California Lottery explicitly comes out against online courier services

California Lottery explicitly comes out against online courier services

Article brief provided by Lottery Geeks
  • Eric Raskin, Lottery Geeks
June 24, 2024 10:11 AM
  • Eric Raskin, Lottery Geeks

Online lottery courier services like Jackpocket, Jackpot.com, and Lotto.com operate legally in numerous states.

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But California is not one of those states. And the California Lottery wants its retail partners to know that with absolute certainty.

The CA Lottery issued a press release this week, warning the state’s retail sales outlets not to sell lottery tickets to third-party couriers and spelling out that winning tickets sold that way will not be honored.

“Online lottery ticket courier services are illegal in California,” California Lottery spokesperson Carolyn Becker stated in the release. “We are thankful for the support of our retail partners in helping our customers play safely, rather than exchanging money with a third-party, unregulated business. Any California Lottery player who buys their games through an online courier is not eligible to win.”