New Jersey Lottery Pick 4 payout sets single-day state record

Dec 30, 2022, 11:46 am (24 comments)

New Jersey Lottery

Winners see results of new game change coming to fruition with huge payout

By Kate Northrop

For the first time ever in New Jersey, Pick 4 players won over $1 million in a single day thanks to a lucky set of four numbers and a particular rule change set in place last month.

On Wed., Dec. 28, lottery players in New Jersey won a total of $1,023,210 in prizes, but a majority of those winnings came from one Pick 4 drawing.

In mid-November, the New Jersey Lottery enacted a game change that awards fixed prize amounts in Pick 3 and Pick 4, preventing many players winning on the same combination from having to split a big Pick 3 or Pick 4 prize.

That new rule paved the way for the largest payout in the history of New Jersey's Pick 4 game when 267 tickets each won $2,500 playing 1956 straight based on a $.50 wager.

According to the Lottery, it's a major payout increase per ticket from the last time 1, 9, 5, and 6 were drawn straight on Oct. 16, 2016, when players won $842 each based on the same straight $.50 wager.

"We are thrilled to see Pick 4 players in New Jersey experiencing such success and want to congratulate all the winners on their big payouts," Lottery Executive Director James Carey said in a press release. "We encourage all players to keep playing and trying their luck with this exciting game."

Pick 4 drawings take place twice a day at 12:59 pm EST and 10:57 pm EST. The winning numbers, jackpot, and prize amounts can be found on Lottery Post's New Jersey Lottery Results page.

Lottery Post Staff

Comments

sully16's avatarsully16

Love it, congrats to all the lucky winners.🤑

Tony Numbers's avatarTony Numbers

1956 Must be all those baby boomers!

Stack47

I thought number was a quad or maybe 2022. Still wondering what the significants of 1956 is in New Jersey?

Mata Garbo

Quote: Originally posted by Tony Numbers on Dec 30, 2022

1956 Must be all those baby boomers!

Exactly.......these are ladies and gentlemen in their mid 60s who have probably played their birth year for years. It's just that all of a sudden the new "game change" allows them to actually win money for themselves instead of splitting it with countless other winners. So happy for everyone who won.

positano

Love that they moved to fixed prizes .....

Todd's avatarTodd

Quote: Originally posted by positano on Dec 30, 2022

Love that they moved to fixed prizes .....

It can be a plus or minus, but for me, I like the reliability of a fixed prize.  That's because it allows you to play popular combinations without destroying the risk/reward ratio.

It used to be that playing quads in NJ was a terrible idea because if you happened to hit your prize would be relatively small.  Now you can play quads with the same confidence as any straight play.

KAL035

Quote: Originally posted by Stack47 on Dec 30, 2022

I thought number was a quad or maybe 2022. Still wondering what the significants of 1956 is in New Jersey?

Still not very good in spelling I see, are you demhack47?

The "significants" are the winners.

The "significance" is 1956 duh!

Stack47

Quote: Originally posted by KAL035 on Dec 30, 2022

Still not very good in spelling I see, are you demhack47?

The "significants" are the winners.

The "significance" is 1956 duh!

Cool, Lottery Post now has a self proclaimed "grammar checker"!

Other than "baby boomer players" is there a logical reason why that many people played those pick 4 numbers?

Stack47

Quote: Originally posted by Todd on Dec 30, 2022

It can be a plus or minus, but for me, I like the reliability of a fixed prize.  That's because it allows you to play popular combinations without destroying the risk/reward ratio.

It used to be that playing quads in NJ was a terrible idea because if you happened to hit your prize would be relatively small.  Now you can play quads with the same confidence as any straight play.

Hit a straight/box pick 3 in NJ and it paid over $700 compared to the average $583 most states paid. That said can understand your "risk/reward" point.

Bleudog101

Is the NJ pick 3/4 RNG?   I kind of doubt it.

Stack47

Quote: Originally posted by Bleudog101 on Dec 30, 2022

Is the NJ pick 3/4 RNG?   I kind of doubt it.

lakerben's avatarlakerben

Quote: Originally posted by Stack47 on Dec 30, 2022

I thought number was a quad or maybe 2022. Still wondering what the significants of 1956 is in New Jersey?

It could also be a solo  player cashing in on several tickets . 

 

👍

positano

Quote: Originally posted by Stack47 on Dec 30, 2022

Hit a straight/box pick 3 in NJ and it paid over $700 compared to the average $583 most states paid. That said can understand your "risk/reward" point.

And you paid taxes on those $700, cashing probably less that the $583 you mention .....

KAL035

Quote: Originally posted by on Feb 3, 2023

Not "trolling" you DemHack47, just trying to help you out; been trying for years but you blocked me so it's a bit harder now. Do you see the "significants"of that? Lol

And as always MAGA 2024 Baby Boy!

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