New Jersey Lottery launches new Quick Draw game
Kick-off party to be held Tuesday in Hoboken
By Todd Northrop
The New Jersey Lottery today launched the fast-paced Quick Draw game in 400 locations across the state.
Quick Draw, a keno-style game, offers a type of lottery play new to the state, in which winning numbers are electronically drawn and then displayed on a television screen that is installed in retail locations where tickets are sold. Drawings are held every five minutes.
Quick Draw is a strong addition to the Lottery's p ...
Jul 17, 2017, 12:11 pm - Lottery News forum
One million dollars in a time of need for New Jersey couple
A New Jersey couple won a $1 million lottery prize just when they needed it most.
Jackie and Rande from Long Branch are the winners of the March 31st Mega Millions $1,000,000 second-tier prize. The couple, who have been married for nearly 17 years, have faced some difficult challenges over the years. The worst of which was when their daughter lost her battle with Lupus, leaving them with three young grandchildren to raise.
Their luck finally turned around on Friday, March 31st when their M ...
Jul 12, 2017, 9:25 am - Lottery News forum
N.J. Lottery remains operational during state closure
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 sta ...
Jul 1, 2017, 12:23 pm - Lottery News forum
Here's what N.J. family that won $429M jackpot is doing with its money
A year ago this month, the Smith family's lives changed in an instant when they won the $429.6 million Powerball jackpot.
The family of eight matriarch Pearlie Mae Smith and her seven adult children didn't throw away the money on expensive new houses or luxury sports cars or write checks willy-nilly to the dozens of long-lost friends and relatives who came out of the woodwork.
Sure, they treated themselves, but from the beginning, they knew they wanted to do something meaningful with their ...
May 31, 2017, 4:11 pm - Lottery News forum
NJ Lottery adding Quick Draw game to its lineup
Keno-style game will have drawings every five minutes
The New Jersey Lottery announced that it will soon be adding a new style of lottery play to its product lineup with Quick Draw, a game with drawings held every five minutes. Winning numbers are displayed on a television screen installed in retail locations where tickets are sold.
Quick Draw will most commonly be played in social settings such as bars, restaurants, bowling alleys, etc., where players stay for a period of time to socializ ...
Apr 19, 2017, 10:12 am - Lottery News forum
Proposal to boost N.J. pensions with lottery could happen this year, treasurer says
The state treasurer said Thursday that Gov. Chris Christie's proposal to use New Jersey Lottery ticket proceeds to bolster the government worker pension fund could be finalized by the June 30 end of the fiscal year.
Christie floated the somewhat opaque proposal to transfer assets from the lottery to the pension fund in his February budget address. His administration hasn't released any additional details since, including what would happen to the programs currently funded by the lottery.
Apr 7, 2017, 10:02 am - Lottery News forum
18 arrested in illegal lottery bust in New Jersey
May be part of larger network of illegal games
Includes video report
Cracking down on a vast underground gambling operation, Irvington Police hit the jackpot on Friday, arresting 18 people, allegedly connected to an illegal lottery enterprise out of storefronts across New Jersey.
Basically, the numbers are run by the New Jersey or New York lotteries, the mid-day and the night number, and they usually call, make payments on the numbers, says Irvington Police Detective Mitchell Molina.
Apr 3, 2017, 8:49 am - Lottery News forum
Losing N.J. lottery tickets become $1.5M for 15 lucky winners
The luck of the Irish was on the side of 15 people who turned losing New Jersey Lottery tickets into big bucks Friday.
The Million Dollar Replay program allows scratch-off holders to enter their losing tickets into a yearly $1 million drawing.
The grand prize went to Darlene Love, but she wasn't at Friday's drawing that took place at Trenton's War Memorial.
The other winners were:
James Asprocolas, $10,000 Devi Metta, $10,000 Callie Dowe, $10,000 Karen Quast, $10,000 Peter Radomski, ...
Mar 20, 2017, 10:43 am - Lottery News forum
N.J. Gov. proposes using lottery funds to fix pension hole
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie used his budget address Tuesday to take a final stab at saving government worker pensions, proposing to dedicate revenues from lottery ticket sales to the distressed fund.
Christie suggested the state transfer the lottery to public pensions to provide a dedicated source of revenue and dramatically reduce the amount actuaries say the state owes.
Christie said pledging the lottery as an asset to the pension fund would have the same effect as a cash infusion, s ...
Mar 1, 2017, 7:39 pm - Lottery News forum
N.J. woman speechless after finding out she won $2 million
Includes video report
A New Jersey woman was rendered speechless when she was told she had won $2 million in Wednesday's Powerball jackpot and her stunned reaction was captured on video.
Jessica Macarone learned of her lottery win in front of reporters at the News Day newsstand in Newark, New Jersey, where she purchased the Powerball ticket. Macarone returned to the newsstand on Thursday to check her numbers.
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Feb 24, 2017, 7:07 pm - Lottery News forum