Lottery Vending Machines Now Available at Select Retailers
With the new year, the Lottery is looking to new technology to help increase its retail presence. Self-serve vending machines called WinStations are being deployed on a very limited basis in select retail locations. WinStations are a tool to increase overall Lottery sales by expanding product awareness and availability while adding to player convenience. To begin with, 20 locations will be utilized based on store traffic, trade style, size and market penetration. WinStation retailers have agreed to adhere to stringent requirements including training, reporting and maintaining minimum WinStation inventory in addition to their current dispenser count.What is a WinStation?WinStations are essentially self-service vending machines that allow Lottery players to purchase draw-style and scratch-off tickets without the aid of a salesperson. Similar to other vending machines, customers insert bills into the WinStation, select the draw-style game button or scratch-off game window for the ticket(s) they desire, and the machine automatically dispenses the tickets. It's as simple as that! WinStations can also be used to check the value of Louisiana Lottery tickets.What tickets can I buy on the WinStation?WinStations dispense any type of draw-style game ticket and select scratch-off game tickets. Scratch-off game availability may vary depending upon the retailer.How can I purchase tickets from the WinStation?It's easy and fun!