A game for the North American Association of State and Provincial Lotteries and  Atlantic Lottery that will incorporate Games for Change elements to appeal to a new generation of players.



Lotter-E is a team of 5 students at Carnegie Mellon’s Entertainment Technology Center working to rethink the lottery for the 21st century. For decades, the lottery has served as a fun and exciting way to raise money for various charitable causes, but as times and trends change, it has become apparent that millennials are less interested in participating in this traditional form of lottery.

Lotter-E is looking to explore how to use emerging technologies and innovative game mechanics to make the lottery appeal to a new generation of players. In addition, while the lottery already provides millions of dollars to charitable causes, we’re looking to explore how “games for change” elements can ensure the lottery has an even bigger social impact.

Our work this semester will involve researching what millennials look for in a game, as well as what they look for in a social cause, and designing a game that’s both fun to play and makes people feel good while playing it.