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New Jersey Lottery
New Jersey Lottery

Lottery Commission & Legislation

The legislation that created the New Jersey Lottery also established a Commission of seven, non-salaried, bipartisan members, appointed by the Governor with the advice and consent of the State Senate. Commission terms are five years.

Under the law, there are seven Commission members, including the State Treasurer, who are appointed by the Governor.

The Commission terms are for five years.

Members serve without compensation but are entitled to reimbursement for expenses up to $5,000 a year for the Chairman and $3,500 for the others. The New Jersey Lottery's Chief Operating Officer is the Executive Director who also serves as Secretary to the Commission.

The New Jersey Lottery's legislative and regulatory structure is made up of a combination of constitutional law, statutory law, administrative rules and game rules. These legislative mandates and rules governing the operation of the New Jersey Lottery are described in the following references: