Texans can now buy lottery tickets with a few clicks of a button on their phone.
The Jackpot.com website and app launched in Texas on Monday with $42 million in funding from major sports teams including the Dallas Cowboys, Houston Rockets and San Antonio Spurs. The announcement came the day before the $1.1 billion Mega Millions jackpot draw, the third largest prize in gaming history.
The platform allows customers to purchase official state lottery tickets online for games such as Mega Millions, Powerball, Lotto Texas with Extra, and Texas Two Step. While the app is backed by sports teams, customers will not be able to place sports bets on Jackpot.com as it is illegal in Texas.
Jackpot.com verifies a person’s eligibility to play using their ID and proof of location. It also notifies players of draws and delivers winnings.
The company said in a statement that the platform was launched with National Board of Gambling certification due to its investment in responsible gambling security measures, such as default limits on daily deposits, self-suspension, and notifications offering help if risky behavior is detected.
“The innovative way to play at Jackpot.com sets a new standard for responsible gaming, using state-of-the-art convenience and security features unique to digital platforms,” the release says, adding that it can “proactively identify problem gambling and (simplify) setting limits.” . and find help.
The Texas Lottery is the third largest in the nation, with over $8 billion in FY 2022 sales, according to the State Lottery Commission.
“With Jackpot.com, we are redesigning America’s beloved game by enhancing the player experience, expanding accessibility, and offering security fences that set a new standard for responsible gaming – all of which ensures that players never miss a draw or lose their ticket again.” Akshay K. Khanna, CEO and co-founder of Jackpot.com, announced this. “Texans welcome innovation, and we know the people in the Lone Star State will embrace the modern way of playing at Jackpot.com.”