|Intralot Peru has announced that it has become the first firm in Latin America to let players to take part in online lotteries utilising a short message service (SMS) platform.|
The Peruvian subsidiary of the Greek lottery specialist now offers online customers the possibility of taking part in the La Tinka, Ganagol and Ganadiario lotteries using text message. The system consists of pre-paid cards known as Lotocards that have a 14-digit code that becomes visible after scratching off a strip. Players then send this code to 5686 via text message and activate an account that will let them take part.
Lotocards are for sale at national outlets while the service also informs players via SMS whether they have won the day after the draw. Intralot stated that it would pay the cost of the message with the user only paying for the card.
Intralot Peru has managed the La Tinka, La Kabala, Rapitinka, Rapigana, Ganagol, Gana Diario and Super Tres lotteries for over five years and hopes that its new SMS service will allow over ten million more users to take part.