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In November 1969, the New Jersey voters approved the establishment of the State Lottery as part of the general election. The State Lottery is committed to providing revenue-generating entertainment products to help protect the retirement benefits of those who serve our communities, including New Jersey's, police officers, firefighters, teachers, and other public employees. Since its establishment, the New Jersey Lottery has awarded more than $42 billion in prizes and over $28 billion to the State.

Pick 6 XTRA was launched on May 9, 1980, as one of the first of its kind in the US. The format of the game underwent changes almost thrice. Until 2000, Pick 6 also drew a five-digit bonus number whose Exact Match entered the player into a special drawing where the top prize was $50,000 yearly in 20 installments, with no cash option. It was on January 15, 2015, that Pick 6 added XTRA feature to its game structure that multiplies the non-jackpot winnings. Since its creation, Pick 6 has been producing a considerable number of lottery winners and is fulfilling the dreams of many.

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About The Commission

The New Jersey Lottery is run by the U.S. state of New Jersey. The first state lottery of New Jersey went live on sale in December 1970. The bi-partisan Lottery Commission consists of seven members and the public members are each appointed for a term of five years. The profits from New Jersey state lottery ticket sales are used to help educational institutions, small businesses, veteran's services, and several other initiatives in the state.

New Jersey State Lottery Beneficiaries

Proceeds from Lottery ticket sales and unclaimed prizes go back to the community for -Beginning in 2018, the Lottery's net proceeds are used to bolster New Jersey's public employee pension system for teachers, police and fire personnel and other public employees in conformance through the Lottery Enterprise Contribution Act (Chapter 11 of the Public Laws of 2017).

New Jersey State Lottery Contact Information

Lawrence Park Complex
1333 Brunswick Avenue Circle
Trenton, NJ 08648
Phone: (609) 599-5875

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