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N.J. Lottery remains operational during state closure

Jul 1, 2017, 12:23 pm

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By Todd Northrop

Even though the New Jersey state government has closed due to a budget impasse, the state lottery remains fully operational.

During the closure, the sale of all games offered by the New Jersey Lottery will remain available for purchase.

The game drawings for all online games offered through the Lottery, including Pick 3, Pick 4, Jersey Cash 5, Pick 6, 5 Card Cash, and Cash4Life, will be conducted, posted on Livestream and aired on television, PHL17 and PIX11, as per standard operating procedure.

Powerball and Mega Millions will also continue to be available in the state, and instant scratch-off games will be sold by retailers.

All New Jersey Lottery winning numbers and prize payouts will be published as usual on Lottery Post's New Jersey Lottery Results page.

Lottery winners will continue to be paid as normal.  Players may continue to cash all prizes under $600 at retail locations, and larger lottery claims above that amount require submission to the Lottery for processing.

The New Jersey Lottery said that larger claims may take a little longer to process due to reduced staff levels, but any such delays would be brief.

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Posted: July 1, 2017, 1:17 pm - IP Logged

Once again the NJ Legislature has Failed to live up to the Publics Expectations.

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    Posted: July 1, 2017, 4:02 pm - IP Logged

    Looks like Maine is having lottery issues too

    http://www.maine.gov/tools/whatsnew/index.php?topic=Lottery_News&id=759335&v=article2011

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    Lottery office closed due to shutdown.

    The Maine State Lottery announced today that due to the state government shutdown the lottery's office will be closed and will not reopen until such time the shutdown is over and employees return to work. In addition the following multi-state games will not be available for purchase until the shutdown is over: Powerball, Mega Millions, Hot Lotto and Lucky for Life. Instant tickets, Megabucks, Pick 3, Pick 4, Gimme5 and World Poker Tour will remain on sale.

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      Posted: July 1, 2017, 6:35 pm - IP Logged

      Looks like Maine is having lottery issues too

      http://www.maine.gov/tools/whatsnew/index.php?topic=Lottery_News&id=759335&v=article2011

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      Lottery office closed due to shutdown.

      The Maine State Lottery announced today that due to the state government shutdown the lottery's office will be closed and will not reopen until such time the shutdown is over and employees return to work. In addition the following multi-state games will not be available for purchase until the shutdown is over: Powerball, Mega Millions, Hot Lotto and Lucky for Life. Instant tickets, Megabucks, Pick 3, Pick 4, Gimme5 and World Poker Tour will remain on sale.

      What in the world are these politicians doing?  That lottery money should be off limits to them.  Illinois is shut down, WA state was shut down, New Jersey remained open and ticket sales continued would winners get paid?  Now Maine and they are shut down. 

      This is insane and I am REALLY furious about this and not just because of my state, it continues, soon every single state will be hit.  I guess the politicians figure we can get away with it, no one is complaining.  Well I am really po'd and AM going to write our wonderful crooks. 

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        Posted: July 1, 2017, 10:29 pm - IP Logged

        .

        Someone please explain to me what it means to close a doggone state?

        Does it mean that the Governor/Mayor of the state stays home and twiddles his/her thumbs?

        What if there's a big old pothole that needs to be filled/patched?

        What about police services?

        • Don't chase the numbers you play.
        • Play only numbers you've already played, plus however many random picks.
        • But, ALWAYS the regular numbers you play.  This will make you a winner, not a chaser.
                   (so far, though, I've yet to win any significant lotto prize)
        • Oh, but always know where your tickets are, as well as your ticket's deadline.
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          Posted: July 1, 2017, 11:26 pm - IP Logged

          What is going on with these states and their budget problemsWhat?

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            Posted: July 2, 2017, 12:10 am - IP Logged

            What is going on with these states and their budget problemsWhat?

            Tax and spend Democrats / Progressives?

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              Franklin-n.c
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              Posted: July 2, 2017, 12:18 am - IP Logged

              Do they not teach Math in school anymore plus U do not spend what U do not have .

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                Posted: July 2, 2017, 12:35 am - IP Logged

                Do they not teach Math in school anymore plus U do not spend what U do not have .

                As one politician said in an interview: "We don't have a spending problem, we have a revenue problem." 

                 

                I believe that answers all the questions about why things are the way they are.

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                  Posted: July 2, 2017, 10:05 am - IP Logged

                  Last time this happened (2006) they shut the casinos down as inspectors are state employees.

                  I still went to work (Locksmith in engineering dept.) not much to do for 3 days, even the hotel was empty,

                  most employees were sent home.

                   

                  They since changed the law to make casino inspectors essential employees like state troopers, they not going to do anything

                  that will lose them $

                   

                  Oddly enough I don't remember how it effected the lottery that time...maybe it didn't.

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                    Simpsonville
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                    Posted: July 3, 2017, 7:44 pm - IP Logged

                    Wasn't it something seeing fat azz Gov. Christy on the closed NJ beach?   I thought he was long gone, maybe the voters there will wake up and get rid of him.

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                      Posted: July 3, 2017, 7:57 pm - IP Logged

                      Wasn't it something seeing fat azz Gov. Christy on the closed NJ beach?   I thought he was long gone, maybe the voters there will wake up and get rid of him.

                      He's a Lameazz duck LOL !

                      got about 7 months left.

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                        Posted: July 3, 2017, 8:01 pm - IP Logged

                        Last time this happened (2006) they shut the casinos down as inspectors are state employees.

                        I still went to work (Locksmith in engineering dept.) not much to do for 3 days, even the hotel was empty,

                        most employees were sent home.

                         

                        They since changed the law to make casino inspectors essential employees like state troopers, they not going to do anything

                        that will lose them $

                         

                        Oddly enough I don't remember how it effected the lottery that time...maybe it didn't.

                        I just seen on the news they can shut the casinos if the Government shutdown exceeds 7 days.

                        Don't know if I forgot this or never knew it.     Embarassed

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                          Posted: July 3, 2017, 8:12 pm - IP Logged

                          Yea and during the state closure all parks and gov offices are closed including beaches. But the governor has access to beach even tho public does not. I say if public can't use beach then NO-ONE CAN!

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                            Posted: July 4, 2017, 6:14 am - IP Logged

                            Glad this mess is over with since he signed the budget.    So now he's known for Bridgegate and Beachgate, WTG.