Jackpocket Lottery app expands operations in New Jersey
Posted on: January 18, 2022, 12:35 p.m.
Last update: January 18, 2022, 2:28 a.m.
Jackpocket is officially available in New Jersey for download on Android smart devices through the Google Play store. Jackpocket’s iOS app for Apple products debuted last fall.
Jackpocket is a third-party lottery service that acts as a courier for lottery players. Third-party lottery apps are common in other parts of the world, but are still limited to the United States. Jackpocket is the first lottery app of its kind in the United States to gain state licenses.
People over the age of 18 in New Jersey can download and play a variety of lottery games. The app only allows games facilitated by the New Jersey Lottery and its interstate partners, such as Powerball and Mega Millions.
Jackpocket is licensed by the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement under an operating agreement with Caesars Interactive Entertainment. Jackpocket recently completed its latest fundraising with $120 million from investors.
Jackpocket is operational in nine states, plus DC. Along with New Jersey, Jackpocket can be downloaded and played in Arkansas, Colorado, Minnesota, New Hampshire, New York, Ohio, Oregon, and Texas.
Jackpocket users can purchase tickets in any jurisdiction they are physically located in and where the app is permitted. When a user purchases a lottery ticket through the app, Jackpocket completes the transaction with an official lottery retailer similar to a customer purchasing a raffle game at a convenience store.
Winnings below $600 are credited to the player’s Jackpocket account. For winnings over $600, Jackpocket sends the user the winning ticket to be redeemed via the lottery where the game was won.
Jackpocket generates revenue by taking a 9% commission from player deposits. Winnings deposited into a player’s account are not subject to fees, nor are withdrawals.
The biggest legal mobile lottery win in US history was handled by Jackpocket in November when an app user won $9.4 million. The lucky winner, Carol, who works in healthcare and lives in Union County, NJ, said afterwards that she had been using the Jackpocket app for just over a year. Carol earned her fortune playing New Jersey’s Pick 6.
Growing Mega Millions
Jackpocket’s New Jersey Google Play expansion comes as tonight’s Mega Millions jackpot is estimated at $347 million. The jackpot is the 41st largest in US history.
Mega Millions and Powerball are already making headlines at the start of 2022. Two lucky players from California and Wisconsin in the January 5 Powerball draw shared a jackpot worth $632.6 million – the 11th largest usa history lottery prize.
The odds of a Mega Millions ticket matching all five white balls and the golden Mega Ball are 1 in 302,575,350.
Mega Millions is played in 45 states, plus DC, including the nine states where Jackpocket is licensed and active.