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Live Lottery Drawings on TV
Beginning January 1, 2013, the New Jersey Lottery Evening Drawings will air live on WLNY-TV 10/55 and The CW Philly 57 (WPSG-TV) at 7:57 p.m.
The channel may vary depending upon your television service provider. Click on a station logo below to determine on which channel the draw will air on your television system or contact your local television service provider directly.
LIVE TELEVISION BROADCAST GIVES NEW JERSEY LOTTERY PLAYERS EVEN MORE WAYS TO WATCH THE WINNING NUMBER DRAWINGS.
TRENTON – (Dec. 26, 2012) – The New Jersey Lottery announced that it will begin airing its live evening game draws on CBS-owned television stations, daily, beginning Jan. 1, 2013 at 7:57 pm. The daily drawing will air on CBS-owned stations WLNY-TV 10/55 in New York and The CW Philly 57(WPSG-TV). Viewers are asked to check their local cable listings for channel numbers. Carole Hedinger, Executive Director of the Lottery says, “ Lottery management is always looking for ways to improve the playing experience for its customers. With this in mind, we are excited to bring the live daily evening drawings to television. Recognizing that consumers today access information in a variety of ways, providing a television outlet adds to our already established Internet and mobile broadcast options.” While the evening draw will be aired daily on WLNY and The CW Philly, the midday draw will remain exclusively as a live-streaming video available on the NJLottery.net website and Facebook. Foster Krupa, Marketing Director for the Lottery added, “Bringing the live Lottery drawing to TV responds to players' needs and makes the winning numbers selection even more accessible wherever and however they want.”
The live broadcast will feature the winning number drawings for Pick-3, Pick-4, Jersey Cash 5 and Pick-6 Lotto with a recap display of the winning numbers immediately following for easy viewing. Mega Millions and Powerball drawings will continue to be broadcast on their respective TV stations.
“The Lottery is dedicated to serving all of its customers,” remarked Hedinger, “Many of our playing fans who don't have computers or Internet access can now tune in to WLNY and The CW Philly for the live daily drawings. The Lottery also provides its daily draw results for Apple and Android devices through its mobile App.”
The Lottery drawings can be seen in real-time on the Internet and are also archived for future viewing. They can be found using the links available on the NJLottery.net website.
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Evening — 7:56 PM
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*MegaMillions and Powerball drawings held at approximately 10:59pm
If you're reading this page, it means one of two things: You've won the lottery, or you're an extremely positive thinker. Either way, congratulations are in order.
Now comes the fun part: claiming your prize. Just follow these directions and you'll be on your way.
First, sign the back of your ticket immediately. Then take it to any New Jersey Lottery Retailer for validation. If your prize is worth $599.50 or less, you can receive your winnings in cash at any New Jersey Lottery Retailer.
If your prize is over $599.50, you can claim it at your New Jersey Lottery Retailer or at New Jersey Lottery Headquarters. However, you must fill out a claim form and your winnings will be reported to the Internal Revenue Service. It takes approximately three weeks to receive a check from the New Jersey Lottery. Proper identification for tax purposes must be presented at the time of the claim.
For out of state winners, download, fill out and print the Claim Form and instructions. The NJ Lottery also suggests that you make a copy of your Claim Form and the tickets (front & back) in the rare event of a delay or loss in the mail. Staple your signed tickets to the Claim Form. Enclose the Claim Form and tickets in an envelope and mail to:
Tax Requirements for Lottery Prizes
The Federal Energy Policy Act of 1992, section 1942, requires the New Jersey Lottery to withhold a minimum 25% of all prize payments to any Lottery winner who has won more than $5,000 on any Lottery wager. At the end of the year, the winner will receive a W2-G form to properly credit the withholding as a tax payment on their federal income tax form.
Winners who do not possess a social security number are subject to a 30% federal income tax deduction on any prize over $599.50.
Under the provisions of P.L. 2009, c.69, as of January 1, 2009, the New Jersey Lottery is required to withhold 3% State taxes from all Lottery winnings over $10,000. If you have additional questions, please consult with the Division of Taxation regarding how this will affect you (www.state.nj.us/treasury).