First introduced in 1980, Pick-6 is New Jersey ORIGINAL draw game. And it's got a starting jackpot of $2 million to boot. 📈Here's everything you need to know to get in the game.
In a Nutshell
Jackpot: Starting at $2 million
Drawings: Monday & Thursday at approximately 7:57 pm EST
Overall odds of winning any prize: 1 in 54 (1 in 7 with XTRA)
Biggest Pick-6 jackpot in the history of the game: $36 million
How to Play Pick-6
Choose 6 numbers from 1–49. You can Quick Pick or choose your own lucky numbers. Match all 6 numbers to win the jackpot.
There are 5 ways to win a Pick-6 prize.
|6 numbers||Jackpot*||1 in 13,983,816|
|5 numbers||$2,700*||1 in 54,201|
|4 numbers||$56*||1 in 1,032|
|3 numbers||$3||1 in 57|
|2 numbers||$2 (tickets with XTRA only||1 in 8|
*Average prizes are pari-mutuel, meaning they aren't fixed amounts but are based on sales and total number of winners. The $3 Pick-6 prize and the $2 XTRA prize ARE both fixed prizes.
Tickets with XTRA
For an additional $1 per play, you can add XTRA to your ticket, which will multiply your non-jackpot prizes by the XTRA number. Tickets with XTRA can also win $2 for matching 2 numbers.
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 and under, Jackpocket credits your account for the full amount. If you win $600 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.