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New Jersey Lottery office to reopen Monday by appointment only

LAWRENCE TOWNSHIP, NJ( Mercer County) – The New Jersey Lottery will begin allowing the public to file certain winning claims in-person at Lottery Headquarters in Lawrence Township by appointment only starting on Monday, Sept. 14, 2020.

The service, which had been suspended since March 19, 2020 due to COVID-19, will resume in a limited capacity for tickets that were purchased between March 19, 2019 and September 30, 2019.

Eligible claimants should call the NJ Lottery at 1-800-222-0996 to schedule an appointment Monday through Friday during normal business hours. Players without appointments will not be accepted at this time. Claimants are required to wear a mask or face covering when visiting the office.

Lottery tickets typically expire one year after the date of the drawing or the announced closing of a Scratch-Off game. After that, the ticket can no longer be claimed. Impacted tickets include draw games that were purchased between March 19, 2019 and September 30, 2019, or Scratch-Offs games where the game was ended between March 19, 2019 and September 30, 2019. The following Scratch-Offs ended during that time period:

Game # Ticket Price Game Name
1444 $10 50X the Bucks
1452 $10 $10,000 Bonus
1461 $20 Mega Crossword
1469 $5 $200,000 Gold Rush
1471 $3 Blackout Bingo
1489 $10 Hot Riches
1490 $2 Big Money Spectacular
1491 $3 Win For Life
1492 $10 Million Dollar Multiplier
1496 $3 Super Tic Tac Toe
1499 $3 Crossword
1501 $5 Bingo Times 10
1503 $2 $20,000 Lucky 7s
1504 $5 $200,000 Lucky 7s
1509 $5 Super Crossword
1512 $5 $500 Frenzy
1513 $10 Cash Blast
1514 $1 Holiday Loose Change
1515 $2 Holiday Lucky Times 10
1516 $5 Holiday Bucks
1518 $2 Fast Cash
1520 $2 Money Multiplier
1521 $1 Loose Change
1521 $1 Loose Change
1525 $3 Loteria
1526 $5 Super Crossword
1528 $10 $250,000 Crossword
1534 $2 Quick $50s
1539 $2 Big Money Spectacular
1542 $10 $250,000 Crossword
1546 $1 Loose Change


The expiration date for all claims set to expire between March 19, 2020 and September 30, 2020 has been extended.

The lottery does not immediately pay players who come to the Lottery offices to validate winning tickets. If a player files a claim by mail or at Lottery headquarters, players should expect to receive payment by check in four to six weeks.

In addition to mailing, players can now personally deliver claims to Lottery Headquarters using the new drop box located next to the lobby at our Headquarters in Lawrence. The drop box is open Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Claims less than $599.50 can still be immediately redeemed at any retailer. Claims of $600 or more can still be mailed in and will be processed in the regular course of business. Winners should make copies of their signed ticket and claim form before placing it in the mail. All properly validated mailed claims will be paid.

Players who wish to mail their claim in may download a claim form from the NJ Lottery website and mail it to:

New Jersey Lottery, Attn: Validations P.O. Box 041 Trenton, NJ 08625-0041

Retailers who are hand-delivering payments to the Lottery should still make an appointment with a Lottery representative before traveling to Lottery headquarters.

The lottery expects to allow more players to make appointments to file claims within the next several weeks..

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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