Pick Six

(New Jersey)

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New Jersey wants you to know that they are home to more than just Atlantic City and Tony Soprano. The Garden State is also the proud home of the New Jersey Lottery and New Jersey's Pick Six Lottery game. New Jersey's Lottery was founded in 1970 by the state legislature to support education and other funding initiatives in the state and is today an affiliate of the Mega Millions multi state lottery game (the state is also home to the largest winner of the Mega Millions game – one person walked away with $258 million from a single game). In addition to the New Jersey Pick 6 game, the state lottery offers Pick 3, Pick 4 and Jersey Cash 5 along with an assortment of scratch off games and the Mega Millions multi state game.

Game Type

The New Jersey Pick Six lottery game (sometimes called New Jersey Lotto) is a traditional style lottery game where you pick six numbers out of a pool of 49 possible choices. Matching all six numbers allows you to win the jackpot. There is no secondary number so the odds of winning are actually quite good when compared with most other American lottery games. The jackpot is also progressive which means that it grows each time the game is played and no one wins, though with a starting jackpot of $2,000,000, the New Jersey Pick 6 is a great choice any time.

Secondary Prizes

There are of course a number of secondary prizes available for players in the New Jersey Pick 6 lottery game, including prizes for those who correctly match 3, 4 or 5 numbers out of the 6 possible choices of numbers in any given game.  


The New Jersey Lottery, like most American lottery systems, used to be open only to residents of the state and later to American citizens. Today however, thanks to the power of the World Wide Web, it’s possible to purchase a ticket from anywhere in the world and to collect without ever having to set foot in the State of New Jersey. The only legal requirement of the Pick 6 game is that you need to be over 18 to purchase a ticket.

Odds of Winning

The odds of winning the New Jersey Pick 6 Lotto Jackpot are 1 in 13,980,000. The second prize however is available for 1 out of every 54,000 participants in the game. Third prize odds are 1 in 1,032 and fourth prize odds of winning the New Jersey Pick Six game are just 1 in 57.

Game information
Game type 6/49
Schedule Mon 7:55 pm, Thu 7:55 pm
Jackpot type Cash
Cash option lump sum
Taxes About 30.00%
Participating New Jersey
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