join for as little as $10 a month and then buy all the tickets they want online at face value. Lottogopher uses the membership revenue to offer additional features such as buyer pools, analysis and advice on picks.

    Now, armed with $600,000 in new funding from about 30 L.A. and Pasadena Angel investors, Morel wants to take Lottogopher into the other states such as Texas and New York starting next year. The Park Mile company has about eight employees; the investment closed in December.

    "We'll go wherever we can fit into that space between the retailer and those who don't play the lottery," he said. – Howard Fine

    Website Puts Money On Lottery. Membership system lets Lottogopher sell tickets online at cost

About LottoGopher
LottoGopher Holdings Inc (CSE: LOTO) is a lottery messenger service that allows users to easily order and manage their state lottery tickets online using a debit or credit card. By allowing individuals to choose their numbers and safely order tickets for the official lottery drawings in California, LottoGopher makes it simple for users to keep track of their tickets and winnings. With LottoGopher, individuals can either play alone with a single ticket or create and join online public and private groups to pool winnings from California lotteries, including MEGA Million, POWERBALL and Super Lotto Plus. LottoGopher offers memberships that allow California residents to order multiple tickets from various lotteries. LottoGopher also enables users to stay up to date on the latest drawings, track their tickets and collect winnings. Members have exclusive access to expert player strategies, jackpot alerts, lottery news, lucky number pickers and winners' financial resources.
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