A mechanical glitch forced New Jersey Lottery officials to manually draw the winning numbers for the Jersey Cash 5 game on Friday night.
"The machine containing those game balls jammed, so they followed the emergency procedures, which call for an off-air manual drawing that is observed by the independent auditor," New Jersey Lottery spokesman Dominick DeMarco said.
It was not immediately clear what caused the problem, or whether a similar machine problem had ever previously affected a New Jersey lottery drawing, DeMarco said. The daily lottery drawings are televised live on NJN New Jersey Public Television.
"We expect that the machine will be back in operation for Saturday night's drawing," DeMarco said.
The winning Jersey Cash 5 numbers were 1, 4, 14, 33 and 39.