New Jersey Lottery Games

GamePrize TypeNumbersSale Closes
Pick-3 MiddayTop Prize3 from 0-912:53 p.m.
Pick-3 EveningTop Prize3 from 0-910:53 p.m.
Pick-4 MiddayTop Prize4 from 0-912:53 p.m.
Pick-4 EveningTop Prize4 from 0-910:53 p.m.
Jersey Cash 5Jackpot5 from 1-4310:53 p.m.
5 Card CashTop PrizeQP 5 cards from 5210:53 p.m.
Pick-6Jackpot6 from 1-4910:53 p.m.
PowerballJackpot5 from 1-69 + 1 from 1-269:59 p.m.
Mega MillionsJackpot5 from 1-70 + 1 from 1-2510:45 p.m.
Cash4LifeTop Prize5 from 1-60 + 1 from 1-48:46 p.m.

Game Schedule

Pick-3 Midday12:59 p.m.12:59 p.m.12:59 p.m.12:59 p.m.12:59 p.m.12:59 p.m.12:59 p.m.
Pick-3 Evening10:57 p.m.10:57 p.m.10:57 p.m.10:57 p.m.10:57 p.m.10:57 p.m.10:57 p.m.
Pick-4 Midday12:59 p.m.12:59 p.m.12:59 p.m.12:59 p.m.12:59 p.m.12:59 p.m.12:59 p.m.
Pick-4 Evening10:57 p.m.10:57 p.m.10:57 p.m.10:57 p.m.10:57 p.m.10:57 p.m.10:57 p.m.
Jersey Cash 510:57 p.m.10:57 p.m.10:57 p.m.10:57 p.m.10:57 p.m.10:57 p.m.10:57 p.m.
5 Card Cash10:57 p.m.10:57 p.m.10:57 p.m.10:57 p.m.10:57 p.m.10:57 p.m.10:57 p.m.
Pick-610:57 p.m.10:57 p.m.
Powerball10:59 p.m.10:59 p.m.
Mega Millions11:00 p.m.11:00 p.m.
Cash4Life9:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.

*All times are displayed in New Jersey local time.

Advance Draws

The number of consecutive draws each New Jersey State Lottery games allows you to play:

GameAdvanced Draws
Pick-3 Middayup to 7
Pick-3 Eveningup to 7
Pick-4 Middayup to 7
Pick-4 Eveningup to 7
Jersey Cash 5up to 21
5 Card CashN/A
Pick-6up to 26
Powerballup to 8
Mega Millionsup to 8
Cash4Lifeup to 28

If you would like to schedule an appointment, please call the Phoenix Arizona Lottery Office or the Tucson Arizona Lottery Office.

Tax Information

New Jersey Lottery Federal, and state tax withholdings on winnings for U.S. citizens or residents. 

WinningsTax CategoryPercentage
Over $5,000 and up to $10,000State Tax0.0%
Over $5,000 and up to $10,000Federal Tax24.0%

If the winner is not a U.S. citizen or is not a US resident, New Jersey Lottery tax withholdings on winnings are as such:

WinningsTax CategoryPercentage
Over $10,000 but less than $500,000State Tax5.0%
Over $10,000 but less than $500,000Federal Tax24.0%

The New Jersey Lottery

There are almost 300,000 millionaire households in New Jersey. If you don’t live in one of those yet, you really should look into the New Jersey state lottery. Playing the lottery in New Jersey has proven incredibly useful in creating pleasant households for thousands of players since 1970. 

Scores of New Jersey lottery winners have been produced since its establishment. Quite a few of those ended up becoming multi-millionaires. In July 2020, a $124 million winning ticket was sold at Brenda’s Inc. in Bayonne. Even Brenda’s won big in the process, with the lottery rewarding them $30,000 for selling the winning ticket

New Jersey Lottery FAQ

Since 2019, an approved New Jersey Lottery app has made the New Jersey state lottery more accessible. The Jackpocket is a lottery sales system that allows users to buy tickets, collect winnings, and create pools. Jackpocket is like having a New Jersey lottery ticket scanner in your pocket. Current promotions and New Jersey lottery codes come courtesy of the app. 

You can also visit a retail lottery partner. Pick up your New Jersey lottery scratch ticket, your New Jersey Lottery Powerball ticket to incredible wealth, and your New Jersey Mega Millions ticket to insane wealth. Slip in a ticket for New Jersey Lucky for Life for good measure and start dreaming about that $1,000 daily for life jackpot prize! You have to be 18 or older to play.

The selection of games offered by lottery New Jersey includes in-house games, multi-jurisdictional draw games, and scratch cards. The in-house draws include the Quick Draw, Jersey Cash 5, 5 Cash Card, Pick 3, Pick 4, Pick 6, and Cash Pop. The multi-jurisdictional draws include Powerball, Mega Millions, and Cash4Life.

There is also a massive selection of scratch games, known as Scratch-offs in this state, with prizes up to $3 million.

When the New Jersey lottery results fall in your favor, you can claim a prize below $600 off a retailer-bought ticket at any participating retailer or by mail. When you use the mail option, you will need to enter your personal information on the back of the card and sign it. Prizes from $600 and above must be claimed from the Lottery Headquarters, or through the mail.

Prizes won from New Jersey lottery winning numbers bought through Jackpocket are added to your balance if under $600. Prizes up to $5,999.99 are mailed to users and then claimed through the lottery’s standard process. If you have a ticket that won more than $5,999.99, you have to collect it from a Jackpocket service center and claim through the normal process.

Playing New Jersey Lottery scratch cards is as easy as scratching off a silicone layer to reveal numbers and discover matches. All your Powerball and Mega Millions tickets are available at participating retailers. WIth Jackpocket, New Jersey state lottery is in the process of modernizing. Players use the app as a third party courier, which is allowed by state law.

Winning the prizes in the draw games comes down to matching the winning New Jersey Lottery numbers and, in some cases, matching them in the correct sequence. Smaller prizes are up for grabs for matching some of the numbers.

The odds of winning the various games offered by the New Jersey Lottery are as follows:

PowerBall: 1 in 175 million

Mega Millions: 1 in 24 million

Pick 6: 1 in 14 million

Cash4Life: 1 in 22 million

Pick4: 1 in 10 000

Pick 3: 1 in 1000

Jersey Cash 5: 1 in 962,598

5 Card Cash: 1 in 649,740

What’s the Biggest New Jersey Lottery Win?

The biggest New Jersey Lottery win occurred in 2018 when Richard Wahl won $533 million with Mega Millions.

In New Jersey, the cut off time for Mega Millions is 10:45 pm, 15 minutes before the draw. For Powerball, it’s 9:59 pm, or 1 hour before the draw. The results of the New Jersey Lottery are available as follows:


Pick 6 take place Mondays and Thursdays at 7:57 pm

Cash4Life happens on Mondays and Thursdays at 9 pm.

Pick 3 and Pick 4 take place daily at 12:59 pm and 7:57 pm

Jersey Cash 5 and Cash Card 5 is at 7:57 pm every day.

What Is the New Jersey Lottery Second Chance?


You can enter non-winning tickets into New Jersey lottery second chance draws. These draws are announced in the VIP Club and. All the information about promotions and weekly, monthly, and yearly draws for second chance tickets are available in that section of the site  Jackpocket also gives you access to second chance draws and entry options.

Payouts over $10,000 by the New Jersey Lottery carry the following tax rates.


5% for Lottery payouts between $10,001 and $500,000;

8% for Lottery payouts over $500,000; and

8% for Lottery payouts over $10,000, if the person does not provide a valid Taxpayer Identification Number.

In addition, a federal tax of 24% will be levied in each case.

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