In a first of its kind partnership in the United States, Jackpocket, a third-party app that simplifies purchasing official state lottery tickets, is teaming up with 1,300 Circle K convenience stores in six states, including Ohio.
This is an extension of a pilot program run last summer in Austin, Texas. Circle K customers got $5 off their first lottery ticket purchase through the Jackpocket app. The agreement is another step toward making online lottery in Ohio possible, although tickets are not yet available through the state.
Jackpocket CEO Peter Sullivan said of the expanded agreement, “Jackpocket and Circle K share a mission to deliver easy and convenient experiences for consumers on the go. We’re excited to introduce Circle K customers to a new, easy way to play their favorite lottery games right from their phone.”
Digital lottery ticket benefits
For years some Ohio legislators have been pushing to make Lottery sales available online. That hasn’t happened through the state, but Jackpocket is another option.
Circle K customers and employees will download the Jackpocket app and sign up for a new account using a unique promo code only available at their local Circle K store. They will also be eligible to claim $5 off their first purchase of lottery tickets through the app.
Registering for Jackpocket using the promo code will unlock exclusive deals on several Circle K products, including gas and coffee. Jackpocket will provide a store employee incentive program. Jackpocket branding will increase inside each Circle K, as well as at the gas pump and in digital ads.
“Our partnership with Jackpocket is just one of the many ways that Circle K continues to innovate and enhance our customers’ experience with the brand,” said Kevin Lewis, Chief Marketing Officer with Circle K.
“This new venture will give our customers a fun, exclusive, and seamless way to order official state lottery tickets with just a tap of a button and give them access to deals on our exciting products.”
How does Jackpocket work?
Circle K dates back to 1951 and is one of the most iconic brands in America. Jackpocket is the first-ever third-party app in the United States to provide a safe and secure way of purchasing state lottery tickets.
Jackpocket is a lottery courier service that works hand-in-hand with state regulators to ensure its legality. With online lottery tickets still in legislative limbo in Ohio, Jackpocket provides a stop-gap. Ohioans can fund their Jackpocket accounts with e-wallets like PayPal, credit or debit cards, bank transfer, or Apple Pay. The app can be used to purchase tickets for the following games:
- Mega Millions
- Classic Lotto
- Rolling Cash 5
- Midday and evening Pick 3, Pick 4, and Pick 5.
The app can pay out cash winnings of less than $600. Those looking to redeem winnings greater than $600 must contact the Ohio Lottery Commission.
Find more information about Jackpocket here.