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New York Lotto, one of the biggest lottery games of the New York Lottery, Yes, one of the biggest, with a jackpot that everyone wishes to win! The game is the state’s only lottery that has a rolling jackpot. The New York Lotto jackpot starts at $2 million which keeps on rolling by $300,000 on each draw until there’s a winner. The game offers pretty good odds of winning i.e. 1 in 22,528,737.00. Much favorable right!! The New York Lotto holds its draws on Wednesdays and Saturdays at 11:21 p.m. Grab your winning tickets today!

Playing New York Lotto is all fun and rewarding! You need to pick 6 numbers from a field of 1 to 59. Each New York Lotto playslip comprises of 10 panels, you need to fill them with your desired 6 numbers to play. Or you also have the option of getting your numbers randomly generated by opting for the Quick Pik (QP) feature, which lets you have randomly generated numbers by the terminal. The New York Lotto ticket costs $1 for every 2 game panels. You are eligible to play up to $5 for 10 games on a single playslip.

The New York Lottery also offers an online subscription to the game, so that you never miss a New York Lotto draw. You need to present your playslip, to the lottery retailer to receive your lottery ticket. Remember your lottery ticket and not the playslip is the bearer instrument.

Ensure to check the accuracy of the numbers and sign at the back of your ticket for authentication. You are completely responsible for the accuracy of your ticket.

Game Format

  • Number of lottery balls in Lotto: 6/59
  • Number of drawing machines: 1
  • Type of lottery game: 6 Ball Lotto

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Bonus Number

The New York Lotto draws a Bonus Number which is the seventh number and it determines the second-tier prizes. To mark your win on the second-tier prizes, you need to match five of the six numbers drawn in addition to the Bonus Number.

Play It Again

The game also provides you with a special feature, wherein you can play your numbers again. Play It Again feature by the New York Lotto lets you purchase an identical ticket for the next drawing by just submitting the original ticket within 30 days to the retailer.

Lottery Numbers Selection Option

The players can pick their own numbers or use any of the below-listed lottery tools to mark the winning New York Lotto lottery numbers.

Drawing Schedule Of New York Lotto Lottery

  • Wednesday 8:15 PM ET (GMT-12:00)
  • Saturday 8:15 PM ET (GMT-12:00)


New York Lotto offers you the option of playing the same numbers and play types up to 26 consecutive drawings for selected draw time(s) by opting for the Multi-Draw/Advance Play option.

Lottery Results

After the drawing, you can check the winning lottery numbers and prizes at:

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No, New York Lotto does not offer any prize on matching 2 numbers. The least numbers that can be matched and get rewarded are three.

You cannot remain anonymous after winning the New York Lotto jackpot. All the winning details are subject to public records in the New York Lottery.

Your New York Lotto prizes can be claimed within a period of 365 days from the date of the drawing. If not redeemed within the stipulated time, the winnings are fortified.

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Rules Governing Lotto

  • The legal age of playing New York Lotto is 18 years and older.
  • The cutoff for buying Lotto tickets in New York is 8:00 p.m. on the day of the drawing on the day of the drawing.
  • No. Once a Lotto ticket is printed, it cannot be canceled.
  • Players must claim their lottery winnings within a time period of 365 days, from the date of the drawing, else their winnings will be fortified.
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Claiming a Prize from the Lotto Lottery

  • Experiencing the thrill of having won the lottery! If you think you have matched the winning lottery numbers, here are the steps you should take to claim your prize.
  • Before taking steps to claim your prize, double-check your numbers against the official drawing results with the ones drawn or visit our Lottery Results. This will help you confirm that you have correctly matched the winning numbers and know what prize amount will fill your pockets.

Quick Facts

  • Game type: Daily Draw Game
  • Game Format: 6/59
  • Game availability: Exclusively available in New York only
  • Game draw days and time: Wednesday and Saturday at 11:21 P.M.
  • Minimum jackpot amount: $2,000,000
  • Minimum cash prize: Based on percentage of the total revenue generated.
  • Minimum age to play: 18
  • Jackpot odds:1 in 22,528,737
  • Game add-on option: Bonus Number, Play It Again
  • Ticket cost: $1
  • Jackpot payment options: Lump-sum and Annuity
  • Lottery operator: New York Lottery

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