Lottery To Stop Televising Midday Drawings

lotteryTRENTON—In a cost-cutting move, Acting Lottery Executive Director William T. Jourdain announced that the midday drawings for the New Jersey Lottery’s Pick 3 and Pick 4 games will no longer be televised on the New Jersey Network after this week.

The midday drawings will now be conducted at lottery headquarters, and video of the drawings will be made available on the lottery’s website.  Viewers can still tune in to NJN at the typical midday drawing broadcast time slot of approximately 1 p.m. to see a summary of the results of that day’s midday drawing.

The lottery drawings will continue to take place under the supervision of an independent third party auditor, Jourdain said. The move is expected to save approximately $100,000 per year.

“Those are saved dollars that will translate into increased support for our K-12 schools, our colleges, and our centers for the developmentally disabled,” Jourdain said.  “It’s not just a case of a cost savings; it’s an opportunity to augment existing efforts on behalf of our students, our veterans, and countless others throughout New Jersey’s communities.”

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