Want to get lucky on Facebook (News - Alert)? With a new initiative by the New Jersey Lottery, it may be possible.
Beginning this Friday, July 1, the New Jersey Lottery will live stream its winning number draws on the social networking site – a first-ever combination of social media and a live lottery draw to occur in the U.S.
The event will coincide with the launch of New Jersey Lottery’s new website, NJLottery.net.
"This is an exciting time for New Jersey Lottery players, retailers and staff," said New Jersey Lottery Executive Director Carole Hedinger, in a press release. "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."
NJLottery.net has been designed to offer visitors a more interactive and engaging experience with the site as well as with the other retailers and players hoping to win some cash and who buy and sell lottery games. While the live draw is a great incentive, NJLottery.net will also provide an array of content related to winning tickets, games, lottery retailers and more.
And, if a player happens to miss a live draw, he or she can revisit the archived 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 -- and soon!"
To participate in Friday’s first-ever live draw on Facebook, visit facebook.com/newjerseylottery.
Tammy Wolf is a TMCnet web editor. She covers a wide range of topics, including IP communications and information technology. To read more of her articles, please visit her columnist page.
Edited by Stefanie Mosca