New App Keeps Track of Lotto Tickets

Published 09/18 2013 04:30PM

Updated 09/25 2013 06:00PM

With the Powerball Lotto now at $400 million, the fifth largest in its history, people are going all out playing for the millions. 

"I think I'll go buy a ticket," said Chris Sierra. "I don't know what I'd do with that kind of money. It's far fetched." 

"If I got that lottery, I'd thank God and all the people around me," said Ronald Gibbs. 

However, keeping track of that little slip of paper (that could be worth millions) isn't always easy. So now, like many thing, there's an app for that. 

"They say it makes it easy but I don't know about these apps," said Gibbs, very apprehensive about the idea. 

"I think that sounds perfect," said Sierra. "Everything we do revolves around our phone." 

The app is called YooLotto, its a free application for your smartphone, that lets you hold onto your lotto tickets digitally and tells you when you've won. 

Eric Yoo, one of the creators of the app said "In Texas there is $50 million of unclaimed prizes... 1 out of 2 people play the lotto and they forget to check their winnings and that's what YooLotto is here for." 

"If you want the convinience and you want results on your phone just download the free app take a picture and when the drawings are announced we send you real time notifications to your phone," says Yoo.

Chris Sierra was convinced and said, "That's a great idea. I'm going to download that when we are done here. If i have a ticket i have this app that'll do it for me." 

YooLotto is available for free for iPhone and Android. 

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