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How to Play New Jersey’s Pick-6

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First introduced in 1980, Pick-6 is New Jersey ORIGINAL draw game. And it’s got a starting jackpot of $2 million to boot. 📈Here’s everything you need to know to get in the game.

In a Nutshell

Cost: $1.00

Jackpot: Starting at $2 million

Drawings: Monday & Thursday at approximately 7:57 pm EST

Overall odds of winning any prize: 1 in 54 (1 in 7 with XTRA)

Biggest Pick-6 jackpot in the history of the game: $36 million

How to Play Pick-6

Choose 6 numbers from 1–49. You can Quick Pick or choose your own lucky numbers. Match all 6 numbers to win the jackpot.

Pick-6 Prizes

There are 5 ways to win a Pick-6 prize.

Prizes and odds for Pick-6

Match Average Prize Odds
6 numbers Jackpot* 1 in 13,983,816
5 numbers $2,700* 1 in 54,201
4 numbers $56* 1 in 1,032
3 numbers $3 1 in 57
2 numbers $2 (tickets with XTRA only 1 in 8

*Average prizes are pari-mutuel, meaning they aren’t fixed amounts but are based on sales and total number of winners. The $3 Pick-6 prize and the $2 XTRA prize ARE both fixed prizes.

Tickets with XTRA

For an additional $1 per play, you can add XTRA to your ticket, which will multiply your non-jackpot prizes by the XTRA number. Tickets with XTRA can also win $2 for matching 2 numbers.

Are You A Pick-6 Winner?

Winning numbers are drawn on Monday and Thursday nights at approximately 7:57 pm EST. If you’re a Jackpocket player, you get automatically notified by email when you win.

For prizes $599.50 and under (the threshold amount in New Jersey), Jackpocket credits your account for the full amount. If you win $599.50 or more, we arrange to have the ticket securely delivered to you so that you can claim your prize from the NJ state lottery.

If you bought your Pick-6 ticket in person from a brick-and-mortar retailer, check the NJ state lottery website for more information on how to claim your prize from a retailer or via a claim form with the New Jersey Lottery.

Play Pick-6 on Jackpocket

So, are you a Pick-6 pro or what? Head over to the Jackpocket app and join the next Pick-6 drawing.

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Everything you need to know to play Pick-6.