SmartCaptain App

Manage lottery pools with your smartphone



About the Project

Can you imagine winning a piece of the Powerball Jackpot? Take a second and really imagine all those extra zeros in your bank account! Millions around the country have started a new trend called lottery pools. It’s simple: you create a group to buy tickets together and it increases your odds of winning. It’s fun, social and if any tickets in the group win, you all share the prize. In fact, an office pool of 20 co-workers in Tennessee just won $420 Million Powerball Jackpot recently! Whether you are new to lottery pools or just tired of doing them manually with your friends, SmartCaptain is for you. SmartCaptain takes care of everything and is error free. You and your friends won’t have to worry about collecting payments, losing tickets, mishandling money, or distributing the payouts. SmartCaptain does the work for you -- so you can sit back, socialize, and win money.

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  • Founder: Yang Wang
  • Company: CrowdLotto Inc.
  • Goal: $5,980.00
  • Entry Level Price: $15.00
  • Campaign Ended On: July 15, 2017
  • Delivery Date: November 2017

"About the Project" and "Claims" content are taken from the campagin as is.

Reality Check

  • Claim:

    Scan Tickets, Track Numbers

  • Reality:

    CrowdLotto has a previous app called LottoMonkey that utilizes the scanning of tickets as a function. So, this element, already exists. The tracking of numbers is allowing for the comparison of the winning numbers and informs of winning numbers.

Something To Think About

Based on the previous app, numbers would occasionally be input wrong, but allowed for a manual edit.

  • Claim:

    Publish Ticket Images As Proof Of Purchase

  • Reality:

    Straightforward and existent tech that allows for sharing of the ticket images through several different avenues.

  • Claim:

    Flexible Buy-in Schedule, Individual Payout Calculation

  • Reality:

    A simple set up which sets up the ability to organize who put in what amount and how much the payout will be if a ticket is a winner.

  • Claim:

    Sophisticated Quick Pick Algorithms

  • Reality:

    A feature that allows for "luck" to be involved in picking randomized numbers, that are best predicted by the quick pick algorithm designed by the developers.

Something To Think About

This feature does not claim to improve your chances of winning, it is just helping make the randomization for a pool.

Bottom Line

SmartCaptain App is a creative application designed by CrowdLotti Inc. to help managing a lottery pool a lot easier. This could potentially save time and energy when managing a pool. The technology is not a stretch to pull this together and CrowdLotto has released a previous working app. As you think about backing SmartCaptain, consider the fact that Melissa Blau is mentioned on the Kickstarter campaign and is portrayed as a leader of the group, but her connection to the app is elusive.

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