Earlier this year Powerball lottery players saw their entire life change by winning a massive $1.5 billion jackpot. Unlike we nerds, they may have quit their place of employment so they could buy the whole place themselves. And let the chips fall where they may.
The numbers definitely fall wherever they may in lottery games. Players win a few, and lose a few million more.
Powerball actually got harder to win late in 2015 when the number of white balls went up from 59 to 69, and the number of red balls fell from 35 to 26. But there are some apps available that don’t even cost $2 like a Powerball ticket. In fact, they’re free.
1.) Mega Millions & Powerball
This app covers the two biggest multi-state lottery games in the United States, Mega Millions and Powerball. It offers the latest jackpot information and most recent jackpot drawing results, along with payout and prize level information.
You can search for history of the game’s drawing, save your ticket numbers and calculate winnings. The app also supplies lottery notifications and home screen widgets. Tickets for Powerball and Mega Millions cannot be purchased with this app.
2.) Lottery Free
The Lottery Free app helps a user pick their lottery selections at random. It features a set of numbers to choose from that can be customized for a given lottery’s number range. It also gives users the option of drawing an extra set of numbers for games like Powerball and Mega Millions that use them.
3.) Private Lottery Machine
You can essentially conduct a drawing for 66 predefined lotteries by yourself with the Private Lottery Machine. This lottery random numbers generator allows you to make selections by tapping the screen with your finger or shaking your tablet or smartphone.
Another fairly recent free app is called Jackpocket. The service is used on Apple IOS devices, and allows users to buy tickets for Powerball, Mega Millions, Lotto and other games. Users just have to tap and swipe their smartphone screens to play.
According to the New York Post, players get a first ticket free and can use credit cards to purchase more. Players receive a digital receipt and image of your ticket that’s attached to their profile.
Jackpocket buys the tickets from retail stores, scans them at their own offices, and emails copies of the tickets to players who bought them. Players are notified if they win.
LotteryHUB is an official app for the Powerball and Mega Millions lotteries. The app allows you to enter your game numbers and receive notifications if you win, watch live lottery drawings, save your number selection history and receive state lottery news updates.
The app also features video content offering lottery tips and tricks, and numbers that appear frequently.
6.) Lottery Artificial Intelligence
This app should be a major help to any business owners offering the lottery at their stores. Real Time Networking offers the service, which gives reports of ticket sales and alerts an owner of activated tickets that haven’t been sold.
Store operators only have to scan the first available ticket barcode at the end of a shift to get data updates. LAI gives owners real time reports regarding tickets that need to be added and those that need to be terminated.
But we want to remind you to play lottery games if you enjoy them, but play responsibly. And if you happen to become a new billionaire one day, remember your best friends the nerds who helped you with these apps.