Jackpot.com Fit To Boost Ohio Online Lottery Sales

Written By Nicholaus Garcia on May 10, 2023
Jackpot.com online lottery platform launches in Ohio

One of the newest online lottery courier services, Jackpot.com, officially launches in its second state.

After kicking off 2023 with a launch in Texas, Jackpot announced it has successfully launched in Ohio. Simple enough, Jackpot.com provides a secure way to buy official state lottery tickets.

The company also has prominent local investors including the Haslam Sports Group and Detroit Venture Partners. The Haslam Group owns the Cleveland Browns and the Columbus Crew. While Venture Partners comes from Cleveland Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert.

Jackpot.com offers Ohio Lottery games for purchase online

According to a press release, Jackpot brings the official Ohio Lottery right to the customer’s phone or computer.

Visitors and residents of Ohio will instantly have access to several online lottery options, including:

  • Powerball/Power Play
  • Mega Millions with Megaplier
  • Lucky for Life
  • Rolling Cash 5

Additionally, Jackpot will notify users when drawing take place and deliver winning instantaneously.

In a statement, CEO and co-founder Akshay K. Khanna of Jackpot.com said in a press release:

“We’re thrilled to announce Jackpot’s launch in Ohio, the nation’s seventh-largest lottery market. This is a digital transformation in the lottery fueled by convenience, security, and safety, and we’re excited to help get Ohioans there.

At Jackpot, we are simplifying the player experience and increasing accessibility by making it more convenient and secure for players to buy lottery tickets. We’re also offering safety guardrails that set a new standard for responsible gaming – all while ensuring players never miss a draw or misplace a ticket again.”

Ohio Lottery sales are in the billions

According to the Ohio Lottery Commission, the state lottery generated over $5.5 billion in sales in the 2022 fiscal year. In FY 2022, the Lottery secured $1.4 billion for the Lottery Profits Education Fund, an increase of $46.3 million compared to fiscal year 2021.

As mentioned, Ohio will be the second state Jackpot will call home. In January, the company launched in Texas on the heels of a $42 million funding round. Sports fans and online gamblers will most certainly recognize some of the top investors, which includes buy-ins from:

  • Former NHL player Martin Brodeur
  • Philadelphia 76ers star Joel Embiid
  • Brooklyn Nets star James Harden
  • DraftKings CEO Jason Robins

“Jackpot.com is providing a unique and modern solution to make the lottery more convenient and accessible to citizens all across Ohio,” said Jon Janoviak of the Cleveland Guardians.

“The Guardians are proud to be announcing this partnership with Jackpot and are excited to see the positive change this brings, not only to our fans but Ohioans everywhere.”

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Nick Garcia is a senior reporter for Playin USA. Garcia provides analysis and in-depth coverage of the gambling industry with a key focus on online casinos, sports betting and financial markets. Garcia has been covering the US gambling market since 2017. He attended Texas Tech University as an undergrad and received a Master of Arts in Journalism from Columbia College Chicago.

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