Public Media, the New Jersey parent company of NJTV, announced today that New Jersey state lottery numbers will once again be carried on New Jersey public television.
Beginning September 6, the Lottery's daily winning numbers results will be aired at 1:58 p.m. and 8:58 p.m. seven days a week.
New Jersey state lottery drawings had previously been televised each day on NJN but ceased when the state turned over operation of the network to PMNJ. The live Lottery drawings will continue to be held at Lottery headquarters each day at 12:57 p.m. and 7:57 p.m. and can be viewed live on the Lottery's website.
"Citizens of New Jersey were used to seeing the numbers on the air each night," said John Servidio, interim General Manager of NJTV, "We're glad to provide this service again on our network."
"We are happy that the winning numbers results will be available on public television once again. This is a great service to our players who cannot access our website." said Carole Hedinger, Executive Director of the New Jersey Lottery.
Formerly New Jersey Network (NJN), NJTV began broadcasting on July 1, 2011. NJTV is operated under an agreement with the state of New Jersey by Public Media NJ, Inc. (PMNJ), a non-profit affiliate of WNET, parent company of New York public television stations THIRTEEN and WLIW21.
NJTV broadcasts public television features each day, with a unique emphasis on the state of New Jersey. Its nightly news broadcast, NJ Today, features stories across the state with a concentration on New Jersey government and public policy, using taped stories and in-depth interviews.
NJTV also creates and broadcasts arts and culture programming and other news and public affairs programs that cover a variety of issues and communities in New Jersey.
NJTV is comprised of WNJN, WNJS, WNJB, and WNJT, which collectively broadcast throughout New Jersey.