Biggest Jackpocket Lottery Winners of 2021

Biggest Jackpocket Lottery Winners of 2021

Our top 10 biggest winners and how they chose their lotto numbers.

Who won the big bucks in 2021? Jackpocket players took home over $75 million in lottery prizes this year. 

Let’s take a look at the Top 10 prizes won on Jackpocket this year—who won the most, how they picked their numbers, and how they’re spending alllll that dough.

10. $466,957 - Jersey Cash 5 

Jackpot! A Mother’s Day treat-your-self moment turned into a whole lotta cash for one lucky New Jersey player. Since there were two winning tickets for this drawing, our player split the jackpot with another winner and took home a tidy sum of nearly $467K.

  • State: New Jersey
  • Winning numbers: Quick Pick.  07 12 27 36 41 and the XTRA number was 04
  • Plans for the winnings: While we don’t know for sure, we imagine this winner will be able to treat herself for many years to come.

9. $500,000 - Lucky for Life

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What would you do with an extra $25K a year? Helen of Colorado Springs, Colorado says she started getting into Lucky for Life once she began fantasizing about what she could do with that top prize of $1k a day—for life. She ended up winning 2nd prize which pays you $25,000 a year for life or a $500,000 lump sum. 

Helen says she plans to “pay off debt. Re-do my house. Help my sisters out. Keep some for the future.” Read more about her win here

  • State: Colorado
  • Winning numbers: Quick Pick. 18 29 32 40 44 and the Lucky Ball was 2
  • Plans for the winnings: Pay off debt, home improvements, help out family, savings.

8. $652,643 - Jersey Cash 5

Spoiler alert. Jackpocket has had 6 Jersey Cash 5 jackpot winners! This 2021 jackpot winner normally sticks to Powerball and Mega Millions, but when he saw how high the September 12th jackpot was climbing, he had to play. He was thinking about his lottery-loving mom, who passed away in July. "I was playing for her." Get his story.

  • State: New Jersey
  • Winning numbers: Quick Pick. 26 27 40 43 45 and the XTRA number was 05 
  • Plans for the winnings: Help out his family.

7. $935,897 - Jersey Cash 5 

Does a win-day feel as good as a birthday? It sure does when you win over $900,000! Our player in New Jersey hit the Jersey Cash 5 jackpot and has been celebrating ever since.

  • State: New Jersey
  • Winning numbers: Quick Pick. 16 18 21 31 45 and the XTRA number was 02
  • Plans for the winnings: 🎉

6. $1,000,000 - Powerball

On that fateful Powerball Saturday, William of Hudson, New Hampshire says he was busy running around all day and didn’t have time to get to the store to buy Powerball tickets. “You guys sent me a reminder that there was a big jackpot tonight. Truthfully, I wouldn’t have played without that reminder, because I had so much going on.” 

He ended up playing his Powerball numbers from the garage and won a cool million dollars. William plans to invest most of it for retirement—with the exception of a new truck. "I'll pay all cash." Get his story.

  • State: New Hampshire
  • Winning numbers: Quick Pick. 1 5 29 54 62 and Powerball number was 23
  • Plans for the winnings: Investments and a new truck

5. $1,000,000 - Powerball 

Is Autoplay a genius feature? Well, consider this. Derrek of Essex County, New Jersey set up his Autoplay in the app so that Jackpocket would automatically place his ticket order whenever the Powerball jackpot topped $100 million. He’d only been using the feature for 3 drawings before he won big. “I was at home just sitting on the couch,” Derrek told us, when he received the automatic alert notifying him that his Quick Pick ticket was a winner. “I didn’t quite believe it since I forgot I actually had Autoplay on.” Derrek told us he plans to invest his winnings and splurge at little for his wife's birthday. Read more about his win.

  • State: New Jersey
  • Winning numbers: Quick Pick. 10 40 45 56 67 and the Powerball number was 02
  • Plans for the winnings: Investments and his wife's 40th birthday party

4. $1,000,000 - Cash4Life

Our New Jersey winner says they were in disbelief when Jackpocket notified them that they had won Cash4Life's second prize of $1,000 a week for life on January 3rd. The lump sum cash option? One. Million. Dollars. “It’s weird because you keep looking at the numbers and going ‘No, wake up, this isn’t happening," they told us. After losing their job due to the global pandemic, the win couldn’t have come at a better time. Get their winner story.

  • State: New Jersey
  • Winning numbers: Picked their own numbers. “Those numbers were actually my father’s numbers. My father passed away, so I’ve been playing his numbers ever since.” 10 15 21 25 30 and Cash Ball 4 
  • Plans for the winnings: Taking care of their family

3. $1,000,000 - Powerball

This Queens winner says that for her 34th wedding anniversary, her present to her husband was “as much Jackpocket as he wanted!” He then got her started with her own Jackpocket app account and four days later she won $1,000,000 on a Quick Pick ticket.

He told Jackpocket, “I joke with her all the time that we won the lottery. This time we really did.”

This couple says their 34th anniversary “gift” will help them in retirement.  Read more.

  • State: New York
  • Winning numbers: Quick Pick. 12 17 20 21 26 and the Powerball number was 1
  • Plans for the winnings: Save for retirement.

2. $2,150,000 - Texas Two Step

“Surprising, exciting. Loss for words. Unbelievable. My boyfriend told his mom first and then me. She didn’t believe us.” Our Houston winner was speechless after she and her boyfriend hit the Two Step jackpot less than 2 months after hearing about Jackpocket on the news and downloading the app. They don’t have too many plans for winnings yet. But a house and a car are first on the list. Read more.

  • State: Texas
  • Winning numbers: Quick Pick. 12 15 27 34 35
  • Plans for the winnings: New house and a new car.

1. $9,400,000 - Pick 6

Biggest win of the year. 

Biggest win on Jackpocket ever. 

Biggest win in the history of U.S. mobile gaming.

“It hasn’t set in yet,” this NJ winner told us. The winner, who works in healthcare, still feels like she’s living in a dream. When the “You won big!” notification came in from Jackpocket late at night, she started yelling and woke up her son to tell him the incredible news. Get more details on this historic win. 

  • State: New Jersey
  • Winning numbers: Quick Pick. 04 28 31 37 41 43
  • Plans for the winnings: Save for retirement.

Do you feel inspired by any of these BIG Jackpocket player wins? Let us know on Twitter @Jackpocket.

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