Jackpocket App Review
Jackpocket is an all-in-one Android/iOS application that allows lotto lovers the ability to play in a number of great lotteries—all from the comfort of your mobile device. Mix in a few extra features that are all pretty nifty, and you have an app that turns out to be pretty awesome. In this Jackpocket Android/iOS app review, we will be looking at what the app has on offer and how well it performs.
While the key feature of Jackpocket used to be its ability to allow users to quickly find the results of their favourite lottery draws, the developer of the app has since released a major update that completely refocuses the app. Now, the main feature of the app is something we had originally hoped it would have but didn’t: the ability to purchase lottery tickets from your mobile device. Jackpocket makes this incredibly simple by giving you access to a wide range of lotteries that are based on your location.
When launching the app for the first time, you will be asked to sign in or create a player account. If you do not already have an account, creating one can be done incredibly quickly and easily by providing your standard essential details. After you have signed in to the app, you will be asked by the app to select your location from a pre-populated list. Alternatively, you can opt to allow the app access to your location in which case it will auto-select your location.
Selecting your location (or allowing the app to do it for you) results in you seeing all the lotteries that are relevant to your area and that the app can provide you with. One important thing to note is that this is all because Jackpocket acts as a lottery ticket agent—not as a lottery betting agent. This means that any tickets that you purchase through the app are physically purchased on your behalf by one of the many lottery agents working for Jackpocket.
Choosing a lottery to play in is as simple as looking for your desired lottery name in the list of available lotteries provided. Once you have found the one that you would like to participate in, simply click on it to get started. Doing this will allow you the option to pick your own numbers or use the quick pick feature. Choosing to pick your own numbers will take you to a number selection screen that makes it rather easy to select your numbers.
After you have selected your numbers (or the quick pick option if you are in a hurry), you will be able to check out. This is all done quickly enough and will be easy for anyone who has ever purchased anything online in the past. Then, all that is left is to wait and see if you are a winner.
Jackpocket offers a decent list of additional features. These features include:
- Find a Retailer: Using location data from your device, Jackpocket will locate and display all lottery retailers in that area. This is a convenient feature if you want to find a place to purchase a lottery ticket in an area that you’re unfamiliar with. You will also have the option to insert an area for the app to search manually. While this seems like a stand-out feature, during the testing of this app for this review the app was unable to find a retailer using either the location data from our test device or from an area that we manually inserted. We are not sure if this is just a glitch that only we are experiencing or something that the developer needs to work on a bit more.
- Result History: Jackpocket offers a decent history on any selected lottery and allows users to scroll back to previous draws to see what their results were. It also shows a graph of the winning amount history, which is handy if users would like to see what a lottery’s previous prize amounts were.
- Autoplay: If you are someone who plays the same lottery regularly, this function allows you to set up a subscription that will play automatically on your behalf each week. This is a great feature that means that you no longer have to worry about forgetting to purchase a ticket before the next big draw.
- Pools: The app offers a variety of lottery pools (also known as lottery syndicates) that allow you to club in with several other players to improve your chances of winning a significant jackpot.
- Play for Free: While we were not able to access this part of the app during our review, all our research indicates that this section allows you to play in certain lottery games for free. We assume that there is some hidden cost to doing this (probably the watching of endless ads).
Location & Lotteries Available
The lotteries available through Jackpocket are dependent on the location entered when using the app. The current locations that are supported by the app include all of the American states as well as all of the provinces and territories of Canada.
Unsurprisingly, the app supports all the major lotteries regardless of location. These include the likes of Powerball, Mega Millions, Take 5, and Cash4Life. It must be said, however, that only certain areas are actually open for business when it comes to purchasing tickets. If you are accessing the app from California, you may be able to see all the lotteries in the area, but you will also get a notification saying that purchasing tickets for those lotteries is not yet available. Meanwhile, if you access the app from Texas, you will be able to buy tickets for all the lotteries displayed.
User Interface & Usability
The development team responsible for Jackpocket definitely got things right when it comes to their app development and design. The app is fluid and responsive and reacted well to full-display settings on three of our different test devices. It is also easy on the eyes with bright contrasting colours and clear fonts, making it easily one of the best lottery apps in terms of visual appeal and usability.
Navigation is controlled via tabs on the homepage that clearly show what they are and allow you to find what you are looking for instantly. For all the links that do not fit into the tabular menu on the home page, the app also has a hamburger menu that displays on the left side of the screen. This menu allows you to do just about anything within the app and is a great way to navigate.
Surprisingly, Jackpocket features no banner advertising or adverts between app screens. The only hint of anything that could even be considered remotely close to advertising is a small footer on the home screen which simply reads “Made with love in New York.”
Jackpocket: Scam or Legit
Jackpocket by no means seems like a scam—and for a great reason. If you venture into the hamburger menu in the app and click on the What’s New tab, you will be able to access the Jackpocket news blog. Here, Jackpocket proudly boasts the names of winners who have won by using the app. In addition to just names, each name includes a picture and review from the winner—which is a great way to show that the Jackpocket is legit. In fact, we were quite surprised to see that in the first six months of 2020, winners who used Jackpocket had already claimed over $10 million in prizes.
Conclusion – Jackpocket App Review
The Jackpocket of 2020 is almost an entirely different app to the one we reviewed shortly after it was first launched. The developer of the app has clearly spent endless hours and has taken the mantle to make this app great. And we have to say, they have succeeded. Jackpocket is an excellent app with great features, and we are really excited to see how this app has evolved.
And if you don’t want to believe us, the 4.7 out of a 5-star review score on the Apple App Store and the excellent online reputation the app has online should convince you. In sum, this is an excellent app that we do not recommend merely trying out; this is one worth using regularly.