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NEW VIDEO: Scratching off a huge lottery ticket
Ever seen a ticket this big? By Kate Northrop This month, one scratch-off lottery ticket caught our eye, and we just had to try it out. Lottery Post's second video, Scratching off a huge lottery ticket, features a massive ticket from the New Jersey Lottery that measures about the same size as a standard 8 x 11 piece of paper. Not only that, but viewers will get to see a teaser of a new Lottery Post product launch. While the size of a ticket doesn't affect the odds of winnin ...
Jun 22, 2021, 5:58 pm - Lottery News forum

UPDATE: New Jersey Lottery restores Fast Play sales following glitch
Lottery promises compensation for some players By Kate Northrop The New Jersey Lottery today announced that sales for its Fast Play family of games will be restored this evening after a software issue forced ticket sales offline and provided details regarding compensation for affected tickets. On Tuesday, the Lottery suspended Fast Play sales immediately after discovering a vendor software error. Sales for the Fast Play family of games are scheduled to resume tonight, Apr. 29 at 5:00 ...
Apr 29, 2021, 4:16 pm - Lottery News forum

New Jersey Lottery suspends Fast Play sales due to software issue
No definite timeline for sales to start again By Kate Northrop The New Jersey Lottery announced last night that ticket sales for the Fast Play family of games was suspended due to a vendor software issue. Tickets for Fast Play are printed by Lottery terminals and are also available at self-service vending machines. When a player buys a Fast Play ticket, it immediately informs whether they won. Upon discovery of the problem, the Lottery immediately halted ticket sales. The suspension ...
Apr 28, 2021, 3:18 pm - Lottery News forum

NJ man admits running illegal "Pick 6" lottery, evades $65,000 in taxes
Illegal gambling business took in $250,000 By Kate Northrop A man from Ocean County, New Jersey pleaded guilty to operating an illegal lottery on Tuesday after having drawn in $250,000 in cash proceeds from the scheme. Edward O'Neill, 54, of Beachwood appeared before U.S. District Judge Brian R. Martinotti via videoconference and pleaded guilty to charges against him, including one count of managing an illegal gambling business and one count of subscribing to a false tax return. Acco ...
Apr 22, 2021, 2:55 pm - Lottery News forum

New Jersey Lottery publishes report on 2020 anonymous prize claims
26 players from New Jersey made the millionaire list last year By Kate Northrop Yesterday, the New Jersey Lottery published a review of all prizes over $1 million claimed by anonymous winners in 2020 since the recent enactment of legislation that allows winners to choose to remain anonymous. The law permitting winners to remain anonymous when claiming a prize passed on Jan. 21, 2020. The report details all winners who claimed a prize over $1 million since the new legislation was passed ...
Feb 26, 2021, 1:00 pm - Lottery News forum

New Jersey Lottery ticket sales temporarily unavailable
Lottery is halting ticket purchases during morning hours tomorrow By Kate Northrop The New Jersey Lottery today announced that ticket sales for all draw games will be temporarily suspended Friday, Feb. 26. The Lottery will be applying an upgrade to its wagering system used for purchasing draw-based Lottery games. Players will not be able to buy tickets for those games between 12:01 am and approximately 10:00 am Friday. However, midday drawings for Pick 3 and Pick 4 will not be interr ...
Feb 25, 2021, 11:57 am - Lottery News forum

Dozens of lottery players across the USA hit it big in Powerball
By Kate Northrop In an unusual Powerball drawing Saturday, dozens of players won huge prizes, including a New Jersey player who won the $23.2 million jackpot. Anyone who thought the Powerball excitement would end after one player from Maryland won a massive $731.1 million Powerball jackpot Wednesday was in for a surprise the very next drawing. Just three days later on Sat., Jan. 23, the $23.2 million Powerball jackpot was scooped up by a lone player from New Jersey, with another 43 tick ...
Jan 26, 2021, 7:10 pm - Lottery News forum

NJ Lottery rounds off 50th Anniversary celebration
Lottery to host Facebook Live event tonight By Kate Northrop Today marks the New Jersey Lottery's 50th year in operation, and to round off the year-long celebration, it will be hosting a Facebook Live event where 50 players will have the chance to receive $500 in scratch-off tickets. The New Jersey Lottery sold its first ticket to former Governor William Cahill on December 16, 1970. Back then, tickets cost only 50 cents. Now, the Lottery has grown to offer more games and player experien ...
Dec 16, 2020, 12:28 pm - Lottery News forum

New Jersey scammer defrauds 3 elderly women of $675,000
Lotteries urge players to be wary of the telltale signs you are being scammed By Kate Northrop A scammer from New Jersey tricked three elderly women across the country into sending her over $675,000 by convincing them that they owed prepaid taxes as a prerequisite for claiming a prize that didn't exist. According to the U.S. Attorney's Office for New Jersey, Shanile Lyle, 27, of Orange was charged on Monday with one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud after wrongly convincing her v ...
Dec 4, 2020, 2:39 pm - Lottery News forum

Anonymous New Jersey winner claims $202 million Mega Millions lottery jackpot
The first winner to claim a lottery jackpot anonymously in the state By Kate Northrop New Jersey had its very first anonymous winner step forward to claim the $202 million Mega Millions lottery jackpot from the Feb. 11, 2020 drawing. The winner is the first player in the state to decline publicity since New Jersey passed a new law in January 2020 that allows winners to remain anonymous when claiming a lottery prize. The change in the law was well-timed for this lucky player just one ...
Sep 30, 2020, 12:50 pm - Lottery News forum

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