LOTTERY FOCUSES ON LIVESTREAMING MIDDAY DRAWINGS ONLINE: STOPS MIDDAY DRAWINGS TELEVISION BROADCAST
TRENTON (May 11, 2018)—Acting Lottery Executive Director John M. White today announced that the midday drawings for the New Jersey Lottery’s Pick 3 and Pick 4 games will no longer be televised, starting with the midday drawing tomorrow, May 12, 2018.
“Since we have determined that more and more of our players are watching drawings on our New Jersey Lottery website and Facebook Page, using Livestream, the Lottery has discontinued using its television air time for the midday drawings and will, instead, replace the televised midday draws with other Lottery messages, including planned Responsible Gaming public service announcements,” said White.
The evening live drawings will continue to be streamed online and televised on PIX11 and PHL17. All drawings will continue to take place under the supervision of an independent thirdparty auditor.
Viewers can still tune in to PIX11 and PHL17 at the typical midday drawing broadcast time slot of approximately 1 PM and see a summary of the results of that day’s midday drawing.
“As we go forward, the Lottery is looking forward to engaging all of our players with our website, including those who have been watching the midday draws on television,” White continued.
To view the live drawings on the NJLottery.com, click “Watch Drawings” under the “Player Tools” button, or visit https://www.njlottery.com/en-us/playertools/watchdrawings.html. To view recordings of drawings, click the “View on Livestream.com” button to watch previous drawings.
The wagering times for the midday drawings will not be affected by this change.