• Site URL:
    nylottery.ny.gov
  • Days Played:
    Wednesday and Saturday

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New York Lotto Review

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New York Lotto Review

Though it’s far from some of the biggest US lotteries (you may be thinking about Mega Millions and Powerball, New York Lotto does have a lot to offer. Inexpensive tickets and a minimum guaranteed jackpot (that can reach some pretty attractive figure) lure many into giving it a try. Who knows, New York Lotto could be the opportunity that you’ve been waiting for!

The draws are held twice a week on Wednesday and Saturday. Winners can choose among lump sum and annuity payments. The second option is an interesting one because it differs from what other state lotteries have to offer. The payments are made over a period of 26 years, including annuity interest. This feature keeps the amount to almost exactly what had been advertised as the jackpot for the respective drawing.

New York Lotto has several other noteworthy features. The odds of winning any prize are 1 in 46.02 – a pretty solid number in comparison to what some other US lotteries have to offer. There’s also a bonus number that can be chosen to increase the amount of non-jackpot prizes.

If you  live away from The Big Apple or you’re not in the US at all, you can rely on this website to get your ticket and access some of the moneymaking options available to state residents.

How to Play New York Lotto

To play New York Lotto, pick six numbers from 1 to 59. To win the jackpot, you’ll need to match all six numbers for the respective drawing.

New York Lotto Rules

New York Lotto has a 6 out of 59 format. Obviously, to win the jackpot, you’ll need to have all 6 numbers for the respective drawing correct. A ticket costs 1 dollar and it features 2 game panels. Thus, for this minimal price, you get to have 2 entries in the game.

Jackpot winners have a chance of choosing between cash and 26 annuity payments. Players don’t have to make their choice when buying a ticket – the method is selected when a claim for the jackpot is placed. Players that have won the jackpot or any other prize have one year from the date of the drawing to make a claim.

When it comes to taxes, these do apply to New York lottery prizes. There’s a six percent state and a 25 percent federal tax that applies on prizes exceeding 5,000 dollars. Prizes underneath the 600-dollar range aren’t reported to IRS. For foreigners playing New York Lotto, the federal tax goes up to 30 percent.

The Odds of Winning New York Lotto

Since New York Lotto comes with a somewhat unusual matrix, the odds of winning the jackpot aren’t the standard ones. Getting six correct numbers from a pool of 59 has odds of 1 in 45,057,474. If you submit two lines (this option is automatically enabled through the purchase of a one-dollar ticket), your odds of winning the jackpot go up to 1 in 22,528,737.

The odds of hitting five correct numbers, plus the bonus number are 1 in 7,509,579. If you don’t opt for the bonus number and you simply want to have 5 correct numbers, the odds of that happening would be 1 in 144,414.

The overall odds of winning any prize in New York Lotto are 1 in 46.02. The number is good in comparison to what other smaller lotteries have to offer. Add the low ticket price to the mix and you get a winning combination.

Numbers Matched Odds of Winning Estimated Prize Fund
6 Numbers (Jackpot) 1 in 22,528,737 75%
5 Numbers + Bonus Ball 1 in 3,754,789.50 7.25%
5 Numbers 1 in 72,207.49 5.5%
4 Numbers 1 in 1,089.92 6.25%
3 Numbers 1 in 48.08 6.00%

New York Lotto Prize Breakdown

Originally, the minimum guaranteed jackpot was 3 million dollars. In time, however, New York Lottery had to decrease it to 2 million dollars. One of the reasons for the reduction was a decrease in the popularity of Lotto. One of the Mega Millions drawings is taking place on the same day as the Lotto drawing, which has led to a decline in ticket sales over the past few years.

A two million dollar guaranteed jackpot is still something nice to strive towards. If the jackpot isn’t won in the respective drawing, it will roll over towards the upcoming one. The roll over amount per drawing is set at 300,000 dollars.

You may think that such a fixed amount can’t contribute to a massive jackpot, but the biggest one ever won was 58 million dollars. The smallest jackpot of 2 million dollars has been won 14 times since the beginning of the game. A nice jackpot of 34.1 million dollars was won in May 2016. As you can see, it takes some time for the jackpot to build, but it can definitely be massive.

The second prize tier is given for having 5 correct numbers, plus the bonus ball. A total of 7.25 percent of all money generated through ticket sales is dedicated to the prize tier. The third prize tier (5 correct numbers) has a prize money allocation of 5.5 percent. The sum is split between all of the people that have a winning ticket within the respective tier.

Numbers Matched Estimated Prize Fund
6 Numbers (Jackpot) 75%
5 Numbers + Bonus Ball 7.25%
5 Numbers 5.5%
4 Numbers 6.25%
3 Numbers 6.00%

New York Lotto Winning Numbers

New York Lotto is a 6 + 1 number lottery game. To win $3 Million New York Lotto jackpot, you have to match 6 main numbers. Here are the New York Lotto winning numbers for 16-06-2018 EST:

11 20 21 30 44 55 15

New York Lotto Past Results and Winning Numbers

The New York Lotto result archive contains the results from 11-11-1978 EST up to the last ones. You only need to select the right date from the list.

DRAW DATE (EST): WINNING NUMBERS:
Saturday 16th June 2018 11 20 21 30 44 55 15
Wednesday 13th June 2018 10 31 41 44 51 58 46
Saturday 9th June 2018 09 10 20 28 32 37 11
Wednesday 6th June 2018 17 28 31 33 42 55 10
Saturday 2nd June 2018 02 18 27 29 37 59 31
Wednesday 30th May 2018 01 25 36 40 56 57 58
Saturday 26th May 2018 03 17 27 28 41 44 45
Wednesday 23rd May 2018 12 18 19 41 54 56 11
Saturday 19th May 2018 03 38 41 56 57 59 35
Wednesday 16th May 2018 03 16 27 36 48 57 02

New York Lotto Prizes

The New York Lotto features 5 prize divisions. To win any prize in New York Lotto, you have to match 3 numbers. Chances to hit the New York Lotto jackpot are 1: 45,057,474.00. To see all the New York Lotto odds, go to the REVIEW tab.

Divisions Match Payout per Winner
1 Prize 6 Numbers $0
2 Prize 5 Numbers + Bonus $105,020
3 Prize 5 Numbers $3,511
4 Prize 4 Numbers $24
5 Prize 3 Numbers $1

New York Lotto Hot and Cold Numbers

New York Lotto hot numbers are the lottery numbers that appear the most in drawings. New York Lotto cold numbers are the numbers that appear infrequently. Some lotto players choose them specifically because of the frequency, believing that their reappearance in New York Lotto results is only a matter of time, while others stay clear.

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COLD NUMBERS

New York Lotto Jackpot History

The jackpot history tool will enable you to see the changes in the biggest New York Lotto jackpots over time. Use the data to carry out analysis, comparisons and predictions for the next New York Lotto jackpot. The biggest New York Lotto jackpot is $42,500,000 and it was won on 17-10-2015 EST.

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New York Lotto Number Generator

The New York Lotto generator provides FREE lucky numbers for New York Lotto draws. All you need to do is to enter your name, your birth date, and the day of the draw you plan to participate in.

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