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NJ Lottery kicks off 50th anniversary with mall event

Jan 10, 2020, 12:17 pm

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By Todd Northrop

The New Jersey Lottery, one of the largest lotteries and the third-oldest in the United States, kicked off a year-long celebration of its 50th anniversary Thursday with a heavily-attended event at a mall in central New Jersey.

Contests, sports stars, giveaways, food, and photos we on tap Thursday at the Bridgewater Commons Mall in Bridgewater, New Jersey, all courtesy of the New Jersey Lottery.

The biggest attraction was the giant CA$HNADO machine — a life-size prize globe in which two contestants attempt to grab as much blowing confetti as possible.

While a DJ pumped out some loud music and an announcer emceed the event, attendees lined up down the massive mall corridors for a shot at cash prizes, giveaways, and a chance to enter the CA$HNADO machine. Others had autographs signed by athletes from New York-area teams.

Celebrities attending the event included:

  • Mike Ford, NY Yankee and New Jersey native
  • Wayne Chrebet, former New York Jets Wide Receiver
  • Grant Marshall, former New Jersey Devils alumni
  • Teggy French, Fashion Influencer
  • John Colaneri, HGTV, "Kitchen Cousins" Star
  • Lauren Berman, NJ Lottery Draw Host
  • James Carey, Executive Director of NJ Lottery

The next 50th anniversary event will take place Jan. 11 from 4-6 PM at Wild Wild West in Atlantic City.

"We have so many reasons to celebrate fifty years of success. Since 1970, the New Jersey Lottery has produced over $28 billion in revenue for the state and $42 billion in prizes for our players — making over 2,000 millionaires in the process. I can't wait to meet the next group of winners at our kickoff events," said James A. Carey, Acting Executive Director of the New Jersey Lottery.

The Lottery plans additional bonuses for its players in 2020 to celebrate the anniversary, including:

  • New touchscreen vending machines, making it easier than ever to buy Scratch-Off and draw game tickets at select retailers;
  • Celebrating Pick 3, New Jersey's oldest game, by offering Pick 3 players $40,000 additional instant cash prizes;
  • New Scratch off Prize Pool with 'The Multiplier': New Jersey's largest scratch-offs family prize pool ever, with more than $340 million in prizes in February;
  • Giving players a free collectible 50th Anniversary scratch coin with any Scratch-Off purchase at retailers in February;
  • New Rewards for Lottery's VIP Club members: A special 50-50-50 Promotion during 2020; 50 winners per week for 50 weeks each winning $50 in Scratch-Offs with different ways to win each week;
  • New Oversized 'Super 50 Ticket': New Jersey Lottery's biggest Scratch-Offs ticket ever — look for this oversized ticket loaded with prizes in stores in March.

"Fifty years ago, New Jersey voters took a chance and approved a state Lottery, which turned out to be a winner. The original hope was that the lottery would generate $12 million in profit annually. Last year, the New Jersey Lottery contributed over a billion dollars to the state," Carey said.

Launched in 1969, the lottery was born with the goal of raising funds to support education and state-run institutions. Today the New Jersey Lottery continues to stress its role in generating revenue to help protect the retirement benefits of those who serve our community, including New Jersey's teachers, police officers, firefighters, and other public employees.

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  Todd Northrop, great photo of you and Mike Ford! Thank You for posting it. 

 New Jersey has been a lucky State to play the Lottery.Lep

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    This event took place on thursday 01/09/2020.

    The next event is Saturday 01/11/2020:

    https://www.njlottery.com/en-us/promotions/events.html

    A mind once stretched by a new idea never returns to its original dimensions!

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      This event took place on thursday 01/09/2020.

      The next event is Saturday 01/11/2020:

      https://www.njlottery.com/en-us/promotions/events.html

      You are restating facts that are already in the article.

       

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        This event took place on thursday 01/09/2020.

        The next event is Saturday 01/11/2020:

        https://www.njlottery.com/en-us/promotions/events.html

        Other 50th Anniversary Events NJL Players may be interested in:

        Beginning January 6 through December 20, 2020, ONLY VIP Club members have a chance to be one (1) of fifty (50) weekly winners of $50 of Scratch-Offs - that's 2,500 unique winners!

        Share your New Jersey Lottery Story with the NJL and you could be featured on the NJL Website!

        View a Message from the Director of the NJL.

        https://www.njlottery.com/en-us/promotions/50-years.html

        A mind once stretched by a new idea never returns to its original dimensions!

        Catch-22: A dilemma or difficult circumstance from which there is no escape because of mutually conflicting or dependent conditions.

        Corruptissima re publica plurimae leges: When the republic is at its most corrupt the laws are most numerous.

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          You are restating facts that are already in the article.

          Thanks Todd: See You in Atlantic City?

          A mind once stretched by a new idea never returns to its original dimensions!

          Catch-22: A dilemma or difficult circumstance from which there is no escape because of mutually conflicting or dependent conditions.

          Corruptissima re publica plurimae leges: When the republic is at its most corrupt the laws are most numerous.

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            This event took place on thursday 01/09/2020.

            The next event is Saturday 01/11/2020:

            https://www.njlottery.com/en-us/promotions/events.html

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              Looks like a lot of fun, Nice picture Todd. 

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                Looks like a lot of fun, Nice picture Todd. 

                I agree with you Sully, that is a nice picture of Todd & does look like they're having fun!

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                  If Jersey really wanna celebrate its 50th anniversary they should consider changing their payout for the Pick 3 and 4 lotto.  Totally behind the times.  It's ludicrous!! 

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                    If Jersey really wanna celebrate its 50th anniversary they should consider changing their payout for the Pick 3 and 4 lotto.  Totally behind the times.  It's ludicrous!! 

                    WOW is all I'm going to say about your post!   Horrible payouts, even with the Fireball in most cases.

                    Here $1 Straight on Pick 3 is $600; pick 4 $1 Straight=$5K, then there's all kinds of crazy combinations with differing payouts.

                    Now going back to NJ to see if they have any liability limit like they do here.

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                      WOW is all I'm going to say about your post!   Horrible payouts, even with the Fireball in most cases.

                      Here $1 Straight on Pick 3 is $600; pick 4 $1 Straight=$5K, then there's all kinds of crazy combinations with differing payouts.

                      Now going back to NJ to see if they have any liability limit like they do here.

                      NJ doesn't need a liability limit because they use pari-mutuel payouts for the games.

                       

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                        NJ doesn't need a liability limit because they use pari-mutuel payouts for the games.

                        Am kind of ambivalent to pari-muteul payouts as a rule, but sometimes such as a rarity in CA when five #'s on MM/PB pay more than normal.   Maybe the same for your pick 3 or pick 4.

                        Now Todd, hoping to see you holding one of those huge ceremonial check from the New Jersey lottery!

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                          I hope so too! 😁  I would actually prefer fixed payouts and liability limits over the pari-mutuel payouts.

                           

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