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NJ Lottery temporarily suspends sales and drawings for 5 Card Cash due to coronavirus

Apr 30, 2020, 1:34 pm

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New Jersey LotteryNew Jersey Lottery: NJ Lottery temporarily suspends sales and drawings for 5 Card Cash due to coronavirusRating:

The New Jersey Lottery temporarily suspended sales and drawings of its 5 Card Cash, effective Monday, May 4, 2020, due to COVID-19.

The temporary suspension of 5 Card Cash is designed to protect the health and safety of Lottery employees and its customers. Not only does this game require two additional staff members to be in the office beyond the teams for other drawings, it does not permit multi-draw play or advance play so purchases are only applicable to the day they are purchased.

Players who purchased tickets prior to the game suspension will still have one year following the drawing to claim any prizes won.

During the game suspension, the 5 Card Cash "All In" progressive jackpot will remain static and shall continue to be displayed on all media.

The NJ Lottery has not set a date when the game will resume.

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Posted: April 30, 2020, 2:07 pm - IP Logged

My state dropped this game awhile back - no one played it really.

I wonder how many NJ residents play it on a daily basis?

 

Interesting it required 2 dedicated workers on it.

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    Posted: April 30, 2020, 2:46 pm - IP Logged

    Good point.   We still have it here...I call it Five Card Trash and don't play!

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      Posted: April 30, 2020, 4:16 pm - IP Logged

      Good point.   We still have it here...I call it Five Card Trash and don't play!

      Perfect name for that game, it's trash. So glad my state dropped it.

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        Posted: April 30, 2020, 7:16 pm - IP Logged

        The one New Jersey game that's drawn by computer needs two extra employees because the people who work the ping pong balls can't type a few commands on a computer? And here we have a state like Kentucky moving to computer drawings because they claim they're easier and cheaper to operate than ping pong balls.

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          Posted: April 30, 2020, 7:42 pm - IP Logged

          WHAS-11 had a news segment on the KLC featuring Chip Polston.   My question was aired stating about the ball drawings and how technical they are.   So with COVID-19, KLC answered my IM on FB about me not being happy with RNG for Pick 3, 4 and Cashball 225---then one I play.  This way a computer takes the place, as we know, of human interaction with balls.   After this is over with I seriously doubt they will ever return to mechanical balls.

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            Posted: April 30, 2020, 10:00 pm - IP Logged

            In Michigan this game is called "Poker Lotto" with no advanced draws either.

            Why hasn't Michigan shut this game off or, better yet, dropped it permanently?

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              Posted: May 1, 2020, 12:03 am - IP Logged

              In Michigan this game is called "Poker Lotto" with no advanced draws either.

              Why hasn't Michigan shut this game off or, better yet, dropped it permanently?

              If it isn't a cash crop, they eventually will drop it...

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                Posted: May 1, 2020, 3:14 pm - IP Logged

                In Michigan this game is called "Poker Lotto" with no advanced draws either.

                Why hasn't Michigan shut this game off or, better yet, dropped it permanently?

                It's more like scratch-off tickets where you can win up to $5000 iinstantly and get a chance to win $100,000 in the nightly drawing. Just a guess, but maybe Michigan hasn't dropped the game is because people are playing it. 

                Never could figure out why some people criticize things because they don't like ir or don't do it. If you don't roller skate, should they close all roller rinks?

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                  Posted: May 1, 2020, 3:22 pm - IP Logged

                  WHAS-11 had a news segment on the KLC featuring Chip Polston.   My question was aired stating about the ball drawings and how technical they are.   So with COVID-19, KLC answered my IM on FB about me not being happy with RNG for Pick 3, 4 and Cashball 225---then one I play.  This way a computer takes the place, as we know, of human interaction with balls.   After this is over with I seriously doubt they will ever return to mechanical balls.

                  Did you ask Chip about his Lego collection?

                  Mister we could use a man like Herbert Hoover again

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                    Posted: May 1, 2020, 3:25 pm - IP Logged

                    Did you ask Chip about his Lego collection?

                    No, I didn't.   That wasn't an in person type of thing, he just read a question 'From our good friend Jeffrey----'.  When I met him in person with Vanna White didn't ask then either...didn't know anything about it!

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                      Posted: May 1, 2020, 4:56 pm - IP Logged

                      If this Highway Patrolmen can survive this, NJ will as well. Chin up, trust!

                       

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                        Posted: May 1, 2020, 5:20 pm - IP Logged

                        It's more like scratch-off tickets where you can win up to $5000 iinstantly and get a chance to win $100,000 in the nightly drawing. Just a guess, but maybe Michigan hasn't dropped the game is because people are playing it. 

                        Never could figure out why some people criticize things because they don't like ir or don't do it. If you don't roller skate, should they close all roller rinks?

                        There is just so much money out there that can be gambled.  The state knows this and they also know their suckers.  I have been playing the lottery in going on 5 decades now and I have seen the games get worse and worse.  It is the old divide and conquer rule.  If there are lots and lots of bad games then nobody will win anything good on any of them.

                        I have seen the state 6/xx game here go from taking 1 month to role to $33,000,000 to rolling for over 6 months and not getting to $20,000,000 and that is because there are lots and lots of rotten and bad games out there now.

                        If there was just one good game I could play I would not notice or care about the lousy ones.

                        If you don't know why people criticize bad games then maybe you either haven't been paying attention or maybe you haven't been around long enough to watch all the good games slide into oblivion.

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                          There is just so much money out there that can be gambled.  The state knows this and they also know their suckers.  I have been playing the lottery in going on 5 decades now and I have seen the games get worse and worse.  It is the old divide and conquer rule.  If there are lots and lots of bad games then nobody will win anything good on any of them.

                          I have seen the state 6/xx game here go from taking 1 month to role to $33,000,000 to rolling for over 6 months and not getting to $20,000,000 and that is because there are lots and lots of rotten and bad games out there now.

                          If there was just one good game I could play I would not notice or care about the lousy ones.

                          If you don't know why people criticize bad games then maybe you either haven't been paying attention or maybe you haven't been around long enough to watch all the good games slide into oblivion.

                          Fifty years ago scratch-offs type games and a couple of pick-3 games were the only games in town. There are statistics suggesting 90 million Americans play lotteries annually, but I believe state lotteries are more interested in regular players. And probably why now there is a variety of games.

                          "If you don't know why people criticize bad games then maybe you either haven't been paying attention"

                          Guess it depends how much success players have with a game. After reading all the Five Card Cash criticism, I bought two tickets using the change from another purchase and one had two pair and the other was a flush and I'll find out tonight if I win any more. If jackpots don't increase to your liking, it's because not very many people are playing. From a lottery's point of view, they don't care which games people play as long as the regularly spend $10 or more a week. 

                          "maybe you haven't been around long enough to watch all the good games slide into oblivion."

                          Roll down games like Cash Win Fall were taken off line because some players were taking advantage of the payoff structure by purchasing thousands of tickets and tying up the machines so other players couldn't play that game or any other game. Overall scratch-off games give better win percentage than the 50% pick-3 and pick-4 give. Which "good games" are gone?

                          Mister we could use a man like Herbert Hoover again

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                            Posted: May 2, 2020, 2:04 pm - IP Logged

                            There is just so much money out there that can be gambled.  The state knows this and they also know their suckers.  I have been playing the lottery in going on 5 decades now and I have seen the games get worse and worse.  It is the old divide and conquer rule.  If there are lots and lots of bad games then nobody will win anything good on any of them.

                            I have seen the state 6/xx game here go from taking 1 month to role to $33,000,000 to rolling for over 6 months and not getting to $20,000,000 and that is because there are lots and lots of rotten and bad games out there now.

                            If there was just one good game I could play I would not notice or care about the lousy ones.

                            If you don't know why people criticize bad games then maybe you either haven't been paying attention or maybe you haven't been around long enough to watch all the good games slide into oblivion.

                            If you want games with decent payout, go to a casino. Or learn cards and play against people who aren't as smart. With the state taking a 50% cut, lottery games are never going to be good. The main points in favor of lottery games are that you dont have to go far to play and you can bet very little.

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