Behind the Ball at the New Jersey Lottery: Meet Erica Young

Posted at 10:56 AM, Jul 08, 2015
and last updated 2015-07-08 10:56:33-04

Everyone knows, there’s a million reasons why you should play the New Jersey State Lottery and now there’s a million and one.

Meet Erica Young, the new face of New Jersey State Lottery.

For Young, taking on the coveted job was personal.

For over two decades, her late mother Hela Young, was the beloved personality conducting the nightly lottery drawings in the Garden State.

After her passing in 2002 from breast cancer, the state’s lottery scrambled to fill the spot — until now.

You can catch Erica Young following in her mothers footsteps as the New Jersey Lottery hostess starting on July 1 on PIX11.