Lotto – New York Lottery

By Milo Cruz
Last Updated: December 16, 2018

Though maybe not as popular as it was back in its glory days, New York Lotto is still arguably one of New York’s biggest games. It is, after all, the state’s only lottery that features a rolling jackpot.

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New York Lotto Drawing Schedule

New York Lotto drawings are held twice a week, every Wednesday and Saturday at 11:21 PM EST. Draws close at 11:20 PM, so be sure to purchase your tickets early.

New York Lotto Payout and Mechanics

New York Lotto features a 6/59 matrix, which means that players must pick 6 numbers between 1 to 59 to play. Rules are simple: if you match all 6 numbers you picked with the official draw numbers, you win the jackpot.

Additionally, a seventh, bonus number is drawn to determine the second prize-winner(s) There are five prize tiers in total.

New York Lotto Payouts and Odds

New York Lotto doesn’t feature any fixed prize amounts. Instead, each prize tier represents a percentage of the total prize pool, which is 40% of the total revenues from New York Lotto ticket sales.

The grand prize, or jackpot, starts at $2 million and increases by $300,000 each draw until someone wins it. Below is a rundown of each prize tier, their corresponding allocation from the prize pool, and your chances of winning:

Numbers MatchedPrizeOdds
6Jackpot: 75% of prize pool1 in 22,528,737
5 + Bonus2nd Prize: 7.25% of prize pool1 in 3,754,790
53rd Prize: 5.50% of prize pool1 in 72,208
44th Prize: 6.25% of prize pool1 in 1,090
35th Prize: 6% of prize pool1 in 48

New York Lotto Prize Claiming

All winning ticket-holders have up to a year until after the draw date to claim their prize.

Claiming prizes below $600 can be done directly with any licensed lottery retailer. For prizes that go above this amount, you must visit any of the customer service centers or mail your claim to their office.

If you win the top prize, you can choose between a lump sum or annuity payments. Annuity payments are paid out over 26 years.

New York Lotto Facts

  • New York Lotto first began in 1978.
  • The game used to offer bigger prizes, with a $3 million minimum jackpot and $500,000 rollovers.

New York Lotto Numbers and Results

To find the latest winning New York Lotto numbers, you can visit the following links: