The New York Lottery Will Offer A New Instant Game Using Mobile Phones

07.06.16 | Sarah Harnisch

New York's lottery has created a new instant game that allows players to use their cell phones as a traditional scratch game, something lottery officials say is a first in the nation.

The game contains a bar code that can be scanned by a smartphone to reveal an image of a castle on a screen. Players touch the castle to reveal prizes.

Pro-family groups warn against the easier accessibility of lotto tickets, saying it will lead to increased poverty and addiction.