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N.J. Lottery's Cash 5 game grows to record $1.8 million

New Jersey LotteryNew Jersey Lottery: N.J. Lottery's Cash 5 game grows to record $1.8 million

Jackpot unusually large for a Pick 5 game

The New Jersey Lottery's Jersey Cash 5 jackpot is so large that the lottery's web site jackpot listing is not designed to handle the large number.

A section displaying the state's current jackpot amounts lists the Cash 5 jackpot as "18 thousand", but a red notice shown beside the jackpot section contains the message, "The correct Jersey Cash 5 jackpot for Tuesday 10/23/2007 is $1,800,000".

New Jersey Lottery Acting Executive Director William T. Jourdain yesterday urged New Jersey Lottery players to get their Jersey Cash 5 tickets as early as possible in advance of the drawing, which was worth $1.5 million yesterday, before it rolled to tonight's $1.8 million amount.

"[The $1.8 million jackpot] is the largest that we've ever seen for Jersey Cash 5," said Acting Executive Director Jourdain, "This is the largest jackpot we've ever had for a Lottery game that is drawn daily, so we're certain that today will be a very busy day for our retailers."

"We have been seeing incredible jumps in player participation," continued Acting Executive Director Jourdain, "Over the course of the past week, we have seen jackpots that started to increase by tens of thousands of dollars increase by over one hundred thousand dollars instead — and that's quite a feat."

Jersey Cash 5, which held its first drawing in 1992, has already proved to be a vital component of the Lottery's offerings to support education and State institutions.

Since FY2008 began on July 1, Jersey Cash 5 has generated $41.4 million in sales, which in turn has meant $17.4 million in aid to the Lottery's beneficiary community.

On this Jersey Cash 5 jackpot roll alone — which began a brief nine days ago — the Lottery has already generated about $2 million in contributions to education and State institutions.

Jourdain also noted that this was not the first time the Jersey Cash 5 game had cracked a million-dollar milestone, adding, "It's been a little over three years, but on February 23, 2004, the Jersey Cash 5 jackpot was a whopping $1,373,523.

Tonight's drawing eclipses that one by nearly $500,000.

"In nearly four decades of serving Lottery players, we've never seen a daily drawing get this big," concluded Acting Executive Director Jourdain.  "It's nice to know that — even before the winning numbers are drawn tonight — this jackpot roll has already paid enormous dividends for our State's students, our veterans, and our developmentally disabled citizens."

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Posted: October 23, 2007, 11:58 am - IP Logged

I'd say that New Jersey should spend some money to revamp their website.

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    I'd say that New Jersey should spend some money to revamp their website.

    I'd say that only the lottery player's from

    the great state of New Jersey>>>>>>>CAN

    finger this won>>>"OUT"

    >>>>>>>>>>>>>>

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

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      Posted: October 23, 2007, 3:09 pm - IP Logged

      I'd say that only the lottery player's from

      the great state of New Jersey>>>>>>>CAN

      finger this won>>>"OUT"

      >>>>>>>>>>>>>>

      ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

      this is truly $$$

      AMAZING    $$$

      CAN anyone please EXPLAIN

      ?????????????????

      LOL>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>TOO>>>>>ALL!!

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        Posted: October 23, 2007, 6:14 pm - IP Logged

        this is truly $$$

        AMAZING    $$$

        CAN anyone please EXPLAIN

        ?????????????????

        LOL>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>TOO>>>>>ALL!!

        thank's NJ >>>>><<<<<LP~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~MEMBER's!!!!!!!!

        L@@K's like U peeple's in NJ ....don't PLAY the 5's ???

        OK, i understand all Umoved to

        sunny south>>>>FL

        G@@D LUCK >>>>>>>>>>DOWN DARE>>>>>>>>>>>>>>TOO$$$$$$$$$$

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          Posted: October 23, 2007, 7:24 pm - IP Logged

          This is the game I WON!!!! in 2002. NOW would be nice, the other time was "only" $6300 BT. I hope my new algorithms do well and also the one I used in '02.

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            Posted: October 23, 2007, 9:41 pm - IP Logged

            That is truely amazing for a pick 5 game to get that big.

            It looks like there was somewhere around 7 winners in the drawing tonight. Each ticket was worth approx. $280,000

             

            Brad

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              Posted: October 24, 2007, 3:23 am - IP Logged

              Yes, they're usually much smaller, but isn't that because most pick-5 games don't roll over?  In Florida our Fantasy 5 game is daily, averages $250,000 and rolls down to the lower tier prizes if there isn't a winner.   There were 8 winners in FL Monday and they each got $27,739.34 before taxes.

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                Posted: October 24, 2007, 8:31 am - IP Logged

                This is the game I WON!!!! in 2002. NOW would be nice, the other time was "only" $6300 BT. I hope my new algorithms do well and also the one I used in '02.

                How did you end up doing last night?

                 

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                  Posted: October 24, 2007, 12:04 pm - IP Logged

                  Ohio's Rolling Cash5 has rolled to $287K and it's usually won before it rolls over $300K .   I'm thinking it's time to try my 50 lines strategy before it's won and goes back to $100K.  The best I've ever done with this game is a match3 and that was with 10 lines.

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                    Fill us in on your 50 line strategy. haha.  Michigan's Fantasy 5 is up to almost $700,000.  It hasn't been this high in a loooonnngggg time.

                     

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                      Posted: October 24, 2007, 2:53 pm - IP Logged

                      Yes, they're usually much smaller, but isn't that because most pick-5 games don't roll over?  In Florida our Fantasy 5 game is daily, averages $250,000 and rolls down to the lower tier prizes if there isn't a winner.   There were 8 winners in FL Monday and they each got $27,739.34 before taxes.

                      NJ's cash 5 obviously rolls over until there's a jackpot winner, and it's a 5 of 40 game. The odds of winning the jackpot are about 1 in 658,000, and typical payouts suggest sales of 200 to 250 thousand tickets. Even if there weren't  a lot of repeated combinations that would mean less than a 40% chance of a winner for a typical drawing. 

                      FWIW, the number of tickets sold during the run probably makes the roll similar to the Hoosier lotto in terms of probability.

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                        Posted: October 24, 2007, 3:27 pm - IP Logged

                        Fill us in on your 50 line strategy. haha.  Michigan's Fantasy 5 is up to almost $700,000.  It hasn't been this high in a loooonnngggg time.

                         

                        Brad

                        Maybe I should be driving up to Michigan and trying it there.  I use to drive up to that Truck-stop on RT23 north of the state line to get BigGame tickets before MegaMillions came to Ohio.

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                          Posted: October 24, 2007, 6:54 pm - IP Logged

                          When I won it was up to 38 numbers and no rollover. They later made it 40 numbers but with rollover. It depends on whether the numbers that came out were predictable or popular; other people use systems and if they end up using similar methods and the numbers match there will be many winners, or if a lot of "date" numbers come out or not. The amount of the rollover increase is a clue to how many tickets were sold. May be same amount of players but now buying multiple tickets. I only wish they gave $1 or free ticket for 2 of 5 like in PA and NY.

                          The nj Lottery website needs to be trimmed down a bit, all the flash and java on there bogs down a lot of people's browsers. They probably weren't thinking about 1M+ Cash 5 prizes during design but I saw there were no winners several drawings so I knew what the jackpot really was.

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                            Posted: October 28, 2007, 9:50 am - IP Logged

                            Fill us in on your 50 line strategy. haha.  Michigan's Fantasy 5 is up to almost $700,000.  It hasn't been this high in a loooonnngggg time.

                             

                            Brad

                            Now that Ohio Rolling Cash5 is at $587,000, maybe I should try it locally.  RC5 is a 5/39 game.

                            The strategy is really just 50 lines that don't match3 with any of the other 49 lines more than once, haven't matched 2 in the previous 2 drawings or matched 3 in the previous 18.  All the combinations have a sum of 70-135, gaps of 1-20 and a range between the lowest and highest numbers of 14-37.  Throw in the numbers of the combinations as a group have hit 111-147 times in the last 200 drawings and a few other parameters and you have it. 

                            I may come up with 50 lines, but I won't play more than 20 of them and hope that the winning combination isn't among the ones I don't play. 

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