Pick 3 and Pick 4 New Jersey Lottery games are now available to play on Lotto.com Inc., a digital platform for buying lottery tickets on any device without downloading an app in or depositing money.
Lotto.com is the first lottery courier to offer players the opportunity to play Pick 3 and Pick 4 every way across all five bet types: straight, box, straight/box, wheel and pair bets, the company said in an Oct. 26 release.
Pick 3 and Pick 4 are two of the oldest games in the New Jersey Lottery. When Pick 3 was introduced by the New Jersey Lottery in 1975, then known as Pick-in, it was the first draw-based Lottery game in the country. Pick 4 followed shortly thereafter, and both games have continued to evolve.
The “fireball” number was added to both games in 2017, creating additional ways for players to win.
According to the New Jersey Lottery 2020 Annual Report, Pick 3 and Pick 4 account for more than 50% of all New Jersey Lottery draw-based game sales, making them the top two performing games in the state.
Pick 3 or Pick 4 players on Lotto.com can play in both the midday and evening draws for both games, and can start with a minimum $1 wager with the option to add $1 increments until the maximum wager of $5 is reached. They can also play the Fireball number, doubling the cost of the wager, and increasing the player’s chance of winning by allowing the lottery drawn Pick 3 and Pick 4 winning numbers to be replaced with the Fireball number.
“We’re thrilled to add both Pick 3 and Pick 4 to the Lotto.com platform. Both games are old favorites, especially in New Jersey, and ultimately provide our players with more fun ways to play. We are also laser focused on helping to grow the Lottery’s contributions to education and institutions which was over $1 billion in fiscal 2021. ,” said Thomas Metzger, chief executive officer of Lotto.com Inc., in a prepared statement. “As we grow Lotto.com, our focus continues to be on technology and convenience that puts the player first and we are very proud to be the first to offer all Pick 3 and Pick 4 bet types online!”
Lotto.com launched in June and is headquartered in Jersey City. The company said it would soon announce plans to expand nationally, with the aim of making the lottery more accessible to as many people as possible.