Lotto.com Launches in Arizona—10th State for the Lottery Ticket Courier

Arizona’s newest lottery ticket courier app is Lotto.com, operating in partnership with Players Cafe in Tempe. State residents can use Lotto.com to buy their lottery tickets online starting today, June 11. Notably, Lotto.com is the only lottery courier currently offering instant scratch ticket sales in Arizona.

Like other lottery couriers, Lotto.com accepts ticket orders over the Internet and buys them from its retail partner on behalf of online purchasers.

Arizona online lottery ticket buyers will notice Lotto.com uniquely works with Players Cafe as its partner. The retailer purports to offer a “modern twist on old-school convenience stores” and operates out of Huntington Square Shopping Center at 3135 South Mill Avenue, Suite B-6, Tempe. It sells “coffee, drinks, snacks, and gifts.”

Players Cafe is “powered by” Lotto.com and heavily promotes its product across retail locations in 10 states. It also plugs Ripple, a line of “nicotine-free portable aromatherapy diffusers.”

Lotto.com Sells Scratch-Offs

Bonus checked out Lotto.com’s Arizona games on June 10.

In addition to Powerball and Mega Millions, Lotto.com lists the following draw games as being available to Arizonans:

  • Fantasy 5 
  • The Pick 

Both of the smaller draw lotteries are state games.

Then there are scratch-off tickets, which Lotto.com calls “Digital Scratch” games:

  • 100X
  • 500X Fortune
  • $230 Million Cash Explosion
  • Triple Red 7’s

Lotto.com will be the first lottery courier to offer this service in Arizona. Its rival Jackpocket launched in the state last year but only offers instant ticket sales in Colorado and Texas.

Lotto.com’s Digital Scratch games shouldn’t be confused with the “e-Instants” offered by some state lotteries. Because users are buying physical scratch tickets, it may take some time to learn their results, as reported by Drew Ellis at PlayiLottery. That research, conducted by Eilers & Krejcik Gaming (EKG), took place in other states and included Jackpocket’s product, so the results may vary for Lotto.com and Players Cafe in Arizona.

Lotto.com offers its “Digital Scratch” service over a wider area than Jackpocket, including the following states:

  • Colorado
  • Nebraska
  • Ohio
  • Oregon
  • Texas

More lottery ticket couriers may opt to offer scratch-off tickets soon, as Ellis pointed out that scratch-offs account for 75% of lottery ticket sales. However, he also reports that couriers are responsible for less than 1% of total lottery sales in the country.

Bonus and PlayiLottery are Catena Media publications.

Lottery Ticket Courier Mainstay: Drawings

There are now five US lottery ticket couriers. Like the others, Lotto.com makes the bulk of its money from like Powerball and Mega Millions in states dominated by retail store lottery ticket sales.

Lotto.com is the second-place courier behind Jackpocket, which is now a subsidiary of DraftKings (DraftKings 41,95 +7,81%). Together, the two hold a near-duopoly, accounting for $112.8 million of the industry’s $120 million in revenue in 2023, according to PlayiLottery. Jackpocket’s share is $76.8 million.

Jackpocket has been around for the longest, operating since 2013 while Lotto.com arrived in 2018. It also serves more states, at 17 to Lotto.com’s 10. Jackpocket also serves Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia and has Jackpocket Casino in New Jersey.

In Arizona, Jackpocket holds a substantial head-start, having launched in January 2023, with Circle K as its retail partner. Lotto.com may have some ground to make up. However, its online scratch-off sales and marketing support from Players Cafe may help in that endeavor.

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Heather Fletcher

Heather Fletcher

Heather Fletcher is Lead Writer at Bonus, concentrating on online casino coverage. She specializes in breaking news, legislative coverage, and gambling marketing strategy overviews. To reach Heather with a news tip, email [email protected].
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