Mobile lottery and SMS lottery
The lottery software supports lottery ticket sales via the Internet (web browsers), cell phones, and other alternative sales channels via Web Service interface. Players can utilize prepaid vouchers for funding player accounts which they can purchase via internet or lottery retailer. Players can then bet from their account using the Internet or SMS text messages.
SMS based lottery is facilitated through 3rd party SMS gateway applications. The SMS gateways are present in most of the countries in the form of “short code” providers and they communicate with the telephone company’s short message service center. The telephone company allocates a “short code” that players use for sending the SMS messages. Our lottery system parses the SMS message and consumes services provided by Web Service to complete the transaction. A player can collect winnings at designated retailer locations (up to a certain amount) if they have registered a mobile device to their account. The transactions are secured using a random security code which has a short expiration time to prevent fraud.