New York (NY) Lottery Results and Winning Numbers (2024)

New York Lottery Games

The New York Lottery was founded in 1967, becoming one of the first US states to have such games. Since its launch, the New York Lottery has used its proceeds to help fund schools and education initiatives across the state and, to date, has distributed over $70 billion to such causes.

As of June 2021, the New York Lottery operates six state-level games in addition to being part of the multi-jurisdictional Powerball, Mega Millions and Cash4Life games.


Powerball is one of the world’s most famous lottery games, as well as being one of the hardest to win!

Tickets cost $2.00, with players entering Powerball by choosing five numbers between 1 and 69 and a Powerball number between 1 and 26, with Quick Pick also being available. Players can also add Power Play to their ticket for $1.00 to multiply non-jackpot winnings up to 10 times!


Lotto is New York’s main traditional lottery game, with players entering two sets of six numbers between 1 and 59 for just $1.00.

Jackpot winners have the choice of taking a lump-sum payout or annual payments over 26 years, with several secondary prize tiers also being available.

Mega Millions

Mega Millions is another world-famous lottery that is even harder to win than Powerball!

Entry costs $2.00, with players selecting five numbers between 1 and 70 and a Mega Ball number between 1 and 25, or opting for a Quick Pick for random selections. Players can also add a Megaplier to their ticket for $1.00, which multiplies non-jackpot winnings by up to 10 times.


Cash4Life is a popular multi-jurisdictional game played across nine states, giving players the chance to win annual payouts for 20 years or a take-home lump-sum jackpot of $7 million.

Entry costs $2.00, with players choosing five main numbers from 1 to 60 and a Cash Ball number between 1 and 4. Quick Pick is also available for those who want to play with random selections.


Numbers is a traditional Pick 3 game with various opportunities to win prizes. The jackpot is won by choosing three numbers from 0 to 9 and by matching them in order, with players able to bet on matching numbers in any order, too, or by matching the first or last two numbers.

Win 4

Win 4 is a traditional Pick 4 game with several ways to bet and win prizes. The jackpot is won by choosing four numbers from 0 to 9 and by matching them in order, with players also given the option to bet on matching these numbers in any order, different pairs of numbers, or combinations of numbers when identical selections are chosen.

Take 5

Take 5 is a simple 5 from 39 lottery that gives players the chance to win over $50,000 every evening. Players can manually choose five numbers between 1 and 39 or go for a Quick Pick. Advance Play is also available.

Quick Draw/Money Dots

Quick Draw and Money Dots draws take place every four minutes around the clock, but with an enforced break between 03:30 and 04:00.

Quick Draw is a Keno-style lottery in which 20 balls are drawn from a selection of 80, with players needing to match 10 balls to win the jackpot. Money Dots is an additional game that can be entered alongside Quick Draw or as a separate game, although the results are always published together.

Money Dots is a Quick Pick-only draw, with each $1.00 ticket providing players with eight random numbers. Following the Quick Draw, an additional draw takes place from the remaining 60 balls to produce the Money Dot, with prizes of up to $50 being available.

Pick 10

Pick 10 is a Keno-style lottery with different prize tiers to Quick Draw, but otherwise maintaining the same format.

Players must choose 10 numbers from 1 to 80 and match them against the 20 numbers drawn to win the jackpot.

The key difference between Pick 10 and Quick Draw is that by betting on 10 numbers in Pick 10, players only win by matching these exact 10 numbers, whereas in Quick Draw, players win prizes even if only a selection of their numbers are drawn.

New York Lottery Game Schedule

The table below provides an overview of the schedule for each New York lottery game.

Powerball 22:59 22:59 22:59
Lotto 20:15 20:15
Mega Millions 23:00 23:00
Cash4Life 21:00 21:00 21:00 21:00 21:00 21:00 21:00
Numbers 14:30
Win 4 14:30
Take 5 22:30 22:30 22:30 22:30 22:30 22:30 22:30
Quick Draw/Money Dots Every four minutes, but pausing from 03:30 to 04:00.
Pick 10 20:30 20:30 20:30 20:30 20:30 20:30 20:30

New York Lottery Odds and Jackpots

Money Dots offers the most attractive winning odds at just 1 in 400, albeit for a very small jackpot! The Cash4Life game perhaps offers the best-value odds at 1 in 21,846,048, with the opportunity to win $1,000 a day for 20 years or a $7 million lump sum.

Lottery Game Winning Odds Minimum Jackpot
Mega Millions 1 in 302,575,350 $40 million
Powerball 1 in 292,201,338 $40 million
Lotto 1 in 45,057,474 $2 million
Cash4Life 1 in 21,846,048 $1,000 a day for life
($7 million if players take the lump-sum option)
Pick 10 1 in 8,911,711 $500,000
Quick Draw 1 in 8,911,711 $100,000
Take 5 1 in 575,757 $57,575.70
Win 4 1 in 10,000 $2,500
Numbers 1 in 1,000 $250
Money Dots 1 in 400 $50

New York Lottery Advance Play Options

Most New York Lottery games have Advance Play options, with the number of draws that players can enter at once being highlighted in the below table.

Lottery Game Advance Draws Players Can Enter
Numbers Up to 7
Win 4 Up to 7
Take 5 Up to 7
Pick 10 Up to 7
Lotto Up to 26
Powerball Up to 26
Mega Millions Up to 26
Cash4Life Up to 28

New York Lottery Subscription

The New York Lottery offers a subscription service that enables players to order, renew and manage their Mega Millions, Cash4Life and Lotto entries online, as well as to enhance existing Advance Play options.

Players can enter draws for up to one year at a time, in addition to a group subscription for those who play with friends, family members or work colleagues.

Prizes of under $600 can be credited to the subscription account and toward future payments.

New York Lottery Scratch-Offs

Scratch-offs offer a variety of prizes, with jackpots typically being proportionate to the cost of the ticket. New York Lottery scratch-offs range in price from $1.00 to $30, with jackpots ranging from $100 to $10 million!

In general, the overall odds of winning a prize range from 1 in 3 to 1 in 5 across all scratch-offs. The odds of winning the highest jackpots on the most lucrative scratchcards are typically around 1 in 3.5 million.

The New York Lottery specifies that scratch-offs should be removed from sale once all available jackpots have been claimed.

As with lottery games, some scratch-offs provide regular payout prizes rather than lump sum options.

Detailed information is available on the official New York Lottery website about scratch-offs, prize tiers, payouts and odds.

New York Lottery Tax Information

The tables below highlight the taxes paid on New York Lottery prizes. Although the New York Lottery withholds tax at source, U.S. citizens and residents are still required to disclose wins on their tax returns.

New York Lottery Taxes for U.S. citizens and residents amount to 32.82% on prizes exceeding $5,000, as detailed below.

Prize Value Tax Percentage
Over $5,000 State Taxes 8.82%
Federal Taxes 24%

New York Lottery Taxes for New York City residents amount to 36.696% on prizes exceeding $5,000, as detailed below.

Prize Value Tax Percentage
Over $5,000 State Taxes 8.82%
Federal Taxes 24%
City Taxes 3.876%

New York Lottery Taxes for Yonkers residents amount to 34.297% on prizes exceeding $5,000, as detailed below.

Prize Value Tax Percentage
Over $5,000 State Taxes 8.82%
Federal Taxes 24%
City Taxes 1.477%

New York Lottery Taxes for non-U.S. citizens, non-residents or anyone that fails to provide a Social Security Number amount to 38.82% on all prizes of over $600, as detailed below.

Prize Value Tax Percentage
Over $600 State Taxes 8.82%
Federal Taxes 30%

How to Claim New York Lottery Payouts

Prize winners have a range of available options for claiming their winnings.

Prizes of up to $600 can be claimed by:

  • Visiting any licensed New York Lottery retailer.
  • Scheduling an appointment at a New York Lottery Customer Service Center.
  • Mailing in a completed claim form.

Players only need their ticket to claim winnings at a retailer, with players who visit a Customer Service Center or claiming via mail needing to provide a valid government-issued ID and a completed claim form in addition to their ticket.

Prizes exceeding $601 cannot be claimed at retailers. Players can:

  • Schedule an appointment at a New York Lottery Customer Service Center.
  • Visit a local Prize Center.
  • Mail in a completed claim form.

To claim these prizes, players must provide a valid social security number in addition to their ticket, completed claim form and ID.

Claim forms can be downloaded directly from the New York Lottery here .

How to Contact the New York Lottery

Operator Games Official Website Main Address Local Tel. No.
New York Lottery Powerball
Mega Millions
Win 4
Take 5
Quick Draw Money Dots
Pick 10 NYS Gaming Commission,
One Broadway Center,
P.O. Box 7500 Schenectady,
NY 12301-7500
+1 (518) 388-3300

Which New York Lottery scratch-off has the biggest jackpot?

While the value of the most lucrative New York Lottery scratch-offs change periodically, the biggest jackpots on offer are typically $10 million.

Can I buy New York Lottery tickets online?

No. New York Lottery tickets are only available from authorized lottery retailers across the state; however, players can sign up and pay for the New York Lottery subscription service online.

How much tax is paid on New York Lottery winnings?

Tax of between 32.82% and 38.82% applies on New York Lottery winnings, depending on where players live and their citizenship and residency status.

For U.S. citizens and residents, a 32.82% tax applies on all New York Lottery prizes of over $5,000, of which 8.82% is state tax and 24% is federal tax.

Residents of New York City pay an additional 3.876% in city taxes, amounting to a tax rate of 36.696% on their lottery prizes.

Residents of Yonkers pay an additional 1.477% tax on top of state and federal taxes, amounting to a tax rate of 34.297%.

Non-U.S. citizens or non-residents pay the highest tax rates of all, with 8.82% state tax and 30% federal tax applying to all prizes over $600.

How do New York Lottery winners get paid?

Payouts depend on the specific rules and structures of each game. While some lottery games offer the choice of receiving regular payments or a lump sum, others only pay out a lump sum.

How long does it take to receive New York Lottery winnings?

Lottery winnings of up to $600 can be paid out immediately at any authorized lottery retailer. Non-jackpot prizes of higher values typically take one to two days to be paid out, with jackpots usually being paid within five to 10 working days after making a claim.

How is the $1,000 a day Cash4Life jackpot paid out?

Players who win the Cash4Life jackpot have the option to receive 20 annual payments of $365,000 or a lump sum jackpot of $7 million. Another benefit of Cash4Life is that all jackpot winners win the full prize if there is more than one winner during a specific draw!

New York (NY) Lottery Results and Winning Numbers (2024)


How to guess winning lottery numbers? ›

9 Ways Lottery Players Choose Their Winning Numbers
  1. Birthdays & Anniversaries. Many people choose numbers that hold personal significance, such as birthdays or special dates. ...
  2. Lucky Numbers. ...
  3. Going Random. ...
  4. Family Member's Ages. ...
  5. Random Patterns. ...
  6. Dreams & Intuition. ...
  7. Recurring Numbers. ...
  8. Fortune Cookies.
Mar 26, 2024

What do I win if I have three numbers on the New York Lotto? ›

Six from 1 to 59 numbers are drawn, followed by a bonus ball from the remaining 53 numbers. Matching three numbers wins $1; other winners share parimutuel prizes.

What time is the evening pick 3 in New York? ›

View playslip for more details. See if you've won! Results are drawn every day, twice daily – at midday (2:30 PM) and in the evening (10:30 PM).

Did anyone win the Powerball tonight? ›

Complete game information and prize claiming instructions are available at all Lottery retailers. There was no jackpot winner in California for this draw. But there are 38,084 winning tickets! Get your ticket for the next draw.

What are the 6 luckiest numbers in the lottery? ›

The most frequently drawn winning numbers from the main barrel are 17, 7, 11, 2, 3 and 9, while the least frequently drawn are 33, 15, 34, 31, 26 and 1.

What numbers are most likely to win lottery? ›

The lottery numbers most likely to win big
  • The number 28 is drawn most often across all lotteries, with an average frequency of 201.4.
  • The numbers 16 and 39 are second and third, with average frequencies of 200.6 and 199, respectively.
  • The unluckiest lottery number is 47, with a frequency of just 138.
Apr 4, 2024

How many numbers do you need to win something in NY Lotto? ›

The LOTTO jackpot for matching all six (6) numbers starts at $2 Million. Matching five (5) numbers and the bonus number awards the 2nd place prize, starting around $10,000.

How much do you win for 3 numbers on Lotto? ›

4 Matching Numbers4th Prize40
3 Matching Numbers4th Prize20
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How much do you win if you get two numbers in lotto? ›

You win 4,000.00 for every 10.00 play, if your selected 2-number combination match the winning 2-number combination in exact order.

What is a 3-way box? ›

If two (2) of the three (3) numbers played are identical (e.g. 112), there are only three (3) possible combinations of those numbers. This type of box play is called a “3-way box”.

What does "box" mean in lottery? ›

In the Pick 4 lottery game, the "Straight/Box" play type is a combination of both the "Straight" and "Box" play styles. This means you have two ways to win: either match the winning numbers in exact order (Straight) or in any order (Box).

How many numbers do you need to win Cash4Life NY? ›

New York Lottery: Official Site. Choose five numbers from 1 to 60 and one number from 1 to 4 to be your Cash Ball. To win the Cash4Life Top Prize, match the six numbers on your ticket to the winning six-number combination drawn (five numbers plus the Cash Ball). Want to see full details on the playslip?

How to win at Powerball? ›

The jackpot is won by matching all five white balls in any order and the red Powerball. Jackpot winners may choose to receive their prize as an annuity, paid in 30 graduated payments over 29 years, or a lump-sum payment.

How many numbers do you need to win a prize in Powerball? ›

To win, match one of the nine ways to win: 5 white balls + 1 red Powerball = Grand prize. 5 white balls = $1 million. 4 white balls + 1 red Powerball = $50,000.

Where was the Powerball won? ›

Someone in Florida woke up richer this morning after winning the $215 million Powerball jackpot in Monday night's lottery drawing. The winning ticket was purchased at a Publix on Biscayne Boulevard in Miami Shores, the Florida Lottery announced Tuesday morning.

What are the 5 most drawn numbers in the lottery? ›

The five most frequent numbers are 17, 31, 10, 46, and 20 — all five have been drawn at least once since the last Mega Millions jackpot was won in December. As for the Mega Ball, only six numbers have been drawn more than 100 times: 1, 3, 9, 10, 15, and 7.

Do most lottery winners pick their own numbers? ›

Chances of winning the lotto between playing quick picks or selecting your own numbers are both equal. “Around 70 to 80 percent of Powerball players use Quick Pick tickets, and the same percentage of winning entries are Quick Picks,” one report said.

Is there a way to mathematically win the lottery? ›

Because winning numbers are chosen randomly, mathematics/statistics are not going to help you pick the winning number. However, you increase your chances of winning more (i.e., not sharing the jackpot) if you can pick numbers others don't pick.

How to increase chances of winning lottery? ›

So how can you increase your odds? To better your chances of winning any lottery, you have to buy more tickets, he said. The more tickets, the more chances of choosing the right combination of numbers.


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