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New Yorkers Can Now Play Lottery From Phone

A new app launched to allow residents to play the NY Lottery from their phone as the Mega Millions and Powerball reached over $500 million.

    Priscila Korb , Patch Staff

With the Mega Millions and Powerball reaching over $500 million, New Yorkers can get their chance to win big from the comfort of their own home.

Jackpocket, the first and only licensed third-party lottery app in the U.S., announced this week that New York users can use the app to order Powerball, Mega Millions, New York Lotto, Cash4Life, Win 4, Take 5, Pick 10 and Numbers tickets.

The launch of the app comes after the state Gaming Commission approved new regulations to allowing digital lottery courier services to operate in New York in 2019. Other states that are approved under the app include Arkansas, Colorado, Minnesota, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Ohio, Oregon, Texas, and Washington D.C. So far, players have won over $22 million in lottery prizes using the app.

“As a native New Yorker and growing up watching my father play the lottery, being able to use
Jackpocket in New York is personal for me,” Peter Sullivan, CEO and founder of Jackpocket said. “Jackpocket’s mission is to make the lottery more accessible and convenient to play. I’m proud that now it’s easier than ever to play your favorite games from anywhere in New York.”

The app offers safety precautions such as daily deposit and spend limits, self-exclusion, and in-app access to responsible gaming resources. Jackpocket is a member of the National Council on Problem Gambling and received a responsible gambling certification from the NCPG’s Internet Responsible Gambling Compliance Assessment Program.

The app is expected to help drive state lottery revenue and attract new lottery players with more than 60 percent of current Jackpocket users under 45 years old. The New York Lottery contributed over $3 billion in 2019 to help support education in New York State and represents 13 percent of the total state education aid to local school districts.

New Yorkers Can Now Play Lottery From Phone – Babylon Village, NY – A new app launched to allow residents to play the NY Lottery from their phone as the Mega Millions and Powerball reached over $500 million.