Jackpocket, a third-party app in the US that offers players an easy, secure way to order official state lottery tickets, has announced it now accepts Apple Pay.
The new mobile payment option gives Jackpocket lottery app users in New Jersey and other eligible states more flexibility when playing Mega Millions, Powerball, and other lottery games from the convenience of their smartphones.
Jackpocket CEO Peter Sullivan said: “Our mission has always been to make the lottery more accessible, and now more than ever, our customers are seeking safe and convenient lottery experiences. Apple Pay on Jackpocket gives our players a seamless and secure way to play their favorite lottery games right from their phone.”
Jackpocket is rolling out Apple Pay on the heels of its partnership with Sightline Payments, integrating Sightline’s Play+ platform with its mobile user experience. By broadening lottery access, which has traditionally been a cash-only industry, the app will likely attract new consumers who otherwise would not be active lottery players.
As a National Council on Problem Gambling (NCPG) member, Jackpocket also ensures player safety with consumer protections such as daily funding and spend limits, self-exclusion, and in-app access to responsible gaming resources.
The company is the first third-party lottery service to receive a responsible gambling certification from the NCPG’s Internet Responsible Gambling Compliance Assessment Program (iCAP).
Jackpocket is currently available in Arkansas, Colorado, Minnesota, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Ohio, Oregon, Texas, and Washington, D.C., and it is expanding into new markets.