Jackpot! — release date, cast, plot, trailer and everything we know

Jackpot! on Prime Video stars Awkwafina and John Cena.
Jackpot! on Prime Video stars Awkwafina and John Cena. (Image credit: Prime Video)

Jackpot! is an all-action comedy heading to Prime Video that centers on a sinister lottery with a twist — where anyone who kills the holder of the winning ticket before sundown can legally claim the multi-billion-dollar prize themselves. 

Ocean's 8 star Awkwafina stars as Katie Kim, a wannabe actress who unwittingly ends up with the winning ticket and is baffled and terrified to discover the whole of California is hoping to kill her. She reluctantly joins forces with amateur lottery protection agent Noel Cassidy, played by WWE wrestler and The Suicide Squad actor John Cena, who will do everything in his power to keep her alive for the day in exchange for a share of the prize. But to do so he must face off against his slick rival Louis Lewis (Simu Liu) who is equally determined to get his hands on the jackpot. 

Here’s everything you need to know about the Prime Video movie Jackpot!

Jackpot! poster.

(Image credit: Prime Video)

Jackpot! release date 

Jackpot! will premiere worldwide on Prime Video on August 15 2024. 

 Is there a trailer? 

Yes, there's Jackpot! and you can watch it below set to the song "Holding Our For a Hero" by Bonnie Tyler. We see Katie (Awkwafina) audition for an acting role after moving to California. But she accidentally triggers an electronic ticket for the lottery which leaves thousands of bounty hunters hoping to kill her and claim her prize money. Katie’s only hope of survival is Noel Cassidy (John Cena), a diligent and determined, if unconventional, lottery protection agent.

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Jackpot! plot

Jackpot! follows Katie, an aspiring actress who in 2030 accidentally ends up with the winning ticket for the Grand Lottery in California, which entitles her to the biggest jackpot of all time. However, what Katie doesn’t know is that anyone holding a losing ticket who kills her before sundown is legally entitled to her prize. She is forced to team up with lottery protection agent Noel who agrees to keep her alive in return for some of her winnings. But it certainly isn’t going to be easy. 

Katie and Noel are hunted down in Jackpot!

Katie and Noel are hunted down in Jackpot!  (Image credit: Prime Video)

Jackpot! cast — Awkwafina as Katie

In Jackpot!, comedian and actress Awkwafina plays unsuspecting lotto winner Katie. Awkwafina (real name Nora Lum) began her rise to fame through rap, becoming popular on YouTube where she first published her tracks. She began her acting career in 2014 on the MTV Comedy series Girl Code where she appeared for six episodes. Recently, she starred in Oceans 8 (2018) the all-female spinoff to the Oceans trilogy and has appeared in blockbuster movies such as Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings (2021). Her acting career has brought many accolades such as a Golden Globe award for her role in The Farewell (2019). She was in the Disney Plus movie Quiz Lady.

* Additional reporting by Jack Wisbey

Katie drives Noel mad?

Awkwafina as Katie driving Noel mad? (Image credit: Prime Video)

John Cena as Noel Cassidy

John Cena plays protection officer Noel Cassidy. John Cena became famous a pro wrestler and has been signed to the WWE since 2001. He is regarded as one of the best professional wrestlers of all time, with a record 16 WWE World Champion titles. His Heroic "goody-two-shoes Superman" persona in the WWE ring made him one of the most recognizable stars and the face of WWE. Trademarked by his unique "You Can't See Me" slogan he has had a long career spanning 23 years and has plans to retire in 2025. John Cena began his Hollywood career in 2006 taking the lead role in The Marine (2006) and has starred in other big films such as The Suicide Squad (2021) and Fast X (2023).

* Additional reporting by Jack Wisbey

John Cena the WWE wrestling hero in action.

John Cena the WWE wrestling hero in action. (Image credit: Alamy)

Who else is starring in Jackpot!?

Barbie star Simu Liu plays Noel’s nemesis Louis Lewis. Marian Green, Seann William Scott, Josh Diogo, Shannon Mayers, Sam Asghari and Monique Ganderton round out the cast. 

Simu Liu as Louis Lewis meeting Katie and Noel.

Simu Liu as Louis Lewis meeting Katie and Noel. (Image credit: Prime Video)
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