New Jersey $2 Million New Year's Raffle; Only 500,000 Tickets Will Be Sold!

Carolyne Volpe Curley / West Essex Now

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“It’s been 13 years since we have held a New Jersey only raffle and we are bringing it back for our players. We know that players love great odds, a large cash prize, and a guaranteed grand prize winner selected on the first day of the new year. In total, the New Year’s Raffle can award 39,468 prizes and one of those lucky players will start off 2022 as a multimillionaire. Tickets are limited, so we encourage players with big dreams to get in the game early. We remind everyone to play responsibly and within their means.” ~ NJ Lottery Executive Director James Carey

Monday, Nov. 22, 2021

For the first time since 2008, the state of New Jersey is hosting a Raffle. Raffle tickets are now on sale and only a total of 500,000 tickets will be sold. With a guaranteed top-prize winner, this raffle offers the best odds in New Jersey to win a $2,000,000 prize.

  • Each Raffle Ticket costs $20
  • Besides the Grand Prize, over 1,000 other raffle prizes will be awarded
  • Tickets are available at all New Jersey Lottery retailers through Dec. 31, 2021

New Year's Day $2 Million Grand Prize

  • The Grand Prize Drawing will be pulled on New Year’s Day, Saturday, Jan. 1, 2022
  • The winner will receive two million dollars.
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$25,000 Early Drawing Prizes

Additionally, there will be 5 Raffle drawings on the Mondays leading up to New Year's Day.

  • Each Monday winner will receive $25,000.
  • Every Raffle ticket purchased, even if it wins a previous prize, is eligible for all future drawings including the New Year's Day Grand Prize

The $25,000 Monday Raffle Drawings dates are as follows:

  • Monday, Nov. 29
  • Monday, Dec. 6
  • Monday, Dec. 13
  • Monday, Dec. 20
  • Monday, Dec. 27

Additional New Year's Day Prizes

On New Year’s Day, over a thousand raffle tickets will be drawn, including the $2,000,000 Grand Prize.

2nd Place Prizes

  • 100 prizes: $5,000 each

3rd Place Prizes

  • 900 prizes: $500 each

Instant Prizes

  • Up to 38,462 tickets will win $50 each instantly
  • Instant Cash prizes expire 60 days after the Grand Prize Drawing date.

How to Purchase

  • Tickets are available at all New Jersey Lottery retailers through Dec. 31, 2021
  • The raffle ticket cannot be purchased online or using the NJ Lottery mobile app

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James A. Carey, Jr., Executive Director
Lawrence Park Complex, 1333 Brunswick Avenue Circle, Trenton, NJ 08648
609-599-5800
“The New Jersey Lottery is committed to providing revenue-generating entertainment products to help protect the retirement benefits of those who serve our communities, including New Jersey's teachers, police officers, firefighters, and other public employees. We accomplish this through the responsible sale of Lottery products and a dynamic public business enterprise built upon honesty, integrity, customer satisfaction, and private partnerships.”

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Carolyne Volpe Curley, a Certified New Jersey Press Journalist since 2012, has appeared on nationally televised productions and interviewed by the international press. Volpe Curley publishes West Essex NOW, a hyperlocal news site covering Essex County, NJ. Volpe Curley graduated from Lafayette College in 1986, with a BA in both English and Government, and a minor in Women Studies and Religion.

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