Jackpocket Targets Lottery Players With Desktop Access

Written By T.J. McBride on 04/10/2023
Jackpocket desktop access

Jackpocket, the lottery app that allows players to purchase lottery tickets online, has expanded its reach. The company, founded in 2013, has now developed a website for customers in Colorado and from 14 other states to buy lottery tickets from their laptops and desktop computers.

Jackpocket founder and CEO Peter Sullivan said adding desktop access targets players 45 and older.

“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. 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.”

One million players won lottery prizes through Jackpocket in 2022

The third-party lottery app Jackpocket Colorado became available in 2020. Jackpocket offers Colorado users a secure way to buy Colorado Lottery tickets with a mobile phone and now from a desktop computer or laptop. Players can track results and make withdrawals from the app and website.

The unveiling of its desktop platform comes after a strong 2022 for Jackpocket. It paid out more than $128 million to its users last year. The largest single win by a Jackpocket user was an incredible $7 million Cash4Life prize in New York. Another player in New York won a $3 million Mega Millions prize.

Powerball was the most commonly played lottery game on Jackpocket, which resulted in Powerball producing the most cumulative winnings. Players won over $25 million playing the multi-state game.

One million Jackpocket players won lottery prizes in 2022. Seventeen players won lottery prizes worth at least $1 million. Jackpocket had an average of 23,000 winners each day. In total, since launching in 2013, Jackpocket has paid out over $250 million in winnings.

Jackpocket promotes responsible gambling

Those 18 and older (or 21 in some states) in 15 states can use Jackpocket to purchase lottery tickets. The 15 states that Jackpocket is available in are:

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

Jackpocket has several ways for players to protect themselves from irresponsible gambling habits. As the company continues to grow, they also want to continue to keep their players safe and gambling responsibly, Sullivan said.

“Jackpocket offers consumer protections such as daily deposit and spend limits, self-exclusion and access to responsible gaming resources. Jackpocket is the first third-party lottery service to receive responsible gambling certification by the National Council on Problem Gambling.”

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T.J. McBride is a Denver-based writer and reporter with an extensive background in covering the NBA and Denver Nuggets. T.J. is Southern California native who provides news and analysis on the legal gambling industry across a number of Catena Media's regional US sites.

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