New Jersey Pick 6

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If there’s anything you want to know about NJ Pick 6, we’ve got that! Here you can find information such as NJ Pick 6 last winning numbers, current jackpot amounts, as well as odds and statistics that can help you the next time you enter.

So what time is Pick 6 NJ? Draws are held on Monday and Thursday nights at 10:57 PM ET.

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New Jersey Pick 6 Overview

The New Jersey Pick 6 Lotto is the main state lottery game played in New Jersey. A new version was introduced on April 7, 2022, with a reduced number pool, more favorable odds, an automatic XTRA multiplier, a Double Play add-on, and a new ticket price of $2 per play.

Pick-6 features a minimum jackpot of $2 million that keeps increasing until someone wins. To win the jackpot, you need to match six numbers from a possible 46. You can also win prizes for matching three, four or five numbers.

The XTRA feature is automatically added to all Pick 6 plays and can increase the value of any non-jackpot payouts you receive by up to 10 times. You will see your multiplier printed on your ticket below your numbers, and it will be either 1X, 2X, 3x, 4X, 5X or 10X.

For the chance to win a $250,000 jackpot in every draw, you can also add the Double Play option for $1 more. You can win on both Pick 6 and Double Play, and XTRA applies to both.

New Jersey Pick 6 & Ohio Classic Lotto Comparison

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Starting Jackpot

Record Jackpot

Ticket Price

Next Jackpot

New Jersey Pick 6 logo

New Jersey Pick 6

2x Weekly

$2 Million

$48.9 Million


$3.4 Million

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Ohio Classic Lotto

3x Weekly

$1 Million

$73.3 Million


$13.2 Million

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New Jersey Pick 6 Odds Table

Players must pick 6 balls from a pool of 46.

Numbers Matched Prize Odds
6 Main Numbers Jackpot (minimum $2 million)* 1 in 9,366,819
5 Main Numbers $1,500** 1 in 39,028
4 Main Numbers $30** 1 in 801
3 Main Numbers $2 1 in 47
Approx. Overall Odds: 1 in 44.7

*Minimum value $2 million based on one winner and 30-year graduated annuity payments

**Prize amounts are estimated based on odds, projected sales, and number of winners on each prize level

Pick 6 XTRA Odds & Prize Breakdown

Numbers Matched EXTRA x1 EXTRA x2 EXTRA x3 EXTRA x4 EXTRA x5 EXTRA x10
5 Main Numbers $1,500* $3,000* $4,500* $6,000* $7,500* $15,000*
4 Main Numbers $30* $60* $90* $120* $150* $300*
3 Main Numbers $2* $4* $6* $8* $10* $20*
Multiplier Odds 6 in 24 10 in 24 4 in 24 2 in 24 1 in 24 1 in 24
*Prize amounts are estimated based on odds, projected sales, and number of winners on each prize level

Pick 6 Double Play Odds & Prize Draw Breakdown

To Play Double Play, you just have to select the option on your Pick-6 playslip. The numbers you have played in the main draw will also be entered into the Double Play drawing, which takes place immediately afterwards. The odds of winning are exactly the same, but the prizes are bigger in non-jackpot tiers.

Numbers Matched Estimated Prize Odds ($1 Play)
6 Main Numbers $250,000* 1 in 9,366,819
5 Main Numbers $2,500** 1 in 39,028
4 Main Numbers $50** 1 in 801
3 Main Numbers $3 1 in 47
Odds of winning any Double Play prize are approximately 1 in 44.70.

*Guaranteed $250,00 prize.

**Prize amounts are estimated based on odds, projected sales, and number of winners on each prize level.


Biggest NJ Pick 6 Jackpot

Jackpot iconJackpot: $48.9 Million

Calendar iconDate: Februaury, 2001

Winner iconLocation: Union County

The largest New Jersey Pick 6 jackpot was won in 2001 and it was worth $48.9 million. This was claimed by James and Eileen Rath who bought the winning ticket in Union, Union County.

New Jersey Pick Six Lotto History

  • May 1980
    The New Jersey Pick Six Lotto was first drawn in May 1980 and originally required players to select six numbers from a possible 39.
  • February 1986
    In February 1986 the matrix was changed to six from 42 and a second weekly draw was added.
  • January 1989
    In January 1989, the matrix was changed for a third time, now requiring players to select six from 46 numbers.
  • May 1997
    A Cash Option was added to the game, allowing jackpot winners to claim their prizes as a single lump sum, rather than as a 20-year annuity. The following September, the annuity structure was changed from 20 years to 25 years. In New Jersey, players must nominate their chosen payment method at the outset rather than at the time of winning, the latter procedure being the norm in most other states.
  • September 2000
    A 6/49 number matrix came into effect in September 2000. With the introduction of this format, there was a set prize for matching three numbers, and pari-mutuel prizes for the remaining prize tiers.
  • February 2001
    The largest jackpot in Pick-6 Lotto history was worth $48.9 million and was won by James and Eileen Rath of Union in February 2001.
  • January 2015
    On 13th January 2015, XTRA was launched as an additional option for players, increasing the value of non-jackpot prizes.
  • April 2022
    In April 2022, the format of the game changed again. The pool of numbers was reduced from 49 to 46, boosting the odds of winning the jackpot. XTRA was automatically included as an instant multiplier on tickets, giving players the chance to win up to 10 times the value of non-jackpot prizes. Double Play was also launched as an optional add-on game for an extra $1, with a fixed jackpot of $250,000.

How to Claim a Prize

Thousands of lucky NJ Lottery players redeem winning tickets every month. Smaller wins can be cashed at a retailer, while if you win a larger amount you have several options for how to claim.

$599.99 and Below

Take your ticket to a Lottery retailer to receive a cash payout on the spot.

$600 and Above

You'll need to submit a claim form along with your signed winning ticket. Please allow approximately 4 to 6 weeks to process the claim.

To claim by mail, keep a copy of the form and front and back of the ticket and send by registered mail to:

New Jersey Lottery
Attn: Validations,
P.O. Box 041,
Trenton, NJ 08625-0041

You also have the option to drop off your claim in the secure drop box located at the Lottery's office, which is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM ET:

Lawrence Park Complex
1333 Brunswick Avenue Circle,
Trenton, NJ 08648

Keep a copy of the form and front and back of the ticket for your records.

Players who have been lucky enough to win a jackpot or prize of $25,000 and up, or simply prefer to claim in person, should call 1-800-222-0996 to make an appointment.

New Jersey Pick 6 Quick Stats

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Hot Numbers

  • 30
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Cold Numbers

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