The New York Lotto is commonly regarded as the ‘Daddy’ of US lotto’s which is saying something due to the enormous competition that the US lotto market has to offer.
Founded way back in 1967 by the New York Gaming Commission, the decision to start the New York Lotto was taken in order to raise money for the state, so there is little surprise that that this lotto is extremely popular with the inhabitants of New York.
The New York Lotto can boast of raising more than sixty-four billion dollars in funds since its inception and it is just as popular now as it ever has been.
How to play the New York Lotto
A common theme with the most popular lotto’s from around the world is that they are very straightforward to play with the New York Lotto being no exception.
It is simply a matter of choosing six numbers from 1 – 59.
There is the option of having six random numbers chosen for you and this is known as the ‘Quick Pick’ with the cost of one ticket costing $1 for two plays.
This just goes to prove the popularity of the New York Lotto because when you consider that it only costs $1 for two plays, the size of the jackpots show that a huge number of tickets are sold.
Whilst other lotto’s around the world have given into pressure to put the price of a ticket up, New York have kept it the same and this is one of the big plus points for players, as people regard $1 a purchase as something that they won’t have to give too much thought to.
Draw time of New York Lotto
The draw times of the New York Lotto are every Wednesday and Saturday at the rather peculiar time of 11.21pm (local time)
The time of the last ticket sales are 11pm on those days.
Odds of winning
As well as prizes for getting between three and six numbers correct, a seventh number is drawn after the initial six and if a player gets five numbers correct, plus the seventh number, they will receive prize which is only beaten by the jackpot prize.
3 correct numbers – 1:96
4 correct numbers – 1:2 180
5 correct numbers – 1:141 415
5 correct numbers plus seventh number - 1:7 509 579
6 correct numbers – 1:45 057 474
How to check the results
As with most lotto’s in this day and age, the New York Lotto has its own YouTube channel, so it is never a problem finding out the latest results, but special mention must be given to the New York Lotto official website.
All of the results are displayed literally seconds after the draw has taken place and there is all sorts of other really interesting information available including the size of the rollover.
If you are planning on playing the New York Lotto on a regular basis, downloading the app which is available from their official website is something of a ‘no brainer’ as you will be able to check all of the latest results whilst on the move, without having to carry out various Google searches.