eLOTTERY, Inc. Announces Patent Award Covering the Sale of State Lottery
Tickets via Mobile Phone in the U.S.
State Lotteries that enable e-Commerce Could Increase Sales By Over 15
These Additional Funds Could Be Injected Into Education And Public Safety
STAMFORD, Conn. -- November 20, 2012
eLOTTERY, Inc., a leading provider of web-based retailing and e-commerce
marketing services to state and governmental lotteries, announced it has been
awarded a patent from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office that will “enable
us to offer an internet ticket sales system that communicates via mobile phone
to a state’s existing system,” according to eLOTTERY Chairman and CEO Edwin
“This intellectual property award, when added to our existing intellectual
property, covers all the ways that state lottery tickets can be sold on the
internet and will allow us to capitalize on this enormous and rapidly emerging
opportunity,” McGuinn said.
Prior to this patent award, eLOTTERY held seven U.S. patents that covered the
sale of state or governmental lottery tickets over the internet communicating
directly to the state’s existing lottery ticket system. “With the award of
this patent (U.S. patent #8,272,959), our patent coverage extends to an
internet lottery ticket sales system that communicates via mobile telephones
as well,” McGuinn said.
Virtually every state lottery could increase their sales as much as 15 percent
– or $9.1 billion based on over $60.7 billion of annual U.S. lottery sales –
by making their products available online, according to research conducted by
“These additional funds could be directly injected into the state’s budget for
education and public safety, during a time when economic uncertainties abound
throughout the nation,” Mr. McGuinn added.
About eLOTTERY, Inc.
eLOTTERY, Inc. is an application service provider of internet marketing and
e-commerce technology for lotteries, and now holds pioneering patents covering
internet lottery technology. In addition to the U.S. patents, the company has
been issued e-commerce patents for selling state and governmental lottery
tickets in Australia, Canada, China and Norway, and has similar patents
pending in several other countries.
Victor Emmanuel, 914-305-5198
Edwin McGuinn, 203-388-1808
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