June 13, 2013 |
TRENTON - An appeals court has ruled that the state can move ahead with its plan to turn over sales and marketing of the New Jersey Lottery to a vendor, but plans more hearings on the matter. Gov. Christie wants to hand the functions to Northstar New Jersey, a joint venture that was the only bidder for the 15-year contract. The deal would give the state $120 million up front. The Communications Workers of America, which represents lottery workers, sued to block the deal, saying it should not be allowed to go ahead in part because there was just one bidder.
April 15, 2013 |
TRENTON - Gov. Christie is privatizing much of the $2.8 billion New Jersey Lottery, outsourcing marketing and sales to a joint venture in a 15-year deal that immediately puts $120 million into state coffers. Unlike in Pennsylvania, where fellow Republican Gov. Corbett's plan to privatize the lottery was blocked by Democratic Attorney General Kathleen Kane, New Jersey's governor can act unilaterally despite opposition from the Democrats who control the Legislature. They passed a bill that would require legislative approval to award such a contract, but Christie ignored it. The Treasury Department said the contract guarantees that the company - a conglomerate called Northstar New Jersey Lottery Group - would bring in between $1.42 billion and $6.88 billion more than the state would have over the next 15 years.
November 3, 2012 |
Judith Scheibelhut, 69, didn't want to get her hopes up until she was really sure. She had a ticket for the Oct. 2 Jersey Pick 6 that seemed to match all the winning numbers. She called the store where she bought the ticket, a 7-Eleven on Maple Avenue in Merchantville to see if its numbers matched the newspaper's, according to the New Jersey Lottery. They did. When William Fitzpatrick, 79, came home to their place in Maple Shade, she had him read off the numbers again. Finally, she put a hand up for a high-five and declared, "We won!"
September 8, 2012 |
TRENTON - Four companies interested in running portions of the New Jersey Lottery attended a mandatory information session Thursday, taking the first step toward privatization. The Treasury Department is looking to hand over sales and marketing operations to a vendor next year, with incentives to the vendor to boost sales. The vendor would be penalized if revenue falls below expectations and would realize bigger profits if it exceeds targets. The state would retain ownership of the lottery.
June 30, 2012 |
Here's a trick no magician would be proud to perform – making $200,000 disappear. That could happen July 23, when a winning Powerball ticket will turn into a worthless slip of paper. Eleven months ago, someone placed a bet, so to speak, at the One Stop Shoppe, 103 N.E. Atlantic Avenue, in Magnolia, Camden County. On July 23, that ticket became worth $200,000, when the first five numbers drawn matched the digits on the ticket. They were 1, 7, 27, 38 and 48. The player missed only the Powerball, which was 30. Tickets expire after one year, so less than a month is left.
June 19, 2012 |
Nobody hit the latest multistate lottery jackpots, but a Philadelphia ticket just missed, winning $2 million in Saturday's Powerball drawing, a day after a Camden County ticket won $250,000 in Mega Millions. The winning ticket was sold at Long Newsstand, 310 Oregon Ave., in South Philadelphia. It matched the first five numbers drawn, 8, 14, 15, 16 and 27, while having the Power Play prize-sweetener option. It missed only the Powerball, which was 26. New Jersey, along with New York and Arizona, each had a $1 million winner, who matched five numbers without the Power Play.
May 17, 2012 |
Here's a roundup of the latest lottery news. Camden County ticket wins $872,215. A Jersey Cash 5 ticket sold at Liquor Ranch, 4950 Marlton Pike, in Pennsauken matched all the numbers drawn Monday: 8, 18, 22, 26 and 36. Delco ticket just misses Mega Millions jackpot. The $25 million top prize was won Tuesday night by single ticket purchased at a Mobil station on Santa Monica Boulevard in Los Angeles. It matched all the numbers: 10, 11, 12, 14 and 24, and the Mega Ball of 6. Winning $250,000, though, was a ticket at a Rite Aid on West Lancaster Avenue in Ardmore.
April 7, 2011 |
The ticket that had them all in Powerball was sold in Indiana. For matching all the numbers drawn last night - 10, 18, 41, 55 and 56, with a Powerball of 15 - someone there can claim a jackpot worth $221.7 million, the lottery's biggest prize since June. Earning $1 million, for matching the first five while having the Power Play multiplier option were two tickets, sold in Tennessee and Wisconsin. Thirteen tickets won $200,000 each for matching the first five without the Power Play.
August 30, 2010
The Eagles have announced a program for fans who cannot use their game tickets and want to donate them to local nonprofit organizations and children in the region. To donate tickets, season ticketholders should go to the team Web site, log into their personal account and click "Manage My Tickets. " Select the option, "Donate Tickets to Charity. " There is no delivery fee for donations and fans who participate will receive a charitable donation tax receipt. The New Jersey Lottery has launched an Eagles instant ticket game, with prizes ranging from $5 to $100,000, and 10 "Bonus Zone Second Chance Drawings" that include such prizes as 2011 season tickets, VIP road trips, Lunch with an Eagles player and merchandise prize packs.