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California Residents Can Legally Order Lottery Tickets Online

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On the heels of nearly a half-dozen record-setting Lotto jackpots within the last 12 months, California-based has now made it possible for State residents to order lottery tickets online and coordinate office pools virtually.

This unique concierge service travels to the store to both purchase tickets and redeem the winnings on behalf of users. Winning player accounts are then funded with 100 percent of their prize money. LottoGopher keeps no portion of the prizes, large or small.

With lotteries across the country facing an aging user base, LottoGopher provides an innovative way to bring in younger players that prefer technology-enabled entertainment. This in turn brings in additional revenues for the educational programs the lottery supports by bringing in players who wouldn’t normally travel to the retail outlet on their own.

For consumers looking to get a winning edge by playing in California lottery “pools,” online social networks available through LottoGopher provide a familiar forum to create and play in groups.  Aside from making the traditional office pool easier to manage, players can also create lottery groups from their Facebook, Twitter and other online social networks by inviting friends or join public pools with other community members.

LottoGopher also features free and monthly subscription options, so consumers can carefully budget with controlled spending instead of impulse buying Powerball tickets online. This feature also ensures that passive players can play when they choose and regular players do not miss a drawing.

Consumers remain the legal owner of any lottery tickets ordered, with a sophisticated system that tracks orders, ticket transportation and a secure storage vault. LottoGopher audits all security procedures using the latest encrypted SSL technology, and features secure privacy for subscribers and appropriate safeguards to ensure age verification.

The team behind LottoGopher is an experienced website development group, with a customer service facility and management team with historical success in the consumer services sector.

Features & Benefits for Consumers


  • Order official lottery tickets online
  • Powerball, Mega Millions and Super Lotto always available
  • Members keep 100 percent of winnings
  • LottoGopher goes to the store so members don’t have to
  • LottoGopher checks and redeems all winning tickets for members
  • Users’ accounts are instantly funded 100 percent of their winnings


  • Never misplace or lose tickets with winning lottery numbers
  • Bonded messengers store members’ tickets in a secure vault
  • Every ticket is the legal property of the buyer
  • LottoGopher is a U.S. based company legally registered in California
  • The credit card processing is handled securely through Wells Fargo bank


  • Play solo or pool tickets into groups
  • Create a group to play with friends
  • Join one of LottoGopher’s many public groups
  • Share tips and strategies in forums and message boards
  • Move traditional offline office pools to an easy-to-manage online format

Price Points

  • Basic Membership is free
  • Monthly Membership plan is just $12
  • Annual Membership plan is just $99
  • California Lottery tickets are always the same price as at the store

LottoGopher is a social lottery website that allows customers to order lottery tickets online. The company makes it simple to pick lottery numbers and order tickets for all of the official jackpot drawings within the State of California, including MEGA Millions and Powerball. 

3 Ways to Use Virtualization for Your Small Business

Even if virtualization can seem pricey and complex technology is out of our grasp, there are a number of benefits including IT efficiency and cost saving. However, software such as Oracle’s VirtualBox and VMWare Workstation has made it easier for small businesses to be able to use virtualization.

With that said, here are 4 ways by which you can use virtualization for your small business:

#1: Replace an old or unsupported machine

Let’s say, the developer of a niche software that you use runs out of business or the software itself isn’t supported. If that’s not enough, the original installation files are not to be found while you aren’t sure of the original settings either. So, instead of hoping that it would work, it’s a good idea to try virtualization software such as VMWare vCenter Converter.

#2: Create a System Backup

Another way that virtualization software can work for you is by creating a snapshot of your server which can serve you well in the situation of hardware failure. While this is no substitute for daily data backups, it still can reduce business downtime while also buying you enough time to buy physical hardware.

#3: Increase Security

With cyber attacks becoming more and more prevalent and which threatens to put your business data at risk, virtualization software will put an end to this problem by limiting browsing within a virtual environment. In the given situation where a hacker can break through the Web Browser, all you have to do is restart your system as this will erase modified system files or malware.

How to Try Office 2013 Free for Six Months

If you’ve got a normal trial of Office trial either by it being installed on a PC or if you’ve downloaded from other sources, you only have thirty days to try it for free.

But while that might be enough for several users, a longer trial often tends to make more sense. If for no other reason, it might give you a little more time so as to save up some cash to buy the full software.

In the past, IT administrators and normal users could reset their trial of Office 2010 for as many as five times over. Now this is possible with Office 2013 and is quite simple to run through, and that will last for almost 180 days, giving you enough time to try out the software as much as possible.

So, here are the simplest steps to try Office 2013 for six months:

Step #1: Open Explorer

Step #2: Click inside the address bar, and paste this link: C:\Program Files\Common
Files\Microsoft Shared\OfficeSoftwareProtectionPlatform

Step #3: Click inside the address bar once more, and then type: OSPPREARM.EXE. Hit Enter once you’re done.

One important thing to keep in mind is that you have to reset your trial every 30 days, and won’t be possible if your trial expires. So, keep track of the number of days used on a calendar, if you must.

With that said, you can always fall back on the 60-day trial offered by TechNet which you have to register for, and that holds good even till this day.

Portable Stage Systems

If you are involved in touring productions such as rock concerts, live theater or other events, it’s important for you to be able to set up and tear down your stage as quickly as possible. A simple portable truss system for your stage and lighting needs can not only save you valuable time in setting up and moving your stage but it can also save you manpower costs.

One of the best options is the xStage system from Milosgroup. The modular design makes it portable, flexible and easy to manage. It’s easy to integrate a lighting truss with the xStage system in order to add illumination for night time performance. To learn more about the xStage modular stage system for yourself, visit

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