New Jersey Lottery Making Several Changes Pick 6 Draw
The New Jersey Lottery announced that it’ll be making several changes to its Pick 6 draw game starting next week.
Thursday, the New Jersey Lottery issued a press release announcing that its original big jackpot game is getting a shakeup, with various changes that are sure to stir up opinions amongst players across the state.
One of the very first adjustments the Lottery is making to Pick 6 is reducing the number matrix, from 1-49 to 1-46, which will improve the overall chances of winning to 1 in. Currently, the odds of winning the jackpot are 1 in.
The new game will also include a prize multiplier on every ticket that can increase jackpot prizes up to 10 times. The current game’s multiplier, called the Xtra, is an additional purchase, going an additional $1 per play.
The bad news? The price of a play will increase from $1 to $2.
Lastly, New Jersey Lottery Pick 6 players will be getting a new game option called Double Play, which functions similarly to Powerball’s Double Play feature.
For an extra $1, players who elect the Double Play option are entered into an additional drawing held immediately after the regular Pick 6 delineation. The add-on entry uses the same numbers and multiplier as the original ticket. The Double Play drawing gives players a chance to win a $250,000 top prize and other prizes of lesser value.
The New Jersey Lottery Pick 6 starting jackpot will remain at $2 million, and the drawing schedule won’t change. Drawings take place Mondays and Thursdays at 10:57 pm, Eastern Time.
The first New Jersey lottery Pick 6 with Double Play drawing will do on Thurs., Apr. 7, with tickets for the new feature to go on sale beginning Tues., Apr. 5.
Source: For updated information on Lottery payouts and Federal tax obligations visit www.irs.gov.