Player’s Guide to the New York Lotto

Player’s Guide to the New York Lotto

New York Lotto

Lottery Info…

The New York Lotto is played every Wednesday & Saturday at 11:21 pm EST. Prizes are awarded for matching as few as three of the six winning numbers drawn. The New York Lotto jackpots begin at a healthy US$2 million, but with regular rollovers, this figure often reaches 8 digits before it is won. In addition, the second-tier prize will also roll over if not won in a particular draw.

The New York Lotto jackpots are either paid as either an annuity spread over a total of 26 years, or a reduced, one-off cash payment.

One of the most unusual cases of the New York Lotto was in July 2008, when Degli Martinez of Queens in New York City was granted a record amount of US$65 million. Degli owned the jackpot receipt, but had actually lost the winning ticket itself. After a year’s wait, and police investigations, no one else came forward to claim the jackpot, so Degli was awarded his winnings.


Buying Tickets…

Buying tickets online makes global lotteries such as the New York Lotto both accessible and easy to play. Ticket agents buy lottery tickets on the player’s behalf, and winnings are paid out quickly and efficiently.


How it Works…

Players choose six numbers from 1 to 59. A ‘Bonus Ball’ is also drawn on the night and increases the prize when matched by someone who has also matched five main numbers. There are five New York Lotto winning prize tiers in total. Ticket holders are awarded US$1 for matching three numbers correctly. The other prize pay-outs are dependent on ticket sales and the number of winning players within each tier.

The odds for winning a New York Lotto prize are 1 in 46.02.