Making United States Lottery history, the Illinois Lottery is doing something no other state lottery has done before. The Illinois Lottery is the first to offer their subscribers a prepaid Visa card. With this special prepaid Visa card, players will have a convenient, safe and secure way to receive their lottery winnings.
CEO of Northstar Lottery Group, Connie Laverty O’Connor stated in a press release, “Our subscription players will no longer have to wait for checks, pay fees to cash checks, or walk around with large amounts of cash.”
O’Connor also said about the Illinois Lottery being the first in the United States to offer this kind of service “We are excited to offer Illinois Lottery players a green, secure winning payment system as our society becomes increasingly cash-free.”
Prepaid cards are easy to use, and function like a credit card, only it’s a gift card of sorts, or debit card even. The prepaid Visa card is not only easy to use, but also appeals to the tech savvy generations. Because it’s a credit card, subscribers can manager their card account online with ease, making subscription renewals, looking at transactions, and checking balances easy.
“This is the kind of innovation that will be available to players now that we have a private manager for the Illinois Lottery” said Victor Golden, Illinois Lottery Acting Superintendent.