The Maryland Lottery has signed a contract with eLottery Inc. that will let customers fill out Lotto and Big Game subscription forms online, the company announced yesterday.
The service builds on an existing one that lets lottery customers download a subscription form, fill it out and return it through conventional mail. Customers will still have to send checks through the mail or drop them off at a lottery office because state law forbids the agency from accepting charge cards for ticket purchases.
Buddy Roogow, the lottery director, said the agency has no plans to seek authority to accept credit cards. He said the contract was an effort to improve communications with customers. The company will receive 2.2 cents for each e-mail received through the system, Roogow said.