NJ Lottery Announces New Drawing Host: Lauren Berman

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NJ Lottery Announces New Drawing Host: Lauren Berman

Erica Young will move into expanded communications role

 TRENTON (May 10, 2018) – The New Jersey Lottery is pleased to welcome Lauren Berman as the new host of the daily Lottery drawings and is happy to have Erica Young taking on a greater role within the Lottery organization.

 “We are eager to welcome Lauren as the new Lottery Drawing Host. Erica has been drawing the weekday midday and evening winning numbers for close to four years and we are excited that she will be taking the next step in her professional journey by representing the Lottery as an ambassador at various events during the year,” said New Jersey Lottery Acting Executive Director John M. White, “

 Players will still see Erica at events and in videos on the Lottery website and social channels.

 “I am filled with gratitude for our viewers who have welcomed me into their homes with kindness and support, and I will always consider them my extended Lottery family. I will miss the joy in making dreams come true, but it’s time to move into the next stage of my career and grow professionally in other areas. I’m excited for this next chapter,” Young said.

 Erica has continued a heartwarming legacy with the New Jersey Lottery. Her late mother, Hela Young, was the beloved Lottery Drawing Host for over twenty years.

 “Getting to follow directly in my mother’s footsteps has been one of the most special and meaningful opportunities, I imagine, I might ever experience. I’m humbled by all of the beautiful sentiments and memories players have shared with me over the years.”

 Erica will transfer hosting duties on Monday evening, May 14, 2018, when she introduces Lauren Berman as the new Lottery Drawing Host. Lauren comes with a news and reporting background from WPHL-17. You can watch Lauren draw the winning numbers for Pick-3, Pick-4, Jersey Cash 5 XTRA, and Pick-6 XTRA on Monday through Friday evenings and CASH4LIFEon Monday and Thursday evenings. 

In conjunction with the change in Drawing Hosts, the Lottery is also announcing that PIX11 and PHL17 will no longer televise the midday Lottery drawings. However, all live midday drawings can still be viewed on Livestream via NJLottery.com and on the official Lottery Facebook page. The last television broadcast of the midday draws will be Friday, May 11, 2018.

 All New Jersey Lottery game winning numbers and drawings for the Pick-3, Pick-4, Jersey Cash 5, Pick-6, CASH4LIFE and 5 Card Cash games can be viewed on the NJ Lottery website (www.NJLottery.com) or on the official Lottery Facebook Page. Evening draws, with the exception of CASH4LIFE and 5 Card Cash, can be seen on WPIX-TV (PIX11) in New York and WPHL-TV (PHL17) in Philadelphia. Powerball and Mega Millions drawings can be seen on WABC-TV or WTXF stations.


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