Mobile Commerce

NJ Launches First Mobile App For Lottery Tickets


To give players an easy way to order official state lottery tickets, Jackpocket today announced the public rollout of its lottery app in the Garden State. New Jersey is the first state lottery to authorize lottery courier services formally, enabling the placement of orders via a mobile app, according to an announcement from the company. 

Players in New Jersey can place orders in the app for favorites like Powerball, Mega Millions, Cash4Life, and New Jersey's Pick-6. The rollout comes as Mega Millions exceeded $340M for its next scheduled drawing on December 13th. Jackpocket expands access to the lottery as well as increases participation, which the company says helps “drive state lottery revenue and attract new consumers who otherwise would not be active lottery players.” 

According to the company, 66 percent of Jackpocket users are under the age of 45. Jackpocket Founder and CEO Peter Sullivan said, according to the announcement, “Jackpocket’s mission is to make the lottery more accessible and convenient to play.” Sullivan continued, “We’re proud to be the first registered lottery courier service in New Jersey, a state leading the way in innovative gaming. To date, Jackpocket players have won over $5 million in lottery prizes.”

Jackpocket offers consumer protections like daily deposit and spend limits, in-app access to responsible gaming resources, and self-exclusion. It is also a National Council on Problem Gambling member and says it’s “the first third-party lottery service to receive a responsible gambling certification from the NCPG’s Internet Responsible Gambling Compliance Assessment Program.”

The company says that is mission is “to create a more convenient, fun, and responsible way to play the lottery.” It also says that it makes the lottery even more secure “by being the first company to automatically lock a player’s identity to their ticket serial number.” The company is available as of now in New Jersey, Texas, New Hampshire, and Minnesota. It is also “expanding to many new markets” per the announcement. 



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