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NJ Cash 5 game to get larger starting jackpot

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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 in jackpots and prizes, players will now select from a larger field of 43 numbers instead of 40, making the game a bit harder to win.

The changes go into effect Sunday, September 14, 2014.

Carole Hedinger, New Jersey Lottery Executive Director said, "Offering larger starting jackpots for the popular Jersey Cash 5 game should be very popular with our players. This refresh will also offer more players a larger Match-3 prize payout and more chances to win larger jackpots."

Leading up to the game change on September 14, there will be a "stepdown" of multi-draw purchases allowed. After the drawing on September 13, no sales for Jersey Cash 5 will be allowed until the morning of September 14.

Jersey Cash 5 drawings are held at approximately 7:58 PM Eastern Time at the New Jersey Lottery headquarter studio. Jersey Cash 5 drawings are conducted seven (7) days per week, Monday through Sunday with the exception of Christmas Day.

All Jersey Cash 5 Drawings are open to the public and are witnessed by an Independent Certified Public Accounting Firm.

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Posted: September 11, 2014, 2:01 pm - IP Logged

"NJ Cash 5 game to get larger starting jackpot"

Oh, you want an extra $25K to start? That'll cost you an increase of nearly 300,000 possible combinations. Conehead

It might make the game roll longer but this is no benefit to the player at all.

If the chances of winning the jackpot are so slim, why play when the jackpot is so small? Your chances never change, but the potential payoff does.
If a crystal ball showed you the future of the rest of your life, and in that future you will never win a jackpot, would you still play?

2016: -48.28% (13 tickets) ||
P&L % = Total Win($)/Total Wager($) - 1

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    Posted: September 11, 2014, 4:16 pm - IP Logged

    "NJ Cash 5 game to get larger starting jackpot"

    Oh, you want an extra $25K to start? That'll cost you an increase of nearly 300,000 possible combinations. Conehead

    It might make the game roll longer but this is no benefit to the player at all.

    I agree its makes no sense. The jackpot routinely goes to 200-400K It ruined cash 5 in pa. Nj has a very nice 4/5 payout 400-600 not like pa 200.If the 3/5 xtra takes that down then the game is ruined. Speak up people!!!

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      Posted: September 11, 2014, 4:23 pm - IP Logged

      It makes no sense whatsoever. It ruined pa cash 5. Jackpot routinely goes to 300-600k. 4/5 payout is a nice 400-600 not like pa 200-300? They are ruining a great game for players!!! Contact them and tell them people!!!

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        Posted: September 11, 2014, 6:02 pm - IP Logged

        From 

        MatchPrizeOdds of Winning
        5 out of 5Jackpot1 : 658,008
        4 out of 5Second1 : 3,760
        3 out of 5Third1 : 111

         

        To 

        MatchPrizeOdds of Winning
        5 out of 5Jackpot1 : 962,598
        4 out of 5Second1 : 5,066.30
        3 out of 5Third1 : 136.90

        Ouch!

        That money's gone fo ever

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          Posted: September 11, 2014, 8:09 pm - IP Logged

          Good for you New Jersey Lottery Give the Players what they want Hurray!

          I Give NJ Lottery 5-------> Star Star Star Star Star

          Let it Snow Snowman

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            Posted: September 11, 2014, 8:14 pm - IP Logged

            "NJ Cash 5 game to get larger starting jackpot"

            Oh, you want an extra $25K to start? That'll cost you an increase of nearly 300,000 possible combinations. Conehead

            It might make the game roll longer but this is no benefit to the player at all.

            So your saying Bigger isn't always betterThumbs Down

            Let it Snow Snowman

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              Posted: September 11, 2014, 8:17 pm - IP Logged

              If you make the game harder to win by increasing the number field there will always be "more opportunities to win bigger jackpots."   Why?  Fewer winners equal more and bigger jackpots. DUH!!!

              New Jersey, you are not doing anything to help the players with this.

              "You can observe a lot just by watching." Yogi Berra, Hall of Fame baseball player.

              The numbers will tell you what numbers to play. Pay attention to the numbers.

              Don't just think outside the box, crush it.

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                Posted: September 11, 2014, 8:22 pm - IP Logged

                It makes no sense whatsoever. It ruined pa cash 5. Jackpot routinely goes to 300-600k. 4/5 payout is a nice 400-600 not like pa 200-300? They are ruining a great game for players!!! Contact them and tell them people!!!

                I never heard people complaining about a chance to get more money before this is kind of different. Green laugh

                Let it Snow Snowman

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                  Posted: September 11, 2014, 8:24 pm - IP Logged

                  So your saying Bigger isn't always betterThumbs Down

                  Of course bigger jackpot is better but a bigger pool of combinations isn't better. I don't call a $25K increase "bigger" when they also decrease the odds of winning by more than 300,000! I've done the math on this and in no way does it benefit the player. The overall payout is actually LESS now.

                  They could've easily raised the prize minimum without changing the matrix. Basically they're just finding an excuse to screw players.

                  If the chances of winning the jackpot are so slim, why play when the jackpot is so small? Your chances never change, but the potential payoff does.
                  If a crystal ball showed you the future of the rest of your life, and in that future you will never win a jackpot, would you still play?

                  2016: -48.28% (13 tickets) ||
                  P&L % = Total Win($)/Total Wager($) - 1

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                    Posted: September 11, 2014, 8:30 pm - IP Logged

                    "NJ Cash 5 game to get larger starting jackpot"

                    Oh, you want an extra $25K to start? That'll cost you an increase of nearly 300,000 possible combinations. Conehead

                    It might make the game roll longer but this is no benefit to the player at all.

                    It appears as though the privatization of State Lotteries eventually breeds a higher range of Lottery Game numbers. Now there's a GUARANTEE you can count on ! 

                    Sometimes it's extremely difficult if not practically impossible to get people to disregard the smoke and mirrors.  Instead, they seem to enjoy the ride down the proverbial Garden Path....... helpless to extricate themselves from being totally deceived by known forces in their midst who would argue that they have come here for the sole purpose of helping people.......str8ca$hhomie


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                      Posted: September 11, 2014, 11:45 pm - IP Logged

                      Just like what Illinois recently did. It takes forever to build up jackpots as there is really no extra money put into the pools. Just means less winners per year. If the payout has in fact decreased then NJ just hasn't learned. There are though two good things about New Jersey. They will soon have sports betting. That is a game that is truly beatable opposed to the lottery unless you are paying 100% + payback games betting into big carryovers. They also will have at the Meadowland HI 5 jackpot wager that will only have a takeout of 8%. You are better off buying some quick picks on that one oppposed to playing any NJ draw games. These lotto corporations just want to bleed you dry. There are better places to spend your entertainment dollar focusing on getting close to or even better than 100% paybacks. When this rolls over to a millon then play it. Don't waste your time until then.

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                        Posted: September 11, 2014, 11:46 pm - IP Logged

                        From 

                        MatchPrizeOdds of Winning
                        5 out of 5Jackpot1 : 658,008
                        4 out of 5Second1 : 3,760
                        3 out of 5Third1 : 111

                         

                        To 

                        MatchPrizeOdds of Winning
                        5 out of 5Jackpot1 : 962,598
                        4 out of 5Second1 : 5,066.30
                        3 out of 5Third1 : 136.90

                        Ouch!

                        Lol...Green laugh

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                          Posted: September 12, 2014, 1:38 am - IP Logged

                          Just like what Illinois recently did. It takes forever to build up jackpots as there is really no extra money put into the pools. Just means less winners per year. If the payout has in fact decreased then NJ just hasn't learned. There are though two good things about New Jersey. They will soon have sports betting. That is a game that is truly beatable opposed to the lottery unless you are paying 100% + payback games betting into big carryovers. They also will have at the Meadowland HI 5 jackpot wager that will only have a takeout of 8%. You are better off buying some quick picks on that one oppposed to playing any NJ draw games. These lotto corporations just want to bleed you dry. There are better places to spend your entertainment dollar focusing on getting close to or even better than 100% paybacks. When this rolls over to a millon then play it. Don't waste your time until then.

                          I know a whole bunch of people who are living on "The Boulevard of Broken Dreams" because of sports betting - they lost about everything. I'll stick with lottery games, thanks.

                          Scratchers ~ Cash 5 ~ Powerball ~ Mega Millions

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                            Posted: September 12, 2014, 1:14 pm - IP Logged

                            If you make the game harder to win by increasing the number field there will always be "more opportunities to win bigger jackpots."   Why?  Fewer winners equal more and bigger jackpots. DUH!!!

                            New Jersey, you are not doing anything to help the players with this.

                            It was never their intention to "help the players".

                            Scratchers ~ Cash 5 ~ Powerball ~ Mega Millions