Jackpot seems to have "lucky" built into his core programming. He really gets a kick out of placing bets on dangerous predicaments and coming out on top. The higher the stakes, the happier he is. He once bet a Decepticon guard he could escape from the cell he was being held in - and now that Decepticon is in the cell Jackpot formerly inhabited.
To tilt things even further in his favor, Jackpot relies on his avian partner Sights to scout out information beforehand. Of course, some are just waiting for the day Jackpot's luck runs out, which might have disastrous results for the Autobot.
- French name (Canada): Gros Lot
- Italian name: Inspector
IDW comics continuity
Jackpot was one of the Autobots working on the Garrus 9 penal colony when Banzaitron raided it. He was apparently blown up in the first salvo. In the long run, maybe this was lucky - but probably not.
Fun Publications Timelines
Jackpot III (One local does enjoy his sense of humor regarding the Transtech's naming habits) and Hubcap learned that luck does run out in other realities, especially after they attended Gutcruncher's meeting, and got the blame for his murder.
- Jackpot w/ Sights (Action Master, 1990)
- Accessories: Sights partner, "Heat Induced Photon Rifle"
- As an Action Master, Jackpot is a non-transforming action figure, though his design shows parts of a sports-car alternate mode, likely a Ferrari Testarossa. He was sold on an individual card with his partner Sights, who can transform into a (very) large rifle. He is compatible with any other Action Master weapon or vehicle.