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New Jersey State Lottery numbers

The majority of states operate official lotteries, games of chance in which players pay a fee to choose a series of numbers (or play scratch-off tickets) for the opportunity to win cash prizes. Typically, states name an official beneficiary of lottery revenue, typically education programs. In New Jersey, for example, lottery net proceeds are legally required to be used for state institutions including higher education and senior citizen programs.

The main provisions of New Jersey's state lottery laws are listed below, with links to additional resources.

Code Section 5:9-1, et seq.
Distribution of Lottery Revenue Payment of prizes and expenses with appropriations to state institutions and state aid for education
Additional Purpose of Lottery Entire net proceeds to be used for state institutions and state aid for education including higher education and senior citizen education
Lottery Prize Subject to Garnishment For arrears of court-ordered child support obligations, and former recipients of Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC), food stamps, or low income home energy assistance who were overpaid
Time Limit to Claim Prize/Disposition 1 year/allocated in same manner as lottery revenue is allocated by state
Prohibited Related Activities Forged/altered tickets; sale above fixed price; unauthorized sale

Types of Lottery Allowed

The most common form of state lotteries are scratch off cards and choosing a series of numbers. The New Jersey State Lottery holds both of these types of lotteries. Scratch-off cards give the player the opportunity to get their winnings immediately. The numbers lottery is held twice a week in New Jersey. Players choose a sequence of up to six numbers, and get a payout depending on how the numbers they chose correspond to the drawn numbers. However, although the lottery is a form of gambling, New Jersey does not allow lotteries to be conducted by machines. These machines can be anything that uses video, mechanical, or electrical technology to take a coin, token, or other form of payment, and gives an immediate payout if the player wins.

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