Monday, April 4, 2011

The Best Lotto Apps for the iPhone

I had just purchased my California Super Lotto and Mega Millions tickets (the winning ones of course ;-), and thought to myself..... Self, there must be some good iPhone and iPad apps out there for getting Lotto results and tracking my tickets to see if I've finally won.

Before we get to the apps I reviewed, I know a lot of people including myself are looking for apps to help you pick those winning numbers.  I plan to do another post dedicated to apps that help you pick lottery numbers when I find some time to review them.  Until then, here are a couple of sites that I've used for Lotto Number set generation.
Now on to the Lotto Apps...

I downloaded (purchased) and tried quite a few but there were only a couple I would recommend.  I've decided to review 3 apps, 2 paid apps and 1 free app for the lottery enthusiast. Here are my top 3 Lottery Apps for the iPhone.

Lottotopia for iPhone by Appade $2.99 (Top Pick)


Lottotopia - Appade

Lottotopia has a great interface! This app lets you choose lottery games from just about any state and only shows you the ones you want.  Lottotopia also was a standout application because it had the ability to keep track your tickets and tell you if you've got a winner.  The interface was intuitive and easy to use.

Pros: Easy to use interface makes tracking your tickets a breeze. Shake to quick pick feature when entering ticket numbers.

Cons: No statistical data.




Game Screen


For each lottery game that you select you will have a screen that keeps you up to date on that game. You can swipe through each of games.


Ticket and Results Screen


This screen is for tracking your tickets for each game. Scroll up and down through all you tickets and draws.



Entering Your Tickets Screen


Entering your lottery tickets is really easy using this intuitive interface.








Lotto (Free App)


Lotto Pro - PowerBall & Mega Millions Lottery Results - Date Night Development

Lotto is a PowerBall and Mega Millions lottery results app for the iPhone.


Features:
- Designed Specifically for Mega Millions and PowerBall Lottery
- Push Notification of Jackpoint (only when it is more than $75 million)
- Push Notification of Lotto results (immediately after the drawing)
- Countdown timer until next drawing
- Displays the estimated jackpot and cash value

 


 Lotto - Game Info Screen




- Email the Jackpot info
- Email winning numbers
- Link to the official lottery web site

Pros: Free

Cons: No ticket tracking and no quick pick feature. 




 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 




Lotto Pro ($0.99)

Lotto Pro - PowerBall & Mega Millions Lottery Results - Date Night Development

Lotto Pro is a PowerBall and Mega Millions lottery results app for the iPhone.

Features:
- Designed Specifically for Mega Millions and PowerBall Lottery
- Push Notification of Jackpoint (only when it is more than $75 million)
- Push Notification of Lotto results (immediately after the drawing)
- Countdown timer until next drawing
- Displays the estimated jackpot and cash value

Pros: Has an interesting "Shake for quick pick" number picker.  Has statistics with frequent and overdue number sets.

Cons: No Super Lotto or other games, just PowerBall and Mega Millions.

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