New Jersey Lottery Information
New Jersey Lottery information and prize details for NJ lotto games such as Pick-6, Jersey Cash 5, Pick-4, Pick-3, Quick Draw, 5 Card Cash, Cash Pop, Powerball, Mega Millions and Cash4Life.
New Jersey Drawing Schedule
Find out all the details about when drawings are held and how late you can buy your tickets:
|Game||Draw Days||Draw Times*||Ticket Sales Close At*|
|Powerball||Monday, Wednesday & Saturday||10:59 PM||9:59 PM|
|Mega Millions||Tuesday & Friday||11:00 PM||10:45 PM|
|Cash4Life||Daily||9:00 PM||8:45 PM|
|Pick-6||Monday & Thursday||10:57 PM||10:53 PM|
|Jersey Cash 5||Daily||10:57 PM||10:53 PM|
|Pick-4||Daily||12:59 PM & 10:57 PM||12:53 PM & 10:53 PM|
|Pick-3||Daily||12:59 PM & 10:57 PM||12:53 PM & 10:53 PM|
|Quick Draw||Daily||Every 4 minutes||-|
|Cash Pop||Daily||Every 15 minutes||-|
|*Times are shown in EST.|
The New Jersey Lottery offers multi-state games with big prizes including Mega Millions and Powerball - and it's one of just a few jurisdictions where players can try the Powerball Double Play add-on. The option costs $1 for an extra shot at winning, with a separate draw offering cash prizes of up to $10 million.
NJ players can also try their luck on a range of other great draw games ...
Cash4Life is offered by the New Jersey Lottery as well as the lotteries of New York, Pennsylvania and Virginia. The game gives players the chance to win up to $1,000 a day for life in addition to a number of other prizes. Tickets cost $2 each and players can choose to play between one and five games or schedule entries for eight advance drawings at the time of their purchase. Players pick five numbers from 1 to 60 as well as a Cash Ball from 1 to 4. Cash4Life drawings take place at 9:00 PM EST every day.
Pick-6 is a popular draw game that offers great jackpots to New Jersey lottery fans. The jackpot starts at $2 million and will roll over and increase in value until a player matches all six main numbers drawn to win the top prize. An improved Pick-6 debuted on April 7, 2022, offering better odds and an included XTRA multiplier for $2 per play. There's also a new Double Play add-on for $1 that could see you win up to $250,000. Find out more on the Pick-6 page.
Jersey Cash 5 is the NJ daily draw game with a jackpot starting at $100,000, plus XTRA and Instant Match options for even more excitement. Full details on the Jersey Cash 5 page.
Pick-4 with FIREBALL is the NJ draw game that delivers bigger prizes twice daily! See the Pick-4 page for details.
Pick-3 with FIREBALL is the NJ jackpot game with drawings twice a day and more $300 winners than all other Jersey draw games combined! Learn more on the Pick-3 page.
Quick Draw is a fast-paced game with drawings every four minutes, so players can win up to $100,000 more than 200 times a day! Add the BULLSEYE option for even bigger prizes and more ways to win. Details on the Quick Draw page.
Fast Play Progressive is Jersey's fastest way to play, with a selection of quick play style games to choose from, all contributing to a jackpot that starts at 10,000 and keeps rolling until someone wins it! Learn more on the Fast Play Progressive page.
Cash Pop features draws every 15 minutes, where you can win up to $2,500 for matching just one number.
5 Card Cash was a poker style game with two ways to win on every hand. The game was retired in October 2020 due to limited interest. A Fast Play game of the same name was introduced for any players who enjoyed the Poker game.
Instant Match Could Make You an Instant Winner
Love winning, but waiting ... not so much? For the chance to win immediately without all that waiting around for the draw, go for the Instant Match option. For an extra $1, you could win up to $500 instantly!
You'll get a ticket with three Instant Match numbers. If just one of your game numbers (Pick-3, Pick-4, or Jersey Cash 5) matches any Instant Match number in any order or position, you win the cash prize printed on the ticket right on the spot!
And that's not all - you can win multiple times on one ticket, depending on which game you play! Pick-3: win up to three times per ticket. Pick-4: win up to four times per ticket. Jersey Cash 5: win up to five times per ticket.
Instant Match is available for midday and evening draws but is not available with Quick Pick or multiple wagers on one ticket. The odds of winning any Instant Match prize are approximately one in seven.
|Prize*||Odds of Winning||Winners per 150,000**|
|$2||1 in 10||15,000|
|$5||1 in 37||4,054|
|$10||1 in 65||2,308|
|$20||1 in 200||750|
|$50||1 in 2,000||150|
|$100||1 in 25,000||6|
|$500||1 in 75,000||2|
|*Odds of winning any Instant Match prize are approximately one in seven.
**Total winners per 150,000: 22,270.
History of the New Jersey Lottery
The New Jersey Lottery has been making dreams come true for lucky winners since its first ticket was sold on December 16th, 1970. In March 1971, a lucky couple from West Caldwell won the first Millionaire drawing. In May 1999, the New Jersey Lottery joined The Big Game, a multi-state lottery which later became Mega Millions, and began selling Powerball tickets in 2010.
Jersey's original jackpot game, Pick-6, was launched on May 6, 1980, and is still a player favorite today. On April 7, 2022, a new version of the game was introduced, including a smaller ball pool, better odds, included XTRA multiplier, and an increased $2 cost to play. The game's rolling jackpot continues to start at $2 million. A new Double Play add-on with a top prize of $250,000 also became available for an extra $1.
Proceeds from ticket sales directly benefit educational institutions, small businesses, veterans' services and other valuable initiatives. Since the inception of the New Jersey Lottery, over $22 billion has been allocated for worthy causes throughout the Garden State. When you play games like Pick 6, Mega Millions and Powerball, everyone in New Jersey is a winner!
New Jersey residents can buy lottery tickets from official retailers across the state. Most businesses will have signs indicating that tickets can be purchased in-store.
If you live in another State or overseas and would like to buy New Jersey Lottery tickets, then you will need to travel to New Jersey and buy tickets from an authorized retailer. Why not take it as an opportunity to visit Atlantic City as well?
Playing New Jersey Lottery games is a lot of fun, but you need to be at least 18 years old to take part.
Lottery winners in New Jersey have the option to remain anonyous.
Make sure you claim your prizes before they expire. Draw game prizes need to redeemed within 90 days of the date of the drawing; claim Scratcher prizes within 90 days of the end of the game.
All prizes may be claimed by mail. If you win any amount up to $599.50, you should also be able to redeem it at an authorized New Jersey Lottery retailer.
Have you won over $600? Congrats! You'll need to fill out a claim form if you want to redeem it and get your winnings.
If you're lucky enough to win over $5,000 then you'll be subject to federal withholding taxes on the amount, which will affect the size of your check. If you win more than $10,000, the prize will also be subject to a state tax of three percent.
Claim a prize by mail
To redeem a prize by mail, fill out and sign the back of your ticket and complete a claim form. Keep a copy for your records and mail the originals to:
New Jersey Lottery
P.O. Box 041
Trenton, NJ 08625-0041