General information about NJ Lottery Pick 4
This is the US based lottery game that was launched in September, 1977, or 42 years, 5 months and 19 days ago. Midday drawings take place since November 12, 2001. New Jersey Pick 4 is currently available only in New Jersey. This is a widely popular lottery, but it has still always been known as New Jersey Pick 4. 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 4 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 4 NJ results
Pick 4 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 September 1, 1977, or 42 years, 5 months and 19 days ago.
How it works: picking up Pick 4 NJ numbers
The currently applied format is as follows: 4 / 0-9. As you can see, players are to choose four main Pick 4 NJ numbers from the range between 0 and 9 Pick 4 NJ numbers. Also, according to NJ Lottery Pick 4 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.
NJ Lottery Pick 4 winning odds & prize categories
The lottery currently offers 10 prize categories. New Jersey Pick 4 offers no jackpot to its players. The top prize is $2,500 (with $0.50). 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 10,000. In particular, you will have to correctly guess all the four Pick 4 NJ numbers. The key thing is to guess them in the exact order. For more information, please look at the table below:
Prize ($0.50 wager)
1 : 10,000
1 : 2,500
1 : 1,667
1 : 833
1 : 417
1 : 2,500
1 : 1,667
1 : 833
1 : 417
Front / Back Pair
1 : 100
The overall winning chances, in turn, are 1 in 5,6.
NJ Lottery Pick 4 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 4 NJ numbers
The lottery’s most often drawn numbers are 8, 7, 6, 2 (Midday) and 0, 5, 3, 4 (Evening). The cold, or the least frequent numbers are 2, 8, 3, 0 (Midday) and 9, 6, 1, 7 (Evening).
Payouts of NJ Lottery Pick 4 prizes
Prizes higher than $600 can be claimed at either the HQ or prize centers, while smaller amounts are payable by lottery retailers. Also, winning tickets can be sent by mail. Unfortunately, New Jersey Pick 4 winnings are subject to taxation, particularly in case the prize exceeds $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 4 NJ results.