New Jersey Lottery to be First in Nation to Stream Live Draw on Facebook

New Jersey Lottery will be the first lottery in the nation to live stream its winning number draws on Facebook beginning July 1st 2011. Plans to integrate the live draw online with social media, in tandem with the launch of a new website at, are another example of New Jersey Lottery’s ability to be a trailblazer in lottery innovation.

“This is an exciting time for New Jersey Lottery players, retailers, and staff,” said Executive Director, Carole Hedinger. “Live streaming our draw online at and Facebook will allow for players to interact with us and each other, making the draw a more dynamic experience.”

According to Hedinger, the new website is designed to give players a more engaging experience online with New Jersey Lottery and the thousands of other players and retailers who buy, sell, and play lottery games. In addition to the live draw, will feature a variety of newsworthy and entertaining content about featured games, winning tickets, lottery retailers and more. Live draws will be archived for player reference if they miss the live stream.

“Advancements in technology and media now make it possible for us to capture and broadcast our live draws as part of a larger-scale initiative at minimal expense,” said Hedinger. “There’s a great deal more to be seen and heard from New Jersey Lottery than winning numbers,” she said, “and soon!”

To view the live draw like New Jersey Lottery on Facebook go to: