Jackpocket, the leading third-party app in the US to provide a secure way to order official state lottery tickets, has appointed iGaming veteran John Worthington as the company’s first-ever VP of Interactive Gaming.

Worthington will lead the expansion of Jackpocket’s offerings to iGaming, beginning with bringing new products to market in New Jersey where Jackpocket has secured market access for online casino through Caesars Interactive Entertainment New Jersey LLC.

Worthington joins Jackpocket from Gamewise, where as General Manager, he led the operator through its first U.S. sportsbook launch in early 2022. Previously, he served as Senior Director of iGaming and Sports Operation for Parx Casino, where he was a key part of the team that launched online gaming in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Michigan. Prior to that, Worthington was VP of iGaming Operations at Penn Interactive Ventures, where he led the creation and development of their first online casino product.

“We are thrilled to welcome John and tap into his extensive leadership, operational, and regulatory experience to usher Jackpocket’s expansion into casino and other iGaming products. With John at the helm, we’re investigating the game formats and features that will resonate with lottery players and look forward to bringing a truly seamless gaming experience to our players,” Pete Sullivan, Founder and CEO of Jackpocket, said.

“Jackpocket is the proven leader in the digital lottery space, and I’m proud to join the team during this time of exciting product expansion. There is so much opportunity ahead to leverage products, features, and expertise throughout Jackpocket to extend that customer relationship through an innovative iGaming product, first in New Jersey and then in other markets,” John Worthington said.