NJ Lottery Anonymity and Prize Information
TRENTON (Feb. 25, 2021) – The New Jersey Lottery today presents all prizes over $1 million that have been claimed since legislation was enacted on January 21, 2020 through the end of 2020 to allow winners to choose to remain anonymous.
Since the law was enacted, 26 players have claimed prizes ranging from $1 million to $202 million in New Jersey. All 26 of them chose to remain anonymous. The millionaire list includes winners from the following games: three from Cash4Life; three from Pick-6; three from Powerball; five from Jersey Cash 5; six from Mega Millions; and six from Scratch-Offs. Two of the Mega Millions winners won jackpot prizes of $202 million and $124 million respectively, and a Powerball player won a $190 million jackpot.
Players who win $599.99 or less from the New Jersey Lottery can claim their prize at any of the Lottery’s nearly 7,000 retailers and be paid immediately in cash. Players who win $600.00 or more must file a claim with the Lottery. Each month, the New Jersey Lottery receives approximately 4,000 claims.
On January 21, 2020, Governor Murphy signed P.L. 2019, c. 402, which amended the New Jersey Lottery Law, N.J.S.A. 5:9-7b, to provide that winners could choose to remain anonymous indefinitely, and the identity of winners shall not be included in materials available to public inspection under the State’s Open Public Records Act. Players claiming Lottery prizes worth $600.00 or more must still provide their identity to Lottery officials in order to claim a prize. The New Jersey Lottery is still required by law to withhold state and federal taxes from certain prizes awarded. The New Jersey Lottery also shares the identity of winners with other State agencies, and claims are reviewed for collection of unpaid obligations such as child support, student loan arrearages, and back taxes.
Transparency and integrity are vitally important to the NJ Lottery. In the interest of maintaining that transparency, here are the prizes of $1,000,000 or more claimed by anonymous players in 2020.
|GAME||DRAW DATE||CLAIM DATE||AMOUNT WON||RETAILER COUNTY|
|CASH4LIFE||7/10/2020||7/24/2020||$1,000.00/DAY FOR LIFE||Passaic|
|CASH4LIFE||8/31/2020||9/9/2020||$1,000/WK. FOR LIFE||Hunterdon|
|CASH4LIFE||9/7/2020||9/23/2020||$1,000/WK. FOR LIFE||Burlington|
|Jersey Cash 5||8/7/2020||8/24/2020||$1,669,143.00||Essex|
|Jersey Cash 5||8/21/2020||8/26/2020||$1,813,783.00||Morris|
|Jersey Cash 5||9/4/2020||10/2/2020||$1,753,211.00||Ocean|
|Jersey Cash 5||9/27/2020||10/28/2020||$1,245,369.00||Middlesex|
|Jersey Cash 5||12/10/2020||12/28/2020||$1,830,222.00||Hudson|
|GAME||AMOUNT WON||CLAIM DATE||RETAILER COUNTY|
|WIN FOR LIFE||$5,000/MO. FOR LIFE||8/14/2020||CAMDEN|
|3 MILLION ULTIMATE RICHES||$3,000,000.00||8/25/2020||SALEM|
|$2 MILLION LUCKY 7s||$2,000,000.00||9/17/2020||CUMBERLAND|
|$90 MILLION PLATINUM PAYOUT||$2,000,000.00||9/23/2020||SOMERSET|
|$200 MILLION CASH BONANZA||$5,000,000.00||10/6/2020||HUDSON|
|$3 MILLION MEGA BUCKS||$3,000,000.00||12/9/2020||BERGEN|