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Sean Hayes Teams Up With Jackpocket to Support Broadway Cares

The lottery app will donate 10% of proceeds with a minimum contribution of $100,000 toward COVID-19 relief in performing arts community

Published on March 02, 2021

Jackpocket, the first third-party app in the U.S. to provide a secure way to order official state lottery tickets, and actor Sean Hayes announced today a joint campaign to raise funds for the New-York-based charitable organization Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. Throughout Q1 until March 31, Jackpocket will donate 10% of its lottery proceeds in New York, with a minimum contribution of $100,000, to Broadway Cares in support of COVID-19 relief for the performing arts community.

The donation is made in honor of Jackpocket’s recent New York launch in January as the first and only licensed third-party lottery app in the state. It will allow Broadway Cares to provide meals, health care, counseling and more to those facing the challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.

“As a native New Yorker, Broadway is close to my heart,” said Peter Sullivan, CEO and founder of Jackpocket. “New York City is where Jackpocket was born eight years ago, and we are proud to support the great work that Broadway Cares does for thousands in our community and around the country. We hope to exceed our $100,000 minimum contribution by encouraging New York lottery lovers to play for a good cause.”

Sean Hayes helped the company kick off its donation campaign with a video announcement sharing that he is giving his New York fans a free lottery ticket on the Jackpocket app so that they can play in benefit of Broadway Cares. New customers can claim the free ticket offer by entering promo code SEAN in the Jackpocket app at checkout.

Broadway Cares has always been a cornerstone of support for the performing arts community. The aid they’ve been able to provide amid the COVID-19 pandemic to thousands of out of work performers, stagehands, ushers, and musicians has been instrumental,” said Sean Hayes. “Please join me in giving back to this amazing organization through Jackpocket!”

Jackpocket app users can place orders for Powerball, Mega Millions, New York Lotto, and more and view their tickets right on their phone. Jackpocket’s donation on every ticket sold in New York is in addition to the state lottery revenue that benefits education in New York State. The New York Lottery contributed over $3 billion in 2019 to education and continues to represent 13% of the total state education aid to local school districts.

Culture Editor