Note: This blog post was sponsored by Mido Lotto. Read my Affiliate Disclosure and Marketing Philosophy statement here. Read Below to find out about the Mido Lotto App and how Montanans can get a free ticket until September 30, 2022!
Why the Lottery?
When I was growing up, I lived in a state where gambling was illegal. Hawai’i had no casinos and no lotteries. The idea of buying a ticket, and winning a ton of money if luck was on your side, was an impossible dream, a fantasy only portrayed on TV. The only two times I ever briefly gambled were in my early- to mid-twenties–once in Japan, when I tried pachinko at a smoke-filled pachinko parlor attached to my hotel, and once when I tried my luck at Blackjack in Las Vegas.
After moving to Montana, it seemed like a foreign country in terms of gambling. Many towns have multiple casinos. I noticed I started more regularly making jokes like “If I win the lottery, I’ll move to Scotland” or discussing with others what I would hypothetically do with a huge lottery win.
And even though I know the chances of winning the lottery are slim, I realized something ironic about my jokes and conversations: I was never entering the lottery!! A couple of times I bought some scratch cards, but I had never entered the PowerBall or Mega Millions. I was reminded of the joke about a man who died and complained to God in heaven that God never let him win the lottery even though he prayed hard for it all his life, and God said, “You never bought a lottery ticket, my son.”
With the PowerBall reaching a record high the summer of 2022, I finally bought a few PowerBall tickets and MegaMillions tickets. However, that requires a trip to a store, which is pretty inconvenient. Enter the Mido Lotto app.
The Mido Lotto App and How Montanans Can Claim a Free Ticket
The Mido Lotto app is an app that makes it easy and convenient for Montanans to buy lottery tickets from home, securely from their phones. It works similar to Ticketmaster or DoorDash. The Mido Lotto app works with official state-licensed Lottery retailers to deliver tickets for official draw-games to your cellphone. The benefit of using Mido Lotto is that customers don’t need to worry about losing a ticket or failing to claim a prize—the only thing that is worse than losing the lottery is losing a winning ticket!
To celebrate launching in Montana, Mido Lotto is giving every eligible Montanan a free Lottery Ticket! All you have to do is download the Mido Lotto app from their website or from your app store of choice (i.e., the Apple App Store)! You can also use this link to get an SMS to download the app.
No purchase is necessary for this free ticket. This promotion runs through September 30, 2022. To receive your ticket after downloading the app, use the promo code TREASURE.
Some Great Mido Lotto App FYIs
What happens if you win the lottery with Mido Lotto? Winnings of up to $600 are directly deposited into your account; if you luck out and win more than $600, the winning ticket is provided so you can claim your winnings directly from the state Lottery. Also, Mido Lotto doesn’t take a percentage of your winnings!
Setting up an account was pretty easy. You enter your name, and email address, and confirm that you are over 18 years old. You can even use PayPal if that is your preferred method of paying! In addition, you can also refer a friend and get $10 if your friend makes an order (for a limited time only).
One thing I liked is that the Mido Lotto app includes “Responsible Play” guidelines. Users can set spending limits that can’t be raised for 7 days, and users can set self-exclusion periods where you aren’t allowed to play, permanently or temporarily, during which subscriptions and advance draws are deactivated.
If you are an eligible Montana resident and want a free lottery ticket from Mido Lotto, download the app and use the promo code TREASURE so that you can be eligible and have your shot at winning. As Natalia Reyes said, “You can win the lottery but you need to buy the ticket first. And in life, you can get lucky but you need to work hard and be ready first.”
I hope you enjoy this special promotion that Mido Lotto partnered with me for! Comment below if you intend to get your free ticket, and let me know if you’ve ever won a big or small prize from the Lottery!
If you don’t live in Montana, but would like to try the Mido Lotto app, Mido Lotto’s services are also available in Arizona, California, Connecticut, Delaware, Massachusetts, Ohio, and Oregon. As a final reminder, this post was sponsored by Mido Lotto.
If You Struggle with Gambling
If you struggle with gambling or are addicted to gambling, please disregard this post and this promotion. If you struggle with gambling, or start to develop an unhealthy relationship with gambling and don’t know who to turn to for help, here are some resources to help you:
The National Problem Gambling Helpline, run by the National Council on Problem Gambling (NCPG) Phone or Text: 1-800-522-4700 (confidential and available 24/7; helpline chat on their website).
Montana Council on Problem Gambling Phone: 888-900-9979