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New Jersey Lottery
Phone: (609) 599-5800
Fax: (609) 599-5935
Population: 8,707,739
U.S. Census Bureau, Population Division
Lottery Director: Carole Hedinger
Year Lottery Founded: 1970
Sales FY 2015: $3,000,500,000
Sales Per Capita: $279
Number of Employees: 150
Retailers : 6,100
On-line Vendor: GTECH
Instant Ticket Contract Pollard Banknote
Secondary Ticket Contract Scientific Games and GTECH Printing Corporation
ITVMs Interlott
Advertising: Brushfire Inc
Games Offered: Instant games, 3-digit game, 4-digit game, Pick 6, Jersey Cash 5, Mega Millions .
Beneficiaries: Education and Institutions
Jurisdiction: New Jersey, USA


In one of the strongest majority results in New Jersey political history, a lottery was approved by a whopping 81.5 percent of voters in November 1969. Under the direction of Ralph Batch, the New Jersey Lottery began ticket sales on December 16, 1970, with a 50 cent weekly passive game simply called The Weekly.
A 5-digit daily game was introduced in November 1972, and its first instant game, 7-11-21, went on sale in June 1975. The Lottery’s major contribution to the industry came in May 1975, with the unveiling of the country’s first computerized lottery system allowing players to actually choose their own numbers. That first draw game, Pick-It, became Pick 3, and it set the stage for all future American numbers games.
Pick 4 followed in June 1977, and the Lottery’s first lotto game, Pick-6 Lotto, began in May 1980. These two games are still in the product mix today, which also includes Powerball, Mega Millions, Pick 3 and Jersey Cash 5. For an extra $1, players can add Instant Match to any of the daily games for an extra instant-win opportunity.
Always the innovator, the Lottery’s first game with an Internet play component was introduced in February 2004, Cyber Slingo.
New Jersey Lottery proceeds benefit education and institutions in the state, and revenues are distributed to the Department of Education, the Department of Human Services, the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs, the School Nutrition Program and the Marie Katzenbach School for the Deaf.
Some of the many programs which have benefitted from lottery revenues include the operation of centers for the developmentally disabled, state psychiatric hospitals and homes for veterans; higher education tuition and grants; and aid to colleges and universities.

News Archive for CY2017
August 22, 2017 New Jersey OK's New Quick Draw Game
August 16, 2017 NJ Lottery Pulls Poker Game Three Days After Launch
August 1, 2017 Lawmaker Seeks to Block the NJ Lottery from Introducing Quick Draw Keno
July 13, 2017 New Jersey Lottery Expands Player Base; Quick Draw Now at 400 N.J. Bars and Restaurants
July 13, 2017 Quick Draw Has Launched in New Jersey!
July 13, 2017 Mercer County Resident Ragazzo Re-elected as Chairman of New Jersey State Lottery Commission
June 29, 2017 Fantasy Sports Bill Clears NJ Legislature
July 1, 2017 Lottery Remains Operational During State Closure
April 19, 2017 NJ Lottery Will Have New Quick Draw Game Every 5 Minutes
April 18, 2017 The New Jersey Lottery is Adding Quick Draw, an Exciting New Game Style to Its Product Lineup
April 10, 2017 New Jersey Governor Seeking Support for Lottery Proposal
March 21, 2017 New Jersey Lottery Director Carole Hedinger Receives Industry Lifetime Achievement Award
March 3, 2017 Governor Suggests the State Transfer the Lottery to Public Pensions to Provide a Dedicated Source of Revenue
February 25, 2017 N.J. Legalization Sets the Stage for Third-Party Companies to Sell Lottery Tickets Online
February 11, 2017 New Jersey Law First to Legalize Lottery Courier Services
February 6, 2017 Governor Signs Legislation to Allow for Lottery Tickets to be Delivered by Courier

News Archive for CY2016
December 22, 2016 New Jersey Lottery Beneficiaries Receive Record-Breaking Contribution for Fiscal Year 2016
December 8, 2016 New Jersey Residents Could Have a New Way to Buy Lottery Tickets
October 13, 2016 Retroactive Tax on Lottery Winnings Unfair
September 30, 2016 Jersey Cash 5 Players Can Now Add XTRA to Their Purchase and Multiply Prizes
September 27, 2016 Court Ruling Curbs Taxation of Lottery Winnings
September 1, 2016 Northstar NJ, NJ Lottery & IGT Staff Volunteer at Ronald McDonald House of Southern New Jersey
July 28, 2016 The First 10X Multiplier in Pick-6 XTRA Game History
July 25, 2016 Mercer County Resident Re-elected as Chairman of New Jersey State Lottery Commission
July 13, 2016 New Jersey Starts Collecting More Tax Upfront From Lottery Winners
May 27, 2016 More than One Billion Dollars Paid Out to New Jersey Lottery Instant Ticket Players this Year
May 12, 2016 Princeton Ad Agency Honoured for Lottery Spot
May 9, 2016 Press Conference Held at Mercer County 7-Eleven Store that Sold the $429.6 Million POWERBALL Jackpot Winning Ticket
May 8, 2016 Record-Breaking $429.6 Million POWERBALL Jackpot Winning Ticket Sold by New Jersey Lottery Retailer
January 8, 2016 New Lottery Deal Sees Revenue Targets Reduced by $1 Billion
January 4, 2016 Save-to-Win Bill Would Allow Credit Unions, Banks Hold Raffles

News Archive for CY2015
December 31, 2015 Revised New Jersey Lottery Deal Includes Lower Targets, Locked-in Revenue
November 24, 2015 Lottery Defends its Sales And Marketing Partnership
November 20, 2015 Since When is Close Enough Good Enough?
November 18, 2015 Review of Lottery Performance Scheduled
November 10, 2015 Lottery Courier Service Hits a Red Light
October 15, 2015 New Jersey Lottery Ticket Sales on Track to Meet Budget Projections
October 8, 2015 Senate Legislative Oversight Committee to Hold Hearing Regarding Private Contractor’s Lottery Revenue Shortfalls
September 22, 2015 Lawmaker Calls for Hearing on Performance of Private Lottery Operator
September 22, 2015 New Jersey's Lottery Earnings Come Under Political Fire
August 26, 2015 New Jersey Lottery Players Win More than $102 Million in Instant Ticket Prizes in July
August 20, 2015 Lessons to be Learnt from Lottery Glitch
August 14, 2015 $3.4 Million More Reasons To Play Pick-6 Now With XTRA
August 14, 2015 Bill to Allow Courier Delivery of Lottery Tickets
August14, 2015 New Jersey Lottery Pays Drivers’ Tolls to Promote New Fast Play Games
August 6, 2015 Review Expected to Explain Software Upgrade Glitch
August 5, 2015 New Jersey Lottery Renews Its Commitment to the Prevention of Underage Gambling
August 4, 2015 Lottery Terminals Back Up and Running as Normal
August 3, 2015 Lottery System Down due to Technical Issue
July 31, 2015 New Game Style Adds Fast Fun for New Jersey Lottery Players
July 16, 2015 New Jersey Lottery Announces Record Sales for Fiscal Year 2015
June 18, 2015 Lottery not Confident in Meeting Budget Projections
May 6, 2015 Administration 'Satisfied' With Lottery
April 17, 2015 New Jersey Lottery 2015 Million Dollar Replay Semi-finalist Winners Announced
March 23, 2015 More Ways to Win Cash Playing Pick-3 from the New Jersey Lottery in March
February 1, 2015 Private Management of Lottery Continues to Spark Political Debate

News Archive for CY2014
October 20, 2014 New Jersey Lottery Players Embrace Monopoly Millionaires' Club
Sept. 8, 2014 Jersey Cash 5 Estimated Starting Jackpot Increases to $75,000 with its Game Refresh
July 9, 2014 New Jersey Lottery 2014 Million Dollar Replay Second Quarterly Drawing Results Posted
June 30, 2014 New Jersey Lottery Names Its First Lottery Hostess In 3 Years
June 13, 2014 New Lottery Game 'Cash For Life' Promises Prizes That Expire Only When You Do
June 10, 2014 New Jersey Lottery Releases its Fiscal Year 2013 Annual Report
May 21, 2014 New Jersey Lottery Pro Football Hall of Fame Promotion Winners Report that the Experience Was Phenomenal
April 22, 2014 Request for Proposals for Advertising Agency Services
March 28, 2014 New Jersey Lottery Contributed One Billion Dollars to the State In Fiscal Year 2013 Supporting Vital Programs and Institutions
March 7, 2014 New Jersey Lottery’s Most Popular Online Game
February 14, 2014 New Jersey Lottery Turns Trash into Cash with the Million Dollar Replay
January 13, 2014 A New Year and a New Powerball Game Enhancement Beginning on January 22, 2014


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