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Green Ball Double Draw Is Back in New Jersey

Sept. 2, 2014 – New Jersey Lottery players will have extra opportunities to win playing Pick 4 for the next two weeks.  The New Jersey Lottery’s “Green Ball Double Draw” promotion is back again. Players may already be familiar with the Green Ball promotion.  In March, the Lottery held Green Ball drawings after evening Pick 3 drawings, and a similar Red Ball promotion was offered last September for both Pick 3 and Pick 4. “This is the first time we are offering the Green Ball Double Draw promotion for the Pick 4 game,” said New Jersey Lottery Executive Director Carole Hedinger.  “In addition, we’ve double the opportunity for fans to play and win by including the midday draw.” Because the Lottery will conduct Green Ball drawings after both the midday and evening drawings, there have been some changes made to the promotion. The Green Ball drawing will still use a separate drum, but instead of seven balls – one for each day of the week – there will now be nine white balls and the single Green Ball. Whenever a white ball is drawn from the special drum, it is removed for the next drawing, increasing the odds that the Green Ball will be drawn. When the Green Ball is drawn, the Lottery will immediately hold a second Pick 4 drawing, giving players a second chance to win on the same numbers they played in the regularly-scheduled draw. Once a Green Ball has been drawn, all nine white balls and the Green Ball are placed back in the promotional drum ahead of the next...

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$1 Million Powerball Ticket Set to Expire in New Jersey

Sept. 2, 2014 –  A $1 million Powerball prize won in New Jersey is about to go from lucky to lost. A winner has yet to come forward with a second-prize winning ticket that’s nearly a full year old. New Jersey Lottery players have one full year from the date of Powerball drawings to claim prizes, and Thursday, Sept. 18 is the one-year anniversary of some lucky player’s big win. The mystery winner’s ticket matched the five white numbers in the Sept. 18, 2013 Powerball drawing: 7, 10, 22, 32, and 35.  The Powerball drawn that night was 19. According to a press release from the New Jersey Lottery, the $1 million ticket was sold in Hudson County, at the Convenience Express store located at 8401 River Rd., North Bergen. A prize this big has to be claimed at New Jersey Lottery headquarters, but the winning ticket can be validated at any retailer.  So grab any old tickets you might have in your car or cookie jar and hurry to your local lottery retailer. If the big winner fails to come forward with the lucky ticket by Sept. 18, the unclaimed $1 million prize won’t simply disappear.  Instead, 30 percent of the prize will be transferred to the lottery’s beneficiaries, and the remainder will be returned to the prize funds for special games and promotions. Letting a $1 million prize slip through your fingers probably sounds impossible, but it happens more often than you’d think.  Each year, an astounding $800 million in lottery prizes goes unclaimed. LotteryHUB is trying to help get prizes to pockets with our ticket tracking tools.  Download the free LotteryHUB app for iOS or Android, then use the app to enter or scan your Powerball or Mega Millions tickets. After each drawing, we’ll check any tickets you’ve saved into your LotteryHUB app, and if you match enough numbers to win a prize, we’ll let you know – don’t miss out on any prizes ever again, whether it’s a buck or a...

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17 NJ Siblings Sharing $20 Million Pick 6 Jackpot

July 24, 2014 – Fair is fair, and each of the 17 brothers and sisters who won a $20 million Pick 6 jackpot from the New Jersey Lottery will get a slice of the jackpot pie. The Endreson siblings have been pooling small bills to play the lottery together for a decade, and their commitment finally paid off when they won the Pick 6 jackpot June 16. Their winning ticket matched the numbers 3, 12, 18, 34, 35 and 42 to win the $20.1 million prize, which the family chose to receive as a one-time payment of about $14 million.  After taxes, the group will have about $10 million to split up amongst themselves. All 17 siblings, aged between 53 and 76 years old, will receive some of the winnings, but the family also announced that they’d be giving some of the cash to the three children of one of the Endreson brothers who died several years ago. So, if each of the Endreson siblings and their late brother’s three children receive an even share, each will pocket about half a million dollars. But the cash isn’t the only windfall for the big family: the Endreson’s started their lottery pool after their mother, now deceased, shared her dream of investing in Jersey Shore homes for the whole family. After their mother died, the siblings decided to carry on her legacy through the family lottery pool. The family hasn’t said if they’ll invest the win in their mother’s Jersey Shore dreams.  Most of the family still lives in Ocean County at the Jersey Shore, where their parents set down their roots. “The patriarch of the family emigrated from Norway in the early 20th century,” said the New Jersey Lottery in a press release describing the Endresons.  “Later he met the family’s matriarch on the Jersey Shore where they remained and set their roots in Ocean County.” “Through hard work and perseverance they raised a family and grew a successful business that is still in existence...

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Millions Won on Cash 4 Life in N.J., N.Y.

July 15, 2014 – After their first month playing the new multi-state game “Cash 4 Life,” New Jersey and New York lottery players have raked in millions in collective winnings – more than $5.4 million in New York alone – and two players have won the game’s top prize. Cash 4 Life was launched Monday, June 16, and has since made thousands of winners in each of its twice-weekly drawings.  In New York alone, just fewer than 1 million players have won one of the nine prizes offered by the game. Two players from New York have already won the game’s top prize – $1,000 every day for life – and one player from each state was also lucky enough to win a second prize – $1,000 every week for life. New York’s first top-prize winner bought their ticket at a 7-Eleven, located at 41-00 Bell Blvd., in Bayside.  The second winner bought their $1,000-a-day ticket at a Waldbaum’s store, located at 156-01 Crossbay Blvd., in Howard Beach. New Jersey’s biggest winner far picked up their second-prize winning ticket at a Quick Check in Somerville, located at 1296 U.S. Highway Rt. 28. New York’s second-prize winning ticket was bought at Vipra, Inc., located at 93 Main St. in East Rockaway. The for-life annuity prizes are the game’s key features; when Cash 4 Life was introduced, lottery officials said the game owed its existence in part to players’ great response to “for life” prizes offered by scratch-offs. And the game’s name isn’t just a daydream-inspiring advertisement.  The annuity prizes are, in fact, paid out “for life,” and have a minimum payout period of 20 years.  The minimum payout can even be willed to an heir, should a winner die before they can collect the guaranteed portion of their prize. Of course, each prize also has a lump-sum, cash option if winners want their money up front.  First prize winners can choose a $7 million cash option, and second prize winners can take a $1 million cash option. Which...

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Cash 4 Life Game Debuts in N.J., N.Y.

UPDATE: July 15, 2014 – After a month of Cash 4 Life drawings, two winners have already won the game’s $1,000-a-day top prize, and two others have scored the second prize, worth $1,000 a week for life.  Read more about the first month of Cash 4 Life drawings here.   June 17, 2014 – The New Jersey and New York lotteries kicked off their new multi-state game “Cash 4 Life” Monday; the game’s very first drawing was held just before 9 p.m. last night. The winning numbers in the first-ever Cash 4 Life drawing were 9, 36, 44, 53, 59 and the sixth number – the Cash Ball – was 3. There were no tickets sold in either state that matched all six winning numbers to win the game’s top prize, which is worth $1,000 every day for life. Nobody won a second prize either, which is also structured as life-long payouts of $1,000 per week, or $52,000 each year. Though nobody was able to win the two top prizes, there were more than 57,000 Cash 4 Life winners made in the first drawing.  Together, those winning tickets are worth about $254,000. And while nobody had the luck to win cash for life, there were six players who won third prizes for matching four white numbers and the Cash Ball.  Each will receive a $2,500 prize. And another 15 players scored $500 fourth prizes after they matched four white numbers, missing just two of the winning numbers drawn. The new game was announced in May, and ticket sales started Friday, June 13.  Cash 4 Life drawings are held in New Jersey every Monday and Thursday night just before 9 p.m., and while the game is currently only available in New Jersey and New York, it could be introduced in several other states next year.  Click here to read more about Cash 4 Life.   Photo Credit: DeviantArt User 2bgr8stock.  Licensed Under Creative Commons Attribution...

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Cash 4 Life Game to Launch in N.Y., N.J.

May 29, 2014 – Starting June 16, New Jersey and New York Lottery players will have a brand new game offering chances to win daily paychecks for life. The new game is fittingly called “Cash 4 Life,” and the top prize is structured in “daily” payouts of $1,000 for life, with a minimum payment period of 20 years. The New York Gaming Commission voted to approve the new draw game Tuesday.  Cash 4 Life will replace the Lottery’s current “Sweet Million” game, which they said has had “limited success” According to a record of Tuesday’s meeting, the game was developed by the New York, New Jersey, Michigan, Ohio and Virginia lotteries, though only New York and New Jersey will offer the game to players this summer.  Other states may add the game to their offerings next year. Cash 4 Life drawings will be held at the New Jersey Lottery headquarters every Monday and Thursday.  Each ticket for the new game will cost $2, and players will need to match six winning numbers to hit the Cash 4 Life jackpot. Players will choose five numbers from one to 60 and a single number – the “Cash Ball” – between one and four. Matching all six numbers correctly would earn players the $1,000 per day jackpot.  Matching the first five numbers but not the Cash Ball would be worth a weekly payout of $1,000. Both the top prize and the second prize would be paid as annuity prizes, according to New York Gaming Commission documents. The top prize would be valued at $7,000 per week or $364,000 each year, and the second prize would be worth $52,000 per year. In all the game offers nine prizes, starting with a $2, break-even prize for matching just one of the first five numbers and the Cash Ball.  The highest non-annuity prize available would be the game’s third prize, which will be worth $2,500. While the odds of winning the top prize in Cash 4 Life are slim at...

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