Skip the Store: Play the Lottery from Anywhere with Mido Lotto {Sponsored}

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Many moons ago, a former roommate of mine often marked special occasions with our group of friends by getting everyone Lottery tickets. Birthdays, holidays, fun celebrations —  a handful of tickets for a group pool made for a fun tradition.

Never having played the Lottery before, I’ll admit I loved the shared experience, and, of course, the occasional win. Years later, when that same friend came to visit me in Portland,  in the name of tradition, she brought a birthday gift for me with a Lottery ticket attached, and a matching ticket for herself. The nostalgia was delightful, and so were the $16 we won!

With what can sometimes feel like less celebrations these days, I thought of that same friend when I learned about Mido Lotto, an app that enables Oregonians to safely order Lottery tickets from their phones. Pronounced like “my-Dough,” think of Mido Lotto as a DoorDash service for the Lottery. Working with official state-licensed retailers, Mido Lotto securely delivers tickets for draw-games to mobile devices, making it easy to play without having to go to the store. 

One positive outcome from the world going topsy turvy is that curbside pickup and delivery options are stronger than ever. Why not include the Lottery? 

MidoLotto has been available in several states and is now live in Oregon. To celebrate their launch, Mido Lotto is giving every eligible Oregonian a free Lottery ticket. Simply download the app and create an account any time from now until November 29 to be automatically entered to win!

How It Works

  1. Download the app
  2. Create a profile using your name, phone, and email
  3. Scan or enter your ID
  4. Load your Mido Lotto wallet
  5. Pick your ticket type and enter your numbers — Mido Lotto will buy your ticket for you from a state licensed retailer, WITHOUT taking a cut of your winnings
  6. The app notifies you to check your numbers when it’s time, and they remain safely secured in the app. EASY!

Mido Lotto Free Ticket AnnouncementWhy It Works

Some of the benefits of playing the Lottery using Mido Lotto include:

  • No need to worry about losing a ticket — Mido Lotto is 100% digital and the tickets can’t get stuck under a car seat or lost at the bottom of a purse.
  • Mido Lotto is not a gaming app; it’s a digital “courier service” for licensed state Lottery tickets, with more security than traditional paper tickets purchased in-person.
  • Mido Lotto eliminates the risk of missing a draw or forgetting to claim your winnings. Prizes are automatically distributed without requiring you to track drawings or stand in line.
  • The experience is cash-free! Secure your tickets using PayPal Express Checkout or an ACH bank transfer, and receive your winnings directly in your account.

Play Mega Millions, Powerball, and daily fun games from anywhere – your couch, your bathtub, or the sidelines of a kid sporting event. You can even gift tickets to friends and loved ones through the app, which might just make you their most favorite person ever. Here’s to new traditions!

What would you do if you won the Lottery???

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Lee Ann moved to Portland in 2008 following an eight-year stint in Paris, France, where her eldest was born. Though she thought nowhere could compete with the City of Lights, the City of Roses immediately stole her heart. As a great place to raise kids, she loves getting out and exploring the city and the PNW with her husband and four young children. While in France, Lee Ann earned a B.A. in Journalism and a Master's in Linguistics at the American University of Paris and L'Universite de Paris - La Sorbonne, respectively, before returning stateside to become a Speech-Language Pathologist through the Portland State University graduate program. Throughout her studies, she kept one foot in the digital world, writing content for publications and creating websites for clients. After many years as a medical Speech Pathologist, she left to the field to continue freelance writing, become the owner of Portland Mom Collective (!), and to create a crafting/workshop space for PDX makers. She likes to spend whatever "me" time she can muster making soap, geocaching, jogging, sewing, and staring at the wall with no small humans talking to her. Get in touch by sending a note to leeann {at} portlandmomcollective {dot} com, or follow her on Instagram.

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