How to Play Numbers

New York Numbers, played in threes, rewards in threes! The treasure chest of the New York Lottery comprises of games that not only offer exciting cash prizes but also increase your chances of winning, which makes the lottery worth playing. With Numbers, you can win as much as $500 by just investing $1. The draws for Numbers are held every twice a day along with the option of playing the lottery numbers for up to 7 consecutive draws, which increases your possibilities to win the lottery. Not ending it here, NY Lottery also provides you with some really exciting game add-on options including Booster Ball, Instant Win, and Play It Again so that you do not miss that one lucky chance of cracking the lottery jackpot. By offering multiple wagers like Straight, Box, Straight/Box, Pair, and Combination Plays, the New York Lottery boosts your chances of winning and ultimately the winning amounts.

Playing Numbers is extremely easy and super fun! Just get your hands on a New York Numbers lottery ticket worth $0.50 or $1, select 3 numbers from a field of 0 to 9 along with the desired playtype, and mark it on your playslip. Or you can opt for Quick Pick if you prefer playing randomly generated numbers by the terminal. If your selected lottery numbers match the drawn numbers according to the selected bet type, you bag the winning prizes.

After selecting your lottery numbers, you need to select the play type from Straight, Box, Straight/Box, Combination, or Pairs, which will actually determine your winning amounts. New York Numbers drawings are held twice a day approximately at 12:20 p.m. for the Midday draw and 7:30 p.m. for the Evening drawing. The draws are held twice, seven days a week, which means you have multiple chances to win every day with each game. After filling in all your details, you need to choose the draw time you wish to play.

Want to add some instant fun to your lottery ticket? Matching one or more of your numbers to any of the Instant Win numbers will make you bag lottery prizes instantly for $1!. Despite playing the Instant Win, your ticket is still eligible for the nightly drawings.

Quite confident of your chosen lottery numbers? Well, the New York Lottery gives you the chance of playing your existing New York Numbers ticket all over again by just asking for Play It Again. Choosing this option you will get the same lottery ticket printed again including the same lottery numbers, draw times, add-on options, etc. You will get an identical Numbers ticket for the next drawing by just submitting the original ticket within 30 days to the retailer.

Want to increase your lottery winnings by up to 20%? Look for Booster Ball promotions! An active Booster Ball promotion on the website will let you increase the lottery winnings by 5, 10, or 20% at no additional cost! On days specified for Booster Ball, a special drawing is held after each draw, in which a Booster Ball labeled, 5, 10, or 20 will be drawn from a separate machine representing the percentage of bonus payout which will be applied to all winnings from that drawing.

Not limiting your options to win the Lottery, NY Lottery provides you with Advance Play that allows you to play consecutive draws, including the next draw by just marking the box next to the number of draws you want to play in the Multi-Draw area of the playslip. You have the option of playing up to 7 consecutive New York Numbers draws on a single playslip.

You need to hand over your completed playslip and payment to the retailer. In return, you will get your lottery ticket with your selected numbers, wagers, and draw time. Your lottery ticket is your only receipt. Ensure to check the accuracy of the numbers and sign at the back of your ticket for authentication.

New York Numbers Playing Options

  • Playing New York Numbers is quite easy as all you have to do is fill up the playslip with the desired numbers.
  • Or you can ask the retailer for Quick Pick for having randomly generated numbers by the computer.

Play/Bet Types Of New York Numbers Lottery

  • Straight: You win the lottery if you match the winning numbers in exact order.
  • Box: You win by matching the drawn numbers in any order.
  • 3-Way Box: You have to select one pair of the same numbers and one different number. You can win by matching these numbers in any order.
  • 6-Way Box: You have to select three different numbers. You win by matching these numbers in any order.
  • 3-Way Straight/Box: You have to select one pair of the same numbers and one distinct number. You win by matching these digits in either exact or any order.
  • 6-Way Straight/Box: You have to select any three different numbers. To win you can match these numbers in exact or any order.
  • 3-Way Combo: You have to select one pair of the same numbers and one different number. You win by matching these numbers in all possible straight plays.
  • 6-Way Combo: You have to select three different numbers. You win by matching these numbers in all possible Straight combinations.
  • Front Pair: You have to select any two numbers. You win by matching the first two numbers in exact order.
  • Back Pair: You have to select any two numbers. You win by matching the first two numbers in exact order.

Drawing Date and Time for New York Numbers

New York Numbers is a drawing game exclusively available in New York. The drawings for the game are held twice a day!

  • The New York lottery holds the Numbers Midday draw every day approximately at 12:20 P.M.
  • The New York lottery holds the Numbers Evening draw every day approximately at 7:30 P.M.

Official Results Of New York Numbers

  • After drawing, you can check the numbers and prizes over the official website or visit authorized New York Lottery retailers, or on selected TV news channels or newspapers.
  • Or you can download the official app of the New York Lottery to check your winning numbers.

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Winning New York Numbers is super easy, fun, and highly rewarding. Simply select 3 numbers from a field of 0 to 9, along with the desired play type, and mark it on your playslip. Or you can opt for Quick Pick if you prefer playing randomly generated numbers by the terminal. If your selected lottery numbers match the drawn numbers according to the selected bet type, you bag the winning prizes.

The New York Numbers draws are held every day approximately at 12:30 p.m. for the Midday draw and 7:30 p.m. for the Evening drawing. You are eligible to purchase the lottery tickets, ten minutes prior to each drawing.

You can add instant fun to your lottery game by just adding Instant Win to your ticket. Matching one or more of your numbers to any of the Instant Win numbers will make you bag exciting lottery prizes.

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Claiming a Prize from the Numbers Lottery

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  • As per the rules of the New York Lottery, your lottery ticket is a bearer instrument, which means anyone who possesses the ticket is the winner.
  • It is mandatory to double-check your numbers and sign the back of your ticket for authentication.

Quick Facts

  • Game type: 3 Ball Numbers Game
  • Game Format: 3/9
  • Game availability: Exclusively available in New York only
  • Game draw days and time: Every day at 12:20 P.M. & 7:30 P.M.
  • Minimum jackpot amount: $250
  • Minimum cash prize: $25
  • Minimum age to play: 18
  • Jackpot odds:1 in 10,000
  • Game add-on option: Instant Win, Booster Ball, Play It Again, Advance Play
  • Ticket cost: $0.50 and $1 per play
  • Jackpot payment options: Lump-sum and Annuity
  • Lottery operator: New York Lottery

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