New lottery agreement with private operator Northstar expected to save NJ up to $100M
New Jersey government officials have renegotiated a contract with the private operator of the New Jersey Lottery that is expected to save taxpayers up to $100 million over the next decade.
The new agreement raises the performance targets for Northstar New Jersey, a gaming conglomerate which has struggled to meet its financial promises to the state while also reaping tens of millions of dollars each year in incentives and fees. It had promised to generate at least $1.4 billion for the state ov ...
May 14, 2019, 11:38 am - Lottery News forum
N.J. woman wins $4M Pick 6 lottery jackpot with loose change she found around the house
A New Jersey woman won a $4 million Pick 6 lottery drawing after buying two tickets with loose change she found scattered about her Morris County home.
Wanda M., of Roxbury, watched the April 29th drawing on television and showed up the next day at New Jersey Lottery headquarters in Lawrence with her son and daughter to claim her jackpot, officials said.
Wanda bought a pair of $1 quick pick tickets at Valero, a gas station on Route 46 in Netcong. She said she yelled out, we won the big one ...
May 7, 2019, 9:32 am - Lottery News forum
NJ man wins his second major lottery jackpot
A New Jersey man collected a $3 million lottery jackpot just two years after he won more than $730,000 from another game.
Eugene Martellio of Vineland has been playing New Jersey Lottery draw games and scratch-off tickets for many years. When the $3,000,000 CA$H OUT Scratch-Off game was launched, he purchased a few of the tickets for that game, but he didn't have much luck. This game appealed to him, though, and he decided to give it another try.
When he purchased the ticket, he felt like ...
May 1, 2019, 10:11 am - Lottery News forum
New Jersey Lottery Million Dollar Replay $50,000 prize to be reselected
The New Jersey Lottery held its Million Dollar Replay Grand Prize Drawing on March 8, 2019 at Asbury Park Convention Hall. A $50,000 prize winner from that drawing has been ruled ineligible and the Lottery will reselect that prize winner on March 20, 2019.
The Million Dollar Replay game rules state that New Jersey Lottery agents are prohibited from winning any prizes in the Million Dollar Replay Drawing. A winner of a $50,000 grand prize in the Million Dollar Replay drawing on March 8 was ide ...
Mar 20, 2019, 9:02 am - Lottery News forum
NJ joins DOJ lawsuit over Wire Act interpretation
New Jersey is joining New Hampshire, Pennsylvania, and several lottery companies in a suit seeking to invalidate the U.S. Department of Justice's legal ruling last year which critics said could hurt the state's multibillion-dollar online gaming and sports betting industries, Attorney Gurbir Grewal announced Monday.
Grewal, in the amicus brief filed March 8 in the United States District Court for New Hampshire, is seeking nationwide relief of the DOJ's reinterpretation of the federal Wire Act ...
Mar 12, 2019, 9:18 am - Lottery News forum
$273M Mega Millions jackpot winner from NJ says he initially forgot the lottery ticket at the store
A New Jersey man who claimed a $273 million Mega Millions lottery jackpot this week left the winning ticket at the store.
While messing with his phone, Mike Weirsky misplaced $273 million last Thursday.
When he realized on Friday that he left behind the two Mega Millions tickets he bought at the Quick Chek on New Brunswick Avenue in Pohatcong Township, he returned to the store.
A Good Samaritan had found them and the store was holding them in a drawer awaiting Weirsky's return, he said ...
Mar 6, 2019, 5:54 pm - Lottery News forum
Furloughed Staten Island park ranger wins $29.5 million in New Jersey Lottery
A New York City park ranger from New Jersey who was furloughed during the partial federal government shutdown has claimed a $29.5 million lottery jackpot.
Judith Smith had purchased the winning Pick 6 ticket for the December 17 drawing just days before the shutdown closed the Fort Wadsworth recreation area in Staten Island.
The Bayonne resident and her two children put the ticket in a safe place while seeking legal and financial advice before claiming the jackpot.
When I read it the ...
Feb 23, 2019, 9:02 am - Lottery News forum
N.J. weighs keeping lottery winners anonymous
So you've won the lottery and suddenly you find you have a bunch of new relatives. Distant cousins. A long-lost half-sister.
New Jersey lawmakers are looking to protect state lottery winners from potential moochers and scammers by allowing them to remain anonymous.
Only a handful of states permit lottery winners to keep their good fortune private, although some allow winners to put their money into trusts, allowing them some degree of anonymity.
A bill before the state Senate State Gove ...
Feb 21, 2019, 5:37 pm - Lottery News forum
N.J. woman wins $2M from gift scratch-off lottery ticket from dad, takes family on vacation
By Todd Northrop
A New Jersey woman who received scratch-off lottery tickets as a gift from her father won big when one turned out to be worth $2 million.
Melissa Spagnola, of Little Silver, won the top prize for the 100X The Bucks ticket her father bought at Wawa, located at 210 Georgetown Wrightstown Road in Wrightstown (Burlington County), state lottery officials said Tuesday.
Spangola said she doesn't buy tickets for herself, only for family members like her parents who are long-tim ...
Jan 15, 2019, 11:28 am - Lottery News forum
NJ Lottery Pick 6 ticket worth $29.5M sold at liquor store
A 10-month drought without a Pick 6 New Jersey lottery winner ended Monday night when someone hit the $29.5 million jackpot.
The lucky ticket was bought at Eddy's Wine Liquors on Avenue C in Bayonne, state lottery officials said Tuesday. If the winner chose the cash option the prize is $20.87 million before taxes are deducted.
Monday's winning numbers were 9, 12, 15, 18, 27, and 34. The XTRA number was 3.
The jackpot climbed through most of 2018 since a lucky player won a $9.6 million j ...
Dec 18, 2018, 9:43 pm - Lottery News forum