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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 2002:
Sales FY 2003:
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Sales FY 2012:
$2,068 million
$2,077 million
$2,188 million
$2.274 million
$2,406 million
$2,351 milllion
Sales Per Capita: $279
Number of Employees: 150
Retailers : 6,100
On-line Vendor: GTECH
January 30, 2009 October 2, 2017
Instant Ticket Contract Pollard Banknote
2001 June 2012
Secondary Ticket Contract Scientific Games
2001 June 2012
GTECH Printing Corporation
2001 June 2012
ITVMs Interlott
Advertising: Brushfire Inc
January 13, 2009 January 12, 2013
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 CY2016
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

News Archive for CY2013
December 4, 2013 New Jersey Lottery and Powerball Give Football Fans the Chance of a Lifetime with a Pro Football Hall of Fame Promotion
November 27, 2013 Mega Millions Rolls to $230 Million Six NJ Players Win the $5,000 Third Prize
November 27, 2013 Lottery Tickets Aren’t Child’s Play: This Holiday Season Give Responsibly
November 21, 2013 Convenience Store Chain and New Jersey Lottery Partner To Offer Self-Service Ticket Machines
October 23, 2013 Final Countdown for ‘Halloween Millions Raffle’ And a Chance to Win $1 Million Cash
October 15, 2013 There Is No Multi-Draw Purchase Available for Mega Millions Drawing due to Game Matrix Change
October 11, 2013 New Jersey Lottery Instant Game Players Claimed More Than $6.2 Million in Top-tier
October 2, 2013 “Halloween Millions Raffle” Provides “Treats” For New Jersey Winners
September 23, 2013 New Jersey Lottery May Put a Million Dollars in Your Trick-or-Treat Bag This Halloween With Its First-Ever Multi-State Raffle
August 30, 2013 New Jersey Lottery Doubles Prizes on Both the Pick-3 and Pick-4 Games
August 6, 2013 New Jersey Lottery Launch Gambling Awareness Campaign Targeted at Teens
August 6, 2013 New Jersey Lottery Pays Out Largest Pick-6 Jackpot in 2013
August 5, 2013 New Jersey Lottery Instant Game Winners All Across the State in July
July 21, 2013 State Government Websites Experience Temporary Shutdown
July 17, 2013 Nearly One-A-Day Wins May Be Good for Your Financial Health
July 10, 2013 New Jersey Lottery Instant Game Winners All Across the State in May and June
June 13, 2013 New Jersey Lottery Executive Director is on a Winning Streak In and Out of the Lottery
June 12, 2013 Court Rules State Can Sign Lottery Marketing Contract
June 3, 2013 New Jersey Lottery Sells another Jackpot Winning Mega Millions Ticket for the May 31st Drawing In Atlantic County
May 22, 2013) Unions Protest on Lottery Privatization Rejected
May 6, 2013 Governor Vetoes Legislation for Lottery Management and Anonymity
May 7, 2013) New Jersey Lottery Releases its Fiscal Year 2012 Annual Report
May 3, 2013 CWA Challenges Lottery Contract to Private Management
May 2, 2013 Union Releases Advertising Campaign in Protest of Privatization Plans
May 2, 2013 Crates of Scratch Tickets Causing Scratching of a Different Kind
April 28, 2013 Lottery Privatization Predicted to Earn $3.7 Billion Over 15 Years
April 26, 2013 Northstar New Jersey to Expand Retailers and Embark on ‘Transformative’ Designs for Lottery Games
April 22, 2013) Employee Union Protests Against Lottery Privatization
April 17, 2013 Strong Opposition to Lottery Privatization Contract
April 15, 2013 SCIENTIFIC GAMES Announces Its Joint Venture Selected to Provide Marketing and Sales Services to the New Jersey Lottery
April 13, 2013 LOTTOMATICA Group Announce that A Joint Venture Led By GTECH CORPORATION Has Been Selected To Provide Marketing and Sales Services to the NEW JERSEY LOTTERY
April 9, 2013 Growing Discontent Amongst Retailers as Lottery Privatization Uncertainty Remains on the Table
March 25, 2013 New Jersey Lottery Retailer Sells the Sole Winning $338 Million Powerball Ticket
March 18, 2013 New Jersey Senate Passes Bill on Lottery Privatization and Player Privacy
March 11, 2013 NJ Senate Panel Advances Lottery Oversight Legislation
March 11, 2013 Legislature Demand Say into Plans to Privatize New Jersey's Lottery
March 11, 2013 Labor Union Launch Campaign Against Lottery Privatization
March 5, 2013 The American Gaming Association Oppose Internet Gambling Company’s Bid for New Jersey License
March 1, 2013 Governor Indicates He Will Appeal Judgement Upholding Sports Gambling Ban
January 28, 2013 N.J. Assembly OKs Measure to Block Lottery Privatization
January 28, 2013 The New Jersey Lottery Reports Support for State Institutions and Programs in Fiscal Year 2012
January 15, 2013 Assembly Panel Aims to Stall Plan to Outsource State Lottery
January 11, 2013 New Jersey Lottery Spins Trash Into Cash
December 30, 2012 Senators Pressure Governor to Sign NJ Gambling Bill
December 27, 2012 Lottery Partnership Doesn't Mean Privatization
December 27, 2012 Live Television Broadcast Gives New Jersey Lottery Players Even More Ways to Watch the Winning Number Drawings
December 29, 2012 New Jersey Receives Sole Bid to Operate State Lottery


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