My day was made when I walked into my local Shop-rite grocery store and asked to buy some New Jersey Lottery tickets. The cashier asked for my ID because I didn’t look 18. I don’t think I’ve been carded in over 10 years so it was a pretty amazing feeling. I’ve also never played the lottery. I always say I’m going too, but then it never happens, so I was excited that because of this partnership I was going to get to experience playing. The cashier giggled when I said I had never played before, but Hey! There’s no time like the present, right!?
The New Jersey Lottery recently launched a new ‘easy to play and win’ game called Fast Play. There are a combination of games ranging from $1 to $5 ($10 games are slated to be added at a later date). There are currently four different Fast Play ticket options – Fast Cash – $1, Red Hot Numbers – $1, Slot of Fun – $2, and Bling Bling Bucks -$5. Blog Meets Brand gave me $15 to head to my local New Jersey Lottery retailer and try some of the games out for myself. It was amazingly fast to get my tickets and to see if I won. The games are printed on demand from the Lottery terminal and then you simply scan to see if you win. It’s really that Easy! There’s no waiting at home for the next drawing of numbers or sitting there scratching off spots to see if you won. Just purchase, scan, and win! Since I barely have time to think with two kids, getting instant results is my kind of fun.
Your odds of winning are amazing too. With Fast Cash you can win up to $500 and have a 1 in 4 chance of winning. Red Hot Numbers has a 1 in 3.9 chance of winning up to $1,000. Slots of Fun you can win up to $5,000 with a 1 in 3.8 chance of winning and with Bling Bling Buck there’s a chance to win up to $25,000 and a 1 in 3.2 chance of winning.
The New Jersey Lottery will be refreshing and changing the Fast Play Games that are available every few months, so be on the lookout for some new favorites.
Wondering if I won!? I did! I won $2 on Slot of Fun, $1 on Red Hot Numbers, and $1 in Fast Cash. A total of $4. Even though I didn’t make back the $15 I started with or win $25,000 like I was hoping too (I mean who doesn’t hope to win big right!?), I had so much fun playing and will definitely be doing it again. With these odds, it’s too simple not to keep trying! Since I was alone without either of the girls, I admittedly went and bought some fast food and sat in my car gloriously alone and ate hot food in silence! HAHA! What would you do with your winnings?
*Disclaimer: You must be 18 or older to buy a New Jersey lottery ticket. The New Jersey Lottery reminds players, it’s only a game…remember to play responsibly. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, call 1800-GAMBLER®. Games are not currently available in New York or PA. This was a sponsored post in conjunction with Blog Meets Brand and the New Jersey Lottery. For more information visit New Jersey Lottery