Powerball Lotto coming to New Jersey!
With the economy crumbling, unemployment on the rise, and cities, states, and countries (the whole world) scrambling to “pay the bills,” New Jersey just implemented a way to bring in more revenue from gambling addicts!
Two more big jackpot drawings per week!
Governor Chris Christie, Acting Treasurer Andrew P. Sidamon-Eristoff and Steven Palmieri, Acting Executive Director of the New Jersey Lottery announced today that “Powerball” will make its long-awaited debut in the Garden State. The widely popular multi-state game will be available at Lottery retailers throughout New Jersey beginning January 31, 2010.
“Powerball has the potential to be a solid revenue generator for the State in support of education and institutions,” said Governor Christie. “The revenue translates directly into support for such beneficiaries as our K-12 and college students, our veterans, and our developmentally disabled.”
“The debut of Powerball represents a fresh and inviting addition to the menu of games available to New Jersey ‘s Lottery players. We are excited by the promise that this new game offers to the many important programs the Lottery funds in the State budget,” Treasurer Eristoff said.
“With this January 31st launch, New Jersey joins the neighboring States of Pennsylvania, New York and Delaware in making this incredibly popular multi-state game available at Lottery retailers,” said Acting Lottery Executive Director Steven Palmieri. “Powerball promises to bring something new and exciting to New Jersey Lottery players—who will now have the opportunity to participate in multi-state drawings with large jackpots four times a week.”
Game guides and bet slips for Powerball will be available later in the month of January at local Lottery retailers for players to review and use.
Drawings for Powerball will occur Wednesday and Saturday evenings at approximately 11 PM. The first drawing will take place on Wednesday, February 3rd. A Powerball player wins based upon how many winning numbers are matched. All current Lottery rules and regulations, including those related to security and responsible play, also apply to Powerball. Upon the launch of Powerball, complete game rules and an overview of prize levels will be available by visiting www.njlottery.net.