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How do you order lottery tickets online?

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Ordering lottery tickets online is simple, safe, and secure. Here’s what you need to know:

  • Fill in your tickets online in the same manner as if you were purchasing them in person.
  • Select your numbers manually or by using a random Quick Pick selection.
  • Click ORDER to complete your order.
  • Cover the entry fee and we will fulfill your ticket order at a licensed retailer.
  • Find a scan of your ticket before the draw in your 100% secure, online account.
  • Receive an automatic email notification when the order is complete.

Lottery Draw Entry Options

Standard – Order your tickets as one-time entries, multi-draw packages, or subscriptions.

Subscription – Participate in every consecutive draw of your favorite lottery game until you cancel. You will be charged as the draws take place.

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Can I order just one line?

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While there are certain lotteries in which it is possible to order one line, in most cases we require a minimum purchase of between 2-6 lines in order to maintain the services we provide. If you do not complete the number selection for the required number of lines, the system will automatically fill in the missing numbers using Quick Pick random selection.

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Do I have to fill in all the lines in a form?

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All the numbers/lines must be filled in before your tickets can be ordered. If you do not complete the required number selection, the system will fill in the missing numbers for you using a Quick Pick random selection.

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What is the Powerball® Power Play® feature?

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The optional Power Play® feature allows players to increase their non-jackpot prizes by 2-10 times, depending on the Power Play number drawn.

With the Power Play included in a player’s ticket, the second prize of $1 million is doubled to $2 million. The other non-jackpot prizes are multiplied by the Power Play number. The 10X multiplier is only in play when the advertised jackpot annuity is $150 million or less.

To order a ticket with the Power Play feature:

1. Select your lucky numbers on the play form.
2. Mark the Power Play checkbox located below the form (the additional cost will be reflected automatically on the total cost of the ticket);
3. Click the “Order” button to proceed to checkout.

The Power Play number selected in each draw can be viewed with the regular winning numbers on the Powerball Results page.

Please note: Power Play applies to all lines on the ticket, multiplying players' potential wins and affecting the price of the ticket accordingly.

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What is Mega Millions® Megaplier® feature?

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The Mega Millions® Megaplier® feature allows players to increase their non-jackpot prizes by multiplying the prize amount by 2, 3, 4 & 5 times, depending on the Megaplier number drawn. For example, the 2nd prize of matching 5 numbers on a Megaplier ticket ($1,000,000) will be multiplied by 5 (for a prize of $5,000,000) if the Megaplier selected for that draw is 5.

To order a ticket with the Megaplier feature:

1. Choose the Mega Millions lottery.
2. Select your lucky numbers on the play form.
3. Mark the Megaplier checkbox located below the form (the additional cost will be reflected automatically in the total cost).
4. Click the “Order” button to proceed to checkout.

The results of the Megaplier number can be viewed along with the regular winning numbers on the Mega Millions Results page.

Please note: the Megaplier applies to all lines on the ticket, multiplying players' potential wins and affecting the price of the ticket accordingly.

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How will I know the rules of the different lotteries on the site?

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You don't have to be a lottery expert to order lottery tickets online. All lottery ticket forms on theLotter NJ are formatted to match the rules of the game. To order, simply fill in the form with the available number selection. When you click Order, we will purchase official lottery tickets on your behalf!

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When do lottery draws close on the site?

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Ticket orders at theLotter NJ are accepted until approximately one hour before the lottery draw in order to allow our offices sufficient time to complete orders in an accurate and timely manner.

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What is an additional number (Powerball® or Mega Ball®?)

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In a lottery, an additional number is a number that a player must choose in addition to the main numbers. This additional number is drawn from a separate drum with a different guess range. On a player's lottery ticket, the additional number is selected in a separate numbers grid.

The Powerball® and Mega Millions® games have two sets of numbers (main numbers and an additional number). In Powerball, this additional number is called the Powerball, and in Mega Millions, the extra number is called the Mega Ball.

In order to win the Powerball and/or Mega Millions jackpot, a player’s ticket must match the main numbers drawn as well as the additional number drawn. The additional number is also used to determine some of the secondary prizes offered by these games.

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