General information about New Jersey Lottery Pick3
This is the US based lottery game that was launched in May, 1975, or 46 years, 2 months and 4 days ago. Midday drawings take place since November 12, 2001. NJ Pick 3 is currently available only in New Jersey. This is a widely popular lottery, but it has still always been known as NJ Pick 3. 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. Pick 3 NJ 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 Pick 3 NJ results
Pick 3 NJ 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 14 times a week. To be more precise, they are held on each day of the week, at 12:57 and 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 22, 1975, or 46 years, 2 months and 4 days ago.
How it works: picking up Pick 3 NJ numbers
The currently applied format is as follows: 3 / 0-9. As you can see, players are to choose three main Pick 3 NJ numbers from the range between 0 and 9 Pick 3 NJ numbers. Also, according to New Jersey Lottery Pick3 rules, one bonus number is to be additionally picked up from the range of the remaining numbers. As you might know, the bonus number is called Fireball. It is optional, however, and it will cost you the price of your wager to add it.
New Jersey Lottery Pick3 winning odds & prize categories
The lottery currently offers six prize categories. NJ Pick 3 offers no jackpot to its players. The top prize is $250 (with $0.50 wager). Luckily, the fact that this is quite a modest amount is compensated by indeed high winning odds! As shown by official estimates, the odds of winning the top prize are 1 in 1,000. In particular, you will have to correctly guess all the three Pick 3 NJ numbers. The basic thing is to guess them in the exact order. For more information, please look at the table below:
Prize ($0.50 wager)
1 : 1,000
1 : 333
1 : 167
1 : 333
1 : 167
Front / Back / Split Pair
1 : 100
The overall winning chances, in turn, are 1 in 5,6.
New Jersey Lottery Pick3 prices
The minimum cost of playing is $0.50, but it is possible to choose higher wager (up to $5). The lottery does not offer any opportunities to multiply prizes. No add-on games are provided, either.
Hot and cold Pick 3 NJ numbers
The lottery’s most often drawn numbers are 3, 6, 8 (Midday) and 0, 4, 5 (Evening). The cold, or the least frequent numbers are 0, 5, 1 (Midday) and 3, 8, 2 (Evening).
Payouts of New Jersey Lottery Pick3 prizes
Prizes greater than $600 can be received at either the HQ or prize centers, while smaller amounts are payable by lottery retailers. Apart from this, winning tickets can be sent by mail. A great thing is that NJ Pick 3 winnings are tax free. According to local laws, taxes are only deducted from winnings greater than $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 Pick 3 NJ results.