March 10, 2014 – From now until March 30, New Jersey Lottery players will have a chance to win twice on every Pick 3 ticket with the Lottery’s Pick 3 Green Ball promotion.
Much like the Red Ball promotion the Lottery ran for Pick 3 and Pick 4 players in September, the Green Ball promotion will feature a second drawing after each Pick 3 evening draw.
In that special second drawing, Lottery officials will draw one ball from a separate drum. For tonight’s drawing, that drum will hold six white balls and the single Green Ball.
If a white ball is drawn, it will be removed from the drum for the next drawing, increasing the odds that the Green Ball will be drawn.
If the Green Ball is drawn, a second Pick 3 drawing will be held immediately, and Pick 3 players will have a second chance to win a prize on the same ticket.
Because the white balls are removed each time they’re drawn, and because there are six of them, the Green Ball is guaranteed to be drawn three times between now and March 30.
Once the Green Ball is drawn, all of the white balls that have been removed will be put back into the drum, resetting the Green Ball’s odds to 1 in 7.
The Green Ball was drawn seven times during the last Green Ball Double Draw promotion, which ran from the end of April to the end of May 2013.