The Michigan Lottery joins other operators who have teamed up with Paypal to offer players a new way to fund their online accounts, the Associated Press reported.
Players will be able to use Paypal starting this month to fund their accounts so that they can play online games. Players must either have a balance in their active Paypal account or they can link their account to a financial institution account.
In addition, players can also withdraw their winnings or direct the money to their accounts with the digital payment system.
Michigan was the first in the United States to bring its lottery games to the internet. According to the Michigan Lottery, more than 276,000 state residents—out of Michigan’s 10 million population—have signed up for online accounts since the Lottery launched its online site two years ago. Through its online platform, the Michigan Lottery offers more than 30 online games with plays ranging from 5 cents to $20. Early this year, the lottery added four draw games, Poweball, Mega Millions, Lotto 47, and Fantasy 5, to its catalogue.
Paypal is considered to be one of the most common e-wallets in the world, providing secure payment transaction service to more than 80 million people around the world.