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How to Play New Jersey's Pick-6

Pick 6 numbers, sit back, and you could multiply your prize by up to 10 times!

First introduced in 1980, Pick-6 is New Jersey ORIGINAL draw game. And it's got a starting jackpot of $2 million to boot. Pick-6 introduced a few changes with the April 7, 2022 drawing. Here's everything you need to know to get in the game.

In a Nutshell

Cost: $2.00

Jackpot: Starting at $2 million 

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

Overall odds of winning any prize: 1 in 44

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

How to Play Pick-6

Choose 6 numbers from 1–46. You can Quick Pick or choose your own lucky numbers. Match all 6 numbers to win the jackpot.

Pick-6 Prizes & Odds

There are 4 ways to win a Pick-6 prize.

Prizes and odds for Pick-6
Match Average Prize Odds
6 numbers Jackpot* 1 in 9,366,819
5 numbers $1,500* 1 in 39,028
4 numbers $30* 1 in 801
3 numbers $2 1 in 47

*Prizes are estimated based on the odds, expected sales, and number of winners for each prize level.

What is XTRA?

XTRA is the random multiplier that is added to your Pick-6 ticket  automatically. You could multiply your prize by 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, or 10 times.

What is Double Play?

For an additional $1 per play, you can add Double Play, for a chance to win $250,000 and other prizes in an additional drawing held directly after Pick-6. This new add-on feature won’t be available on Jackpocket right away but is an option when playing Pick-6 at a lottery retailer. 

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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