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  • New Jersey lottery players can now order up and even redeem some winning lottery tickets online.The state is modernizing the lottery with the help of a third-party app, Jackpocket, that was approved this week as the state’s first regulated lottery courier.Get more news about 菲律宾彩票包网公司,you can vist

    It follows a 2017 law that allows registered couriers to charge a fee to purchase and deliver lottery tickets inside the state.In New Jersey, 5.5 million adults actively use their smartphones to make daily purchases for everything from food to music. Now online players can use their smartphones to access a more convenient way to participate in the lottery within state borders,” said James Carey, the lottery’s acting executive director said in a statement.

    As with purchasing tickets in person, players can opt for randomized numbers or select their own. Jackpocket will buy the tickets from a licensed lottery retailer and send the player a ticket serial number as confirmation, as well as a scan of the front and back of the actual paper ticket. Jackpocket says the tickets themselves are stored safety in a secure vault.

    Win up to $600 and Jackpocket will pay you directly. But for bigger prizes, the company will deliver the winning ticket to be redeemed personally by the player. Under state law, the company can charge a transaction fee but cannot keep any portion of the winnings. If co-workers or friends want to get in on the action, they can create a private, invitation-only Mega Millions or Powerball pool on the Jackpocket app.Jackpocket also operates in Minnesota, New Hampshire, Texas and Washington, D.C., according to the news release.

    “Jackpocket’s mission is to make the lottery more accessible and convenient to play,” Jackpocket CEO Peter Sullivan said in a statement. "To date, Jackpocket players have won over $5 million in lottery prizes.” Former Gov. Chris Christie signed the lottery courier legislation into law in 2017 after vetoing a similar bill two years prior, saying at the time there was no evidence New Jerseyans wanted this type of service or that it would boost ticket sales. But supporters of the new system are hoping it will. A bill sponsor, state Assemblyman John Burzichelli, D-Burlington, has said he wants to save people a trip to the store but also broaden the state’s customer base.