The first NJ Lottery ticket was sold on 16 December, 1970, so the New Jersey Lottery has been providing lottery games for around four decades. 34% of money raised from NJ Lottery ticket sales goes to a variety of initiatives that serve residents of the state, including education and other institutions. About 57% of NJ Lottery ticket sales cash is returned to players in the form of prizes.
New Jersey Lottery players can take part in the two multi-state lotteries that are so popular in the USA – Mega Millions and Powerball – and in four main draw-based games which are detailed below. You will also find the latest NJ Pick Six Lotto results. if you want the latest results for all the other NJ lottery games like Cash 5, Pick 3 or Pick 4(evening and midday), plus a full statistical analysis and jackpot information for those NJ Lotto games, please go to the New Jersey Lottery Results page.
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Pick 6 Lotto – This NJ Lottery game is played every Monday and Thursday, and the jackpot has a starting level of $2 million. New Jersey Lottery players have to pick 6 numbers from the range 1 to 49 and match all of them to win the jackpot, so the odds of landing the top prize are 1 in 13,983,816. Consolation prizes are also paid to NJ Lottery players who only manage to match five, four or three numbers.
Jersey Cash 5 – The Jersey Cash 5 game is played seven days a week, and NJ Lottery players have to select 5 numbers from the range 1 to 40. The odds of matching all five of your numbers here are 1 in 658,008, and there are smaller prizes for players who match four or three selections.
Pick 4 – This game is played twice a day, seven days a week, and involves the NJ Lottery player picking a four digit number from 0000 to 9999. There are various different entries that the player can make, and the odds and prizes available vary according to the type of entry made.
Pick 3 – This New Jersey Lottery game is similar to the Pick 4 game, but here players need to pick a three digit number from 000 to 999. There are two draws each day, seven days a week, and once again a variety of entry types that can be selected.
An Instant Match option is also available to NJ Lottery players in the Pick 4 and Pick 3 games for a modest additional fee. If any of the numbers entered for the Pick 4 or Pick 3 game match the Instant Match numbers, an instant cash prize is awarded to the player.
The NJ Lottery also offers instant win games (lottery scratchcards, etc.) but the draw-based games outlined above are the ones that tend to be the most popular with players who fancy a shot at becoming one of the next NJ Lotto jackpot winners.
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New Jersey Man Claims Share of $448 Million Powerball Jackpot
A New Jersey man has finally come forward to claim the third and final share of the huge $448 million Powerball jackpot from the drawing on August 7th. He has been named by lottery officials as Mario Scarnici of Monomouth Junction N.J.
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28th August 2013
New Jersey Jackpot Is Finally Won
After months of rolling over the New Jersey jackpot has finally been won. This New Jersey Pick 6 Lotto jackpot was won this week on the 25th June after it rolled over a total of 54 times. The New Jersey jackpot came out at $21.5 million on Monday and the results from this draw show that one ticket that was purchased Holmdel matched the six numbers drawn in the New Jersey Lottery results to win this impressive amount of money. The identity of this winner is yet to be known and they haven’t come forward to claim this impressive win.
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27th June 2012
New Jersey lotto player scoops almost $500k
A lotto player who bought a ticket for last Saturday’s Cash 5 draw in New Jersey has won almost half a million dollars. The winning ticket, worth $476,977, was the only one sold for Saturday’s game to match all five main numbers, 1, 8, 16, 28 and 30.
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5th April 2011
New Jersey Lottery breaks record
It has been announced that the New Jersey Lottery breaks its own record in terms of ticket sales for the fiscal year 2010. The record $2.6 billion ticket sales come amidst one of the biggest global recessions in recent history. Despite this, lottery games worldwide have generally flourished and this is great news for lottery players all over the world. As the New Jersey Lottery turns 40 in December, there will be many reasons for this US state to celebrate this Christmas and we will expect them to do it in style.
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24th November 2010
New Jersey Lottery telephone scam
A warning is being sent out to players regarding a New Jersey Lottery telephone scam where people are being told that they will receive a large lottery jackpot in return for paying small processing fees. Unfortunately, this type of lottery scam is a very common one and the New Jersey Lottery is just the latest in a long list to be hit by such a scam. As always lottery officials are keen to release details of this scam and offer advice to those who are unsure of how to spot a scam.
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27th October 2010