The parents usually plan and conceive the baby abroad and then late in the pregnancy, hop the border to drop the baby on U.S. soil. The baby is immediately granted U.S. citizenship upon being dropped and the parents U.S. citizenship is granted after the baby turns 18 years of age.
The baby usually matures and realizes that he or she was planned merely for parental desires of U.S. citizenship and develops alcoholism as a result of low self esteem.
When the Jackpot Baby is not a bastard (which is rare), it is usually conceived for tax breaks.
Occasionally, a person with wealthy parents will deliberately produce a child when promised large sums of money in exchange for producing an heir. However, the previously mentioned bastard child is the most common.
Shameeka: "Work?? Girl please! I'm gonna have me a Jackpot Baby so I can get on the 'fare, fuck that workin' shit! I ain't gettin' my hands dirty fo' no motherfucker!"
Jackie: "Oh. Uh, ok. So who's the daddy going to be?"
Shameeka: "Whoever, don't matter, long as I get a baby so I can get that check is all I care about."