The New Jersey public can now enter the lottery conveniently from their smartphones’ as Jackpocket became the Garden State’s first registered lottery courier service. The launch was announced as Friday’s Mega Millions draw exceeded $340 million.
Unveiling last week’s public launch of its app in the state, the company aims to provide players in the area with a simple, secure way to order official state lottery tickets.
New Jersey is the first state lottery to officially approve lottery courier services as a result of this growth, enabling orders to be placed through a mobile app.
Players will position ticket orders for deals like Mega Millions, Powerball, Cash4Life and New Jersey’s own Pick-6 in the Jackpocket app.
Jackpocket stresses that it aims at broadening access to the lottery and through participation, helping to drive revenue from state lottery and attracting new customers who would otherwise not be successful lottery players. Sixty-six percent of current users of Jackpocket are under the age of 45.
In addition, the company also offers consumer protection, such as regular deposit and spending caps, self-exclusion and in-app access to appropriate gaming tools, to ensure players ‘ safety.
Jackpocket is a member of the National Council on Problem Gambling and the first third-party lottery company to obtain a responsible gambling certificate from the internet gambling evaluation system responsible for the NCPG.
“Jackpocket’s mission is to make the lottery more accessible and convenient to play,” said Jackpocket founder and CEO Peter Sullivan. “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 $5m in lottery prizes.”