New York Lottery Draw Times Change Nov. 2

Saturday October 17th 2020

Five New York Lottery games will get new draw times beginning on November 2: New York Lotto, Numbers, Win 4, Take 5 and Pick 10. The games themselves will remain the same.

Check below for the new NY Lottery draw times and ticket sales close times. All times are EST.

New York Lotto Draw Time

NY Lotto draws are every Wednesday and Saturday. The current draw time is 11:21 pm with a close time of 11:00 pm.

  • New close time: 8:00 pm
  • New draw time: 8:15 pm

Check your Lotto numbers after the draw to see if you've won a prize.

About NY Lotto

Lotto offers a great jackpot that starts at $2 million and keeps rolling until it's won. It costs $1 to play two Lotto games. Pick six numbers from 1-59, and win the jackpot by matching all the numbers drawn. The overall odds of winning a prize are 1 in 92.05.

Lotto also features a seventh Bonus Number that determines who hits the second prize. To win, match five main numbers plus the Bonus Number.

Lotto prize amounts are a percentage of sales, so their value depends on the volume of tickets purchased. 40 percent of each draw's sales go to prizes, and each prize is a percentage of this 40 percent:

  • Jackpot: 75 percent. Match all six numbers to win.
  • Second prize: 7.25 percent. Match five numbers and the Bonus Number to win.
  • Third prize: 5.5 percent. Match five numbers to win.
  • Fourth prize: 6.25 percent. Match four numbers to win.
  • Fifth prize: 6 percent. Match three numbers to win.

Numbers Draw Times

The Numbers game is drawn twice every day. The Midday draw is currently held between 12:20 and 12:30 pm and the Evening draw takes place between 7:30 pm and 7:40 pm. The new close times and draw times are below.

Numbers Midday:

  • New Midday close time: 2:15 pm
  • New Midday draw time: 2:30 pm

Check the Numbers Midday results after the draw to see if you've won a prize.

Numbers Evening:

  • New Evening close time: 10:20 pm
  • New Evening draw time: 10:30 pm

Check the Numbers Evening results after the draw to see if you've won a prize.

About Numbers

The Numbers game costs $0.50 or $1 to play. Players choose three numbers from 0-9 or ask for Quick Pick, and select from a range of play types:

  • Straight: Match the winning numbers in exact order. The top prize for a $0.50 play is $250 and for a $1 play it's $500.
  • Box: Match the winning numbers in any order.
    3-Way Box (if you choose two same digits): The top prize for a $0.50 play is $80; for a $1 play it's $160.
    6-Way Box (if you choose three unique digits): The top prize for a $0.50 play is $40; for a $1 play it's $80.
  • Straight/Box: Match the winning numbers in exact order to win the Straight and Box prizes. Match the numbers in any order to win just the Box prize.
    3-Way Straight/Box (if you choose two same digits): The top prize for an exact order match is $330 and for matching in any order it's $80.
    6-Way Straight/Box (if you choose three unique digits): The top prize for an exact order match is $290 and for matching in any order it's $40.
  • Combination: All potential Straight combinations in one play, so tickets cost more. Match the winning numbers in any order.
    3-Way Combination (if you choose two same digits): The top prize for a $1.50 play is $250 and for a $3 play it's $500.
    6-Way Combination (if you choose three unique digits): The top prize for a $3 play is $250 and for a $6 play it's $500.
  • Pair Plays: Players can also select this as a separate bet option. Choose a two-digit number and decide whether you want to try to match the front pair (first two digits) or back pair (last two digits) of the winning number in exact order.
    Front pair: The top prize on a $0.50 play is $25, and for a $1 play it's $50.
    Back pair: The top prize on a $0.50 play is $25, and for a $1 play it's $50.

From time to time, the game offers a Booster Ball feature that can increase prizes by 5, 10, or 20% on the dates when it's in play. There is no extra cost.

Players get more chances to score a prize with the Instant Win add-on for an extra $1. Match at least one of your numbers to any of the Instant Win numbers and you'll win on the spot.

Win 4 Draw Times

Win 4 is drawn twice daily. The Midday draw is currently held between 12:20 and 12:30 pm and the Evening draw occurs between 7:30 pm and 7:40 pm. The new close times and draw times are below.

Win 4 Midday:

  • New Midday close time: 2:15 pm
  • New Midday draw time: 2:30 pm

Check Win 4 Midday numbers after the draw to see if you've won a prize.

Win 4 Evening:

  • New Evening close time: 10:20 pm
  • New Evening draw time: 10:30 pm

Check Win 4 Evening numbers after the draw to see if you've won a prize.

About Win 4

Win 4 can be played for a $0.50 or $1 wager. Choose four numbers from 0-9 or ask for Quick Pick. There are four play types to choose from: Straight, Box, Straight/Box, or Combination.

  • Straight: Match the winning numbers in exact order. The top prize for a $0.50 play is $2,500 and for a $1 play it's $5,000.
  • Box: Match the winning numbers in any order. Prizes vary according to the numbers you select. The highest prizes are available if you choose a number with three identical digits (e.g. 1222): the top prize for a $0.50 play is $600 and for a $1 play it's $1,200.
  • Straight/Box: Match the winning numbers in any order and win both the Straight and Box prizes. Match the numbers in any order to win the Box prize.
    Prizes vary according to the numbers you select. The highest prizes are offered for a number with three identical digits (e.g. 1222): the top prize for matching in exact order is $3,100 and for matching in any order it's $600.
  • Combination: All possible Straight combos are played, resulting in higher ticket prices ($2-$24 depending on what numbers you pick). Match the winning numbers in any order. You can win up to $2,500 on a $2 play and up to $5,000 on a $4 play.
  • Pair Plays: Players can also select this as a separate bet option. Choose a two-digit number and decide whether you want to try to match the front pair (first two digits) or back pair (last two digits) of the winning number in exact order.
    Front pair: The top prize on a $0.50 play is $25, and for a $1 play it's $50.
    Back pair: The top prize on a $0.50 play is $25, and for a $1 play it's $50.

Like Numbers, Win4 features an occasional free Booster Ball promotion. The Instant Win option for an extra $1 is also available.

Take 5 Draw Time

Take 5 has one draw every day. The current draw time is 11:21 pm and the close time is 11:00 pm. The new times are below.

  • New close time: 10:20 pm
  • New draw time: 10:30 pm

Check your Take 5 numbers after the draw to see if you've won a prize.

About Take 5

Take 5 costs $1 per game. Just select five numbers from 1-39, and match all five winning numbers to take home the jackpot. The overall odds of winning a prize are 1 in 8.77.

The Instant Win option costs $1 more and gives you the chance to receive a payout right away. Match at least one of your numbers to any of the Instant Win numbers to score a prize.

For each draw, 50 percent of ticket sales is allocated as prizes, and prizes are split equally among all winners per tier (pari-mutuel).

The jackpot is 20 percent of the 50 percent, and the lower prize levels are paid out from the remaining funds. If no one wins the jackpot, the money "rolls down" to increase the Second Prize.

  • Jackpot: 20 percent. Match five numbers to win.
  • Second prize: 30 percent. Match four numbers to win.
  • Third prize: 50 percent. Match three numbers to win.
  • Fourth prize: Quick Pick Free Play. Match two numbers to win.

Pick 10 Draw Time

Pick 10 has one draw seven days a week. The drawn time of 8:30 pm stays the same; the close time is currently 7:30 pm and will change to 8:00 pm.

  • New close time: 8:00 pm
  • New draw time: 8:30 pm

Check your Pick 10 numbers after the draw to see if you've won a prize.

About Pick 10

Pick 10 costs $1 per game. To play, pick 10 lucky numbers from 1-80. 20 numbers are drawn daily; to win the jackpot, match your numbers to 10 of the winning numbers. The overall odds of winning a prize are 1 in 17.

  • Jackpot: Match 10 numbers to win $500,000.
  • Second prize: Match nine numbers to win $6,000.
  • Third prize: Match eight numbers to win $300.
  • Fourth prize: Match seven numbers to win $40.
  • Fifth prize: Match six numbers to win $10.
  • Sixth prize: No matching numbers - win $4.

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