New Jersey Lottery

Problem Gambling Resources


The Lottery has participated on the CCGNJ Board of Directors since June 1999. Furthermore, the Council's gambling hotline
(1-800-GAMBLER) is printed on lottery tickets, brochures, signs, and is also heard as a tag line on all of our radio advertisements. Throughout the year, the Lottery's website directs visitors to the Council's site (, which provides people with free information and guidance about obtaining help for compulsive gamblers.

About the Council on Compulsive Gambling of New Jersey, Inc.

Since 1983, the Council on Compulsive Gambling of New Jersey, Inc. has helped problem and compulsive gamblers. The group was one of the pioneers in the compulsive gambling field and remains one of the leaders in providing professional and compassionate services to a wide range of audiences. The Council's mission is to provide prevention, education and referral services to anyone affected by this illness. They operate the most widely recognized gambling help number in the world, the 1-800-GAMBLER® Helpline. The help number offers 24-hour, immediate, confidential assistance to anyone affected by gambling problems.

About the New Jersey Lottery

Since its inception in 1970, the New Jersey Lottery ( has contributed more than $23 billion to the State in support of education and institutions. In Fiscal Year 2014, the Lottery’s contribution was more than $965 million. Among its beneficiaries are: veterans homes, colleges and universities, school nutrition programs, homes for the developmentally disabled, psychiatric hospitals, higher education scholarship programs and the Marie Katzenbach School for the Deaf.

The New Jersey Lottery is aware that for some individuals any form of gaming can be a problem. As a result, the New Jersey Lottery promotes and encourages responsible play. If you or someone you know shows symptoms of problem gambling, there is hope. Problem gambling is a treatable illness. With proper treatment, problem gamblers can begin the recovery process and regain control of their lives.