New app allows you to buy lottery tickets from phone

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A new app can help avoid long lines next time there is a lottery jackpot.

The days of waiting in line to buy tickets for those big lottery jackpots could be numbered.

A new mobile app called Jackpocket launched in New York Monday.

It enables gamblers to buy a ticket with a swipe and a tap on a smartphone.

When you place an order with Jackpocket, someone is sent to buy a ticket.

You get a virtual copy while the original is kept safe and sound.

"All of the physical tickets that are bought when there's a jackpot going off are locked up in a safe at an undisclosed location," said Jackpocket CEO Pete Sullivan.

If you hit it big, Jackpocket sends you the winning ticket.

The service reportedly sold $15,000 in tickets on its first day.

Jackpocket launched just in time for Wednesday night's $301 million Powerball drawing.
Winning Powerball numbers can be seen every Wednesday and Saturday night on Action News at 11.

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