NJ Lottery announces new evening draw times and other changes
By Todd Northrop
The New Jersey Lottery is modernizing its core games line-up starting June 29 with a new draw time, new way to watch, and a bigger starting jackpot for Jersey Cash 5.
The evening draw time for Pick 3, Pick 4, Jersey Cash 5, and Pick 6 is changing and moving exclusively to livestreaming. Additionally, the Jersey Cash 5 game is becoming a little harder to win, with a larger starting jackpot increasing from an estimated $75,000 to a guaranteed $100,000.
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Jun 22, 2020, 6:04 pm - Lottery News forum
NJ Lottery temporarily suspends sales and drawings for 5 Card Cash due to coronavirus
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.
Apr 30, 2020, 1:34 pm - Lottery News forum
Cratering lottery revenue is bad luck for NJ state worker pensions
There's a new cause for concern about New Jersey's chronically underfunded public-worker pension funds sagging state Lottery revenues.
That's something of a double whammy for one of the nation's worst-funded state retirement systems, which has seen investment returns plummet precipitously during the coronavirus pandemic.
So far this fiscal year, Lottery revenues, which serve as a dedicated source of funding for the pension system, are down more than 12% compared with the same period last y ...
Apr 27, 2020, 10:39 am - Lottery News forum
Retired trucker wins $1M NJ Lottery 'second chance' jackpot
Includes video report
James Wood shot up out of his seat Friday the second his name was called. He had the feeling all week that this would be his day.
The Little Egg Harbor man, a retired trucker, won $1 million in Asbury Park Convention Hall at the New Jersey Lottery Million Dollar Replay event.
He turned and gave a tearful hug to his brother-in-law, Jeffrey Brook, who accompanied him to Friday's event, which you can see in the video above.
The part Wood, 56, was most excited for ...
Mar 6, 2020, 2:49 pm - Lottery News forum
NJ Lottery celebrates 50th anniversary with new gigantic scratch-off ticket
Includes video report
Required retailers to install special 'double-wide' bins
By Todd Northrop
To honor its 50 years in operation, the New Jersey Lottery Monday released literally its biggest instant game ever: the Super 50 Scratch-Off.
At a full 8 inches wide and 12 inches tall, the new game is more than double the size of any prior scratch-off ticket in the state. It's so big, the game is housed in special double-wide bin available at most of the state's 7000 Lottery retailers.
Mar 5, 2020, 12:34 pm - Lottery News forum
The world may never know who won a $202 million lottery jackpot
$202 million is more money that most of us can even fathom. But one lucky lottery winner from New Jersey may be able to relish all that money in secret thanks to a new law that went into effect just last month.
Last Tuesday's drawing of the Mega Millions jackpot was won by a single ticket sold at a Quick Stop Food Store in Edison, according to the New Jersey Lottery.
The ticket matched all six numbers of 4, 6, 32, 52, and 64, with Mega Ball number 6.
The $202 million jackpot has a cash ...
Feb 16, 2020, 10:37 am - Lottery News forum
NJ Lottery winners can now stay anonymous
Lottery tasked with developing the specifics of how it will work
Lottery winners in New Jersey will have the option to remain anonymous under a new law Gov. Phil Murphy signed Tuesday.
The law directs the state lottery commission to set regulations permitting lottery players to keep their identities secret.
It takes effect immediately, but it's unclear how long it would take for the regulations to be written.
New Jersey is joining a growing list of states to permit lottery winners to ...
Jan 22, 2020, 6:30 pm - Lottery News forum
NJ lottery winners might soon be able to stay anonymous
Big jackpot winners and lucky scratch-off ticket holders in New Jersey are one step closer to keeping their winnings a secret after the state Assembly passed a bill that would shield the identity of lottery winners in the state.
The measure (S2267), sponsored by state Senate President Stephen Sweeney, D-Gloucester, and Sen. Kristin Corrado, R-Passaic, would directly amend the state's lottery regulations.
Currently, the state requires the ticket holder to publicly come forward to claim thei ...
Jan 14, 2020, 9:09 am - Lottery News forum
NJ Lottery kicks off 50th anniversary with mall event
By Todd Northrop
The New Jersey Lottery, one of the largest lotteries and the third-oldest in the United States, kicked off a year-long celebration of its 50th anniversary Thursday with a heavily-attended event at a mall in central New Jersey.
Contests, sports stars, giveaways, food, and photos we on tap Thursday at the Bridgewater Commons Mall in Bridgewater, New Jersey, all courtesy of the New Jersey Lottery.
The biggest attraction was the giant CA$HNADO machine a life-size prize glob ...
Jan 10, 2020, 12:17 pm - Lottery News forum
Lottery player wins $150,000 in New Jersey, $100,000 in Pennsylvania
A New Jersey man is a two-state lottery winner after winning $150,000 in his home state and $100,000 in Pennsylvania.
The winner, identified as Thomas A. of Pitman, told New Jersey Lottery officials it was just luck that he decided to buy a High Card Poker scratch-off ticket with a spare $5 he had left over from buying some more expensive lottery tickets.
Thomas ended up scratching off a $150,000 winner.
The player said the jackpot wasn't his first brush with lottery luck he previously ...
Nov 15, 2019, 2:06 pm - Lottery News forum