NJ lottery winners dodge a tax bullet
A proposed extra tax on New Jerseyans' lottery winnings stalled today after it became clear it was unlikely to be approved by a key state Senate panel.
It didn't have the votes, said Senate Budget Committee Chairman Paul Sarlo (D-Bergen).
The bill (S1767) would impose an additional 0.5 percent tax on lottery winnings of more than $600.
The money would be used to fund after school programs run by non-profit groups in municipalities where at least 40 percent of the school district's stud ...
Oct 28, 2014, 10:39 am - Lottery News forum
NJ Cash 5 game to get larger starting jackpot
By Todd Northrop
Starting Sunday, Jersey Cash 5 players will see game changes that will result in larger estimated starting jackpots, more opportunities to win bigger jackpots, and increases in the average match-3 prize paid all for the same $1 ticket price.
In response to player demand for bigger jackpots, the New Jersey Lottery raised the Jersey Cash 5 estimated minimum jackpot from $50,000 to $75,000. Match-3 average prize paid will increase from $11 to $15.
To support the increase i ...
Sep 11, 2014, 1:54 pm - Lottery News forum
Texas Lottery to launch new game after AG gives OK
The Texas Lottery Commission is moving forward with next year's launch of an unusual new game after getting a favorable ruling on its legality from Attorney General Greg Abbott.
The game, Texas Triple Chance, combines elements of traditional lottery games and scratch-off games.
Players pay $2 for three sets of seven numbers chosen from the range of 1-55. Each day, a set of 10 is drawn by the game. If a player's set matches the drawn set, he or she wins $100,000 (if six numbers match, the p ...
Aug 12, 2014, 11:45 am - Lottery News forum
16 siblings share $20 million lottery jackpot in New Jersey
Sixteen brothers and sisters from New Jersey who pooled money for a decade to buy lottery tickets got the ultimate payout a $20 million Pick 6 jackpot they'll use to repair homes they lost in Sandy, send their children to college and preserve the legacy of their late mother, who urged them to vie for the pot together in the first place.
The Endreson clan, who range in age from 53 to 76, accepted the check from the New Jersey Lottery Thursday. They' opted for a lump sum payment of $14 million ...
Jul 24, 2014, 3:00 pm - Lottery News forum
NJ court rules against union's effort to stop state lottery privatization
A state appeals court last week ruled against a public workers union in its effort to stop New Jersey from privatizing parts of the state lottery.
Despite months of objections from Democratic lawmakers and union leaders, the state announced last June that it signed a 15-year contract for a private company, Northstar New Jersey, to manage the sales and marketing branches of the lottery. Gov. Chris Christie's administration said the move will bring New Jersey a surge in revenue.
But the Comm ...
Jul 8, 2014, 7:27 am - Lottery News forum
Friends sue NJ Lottery, saying they're owed $1 million for discarded ticket
Two friends who claim they bought a Powerball ticket worth $1 million at a Mahwah convenience store last year sued the New Jersey Lottery Commission yesterday, claiming they tossed out the ticket because the state was too slow to update its website with the winning numbers.
Salvatore Cambria and Erik Onyango claim in a lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in Trenton that they picked five of six numbers drawn on March 23, 2013, the same day a Passaic deli owner scored the $338 million Powerbal ...
Jun 25, 2014, 7:43 pm - Lottery News forum
NJ Lottery's Pick 6 has 2 winners after 6-month drought
Until June 16, no Pick-6 player in the New Jersey's Lottery's game had chosen all six winning numbers for 53 straight draws, a span of more than six months.
That winner has not yet come forward to claim a $20.1 million jackpot, which had grown since Dec. 12.
On Monday, yet another lottery player picked all six numbers, but, as luck would have it, or not, he or she will claim only only! $2.1 million.
Now I can look forward to meeting two new Pick-6 millionaires the winner from the June ...
Jun 25, 2014, 8:25 am - Lottery News forum
NJ Pick 6 lottery drought ends as $20.1M jackpot won
The long New Jersey Lottery Pick 6 drought is finally over.
After 52 drawings and more than six months without any ticket matching all the winning numbers in the twice-weekly game, someone got lucky Monday night in Lacey, New Jersey.
One ticket purchased at 7-Eleven on Lacey Road in the Forked River section of town is worth $20.1 million, lottery officials said this morning. The winning numbers were 3, 12, 18, 34, 35, and 42.
There are two 7-Elevens on Lacey Road the winning ticket was ...
Jun 17, 2014, 3:36 pm - Lottery News forum
New multi-state lottery game coming to NY, NJ
NY Sweet Million being canceled to make room
By Todd Northrop
The New York Gaming Commission on Tuesday agreed to roll out a new multi-state lottery game on June 13 that would pay the top winner $1,000 a day for life.
The lotto game is called Cash For Life and it will replace the under performing Sweet Million jackpot game.
Commission members voted to bring in the new lottery offering at a meeting on Tuesday in New York City. The new game would include New Jersey players, and other s ...
May 28, 2014, 8:07 am - Lottery News forum
NJ casino alleges famous poker player cheated in $9.6M win
An Atlantic City casino is suing a big-time gambler, claiming he won $9.6 million in a card-cheating scheme in baccarat.
The Borgata Hotel Casino Spa filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday against Phillip Ivey Jr., considered one of the best poker players in the world.
The suit alleges Ivey and an associate exploited a defect in cards made by a Kansas City manufacturer that enabled them to sort and arrange so-called good cards in baccarat. The technique gave him an unfair advantage on four occasi ...
Apr 11, 2014, 7:29 pm - Lottery News forum