New York Lottery Numbers
Whether you want to learn more about New York Lotto, Cash 4 Life, Take 5 or any of the other lottery games available in the state, you can find detailed results for your favorite games right here! Results on this page are published as soon as possible so that you never have to wait to check your tickets.
Buying New York Lottery tickets not only gives players a chance to win big – it supports great causes and gives schoolchildren across New York opportunities that were not previously possible.
Current games include: New York Lotto - Powerball - Mega Millions - Cash4Life - New York Take 5 - New York Numbers - New York Win 4.
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History of the New York Lottery
The New York Lottery began in 1966, when voters in the state approved a referendum that authorized the creation of a government-run lottery. In 1967, the Lottery Commission was created as a part of the Department of Taxation and Finance. Today, the NYS Gaming Commission regulates lotteries, casinos and betting in the state of New York.
The New York Lottery has generated over $51 billion for educational initiatives across the state and donates approximately 30% of sales revenue to educational programs and incentives. Out of the $9.23 billion raised from ticket sales in the 2014 fiscal year, $3.1 billion was allocated for education funding, which represents nearly 15 percent of total state funding for school districts. Overall, the New York Lottery has raised over $51 billion for education since the organization was launched 48 years ago.
Buying New York Lottery Tickets Online
If you're living in the U.S. but are not a resident of the state of New York, then you will have to travel there to buy lottery tickets in person. Tickets for Powerball, Mega Millions, Cash4Life and other great games are sold at authorized retailers across the state.
Buying New York Lottery Tickets in Person
You can buy your New York Lottery tickets in person from authorized retailers throughout the state. Make sure that you sign your tickets and keep them in a safe place!
New York Lottery Games
New York Lotto is one of the most popular lottery games in the state. Players pick six numbers from 1 to 59. While the initial cost to play the game is $1 for two games, players can also purchase a 10-playcard for $5. When the ticket is purchased, players verify the date of the drawing that they selected as well as the numbers they chose. Drawings take place on Wednesdays and Saturdays at 11:21 PM EST, when six numbers and an additional Bonus Number are randomly selected from a pool of 59 numbered balls. The Bonus Number is only used for the second prize level, which can roll over just like the jackpot!
Prizes for New York Lotto are paid out on a pari-mutuel basis, meaning that the value of prizes is affected by the number of tickets sold as well as the number of winning tickets. 40% of Lotto sales for each drawing are set aside for prize money. Here's a breakdown of how that money is distributed as well as the odds of winning a specific prize:
|Prize||Percentage of Prize Fund||Odds of winning on a $1 play|
|First Prize||75%||1 in 22,528,737|
|Second Prize||7.25%||1 in 3,754,789|
|Third Prize||5.5%||1 in 72,207|
|Fourth Prize||6.25%||1 in 1,089|
|Fifth Prize||6%||1 in 48|
|The overall odds of winning any Lotto prize on a $1 playcard are 1 in 46.02|
Cash4Life is a new lottery game that was launched on Friday June 13th 2014. It is currently offered by the New York, New Jersey and Virginia state lotteries and gives players the chance to win up to $1,000 a day for life as well as a number of other prizes. Tickets cost $2 each and players can choose to play between one and five games when they buy their tickets. Players pick five numbers from 1 to 60 as well as a Cash Ball from 1 to 4. Cash4Life drawings take place at 9:00 PM EST on Mondays and Thursdays. Here's a breakdown of the prizes and the odds of winning:
|Prize||Winning Numbers Matched||Odds of Winning||Prize Amount|
|First Prize||5 + Cash Ball||1 in 21,846,048||$1,000 a day for life|
|Second Prize||5||1 in 7,282,016||$1,000 a week for life|
|Third Prize||4 + Cash Ball||1 in 79,440||$2,500|
|Fourth Prize||4||1 in 26,480||$500|
|Fifth Prize||3 + Cash Ball||1 in 1,471||$100|
|Sixth Prize||3||1 in 490||$25|
|Seventh Prize||2 + Cash Ball||1 in 83||$10|
|Eighth Prize||2||1 in 28||$4|
|Ninth Prize||1 + Cash Ball||1 in 13||$2|
|The overall odds of winning any Cash4Life prize are 1 in 8|
Take 5 is a daily draw game that offers players the chance to win great prizes seven days a week! Drawings are held at 11:21 PM EST every night and tickets cost just $1 per play. All you need to do is select five numbers from 1 to 39 and fill out a playcard. Prizes are distributed on a pari-mutuel basis and prize amounts will vary based on the amount of tickets sold as well as the number of winning tickets.
|Prize||Winning Numbers Matched||Odds of Winning||Estimated Prize Amount|
|First||5 out of 5||1 in 575,757||$57,575.70|
|Second||4 out of 5||1 in 3,386||$508.02|
|Third||3 out of 5||1 in 102||$25.66|
|Fourth||2 out of 5||1 in 9||Free Quick Pick|
|The overall odds of winning any Take 5 prize are 1 in 8.77|
Pick 10 is a daily drawing that gives players a shot at a top prize of $500,000! The minimum spend is $1 for one game, although you can play up to $5 on a playcard. Simply select 10 numbers from 1 to 80 and pick the draw in which you want to participate. Once you've had your game details verified by the retailer, you'll be ready to play! Draws take place every evening and you'll win a prize even if none of your numbers match the 20 numbers drawn.
Here's a breakdown of the prizes and odds:
|Numbers Matched||Prize Amount||Odds of Winning|
|10||$500,000*||1 in 8,911,711|
|9||$6,000||1 in 163,381|
|8||$300||1 in 7,384|
|7||$40||1 in 621|
|6||$10||1 in 87|
|0||$4||1 in 22|
|The overall odds of winning any Pick 10 prize are 1 in 17|
*If there are ten or more jackpot winners, these winners will share a top prize of $5 million.
Other New York Lottery Games
The New York Lottery offers quick draw games that give players the chance to win thousands of dollars at a time. You can look up the results of games like Numbers, Win 4 and Quick Draw on this page soon after the draw takes place.
Instant win games are very popular and are available for as little as $1 per ticket, providing quick moments of fun and excitement for all players. Instant win games are sold at retail locations across the state and can be claimed immediately at any retailer if the prize is under $600.
Claiming New York Lottery Prizes
Any prize worth $600 or less can be claimed at any authorised New York Lottery retailer. Federal, state and local withholding taxes (for residents of Yonkers and New York City) will apply to all prizes over $5,000. Prizes expire a year after the drawing date or date of game closure.
You must be at least 18 years old if you want to play New York Lottery games and if you want to play Quick Draw games in a venue where alcohol is served then you must be 21 or older.
The most important thing to remember is that you need to buy tickets for a lottery drawing in order to have any chance of winning a prize. If you're ever contacted by someone who claims to be a New York Lottery official bearing news that you've won it big, the chances are high that they're trying to scam you. Read the scams page to learn more about lottery scams and how you can avoid them.