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NJ Lottery adds 'Xtra' feature to Pick 6 game

Jan 13, 2015, 1:42 pm

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New Jersey Lottery players now have the opportunity to increase their non-jackpot prizes by up to five times on the long-time favorite game, Pick 6, with the addition of the new Xtra feature.

Players may purchase their Pick 6 tickets with Xtra for an additional $1 per play beginning on Jan. 13 for the Jan. 15 drawing.

Pick 6 Xtra increases the game's base prize amounts by a randomly selected multiplier number during the Pick 6 Xtra draw.  The purchase of Xtra will also enable the player to win $2.00 for matching only two numbers.

The cost of adding Xtra to Pick 6 is $1.00, making the total purchase $2.00 per play.

Pick 6 tickets can continue to be purchased without the Xtra feature for the traditional cost of $1 per play.

Carole Hedinger, New Jersey Lottery Executive Director, said, "Pick 6 Xtra is an exciting new enhancement for the 34-year old game that increases our players' odds of winning.  It's another example of the customer-centric innovations we are bringing to our draw based and instant games this year."

The Xtra multiplier numbers range from 2 up to and including 5. The draw-selected multiplier number determines the number with which the prize amount will be multiplied when the Xtra option is purchased.

If Pick 6 Xtra is chosen any non-jackpot or non-match 2 prize will be multiplied by the multiplier number selected.  The chart below illustrates the estimated prize payouts for purchasing a Pick-6 ticket with Xtra.

Pick 6 Xtra also provides players with an additional prize tier for matching two out of six winning numbers, improving the overall game odds to 1:7 from 1:54.

Average prizes are pari-mutuel and are based on sales and number of winners with the exception of the $3 Pick 6 prize and the $2 Xtra prize, which are fixed prizes.

Pick 6 is drawn every Monday and Thursday at approximately 7:58 p.m. in the New Jersey Lottery Lawrenceville drawing studio.  Pick 6 lottery results are published on Lottery Post's New Jersey Lottery Results page minutes after each drawing.

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VIDEO: How to play the Xtra feature

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