NJ Lottery Results
NJ Lottery Winning Numbers
The New Jersey Lottery is a government run lottery. The NJ Lottery games are Mega Millions, Powerball, the "Pick 3" lottery, the "Pick 4" lottery, New Jersey "Cash 5", NJ Lottery "Pick-6", and the NJLottery scratch off ticket games. The NJ Lottery headquarters is located at 1 Lawrence Park Complex in the Lawrence Township of Mercer County, New Jersey.
Previous NJLottery games consisted of the NJ Lottery "Lotzee" and the NJLottery "Lucky 7", with these two New Jersey Lottery both offer a much larger jackpot than the NJ Lottery Pick-3 and Pick-4. The NJLottery Pick-6 game, had a five number Bonus Million number up until June of 2000.
The NJLottery Powerball and Mega Millions Lottery struck a deal in late 2009 that NJ Lottery Powerball tickets should also become available with the NJ Lottery Mega Millions tickets that had been selling lottery tickets in New Jersey from 1999.
NJ Lottery players must be at least 18 years old. The New Jersey Network (NJN) airs live televised drawings twice a day, seven days a week; midday at 12:57 PM ET and nightly at 7:56 PM ET. NJN also airs the twice- weekly Mega Millions drawings at 10:59 PM every Tuesday and Friday night, as well as the Wednesday and Saturday Powerball drawings at the same time.
Pick 3 Pick 3 (originally known as Pick-it; the name changed to Pick-3 when Pick-4 began) is a New Jersey Lottery game played twice daily (see above for drawing times.) Prices, prizes, and options vary.
The ways to win in the order of payouts from highest to lowest are:
Straight - Matching all 3 digits exactly as they are drawn Minimum play = $.50
Wheel - Match all 3 digits in any order and win the straight payout.Minimum play = $1.50 for 2 digits that are the same and a different digit $3.00 for 3 different digits
Box - Match all 3 digits in any order Minimum play = $.50
Pair - Match both digits in exact order Minimum play = $.50
Split - Match both the first and third digits exactly Minimum play = $.50
Typically, the straight payout is over $250, and the box payout averages $38. Unlike most lotteries, New Jersey pays winners of Pick-3 and Pick-4 on a pari-mutuel basis. Multiple wagers of the same number increase winnings if the numbers are matched. The most common Pick-3 wager is Straight and Box combined for $1.00 (50-50).
Pick 4 is a New Jersey Lottery game also played twice daily. The ways to win in the order of payouts from highest to lowest are: Straight - Matching all 4 digits exactly Minimum play = $.50 Box - Matching all 4 digits in any order Minimum play = $.50 As in Pick-3, the most common Pick-4 wager is Straight and Box combined for $1.00. Typically, the straight payout is over $2,000, and the box payout averages $250. Multiple wagers of the same number increase winnings if the numbers are matched.
Jersey Cash 5 is a daily game. It draws five balls from 1 to 40. Games cost $1 each. The top prize is a jackpot that grows until there is a 5-of-5 winner.  Pick 6 Pick 6 is drawn on Monday and Thursday evenings. It draws six balls from 1 to 49. Games also cost $1 each. The jackpot begins at $2 million (annuitized with a cash option) and increases by at least $200,000 per rollover until there is a 6-of-6 winner.
Mega Millions (multi-lottery game) On September 6, 1996, six lotteries began a multi-jurisdictional game, then known as The Big Game. In 1999, the New Jersey Lottery became its first additional member. The current name, Mega Millions, was adopted in 2002; a short time later, the name The Big Game was retired. The jackpots begin at $12 million. On January 31, 2010, many MUSL members (until then offering only Powerball) joined Mega Millions.
Powerball (multi-lottery game) Powerball is a multi-lottery game that grew from 33 to 43 members on January 31, 2010. Powerball began in 1992. On October 13, 2009 the Mega Millions consortium and Multi-State Lottery Association (MUSL) reached an agreement in principle to cross-sell Mega Millions and Powerball in U.S. lottery jurisdictions. On January 7, 2010, the New Jersey Lottery announced that Powerball would make its debut in New Jersey on January 31, 2010. On March 13, 2010, New Jersey became the first previously Mega Millions-only jurisdiction to produce a jackpot ticket for Powerball after the January 31, 2010 cross-sell expansion. The annuity value of the prize is over $211 million; it was sold in Morris Plains. (None of the 33 Powerball members just before January 31, 2010, have sold a Mega Millions jackpot ticket since then.)
Players' jackpot choice Unusually, for Pick-6, as well as Mega Millions and Powerball within New Jersey, players must choose cash or annuity when playing (instead of after winning.) The cash option, if chosen, is binding; however, an annuity ticket that wins a jackpot in any of the three games can be changed to cash. (There is no annuity option in Jersey Cash 5, as its jackpot shares are paid in lump sum.) This is in contrast to Texas, where Powerball, Mega Millions, and Lotto Texas players must choose when playing; the selection(s) in all three games are binding.