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Lottery tickets could soon be delivered to your home in N.J.

New Jersey LotteryNew Jersey Lottery: Lottery tickets could soon be delivered to your home in N.J.

TRENTON, N.J. — Itching to buy a lottery ticket but can't leave the house? Have one delivered.

At least that's the idea behind a bill state Assemblyman John Burzichelli has introduced.

The measure (A4018) would allow courier services to deliver New Jersey lottery tickets throughout the state. Burzichelli (D-Gloucester) said similar services are common in Europe.

"If you're either too busy or can't get out of the house, you can make arrangements," he said.

Currently, New Jersey lottery players can buy tickets only in person. An effort to institute an online lottery in the state failed in 2011.

But Burzichelli said a few courier companies are interested in setting up shop here. And though nothing in state law bars such operations, he said he introduced the bill to set up guidelines.

Under the measure, couriers would have to register with the State Lottery Commission. They would be allowed only to charge a fee and would be barred from taking a piece of any winnings.

Burzichelli said the next step is for the Assembly's tourism and gaming committee to vote on the bill. It would then need to be passed by the full Assembly and state Senate and then signed by Gov. Chris Christie to become law.


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22 comments. Last comment 2 years ago by DG1USA.
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Original Bey's avatar - Lottery-022.jpg

Member #133462
September 30, 2012
5946 Posts
Posted: March 3, 2015, 9:13 am - IP Logged

Sales will increase. Jersey will snag one or two more jackpots a year and residents from other states will be clamoring for this initiative to be implemented. I think its kinda snazzy. Hope it comes off.

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    mypiemaster's avatar - 2015021003pileofcash

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    April 2, 2013
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    Posted: March 3, 2015, 9:25 am - IP Logged

    ....deliver food, deliver laundry, deliver sex, deliver merchandise, what else is left. Pretty soon, we will never get out of the house anymore. Beware of bogus tickets. If they are really serious, they should fight harder to institute an online game/lottery.

    Seek and ye shall find -Matt. 7:7 ...Ask and ye shall receive -John 16:24 ...Give and it shall be given unto you -Luke 6:38 ...Be careful what you ask for!!! -Mypiemaster 1:1

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      Bay Area - California
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      Member #136477
      December 12, 2012
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      Posted: March 3, 2015, 9:53 am - IP Logged

      The moment l read " Courier delivery" service l immediately thought of that service being carried out by  folks on bikes in the Financial District in San Francisco.  Those people are experts in negotiating through insane traffic at all times of the day.This proposal for NJ is on  a grander scale. All the best with that idea  NJ.

      People who say it cannot be done should not interrupt those who are doing it- George Bernard Shaw.

        maringoman's avatar - images q=tbn:ANd9GcTbRxpKQmOfcCoUqF2FyqIOAwDo7rg9G-lfJLAALPGWJWwiz19eRw
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        April 14, 2006
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        Posted: March 3, 2015, 10:42 am - IP Logged

        They're trying to get more revenues while not raising ticket prices or lowering the odds of winning so I think it's good for NJ players

        That money's gone fo ever

          haymaker's avatar - Lottery-012.jpg
          Egg Harbor twp.south Jersey shore
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          June 29, 2011
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          Posted: March 3, 2015, 10:46 am - IP Logged

          Great... the online effort failed so lets go back and do it the way it would be done 50 years ago, no wonder this state is so backward.

          MA. has a system where anyone in the country can buy their doubler and we can't even get tix to someone down the road w/out a car.

          Burzichelli is the same guy that tried to give us the 1 year anonymity deal, maybe he should give that another shot.


          How much is the fee going to be ? 

          minimum # of tix ?

          Tip driver ?

          what if there's a prob w/ the tix ?

          Is the person that called for delivery >18 ?

          Is the courier going to buy anything else in the store ?

          Forget all this, I need a system where someone will deliver Delaware lottery to me.

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            Gleno's avatar - Lottery-001.jpg
            New Jersey
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            Member #80354
            September 25, 2009
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            Posted: March 3, 2015, 10:47 am - IP Logged


            Thanks for this interesting article pertaining to NJ lottery.

            Just hope the fee charged for delivery will  not discourage players, if it's not reasonable.


              RJOh's avatar - chipmunk
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              Posted: March 3, 2015, 3:02 pm - IP Logged

              Next they'll be coming up with rules for friends picking up tickets for friends, once these delivery services get started they won't tolerate anything like that.

               * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
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                cbr$'s avatar - maren
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                Posted: March 3, 2015, 3:18 pm - IP Logged

                Great idea, very convenience. Just think bad weather, you don't feel like driving you can still play.

                  Dead_Aim's avatar - canstock2002989

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                  Posted: March 3, 2015, 8:50 pm - IP Logged

                  Stop with the BS already. So instead of it costing you $1 dollar to play it will cost ya $10 after the companies get their cut for deliveries. Just allow the people to buy their tickets online. Sales would soar because of conveniences, the rest of the crap wouldn't be necessary at all. I mean, if you can bank online without any problems why would this be an issue. And look at all the trees and soybean ink they could save. Even more cost savings to go into their pockets. It would be a win/win.

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                    Zeta Reticuli Star System
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                    Posted: March 3, 2015, 9:57 pm - IP Logged


                    Gee this is all kind of a backwards version of history repeating itself.

                    The Pick 3 used to be called 'Numbers' or 'Policy' and bets were usually placed by phone or given to runners (commonly known as Tony Bag O'Donuts.)

                    If a player won they were offered to use the winnings to make more bets or 'Tony' would deliver the winnings.

                    What's next NJ? The payoff will be reduced by $50 if the middle digit is a 1?


                    Those who run the lotteries love it when players look for consistency in something that's designed not to have any.


                    There is one and only one 'proven' system, and that is to book the action. No matter the game, let the players pick their own losers.

                      hearsetrax's avatar - 0118

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                      Posted: March 4, 2015, 5:28 am - IP Logged


                      Gee this is all kind of a backwards version of history repeating itself.

                      The Pick 3 used to be called 'Numbers' or 'Policy' and bets were usually placed by phone or given to runners (commonly known as Tony Bag O'Donuts.)

                      If a player won they were offered to use the winnings to make more bets or 'Tony' would deliver the winnings.

                      What's next NJ? The payoff will be reduced by $50 if the middle digit is a 1?



                        Bondi Junction
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                        December 24, 2007
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                        Posted: March 4, 2015, 4:30 pm - IP Logged

                        The Massachusetts lottery can deliver tickets to your door anywhere in the US for Megabucks Doubler. Unfortunately they can't do it for other games.


                        I subscribe to Megabucks Doubler to show my support for the right of State Lotteries to offer subscriptions across state lines.

                        We all get a lot out of lotteries!

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                          melbourne , florida
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                          Posted: March 4, 2015, 9:34 pm - IP Logged

                          Why don't you people sell this wonderful idea to Colorado so you can have both your pot and your ticket delivered at same time and save half price two for one that will make more sense so you really don't have to go outside anyway too cold . hold tickets on one hand and legal weeds on the other sounds like a win win for everybody so you feel like a winner even when you lossing great free country.Jester LaughDrum Banana

                            Litebets27's avatar - power
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                            Posted: March 5, 2015, 3:53 pm - IP Logged

                            Wow, delivering that $1.00 mega million ticket, may cost a gallon of gas to deliver.

                            Will the buyer have to off set the cost of the delivery?

                            Now that $1.00 ticket may cost you $4.00.

                            Feeling,  PRICELESS!!!Banana

                            Come on Jackpot!!!