AP signs up Jackpot.com as official lottery provider

AP signs up Jackpot.com as official lottery provider
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The Associated Press (AP) has signed up Jackpot.com as its official lottery courier and provider of nationwide lottery results.

AP customer sites will be able to offer ticket-purchasing services through their own websites in jurisdictions where those services are available. Jackpot.com will offer various state lottery results to AP customers via a lottery results feed on APNews.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,” said Jackpot.com CEO and Co-Founder Akshay Khanna.

“We look forward to working with Jackpot.com to provide the latest lottery results to our customers as well as the audience on APNews.com,” said Barry Bedlan, AP’s global products director for text, data and new markets.

The company reaffirmed that it has invested heavily to ensure it is providing a responsible platform that protects its players. It is the only U.S. online lottery courier to have received the iCap Responsible Gambling Accreditation from the National Council on Problem Gambling that is issued to iGaming companies that have implemented best practices for online gambling player protection.

Jackpot.com also recently became an Associate Member of the North American Association of State and Provincial Lotteries (NASPL).

Lottery courier market gathering pace

Lottery courier apps are growing in prominence and expanding in reach in the U.S. market as the lottery market continues to evolve.

Lottery couriers are active in 17 states at the most recent count.

Jackpot.com is currently live in six states and most recently launched in New Jersey last month, where it is competing with DraftKings-owned Jackpocket, Lotto.com, and fellow Garden State new arrival theLotter. New Jersey’s lottery market is one of the largest in the country, with total sales reaching a record $3.72 billion in the 2023 fiscal year.

Jackpot.com also operates in Arkansas, Massachusetts, New York, Ohio and Texas.

None of those six states allow their state lottery to sell online tickets, but they do not prohibit courier services like Jackpot.com selling tickets on the lotteries’ behalf.

Jackpot.com, like other lottery couriers, purchases lottery tickets on behalf of online consumers, charging a commission on player’s deposits but not levying a fee on winnings or withdrawals. Jackpot.com takes a 15% commission.

AP strikes odds provider deal with BetMGM

Meanwhile, the Jackpot.com union isn’t the only deal the AP has made in the gaming industry recently.

Two weeks ago, the news agency signed BetMGM as its official sports odds provider across its global sports report.

As part of the deal, BetMGM odds will be displayed in the AP’s daily odds fixtures, game previews and other sports-related content that includes the mention of betting odds.

BetMGM takes over as the AP’s odds partner from sports betting industry leader FanDuel, who had served as the exclusive partner with AP from 2021-23