Bing now offers quick access to lottery results with a single search

If you're an avid lottery player, Bing just made checking to see if you've won a lot easier. The search engine will now show you the most recent results for lotteries across the country with a simple search, eliminating the need to hop between different websites to check your numbers.

For example, if you've still got Powerball fever from the recent record-high jackpot, you can simply search Bing for Powerball and you'll see a nice graphic displaying the most recent winning numbers. And in addition to the numbers, you can view the current jackpot along with the next drawing date. Bing also makes checking multiple different lotteries a tad more convenient as well by automatically showing you the results of related lotteries, such as those in your state, across the top of your search page.

For more, you can go ahead and try the feature out now by navigating to Bing and searching for the name of any lottery you happen to play.

Source: Bing

Dan Thorp-Lancaster is the former Editor-in-Chief of Windows Central. He began working with Windows Central, Android Central, and iMore as a news writer in 2014 and is obsessed with tech of all sorts. You can follow Dan on Twitter @DthorpL and Instagram @heyitsdtl

  • Damn, I was just thinking this would be a pretty good app to write. Maybe still can make something cool.
  • Live tile app for pinning different things. Lotto, horse races, etc.
  • Maybe a pattern searcher thing to see if there are any numbers to pick over others ;).
  • Still can, nake it so I can enter my numbers and whenever there is a drawing it will alert mr how many #S I got that matched
  • When will Bing be able to predict the lottery numbers? Bing lotto picks, LOL!
  • I was thinking the same. This would be perfect for Bing predictions.
  • I was thinking the same thing too lol
  • Wouldn't doubt they would add that. Though it'd piss a lot of people off and extremely likely to have poor percentages. 
  • US only feature?
  • Puerto Rico works too, but yeah that's technically in the US
  • Love it was wondering why no search engine has done it before. 1up
  • Google does it, even here in Brazil, while Bing doesn't...too bad.
  • Not here in the US (from google search)
  • Well this is probably because of the thousands of people who Bing'ed this during the crazy powerball hoping for the results to appear (they never did).  But at least they learned from all those searches!
  • So next time it goes high you wil go to bing.
  • I see what you did there.
  • They appeared when I did it...
  • Clever move
  • Not working for me. I actually requested for lottery to be added to Cortana...she knows your region and displaying local results should be easy.
  • That's what I was thinking... similar to the package tracker. I'm imagining something like "Hey Cortana, I just bought a powerball / mega millions / [whatever lottery] ticket with numbers a, b, c, d, e, f and power ball / [super-duper number] g"... or maybe even just take a photo of your ticket and Cortana recognizes that it's a lottery ticket from your OneDrive camera roll sync and automatically just tracks it for you and lets you know if you won anything the morning after the draw.
  • Add this to Windows Feedback and provide link here. I'm not in US and I don't buy lottery tickets, but I will upvote such clever feature request.
  • Here's my original request: Windows-Feedback:?contextid=13&feedbackid=2922a235-5d0f-4b96-8e9a-df3b46b16573&form=2&src=2
  • Doesnt work. Gave me the wrong numbers. I clearly had a million dollar ticket. Shame on you Cortana. I'm going to talk to Halsy about fixing you.
  • Type "post office hours" into Bing on desktop. Not sure how long that's been around but it's cool too
  • Worlds slowest news day?
  • Wen UK?
  • I still just want a simple custom date filter.
  • Las Vegas should be powered by Bing. They are more into making predictions then making their search better in emerging markets.
  • They learned from usage the past couple of months and implemented a new feature in a very timely manner, I think that's awesome.