Lottery Courier, Jackpocket, Launches Desktop Platform in 15 US States

Jackpocket has launched a desktop version of its popular US lottery courier app. The newly introduced platform gives lotto customers another way to purchase draw tickets online, including Mega Millions and PowerBall.

Players in 15 states can now access their Jackpocket accounts, buy lotto tickets and view purchases from their home desktop. Jackpocket first launched in 2013, but until now, its services have been available exclusively through a mobile app.

Jackpocket users will also benefit from new features that notify customers of wins and deliver smaller prizes instantly. The new site supports games from 47 states and prioritizes player protection, offering self-exclusion alongside deposit and spending limits.

Desktop Offering Addresses Underserved Lotto Players

Providing additional device options is a way to ensure its service is available to even more players, said Jackpocket founder and CEO Peter Sullivan in a statement.

Our goal at Jackpocket is to make the lottery more accessible and convenient, and this launch offers our users even more flexibility to participate their way on their schedule.

The aim, he reiterated, is to open the door to an underserved audience:

Between Jackpocket’s new web platform and our mobile app for iOS and Android, lottery fans can choose whichever experience suits them best. While nearly 70% of Jackpocket mobile app users are ages 18–45, we’re seeing early success reaching a different audience with our desktop product. Over 60% of our desktop users are ages 45 and older.

As the US’s first licensed third-party lottery provider, Jackpocket is legalized and regulated in New Jersey and New York. Additionally, Massachusetts has made moves to follow suit potentially.

While other states have yet to regulate, Jackpocket operates in thirteen other US jurisdictions:

  • Arizona
  • Arkansas
  • Colorado
  • Idaho
  • Minnesota
  • Montana
  • New Hampshire
  • New Mexico
  • Ohio
  • Oregon
  • Texas
  • Washington, D.C.
  • West Virginia

Interested players can check out our Jackpocket review.

Jackpocket’s NCPG RG Certification a First for Third-Party Lotto Provider

In 2018, Jackpocket received the National Council on Problem Gambling’s (NCPG) responsible gaming certification, a first for a third-party lottery courier.

NCPG awarded the certification as part of its Internet Responsible Gambling Compliance Assessment Program (iCAP), the US’s highest standard for RG online.

NCPG executive director Keith Whyte said, in a statement at the time:

We applaud Jackpocket on achieving their iCAP certification and for their ongoing commitment to consumer protection.

The iCAP assessment process includes rigorous independent review and testing, to verify Jackpocket’s player protection features and policies meet our best practice standards for responsible gambling.

The evaluation, conducted by leading RG consultancy, Gambling Integrity, involved a product and website review and management and customer service interviews. Additionally, GI’s assessment took stock of Jackpockets’s responsible gaming policies, tools, promotions, and advertising.

“We want our players to be entertained, but it’s our top priority to make sure the experience doesn’t turn from being fun to financially troubling, said Jackpocket CEO Peter Sullivan.

Not only do we encourage responsible gameplay, we’re going a step further by using data to track player behavior and identify problem gamblers in real time, providing even more transparency and insights into our players than the traditional system.

We’re glad our responsible gaming protections comply with iCAP’s thorough requirements for a more responsible lottery, and proud to be recognized as an official member of the NCPG.

About the Author

Robyn McNeil

Robyn McNeil

Robyn McNeil (she/they) is a Nova Scotia-based writer and editor, and a lead writer at Bonus. Here she focuses on news relevant to online casinos, while specializing in responsible gambling coverage, legislative developments, gambling regulations, and industry-related legal fights.
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