CHICAGO (CBS) — A new mobile app should help more Lottery players claim their winnings when they win, if they forget to check their tickets.
WBBM Newsradio’s Cisco Cotto reports Lottery players often misplace winning tickets in their purses, wallets, drawers, or under their car seats.READ MORE: Mother Has Questions After Police Shoot, Kill Man They Say Was Wielding Knife In Englewood
Brett Jacobson, CEO of Lotto Lotto, said approximately $2 billion in Lottery winnings go unclaimed each year in the U.S.
Jacobson designed the LottoLotto app to make it easier for people to find out if they won a prize in a Lottery drawing.
“You take your mobile phone out, make sure it’s in a really well-lit area. You have it sitting flat on a table. Install our app, LottoLotto. Take a picture of your ticket, and then it tells you whether or not you’ve won,” he said.READ MORE: Chicago Weather: Rain Coming As Work Week Begins