Jackpocket has reported record participation on its app in the run to the new-high Powerball draw of $2.04bn.
The third-party lottery app noted that 2% of national Powerball ticket sales between August 6 and November 7 came through Jackpocket while being available in just 14 out of 48 states and jurisdictions that operate the draw.
Of those 14 states, Jackpocket was responsible for up to 11% of all Powerball ticket sales, reaching 15% in New York and Arkansas, and 13% in Texas and New Jersey.
“With the $2.04 billion Powerball drawing on November 7, Jackpocket had its best day ever with its highest number of ticket orders and daily active users,” said Peter Sullivan, Co-Founder and CEO of Jackpocket.
Between August and November, Jackpocket users won over $14 million in Powerball prizes, including five $1m second-prize wins, one $150,000 prize win, four $100,000 prize wins, and 18 $50,000 prize wins.
Jackpocket stated that its users had a 1.45% chance of having the $2.04bn winning ticket in the November 7 draw, based on the number of unique digit combinations.
Sullivan continued: “Jackpocket was founded on the idea that the lottery should be accessible and convenient to play, and we were extremely proud to help lottery players participate in the history-making Powerball run.
“Not to mention, we’re thrilled for the nearly 500,000 Jackpocket users who won a Powerball prize from the convenience of their phone.”
Earlier this week, Lottery Daily spoke with Jackpocket’s Senior Vice President of Marketing Michelle Wong about the lottery app’s partnership with the New York Islanders.