General information about NJ Lottery Pick 6
This is the US based lottery game that was launched in May, 1980, or 38 years, 6 months and 6 days ago. NJ Pick Six is currently available only in New Jersey. This is a widely popular lottery, but it has still always been known as NJ Pick Six. The game-play format wasn’t changing since the game was launched. The lottery is operated by New Jersey Lottery. In case you want to know more about New Jersey Lottery, here is their official website: https://www.njlottery.com/en-us/home.html. NJ Pick 6 results may be found there as well, by the way. As for their support service, New Jersey Lottery can be reached via the following contact details:
- HQ address: 1333 Brunswick Avenue Circle, Trenton, NJ 08648
- HQ phone number: (609) 599-5800
- Email: [email protected]
Keep in mind that players must be 18 or over to play.
Check NJ Pick 6 results
NJ Pick 6 results are aired right after the drawings that take place in the headquarters of New Jersey Lottery in Trenton. At the moment, draws are held twice a week. To be more precise, they are held on Monday and Thursday, at 7:56 PM Eastern Time. The numbers are drawn using the Mechanical Lottery Ball Machine. In case you were curious, the first ever draw was held on May 15, 1980, or 38 years, 6 months and 6 days ago.
How it works: picking up NJ Pick 6 numbers
The currently applied format is as follows: 6 / 49. As you can see, players are to choose six main NJ Pick 6 numbers from the range between 1 and 49 NJ Pick 6 numbers. There are neither bonus, nor additional numbers, but players can choose the XTRA option instead.
NJ Lottery Pick 6 winning odds & prize categories
The lottery currently offers eight prize categories. A great news is that in case no winner is found, the NJ Pick Six top prize rolls over to the next draw. For now, it accounts for $2 million. This is the minimum amount, while the biggest NJ Pick Six jackpot ever has reached $35 million. It was set on May 10, 2004, or 14 years, 6 months and 11 days ago. Just for your interest, the winning numbers were 08, 11, 18, 24, 28, and 40. As shown by official estimates, the odds of winning the top prize are 1 in 13,983,816. In particular, you will have to correctly guess all the six main NJ Pick 6 numbers. For more information, please look at the table below:
1 : 13,983,816
1 : 54,201
5 + XTRA
4 : 10
1 : 1,032
4 + XTRA
4 : 10
1 : 57
3 + XTRA
4 : 10
2 + XTRA
1 : 8
The overall winning chances, in turn, are 1 in 54.
NJ Lottery Pick 6 prices
The minimum cost of playing is $1. An important thing to mention is that players have an opportunity to increase their winning odds using the lottery’s multiplier feature, namely XTRA. The idea is that for an additional cost of $1 per play, all the non-jackpot prizes are doubled in case the player wins. No add-on games are provided, however.
Hot and cold NJ Pick 6 numbers
The lottery’s most often drawn numbers are 34, 25, 02, 12, 17, and 41. The cold, or the least frequent numbers are 18, 24, 39, 42, 40, and 49.
Payouts of NJ Lottery Pick 6 prizes
Keep in mind that NJ Pick Six jackpot can only be paid out as a lump sum. In order to receive it, you will have to visit the operator's HQ. Prizes of other categories can be claimed there too, as well as at local prize centers. Amounts under $600 are payable by lottery retailers. Besides, winning tickets can be sent by mail. Unfortunately, NJ Pick Six winnings are subject to taxation: for the US citizens, these are 24% in federal tax from prizes over $5,000. One more thing to take into account is that all the prizes are to be claimed within one year from the day of the draw or otherwise the winning ticket expires, regardless of NJ Pick 6 results.