Pick-6

Pick-6 is the original NJ draw game with a jackpot starting at $2 million, that keeps rising until someone wins!

One play costs just $1 - and for $1 more, you can add the XTRA option to boost any non-jackpot prize.


To play, choose six numbers from 1-49, or select Quick Pick to have the numbers randomly generated for you. If you'd like to play the same numbers for up to 26 consecutive draws, mark the number of games you want to play in the Multi Draw area.

Drawings take place Monday and Thursday evenings at approximately 7:57 PM EST. Buy your ticket by 7:53 PM on draw days to be entered in that evening's draw.

Prize amounts vary because they are calculated on a pari-mutuel basis, meaning that the number of tickets that match the winning numbers will have a direct effect on the cash prizes distributed to winners. There is a fixed prize of $3 for matching three of the six numbers drawn.

Pick 6 XTRA

In 2015, the game was changed and the XTRA feature was added to Pick-6. For an additional $1 per line, players can increase the value of any non-jackpot prizes they might win. Players who match two Pick-6 numbers will win $2 across all XTRA prize tiers. The XTRA number drawn is a multiplier, meaning that if the number drawn is 4, then all non-jackpot prizes are multiplied by that amount.

Prizes and Odds of Winning

Here's a breakdown of the prizes and odds of winning for each prize tier:

NJ Pick-6 Prizes and Odds of Winning
Numbers Matched Prize Tier Average Prize* Odds of Winning ($1 Play)
6 out of 6 Jackpot N/A* 1 in 13,983,816
5 out of 6 Second Prize $2,700* 1 in 54,201
4 out of 6 Third Prize $56* 1 in 1,032
3 out of 6 Fourth Prize $3 1 in 57
Odds of winning any Pick-6 prize are approximately 1 in 54.
Overall odds with XTRA: 1 in 7.
*Average prizes are pari-mutuel & based on ticket sales & number of winners, except the Pick-6 $3 prize & XTRA $2 prize, which are fixed.

XTRA Prizes and Odds of Winning

Here are the prizes and odds with the additional $1 XTRA option, based on estimated prize amounts for the main Pick-6 game:

Pick-6 XTRA Prizes
Match XTRA x2 XTRA x3 XTRA x4 XTRA x5
5 out of 6 $5,400* $8,100* $10,800* $13,500*
4 out of 6 $112* $168* $224* $280*
3 out of 6 $6 $9 $12 $15
2 out of 6 $2 $2 $2 $2
Odds of winning any Pick-6 prize are approximately 1 in 54.
Overall odds with XTRA: 1 in 7.
*Average prizes are pari-mutuel & based on ticket sales & number of winners, except the Pick-6 $3 prize & XTRA $2 prize, which are fixed.
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