The slogan for the New York State Lottery used to be, “You’ve got to be in it to win it.” Now, the slogan for the New Jersey Lottery may as well be, “You’ve got to be on Facebook to find out if you’ve won it.”
The New Jersey Lottery will livestream its drawings on Facebook beginning Friday, and yes, this is a first.
Like Executive Director Carole Hedinger said in a press release dated today:
This is an exciting time for New Jersey Lottery players, retailers, and staff. Live-streaming our draw online at NJLottery.net and Facebook will allow for players to interact with us and each other, making the draw a more dynamic experience. 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. There’s a great deal more to be seen and heard from New Jersey Lottery than winning numbers, and soon.
Readers, would seeing a livestream of a lottery drawing inspire you to buy a ticket to participate?