Jackpot.com Named Lottery Courier And Results Provider For Associated Press

As courier services continue to expand into the US lottery landscape, one just landed a big fish.

Jackpot.com has been named the official lottery courier and provider of nationwide lottery results for The Associated Press.

The courier supplies online purchases of retail lottery draw games in six different states. It will now be offering up national and state lottery results via APNews.com.

AP can offer lottery purchases in Jackpot.com states

Jackpot.com will provide various state lottery results through APNews.com and its “lottery results feed.”

In addition to the results, AP customers will have the opportunity to offer ticket purchasing services through their own websites, where Jackpot.com services are available.

That’s access to a wide player database as Jackpot.com is able to continue expansion. CEO and co-founder Akshay Khanna commented on the partnership in a press release:

“Working with The Associated Press as their official lottery courier and provider of state lottery results marks a pivotal moment for us at Jackpot.com. This collaboration not only helps provide readers with the latest lottery drawing results, but enables them to seamlessly and responsibly purchase lottery tickets online. Through AP’s extensive reach, we’re not just selling tickets; we’re transforming the landscape of lottery gaming.”

Jackpot.com operates in 6 states across US

With its recent addition to New Jersey, Jackpot.com is now operational in six different states. They are:

  • Arkansas
  • Massachusetts
  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • Ohio
  • Texas

This deal with the Associated Press is a first-of-its-kind partnership. AP customers in these six states can now be directed to purchase lottery tickets through Jackpot.com. As more states give the green light to the company, it will allow it access to a broader customer base.

The move is somewhat surprising, considering Jackpot.com has the second-smallest state partnership of the five US couriers.

Jackpocket has 17 different states, along with Washington D.C. and Puerto Rico. Lotto.com is in 10 states, while Mido Lotto is operating in nine.

Couriers make up less than 1% of 2023 lottery sales

According to a recent report from Eilers and Krejcik Gaming, lottery couriers accounted for 0.8% of US lottery sales in 2023.

Of $108.4 billion in total lottery sales, couriers amassed $905 million last year.

While EKG projects that couriers will more than double that number in the next five years, that still equates to just 2.6%. This AP partnership could have an impact on that number for the positive.

This deal could also help Jackpot.com make up ground on the two industry leaders.

Jackpocket produced 64% of the courier sales last year, while Lotto.com brought in about 30%.

That left just 6% among the remaining three. All of those platforms don’t offer scratch-off tickets as part of their purchasing options.

 

Photo by Jackpot.com

About the Author

Drew Ellis

Drew Ellis

Lead Writer
A member of Catena Media since 2020, Drew Ellis is the Lead Writer at PlayiLottery, where he handles coverage of the online and retail lottery industry in the US. He previously spearheaded news content at PlayMichigan, where he covered one of the most prominent online lottery industries in the US — among the many other aspects of Michigan's sprawling iGaming market. You can email him at [email protected].
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