New York Lottery
The New York Lottery began in 1967, making it one of the oldest lotteries in the USA. The motto of the New York Lottery is ‘raising billions to educate millions’, and every penny of profit generated from the sales of New York Lottery tickets is used to fund a variety of educational programmes in New York State. Having offered a variety of lottery games over more than 40 years, the total amount of money raised by the New York Lottery for education exceeds $34 billion, and that total grows with every new ticket sold.
The latest New York Lotto result is shown below. Follow this link for a comprehensive list of New York Lottery results, for all games.
Buying New York Lottery Tickets
Playing New York Lottery games has of course been made much easier now that people can purchase their New York Lottery tickets online. Whereas New York Lottery players would once have needed to buy tickets from a retail outlet in New York State in person, they can now go online, enter their numbers into a simple on-screen form and buy their New York Lottery tickets in a matter of minutes – even if they happen to be thousands of miles away from New York State at the time.
The current range of games offered by the New York Lottery is very impressive, and is headed by the two big multi-state lottery games, Powerball and Mega Millions. Those of you who are familiar with these games will already know that Powerball draws take place on Wednesdays and Fridays and the Mega Millions draws are held on Tuesdays and Fridays, so those two games alone give New York Lottery players four chances each week to win some seriously massive jackpots. Other games that are more specific to the New York Lottery include the following:
Sweet Million – The Sweet Million game requires New York Lottery players to select 6 numbers from the range 1 to 40. Draws are held every Monday and Thursday and the jackpot is worth $1,000,000. What makes this New York Lottery game quite special is that all players who match all 6 numbers win $1,000,000 each – the jackpot isn’t shared between them as it might be in other lottery games.
New York Lotto – This is often described by New York Lottery players as the Classic Lotto game. To win the jackpot the New York Lottery player must select – and correctly match – 6 numbers from the range 1 to 59. There are two New York Lotto draws each week and these take place on Wednesdays and Saturdays.
Pick 10 – Pick 10 is a New York Lottery game that has daily drawings, and as the name suggests, New York Lottery players have to pick 10 numbers from the range 1 to 80. When the draw takes place, 20 balls are selected at random, and players win a jackpot prize of $500,000 if they match all 10 of their picks. Smaller prizes are paid to players who match 9, 8, 7, 6 or even 0 of their picks.
There are many more games that New York Lottery players can participate in, including dozens of instant win and scratchcard games at a wide range of prices, but the games outlined above tend to be the most popular with the largest number of players.
More about the New York Lottery
First Mega Millions Jackpot Win in Over a Year for New York
Last night’s Mega Millions drawing saw one lucky New Yorker scoop the $20 million jackpot prize, the first top tier win for the state in over a year. The fortunate player, who purchased their ticket in the Sufflok County region of New York, was the only person across the entire nation to match all five main numbers (19, 26, 51, 57 and 73) as well as the Mega Ball (15).
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26th March 2014
Couple share a New York Lottery prize
Often we see people batting in court for their share of lottery wins when a party refuses to honour an agreement made to share any win they may have. Thankfully this was not the case for retired neighbours from Middletown Eula Webb and Sam Cricci who have had the long standing agreement. The couple share a New York Lottery prize after purchasing a ticket on a trip to buy milk on 9th April.
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25th April 2011
New York instant player scoops $1m
A maintenance worker from New York State found himself wide awake after stopping off on the way to work for a cup of coffee. William Traynor, known to his friends as Bill, was driving to work ahead of his shift at engineering firm Knowlton Technologies in Watertown, New York, when he stopped along the way to buy a cup of coffee.
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16th March 2011
Gas stop makes Suffolk County man $25k
A 67-year-old father of one has had his life turned around after making a routine stop for gas. George Collora, of Holbrook, Suffolk County, was driving along Broadway Avenue in the town when he decided to stop and fill up at S&T Coastal. Mr Collora, who manufacturers aircraft parts and tools for a living, decided to buy an instant scratchcard while he was stopped.
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9th March 2011
Identity of Powerball winners to be released
There are just hours left until New York Lottery organisers release the identities of two Powerball lottery jackpot winners who between them scooped over $170million. The first winner decided to buy lottery tickets for the Christmas Day draw and ended up winning $48.8million, which if taken as a lump sum would equate to $24.9million. The second player bought a ticket for the January 22 draw, and won a whopping $122million. Despite speculation and rumour going into overdrive in the state of New York, the identities of the two winners have remained secret, leading some people to suggest the tickets had been lost.
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11th February 2011