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NJ Lottery adds 'Xtra' feature to Pick 6 game

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New Jersey Lottery players now have the opportunity to increase their non-jackpot prizes by up to five times on the long-time favorite game, Pick 6, with the addition of the new Xtra feature.

Players may purchase their Pick 6 tickets with Xtra for an additional $1 per play beginning on Jan. 13 for the Jan. 15 drawing.

Pick 6 Xtra increases the game's base prize amounts by a randomly selected multiplier number during the Pick 6 Xtra draw.  The purchase of Xtra will also enable the player to win $2.00 for matching only two numbers.

The cost of adding Xtra to Pick 6 is $1.00, making the total purchase $2.00 per play.

Pick 6 tickets can continue to be purchased without the Xtra feature for the traditional cost of $1 per play.

Carole Hedinger, New Jersey Lottery Executive Director, said, "Pick 6 Xtra is an exciting new enhancement for the 34-year old game that increases our players' odds of winning.  It's another example of the customer-centric innovations we are bringing to our draw based and instant games this year."

The Xtra multiplier numbers range from 2 up to and including 5. The draw-selected multiplier number determines the number with which the prize amount will be multiplied when the Xtra option is purchased.

If Pick 6 Xtra is chosen any non-jackpot or non-match 2 prize will be multiplied by the multiplier number selected.  The chart below illustrates the estimated prize payouts for purchasing a Pick-6 ticket with Xtra.

Pick 6 Xtra also provides players with an additional prize tier for matching two out of six winning numbers, improving the overall game odds to 1:7 from 1:54.

Average prizes are pari-mutuel and are based on sales and number of winners with the exception of the $3 Pick 6 prize and the $2 Xtra prize, which are fixed prizes.

Pick 6 is drawn every Monday and Thursday at approximately 7:58 p.m. in the New Jersey Lottery Lawrenceville drawing studio.  Pick 6 lottery results are published on Lottery Post's New Jersey Lottery Results page minutes after each drawing.

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Posted: January 13, 2015, 3:23 pm - IP Logged

PartyParty Time !! LurkingGood Luck to you all  White Bounce

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    Posted: January 13, 2015, 5:12 pm - IP Logged

    The choice/addition of a multiplier is always a good thing in any game except for the 2X multiplier, which is actually a rip-off.

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      Posted: January 13, 2015, 5:45 pm - IP Logged

      Doubt that spending an extra dollar is going to increase my odds of winning the big  jackpot .

      Just another tactic to get more $$ for us players. No Thanks NJ lottery.

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        Posted: January 13, 2015, 7:40 pm - IP Logged

        Doubt that spending an extra dollar is going to increase my odds of winning the big  jackpot .

        Just another tactic to get more $$ for us players. No Thanks NJ lottery.

        I don't think they have stated anywhere that the Xtra would provide better odds for the jackpot.  That's not being honest.  They simply said the odds of getting a prize of any kind was much better -- which it IS.

        I think someone who wins $10,000 instead of $2,000 is going to be very happy.

         

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          Posted: January 13, 2015, 8:27 pm - IP Logged

          Who cares. P6 sales are in the toilet and the whole game needs to be scrapped and or overhauled.

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            Posted: January 13, 2015, 9:47 pm - IP Logged

            This is not too bad. Normally 2 of 6 pays nothing but if you add the Xtra you stand to win $2. I would add the Xtra.

            That money's gone fo ever

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              Posted: January 14, 2015, 11:14 am - IP Logged

              For $2, You're better off playing Cash4life.

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                Posted: January 14, 2015, 4:35 pm - IP Logged

                I love NJ Lottery it's the only State Lottery that honors Christmas!!! Sure I'll drive there just to get X6! Yay!!

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                  Posted: January 15, 2015, 5:14 pm - IP Logged

                  The choice/addition of a multiplier is always a good thing in any game except for the 2X multiplier, which is actually a rip-off.

                  Did you noticed with multiplier a match2 is worth $2 when normally it's worth nothing?  Increasing the odds of winning something to 1:8 is worth the extra $1.  If this improves their ticket sales, I could see other states with similar games doing something similar.  I would like to see something similar in Ohio.

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                    Posted: January 16, 2015, 12:42 am - IP Logged

                    Did you noticed with multiplier a match2 is worth $2 when normally it's worth nothing?  Increasing the odds of winning something to 1:8 is worth the extra $1.  If this improves their ticket sales, I could see other states with similar games doing something similar.  I would like to see something similar in Ohio.

                    Yep, play $2 multiplier so I can win $2. Sounds like one step forward and one step backward. 2X multiplier should not exist in any lotto type game because to put it mildly, IT SUCKS.

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                      Posted: January 19, 2015, 3:01 pm - IP Logged

                      For $2, You're better off playing Cash4life.

                      For $1 + $1, I'm better off getting an extra Pick 6 combination/ticket as the odds are better than Cash4Life.

                      Frankly, I'd like to see NJ add a KENO game, in fact, let ALL the states add a Keno game since the (computer-generated) recently canceled Monopoly game was canceled because players were smart enough not to play it for that & other reasons!