New York Lottery Games
Only New York residents can take part in the following New York lottery games:
|Game||Prize Type||Numbers||Sale Closes|
|Numbers Midday||Top Prize||3 from 0-9||12:20 p.m.|
|Numbers Evening||Top Prize||3 from 0-9||7:30 p.m.|
|Win 4 Midday||Top Prize||4 from 0-9||12:20 p.m.|
|Win 4 Evening||Top Prize||4 from 0-9||7:30 p.m.|
|Take 5||Jackpot||5 from 1-39||11:00 p.m.|
|Pick 10||Top Prize||10 from 1-80||7:30 p.m.|
|New York Lotto||Jackpot||6 from 1-59||11:00 p.m.|
|Powerball||Jackpot||5 from 1-69 + 1 from 1-26||10:00 p.m.|
|Mega Millions||Jackpot||5 from 1-70 + 1 from 1-25||10:45 p.m.|
|Cash4Life||Top Prize||5 from 1-60||8:45 p.m.|
|Numbers Midday||12:20 p.m.||12:20 p.m.||12:20 p.m.||12:20 p.m.||12:20 p.m.||12:20 p.m.||12:20 p.m.|
|Numbers Evening||7:30 p.m.||7:30 p.m.||7:30 p.m.||7:30 p.m.||7:30 p.m.||7:30 p.m.||7:30 p.m.|
|Win 4 Midday||12:20 p.m.||12:20 p.m.||12:20 p.m.||12:20 p.m.||12:20 p.m.||12:20 p.m.||12:20 p.m.|
|Win 4 Evening||7:30 p.m.||7:30 p.m.||7:30 p.m.||7:30 p.m.||7:30 p.m.||7:30 p.m.||7:30 p.m.|
|Take 5||11:21 p.m.||11:21 p.m.||11:21 p.m.||11:21 p.m.||11:21 p.m.||11:21 p.m.||11:21 p.m.|
|Pick 10||8:30 p.m.||8:30 p.m.||8:30 p.m.||8:30 p.m.||8:30 p.m.||8:30 p.m.||8:30 p.m.|
|New York Lotto||11:21 p.m.||11:21 p.m.|
|Powerball||10:59 p.m.||10:59 p.m.|
|Mega Millions||11:00 p.m.||11:00 p.m.|
|Cash4Life||9:00 p.m.||9:00 p.m.||9:00 p.m.||9:00 p.m.||9:00 p.m.||9:00 p.m.||9:00 p.m.|
*All times are displayed in New York local time.
Number of consecutive draws each New York State Lottery games allows you to play:
|Numbers Midday||up to 14|
|Numbers Evening||up to 14|
|Win 4 Midday||up to 14|
|Win 4 Evening||up to 14|
|Take 5||up to 7|
|Pick 10||up to 7|
|New York Lotto||up to 26|
|Powerball||up to 26|
|Mega Millions||up to 26|
|Cash4Life||up to 28|
New York Lottery Tax Information
New York Lottery Federal, and state tax withholdings on winnings for U.S. citizens or residents.
|Over $5,000||State Tax||8.8%|
|Over $5,000||Federal Tax||24.0%|
If the winner is not a U.S. citizen or is not a US resident, New York Lottery tax withholdings on winnings are as such:
|Over $5,000||State Tax||8.8%|
|Over $5,000||Federal Tax||24.0%|
|Over $5,000||Just NYC Residents||3.9%|
The New York Lottery
The lottery in New York started in 1967 and is fully state-operated. In 2013, it merged its operations with the New York State Racing and Wagering Board, which resulted in the newly formed New York State Gaming Commission.
It joined the national lotteries, Powerball and Mega Millions, in 2009, and now offers eight other games. These include New York Lotto, Pick 10, Take 5, Cash4Life, Numbers Midday and Evening, and Win 4 Midday and Evening.
Initially, its motto was “Your Chance of a Lifetime to Help Education,” inspired by the state’s pledge to fund education with the lottery’s profits. The New York Lottery upheld its promise, raising over $68 billion to date, and continues to support schools to this day.
However, it’s since changed its slogan to “Hey, you never know.”
New York Lottery FAQ
To play in the New York State Lottery, you need to be 18 years or older. Besides buying tickets at authorized retailers, you can also purchase lottery tickets online for Mega Millions, Cash4Life, and New York Lotto. However, keep in mind that telephone and mail purchases are prohibited.
The New York Lottery also allows players to buy tickets for multiple draws in advance. You can purchase up to 14 draws for Numbers Midday, Numbers Evening, Win 4 Midday, and Win 4 Evening. Additionally, seven advanced draws are available for Take 5 and Pick 10, while New York Lotto, Powerball, Mega Millions, and Cash4Life allow you to buy as many as 28 advanced picks.
Although you won’t find the New York Lottery Lucky for Life game, you can choose from ten other lotteries. The rewards for each game vary, with some offering a top prize and others featuring a jackpot.
Let’s examine each game and its New York Lottery numbers:
Numbers Midday – Pick three numbers between 0-9
Numbers Evening – Pick three numbers between 0-9
Win 4 Midday – Pick four numbers between 0-9
Win 4 Evening – Pick four numbers between 0-9
Take 5 – Pick five numbers between 1-39
Pick 10 – Pick ten numbers between 1-80
New York Lotto – Pick six numbers between 1-59
Powerball – Pick five numbers between 1-69 and an extra number between 1-26
Mega Millions – Pick five numbers between 1-70 and an extra number between 1-25
Cash4Life – Pick five numbers between 1-60
Like many state lotteries, New York provides winners with two options: a single lump sum or an annuity payment that spans 26 years. After the compulsory press event that highlights the lucky participants, you can expect to receive your winnings within a minimum of three days.
If you win $600 or less, you can claim your prize money at a licensed retail location, or any New York Lottery Customer Service Centers:
Buffalo Claim Center
Fishkill Claim Center
Long Island Claim Center
Schenectady Claim Center
Syracuse Claim Center
Resorts World Casino Claim Center
Empire City Casino Yonkers Raceway Claim Center
Saratoga Casino Hotel Claim Center
Finger Lakes Gaming & Racetrack Claim Center
Hamburg Gaming Claim Center
Tioga Downs Casino Claim Center
Vernon Downs Casino & Hotel Claim Center
Batavia Downs Gaming Claim Center
Jake’s 58 Claim Center
Additionally, all prizes worth $601 or more must be claimed at a New York Lottery Customer Service Center. The other option is to complete a claim form and send it via mail. However, if you choose the latter, make sure you use registered mail; otherwise, you’ll go through endless hassles if your ticket gets lost.
All games in the New York Lottery use a specific range of numbers. To win, you need to choose the same numbers that you think will appear in the draw. For example, Take 5 includes all numbers between 1-39, which means that you need to select five figures in this range on your ticket.
Then, if the draw picks the same five New York Lottery winning numbers, you’ll walk away with the jackpot prize. However, remember that if someone else also wins, the jackpot will be shared between all the winners.
Since its inception in 1967, the New York Lottery has awarded many prizes. Here are the top three biggest New York lottery winners thus far:
$72.5 million in 1994
$65 million in 2007
$58 million in 2006
You can check the results of the New York Lottery games as follows:
Numbers Midday draws take place every day at 12:20 pm
Numbers Evening draws take place every day at 7:30 pm
Win 4 Midday draws take place every day at 12:20 pm
Win 4 Evening draws take place every day at 7:30 pm
Take 5 draws take place every day at 11:21 pm
Pick 10 draws take place every day at 8:30 pm
New York Lotto draws take place on Wednesdays and Saturdays at 11:21 pm
New York Lottery Powerball draws take place on Wednesdays and Saturdays at 10:59 pm
New York Lottery Mega Millions draws take place on Tuesdays and Fridays at 11:00 pm
Cash4Life draws take place every day at 9:00 pm
The New York Lottery app offers you extra winning opportunities in the form of Collect ‘N Win and Extended Play.
Once you download the app, enter your ticket details (provided it’s not a winner), or use the New York Lottery ticket scanner to have a second chance at instant wins, play New York Lottery scratch games, and receive promotions. Furthermore, you can access New York Lottery codes and check the lottery results instantly.
Yes. The state withholds taxes for US citizens as follows:
State tax: 8.82%
Federal tax: 24%
Furthermore, if you reside in Yonkers, you’re taxed an additional 1.477%, resulting in a total of 34.297%.
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