Jackpocket announced a major milestone as 20 players have won prizes of at least $1 million from tickets purchased through its courier service app. Additionally, Jackpocket has surpassed $190 million in combined winnings for its online lottery players.
The Jackpocket app recently launched in Idaho, making it the 14th active jurisdiction for US online lottery play.
Jackpocket has made 20 online lottery US millionaires
A couple from Bergen County, NJ, are the latest winners to win a prize of at least nine figures. As New Jersey law allows, the winners chose to remain anonymous.
They won $1 million with a Powerball ticket ordered through the Jackpocket app. The numbers they selected all had meaning to their family. As they explained:
“Everything was an age or a birthday. The first one was my wife and then my youngest son. The third one was me and then the dog.”
The couple ended up being just one digit off from winning the $270 million grand prize in the Sept. 24 drawing. The winner joked:
“The Powerball number we picked was 13 and the winning number was 14! That’s nuts! I just wish the Powerball had been 27 or 30, you know? Then it would’ve been like, okay, whatever.”
The red Powerball pick came from the day the couple got married. When the lucky players found out they had won, they were stunned:
“We went to check the app and it said ‘Big Winner.’ We clicked into the ticket order and my wife was going crazy turning the lights on. I’m like, ‘Let me see that.’ I saw the word ‘million’ and then that was it!”
The couple plans to invest the money to set up their children for the future.
Other single-ticket millionaire wins ordered on Jackpocket have ranged from $1 million to $9.4 million. A nursing student from New York won $1 million whereas a lucky player from New Jersey scored a $9.4 million windfall. That remains the largest US lottery win in mobile gaming history.
Jackpocket happy to witness life-changing wins
As the company announced, more than 1.17 million individual winners on Jackpocket have won over $190 million in lottery prizes.
Founder and CEO Peter Sullivan said via a press release:
“In just a few years, Jackpocket has facilitated life-changing wins for our 20 millionaires in addition to over a million wins for other lottery players all over the country. Jackpocket was founded on the idea that the lottery should be accessible and convenient for anyone to participate in. We are proud of our success and absolutely thrilled to celebrate all our many winners today.”
The company states that all these wins represent a remarkable achievement for the app which launched nine years ago.