Tablets have been in use at smaller WestLotto sales points in North Rhine-Westphalia since 2017. WestLotto uses the handy, space-saving devices as an alternative to large lottery terminals in stores, with one downside: customers can only play the lottery by the salesperson entering their numbers directly, by choosing a set of random “lucky dip” numbers or by using WestLotto’s digital service. Without a scanning function, the tablet terminals cannot read or process paper slips. The new software changes all this. From next year, it is expected that customers will be able to play the lottery by filling out a conventional lottery coupon at smaller sales points, such as newspaper kiosks, small beverage stores and bakeries, too. Using the software developed by adesso for WestLotto tablets, lottery slips can be scanned directly at the sales point.