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Lottery partners with the Council on Compulsive Gambling of New Jersey to raise awareness and help people talk about problem gambling

NEW JERSEY – Governor Phil Murphy has issued a Proclamation declaring March 2024 as Problem Gambling Awareness Month in New Jersey.

The New Jersey Lottery (NJL) and the Council on Compulsive Gambling of New Jersey, Inc. (CCGNJ) are working together to support efforts to increase awareness of problem gambling throughout the month.

This campaign promotes prevention, treatment and recovery services. This year’s theme is “Betting on Change: Confronting the Surge in Problem Gambling.” Problem gambling is behavior that is damaging to a person or their family, often disrupting their daily life and career.

The Lottery and the Council have developed a series of four videos, which can help a person prepare for a conversation on problem gambling and then provide guidance on how the conversation could be handled based on the relationship.

Each conversation is different and the series illuminates the vital assistance available from the CCGNJ. New videos will be available each Monday in March for viewing on,, as well as on the Council’s website,

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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