he Jackpocket mobile app has officially launched in New York, allowing users to download the state lottery tickets from their phones. The new offering comes amid the government's turn towards the state-wide legalization of mobile sports betting.
Earlier this month, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo expressed his willingness towards the legalization of online sports betting and brought it up during the State of the State address. Despite the fact that he was always against mobile sports betting, he said the vertical could bring needed revenue sources to soften the pandemic-related financial hardships.
Residents are now able to play Mega Millions, Powerball, and numerous other lotto games via their phone or tablet and can purchase the tickets at home. “As a native New Yorker and growing up watching my father play the lottery, being able to use Jackpocket in New York is personal for me,” said Peter Sullivan, CEO and founder of Jackpocket, as reported by Elite Sports NY. “Jackpocket’s mission is to make the lottery more accessible and convenient to play. I’m proud that now it’s easier than ever to play your favorite games from anywhere in New York.”