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NJ Lottery to be first with live draws on Internet

New Jersey LotteryNew Jersey Lottery: NJ Lottery to be first with live draws on Internet

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By Todd Northrop

TRENTON, N.J. — The New Jersey Lottery will be the first state lottery to stream its lottery drawings live over the Internet — on Facebook.

The first live streamed drawing will be on July 1, 2011.

In addition to the live video streaming service, the lottery will also launch a new Web site at njlottery.net.

"This is an exciting time for New Jersey Lottery players, retailers, and staff," said Executive Director, Carole Hedinger. "Live streaming our draw online at NJLottery.net and Facebook will allow for players to interact with us and each other, making the draw a more dynamic experience."

According to Hedinger, the new Web site is designed to give players a more engaging experience online with New Jersey Lottery and the thousands of other players and retailers who buy, sell, and play lottery games.

Players who miss the live drawings will be able to view them later in the Web site's archives.

The New Jersey live streaming is different from other state lotteries that show drawing videos on the Web, because the New Jersey videos will be broadcast live over the Internet — like watching a live sporting event, as opposed to a taped one.

"Advancements in technology and media now make it possible for us to capture and broadcast our live draws as part of a larger-scale initiative at minimal expense," said Hedinger. "There's a great deal more to be seen and heard from New Jersey Lottery than winning numbers," she said.

The New Jersey Lottery Facebook page is located at www.facebook.com/newjerseylottery.

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Posted: June 29, 2011, 4:28 pm - IP Logged

This is great. We do most everything on the internet nowadays so we might as well do this.Smile

That money's gone fo ever

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    Posted: June 29, 2011, 5:01 pm - IP Logged

    This is great. We do most everything on the internet nowadays so we might as well do this.Smile

    I Agree!

    Having several millions of dollars in my financial accounts means receiving several valuable services each day!

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      Posted: June 29, 2011, 5:06 pm - IP Logged

      I have been writing about this for years, saying that it's the answer for a lottery that wants to keep real drawings, save money, and still provide live drawings to the public.  I am so happy to see that my home state is taking the lead.  It is absolutely the way to go.  In my opinion it is much better than even broadcasting it on TV, because the Internet is available everywhere these days, not just on a TV box that can receive certain channels.

      Nice job NJ Lottery! Thumbs Up

       

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        Posted: June 29, 2011, 5:47 pm - IP Logged

        Yeah, except for one thing. The NJ Lottery have been streaming live draws already, for years. Go to http://www.state.nj.us/lottery/live/index.html, and click on "Today's Midday/Evening Drawing" come draw time. You need RealPlayer, though.

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          Now that is a straight up lottery.US Flag

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            Posted: June 29, 2011, 5:51 pm - IP Logged

            Absolutely right Todd,

                   Was  glad to see that N.J. is doing this.  It will not only help economically  for the state, it will also help some of the players that couldn't watch on TV..

                   Nice move...! 

                                                         

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              Posted: June 29, 2011, 6:29 pm - IP Logged

              yea,the website was badly in need of an overhaul,i did't realize how bad until until i looked at other states sites

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                Posted: June 29, 2011, 6:34 pm - IP Logged

                @Todd. how do i bring up the blue window to show what i replying to?

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                  Posted: June 29, 2011, 6:43 pm - IP Logged

                  @Todd. how do i bring up the blue window to show what i replying to?

                  Just mash down over the little box that says "Include this quoted text in your reply"


                                                               
                                       
                                                           

                   

                   

                   

                   

                                                                                                                     

                  "The only thing necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing"

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                    Posted: June 29, 2011, 6:50 pm - IP Logged

                    Just mash down over the little box that says "Include this quoted text in your reply"

                    thanks dude,don't know how i missed it,but there is so much here and i'm not that computer savey

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                      Tennessee is mulling over the idea of chiseling the winning numbers onto stone tablets.

                      Should be a real crowd pleaser.

                      Jersey ain't got nothin' on The Dragon Lady.


                                                                   
                                           
                                                               

                       

                       

                       

                       

                                                                                                                         

                      "The only thing necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing"

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                        Tennessee is mulling over the idea of chiseling the winning numbers onto stone tablets.

                        Should be a real crowd pleaser.

                        Jersey ain't got nothin' on The Dragon Lady.

                        not sure who the Dragon lady is,maybe the head of the tennessee lottery?

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                          thanks dude,don't know how i missed it,but there is so much here and i'm not that computer savey

                          No problem, haymaker.

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                          "The only thing necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing"

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                            not sure who the Dragon lady is,maybe the head of the tennessee lottery?

                            That's the rumor.


                                                                         
                                                 
                                                                     

                             

                             

                             

                             

                                                                                                                               

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