New York Lotto FAQs

New York Lotto offers players the chance to win some amazing cash prizes. You can take part by visiting the Lotto Tickets page and, if you have any burning questions about the empire state’s flagship lottery game, your answer will be on this page.

Question: When are the New York Lotto drawings?

Answer: New York Lotto drawings take place on Wednesdays and Saturdays at 11:21pm EST.

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Question: When is the New York Lotto ticket cut-off time?

Answer: Tickets are on sale in New York State up until 11:00pm EST on the day of a draw, but online concierge service users will need to have bought their entries slightly before the hard cut-off. It is best to check exact times with the operator of the service.

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Question: How can I win a New York Lotto prize?

Answer: Prizes are won by matching three or more main numbers, with the multimillion dollar jackpot bagged by matching all six. There is a full list of winning tiers at the New York Lotto Prizes page.

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Question: How do I play New York Lotto from outside of the state?

Answer: Online concierge services allow lottery fans to play the biggest money games in the world from the comfort of their own homes. If you fancy giving New York Lotto a go, then click the Lotto Tickets tab now to find out more about taking part in lottery games from around the world!

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Question: Is there a cut-off date for claiming my New York Lotto prize?

Answer: All prizes must be collected within a year of the date of the winning draw.

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Question: Is there an age limit for playing New York Lotto?

Answer: Anyone over the age of 18 can take part in New York Lotto.

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Question: Will taxes be withheld from my New York Lotto prize?

Answer: Residents of New York State will have federal and state tax liabilities on prizes over US$5,000, with residents of New York City and Yonkers also obliged to pay a local tax on their winnings. Non-US citizens will have 30 percent of their winnings withheld on prizes worth US$5,000 or more. Players should check with a financial expert in their local area if they win a prize after buying tickets through a concierge service.

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Question: What are the odds of winning a prize on New York Lotto?

Answer: Your chances of winning any prize on New York Lotto stand at 1 in 46.02, with the odds on any one line matching all six winning numbers coming in at 1 in 45,057,474.

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Question: What is the minimum New York Lotto jackpot?

Answer: New York Lotto’s top prize starts at US$2 million, and it often increases in value due to rollovers. An eight-figure New York Lotto jackpot isn’t uncommon!

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Question: Is the New York Lotto jackpot capped?

Answer: There is no cap on the New York Lotto jackpot, which allows it to rise to huge amounts. Similarly the second prize, won for matching five main numbers and the Bonus Ball, can also roll over until it is eventually snapped up by a lucky ticket holder.

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Question: What was the biggest ever New York Lotto jackpot?

Answer: In June 2007, the jackpot rose to US$65 million and was won by a resident of New York City named Degli Martinez, who had to wait a year to pick up his winnings after he lost his ticket.

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Question: When will the next New York Lotto drawing take place?

Answer: Your next chance to play the New York Lotto will be on Wednesday 25th January 2017 .

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Question: How much is the latest New York Lotto jackpot?

Answer: The New York Lotto jackpot stands at $3,800,000

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Question: How much does it cost to buy a New York Lotto ticket?

Answer: The minimum amount that you can spend to play the New York Lotto is $1, this will buy you two plays.

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