New York is home to another lottery courier service, this one thanks in part to the New York Yankees and New York Giants.
Earlier this week, Jackpot.com went live in the Empire State, allowing New York Lottery players a third-party service to purchase a variety of games, including for Friday’s Mega Millions drawing that features its second-biggest jackpot at $1.35 billion.
“We’re thrilled to announce Jackpot.com’s launch in the Empire State, the nation’s second-largest lottery market,” Akshay K. Khanna, CEO of Jackpot.com, said in a press release.
“Jackpot.com is happy to help New Yorkers order official state lottery tickets online with increased safety, security and convenience. At Jackpot.com, we’re always striving to increase accessibility and elevate the player experience by making it more convenient and secure for players to order lottery tickets, ensuring players don’t lose a winning ticket.”
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Both Yankee Global Enterprises (New York Yankees, an official marketing partner with Jackpot.com) and the Tisch family (co-owners of the Giants) invested in Jackpot.com, which tabs itself as an “innovative and secure courier service” for NY Lottery players.
According to the announcement, users with Jackpot.com can purchase official state lottery tickets from their mobile phones, tablets or desktops while located in New York. That includes tickets for popular games such as:
- Mega Millions
- New York Lotto
- Pick 10
Customers order tickets through Jackpot.com, which then physically purchases tickets “on behalf of its customers” from state lottery retailers. Jackpot.com then scans the tickets for those customers to see via their mobile devices. Any winnings of $600 or less will be credited directly to the NY lottery player’s account. Any prizes of $600 or more will result in Jackpot.com sending the ticket to the winner, who will then collect from the New York Lottery.
Jackpot.com joins NY lottery courier crowd
With its launch in the Empire State, Jackpot.com enters a New York lottery courier landscape that already features the likes of Jackpocket NY and Lotto.com.
That obviously does not dampen the optimism of Jackpot.com, which highlighted its responsible gaming as well as its “safety guardrails and modern conveniences that are distinctive to digital platforms.”
From the press release:
“The company has invested significantly in responsible gaming protections by setting default limits on daily deposits, providing access to local and national responsible gambling resources, self-exclusion, self-suspension and automated notifications that offer help if problematic behavior is detected. These investments have helped Jackpot.com launch with iCap certification from the National Council on Problem Gambling.”
Regardless of the competition, there is plenty to go around in the Empire State. New York generated over $10 billion in sales in 2022, the largest total in the US.