LAWRENCEVILLE, N.J. (CBS) – New Jersey’s twice-daily lottery drawings — absent from television since last week’s death of NJN — could soon be back on television.

The New Jersey Lottery had plans to take their drawings in house, and on line, long before NJN’s fate was sealed last week (see related story), setting up a studio in their Lawrenceville, NJ headquarters.

“When the opportunity arose to stream our draws live in the manner we are doing now on the web and on Facebook, we just thought it was groundbreaking, pioneering, and the way to go for the future,” says lottery executive director Carole Hedinger.

The drawings, just before 1 PM and 8 PM each day, may soon be back on braodcast television, too.

Negotiations are under way with the new NJTV, the private entity run out of WNET in New York (see related story).  Hedinger says the issue is over how the engineers can make the stream work well enough on live television — although she can’t predict when the drawings will be back on your TV.

Reported by David Madden, KYW Newsradio 1060

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