Arizona Lottery reminds players that the original ticket is a bearer instrument and must be physically presented to claim a prize
PHOENIX (January 11, 2023) – With the growth in Lottery jackpots and sales, third-party Lottery ticket sellers have established themselves in Arizona. Jackpocket is one of these. Despite any assertions to the contrary, Jackpocket is not affiliated with, nor is it an agent of, the Arizona Lottery. In fact, Jackpocket is a third party courier service selling Lottery products without permission or authorization from the Arizona Lottery. The Arizona Lottery cannot authorize Jackpocket to sell tickets in Arizona because state law does not permit the sale of lottery tickets online. While Jackpocket is working with an authorized Arizona Lottery retailer, Jackpocket itself is not an authorized Arizona Lottery retailer. The Lottery has no way to regulate or guarantee the integrity of Jackpocket’s operations. It is also important to remember that Arizona state law prohibits anyone under 21 from purchasing a Lottery ticket or receiving a potential Lottery prize. All players should remember the original ticket, no matter where purchased, is the bearer instrument and must be physically presented to the Lottery to claim a prize. Photos, scans, or receipts of purchases cannot be used to claim a prize from a winning ticket.