NJ Pick 6 lottery jackpot climbs to highest amount in 14 years

NJ Pick 6 lottery jackpot climbs to highest amount in 14 years

$25.2 million grand prize to be drawn Thursday

The jackpot for the New Jersey Lottery’s Pick 6 drawing has quietly climbed to $25.2 million — making it the biggest prize the sport has introduced in greater than 14 years.

That might look like a paltry sum when compared to the multi-state Powerball and Mega Millions video games, which now have minimums jackpots of $40 million. But the chances of successful the Pick 6 jackpot are a lot better at about 1 in 14 million when compared to Powerball (1 in 292 million) and Mega Millions (1 in 302.five million).

The Pick 6 money possibility for Thursday’s 7:57 p.m. drawing is $17.1 million. It’s the biggest Pick 6 drawing since a $35.five million jackpot was once received on May 10, 2004, in accordance to knowledge supplied by means of New Jersey lottery officers.

It’s been just about 9 months since a fortunate participant purchased a Pick 6 price tag that received the $nine.6 million jackpot for the Feb. 15 drawing at a stationery retailer in Bergenfield. 

Since then, the jackpot for the twice-weekly drawing has rolled over a whopping 75 occasions.

On Monday, 15 price tag holders matched 5 numbers. Thirteen received $three,547 apiece whilst two avid gamers received $10,641 as a result of every spent an extra $1 for the XTRA possibility. Monday’s successful numbers had been: 1, 6, 17, 31, 36, and 47.

If any person hits the jackpot Thursday, it’s going to be the fourth-largest prize Pick 6 prize since 2001, which is way back to state lottery officers’ information date. The greatest Pick 6 jackpot hit since then was once a $48.nine million prize received on Feb. 6, 2001. Pick 6 drawings began in May 1980.

The matrix of numbers levels from 1 to 49. 

Largest Pick 6 jackpots since 2001

  • February 6, 2001 – $48,900,00zero 
  • June three, 2002 – $45,900,00zero 
  • May 10, 2004 – $35,500,00zero
  • June four, 2009 – $24,250,00zero
  • June 25, 2012 – $21,500,00zero
  • June 16, 2014- $20,100,00zero
  • November 20, 2005 – $20,00zero,00zero
  • January 14, 2010 – $16,500,00zero
  • October 23, 2006-  $15,500,00zero
  • June 26, 2003 – $13,900,00zero
  • April 28, 2008 – $13,500,00zero
  • December 12, 2013 – $12,800,00zero
  • September 1, 2011 – $12,200,00zero
  • July 12, 2007 – $12,00zero,00zero

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