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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 CY2015
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

News Archive for CY2012
December 19, 2012 New Jersey Gambling Lawsuit Turns Initially on Question of “Standing
December 12, 2012 Bill Would Require Legislature Oversight of Lottery Privatization Bidding Process
December 5, 2012 New Jersey Lottery Announce Winning Number For Grand Prize in Jersey Cash 5 Bonus Raffle
December 5, 2012 Assembly Budget Committee to Consider Plan for Privatizing State Lottery
November 26, 2012 New Jersey Lottery RFP Raises Angry Chorus, Complaints
November 26, 2012 Xenon Creates A Magical "Winter Moneyland" for New Jersey State Lottery's Holiday Instant Game
November 26, 2012 New Jersey Bill Would Let Lottery Winners Maintain Privacy for Up to A Year
November 16, 2012 Lottery Operator Defends Its Reputation, Says Coalition's Concerns Are Unfounded
November 15. 2012 Retailers Form Group Opposing a Privatized Lottery
November 7, 2012 New Jersey Lottery Weathers Superstorm Sandy by Maintaining Operations, Conducting All Scheduled Game Draws and Helping its Retailers Restore Damaged Equipment
October 23, 2012 New Jersey Lottery Reports 5.7 Percent Increase in State Contribution for the First Quarter of Fiscal Year 2013
October 11, 2012 New Jersey Eyes Portable Horse Bets, Lottery Anonymity
October 11, 2012 The New Jersey Lottery Spins Trash into Cash as the Million Dollar Replay Third Semi-Finalist Drawing Winners Are Announced
October 8, 2012 Legislation Proposed to Create A Dedicated Funding Mechanism for After-School Programs From Lottery Winnings Surcharge
September 27, 2012 New Jersey Lottery Doubles Prizes on Both the Pick-3 and Pick-4 Games for the First Time Ever
September 24, 2012 Regulatory Oversight and Gaming Committee Unanimously Approve Lottery Bill
September 9, 2012 Bill Would Let Lottery Winners Remain Anonymous
September 05. 2012 New Jersey Schedules Potential Lottery Bidders “Pre-proposal Conference” for Thursday
September 4, 2012 Legislation Would Provide Lottery Winners the Option to Remain Anonymous
August 28, 2012 Pollard Banknote Awarded Eighteen Month Contract Extension By The New Jersey Lottery
August 28, 2012 New Jersey Has No Plans to Issue Sports Betting Licenses Within Next 120 Days, Attorney General Tells Judge
August 21, 2012 New Jersey Wants To Outsource Some Lottery Functions
August 20, 2012 New Jersey Lottery Contributes More Than $950 Million to State Education and Institutions with Record Breaking Sales In Fiscal Year 2012
August 20, 2012 Scratch-Off Game Popularity Rises
August 15, 2012 Scratch Tickets Are Garden State Winners
August 13, 2012 New Jersey Considers Privatizing Lottery
August 10, 2012 Lottery Issues Request for Proposal for Lottery Growth Management Services
July 27, 2012 New Jersey Lottery Kicks-Off “Not 18 Yet, No Bet” Advertising Program
June 21, 2012 The New Jersey Lottery Entry Period for the Second Quarterly Million Dollar Replay Drawing Nears Closing
June 19, 2012 Vote Delayed on Portable Gambling Devices in Atlantic City
June 19, 2012 The Pick 6 Lotto Jackpot Has The Highest Number Of Rolls In Game History
June 18, 2012 Instant Game Winning Locations Added to the New Jersey Lottery Website
June 12, 2012 New Jersey Lottery Contributions Support Vital Educational Opportunities for Young People
May 31, 2012 NJ Senate to Vote on Portable Gambling Devices
May 18, 2012 Panel: State-By-State Approval Of Internet Gambling Is Likely
May 15, 2012 Governor Christie to be a NO Show at East Coast Gaming Congress
May 4, 2012 New Jersey Lottery Fiscal Year 2011 Sales Set New Record At $2.6 Billion
April 29, 2012 New Jersey Joins A List Of States Considering Privatizing Their Lotteries
April 11, 2012 The New Jersey Lottery Spins Trash into Cash as Million Dollar Replay First Quarterly Drawing Winners Are Named
April 3, 2012 New Jersey Bill OKs Online Bets from Other States, Nations
March 30, 2012 Lottery Employees Miss Out On Jackpot Excitement
March 7, 2012 New Jersey Lottery, Council on Compulsive Gambling and NJ Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services Mark Problem Gambling Awareness Month
March 6, 2012 New Jersey Plan for Hand-Held Gambling Devices Advances
March 5, 2012 New Jersey Online Poker Bills Up For Debate Today In Trenton
February 29, 2012 The New Jersey Lottery Will Be Showing Off Its Shamrock
February 29, 2012 New Jersey Lottery is First in the Nation Again Amongst State Lotteries
February 8, 2012 New Jersey Lottery Announce the Launch of the Newly Redesigned Win for Life Instant Game; Win for the Night or Win for Life
February 6, 2012 New Jersey Lottery In With Mission Control
January 19, 2012 Two New Jersey Congressmen Propose Competing Bills on Sports Betting
January 17, 2012 New Jersey Governor Signs Sports Betting Bill Into Law
January 9, 2012 New Jersey Lawmakers Approve Sports Betting and Off-Track Betting Laws
January 5, 2012 New Jersey Voters May Get Say on Internet Gambling


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