- New York Lotto
How to Play New York Lotto, Info, Rules, Guides
Yes, you can buy lotteries at physical stores and also on your mobile phone via SMS, but most people in today's society prefer to play lottery online. The convenience of being able to play the New York Lotto online is both safe and very popular. How many have not bought a lot, lost it and someone else has collected the prize?
How to play New York Lotto online
To play the New York Lotto online, you must first and foremost create an account on a reliable and licensed lottery service. The best and most convenient way to play is to do it online. Then you choose 6 numbers between 1-59, pay and wait for the draw that takes place every Wednesday and Saturday. To win the jackpot, you must match all six numbers drawn.
Create an account on a reliable lottery service
Choose 6 numbers from 1-59
Choose your own numbers or use the speed dial
The history of New York Lotto
Why not take a chance and play the New York Lotto. It is not a new lottery but was founded in 1966 after the people of New York voted for it to become a state lottery. “Your chance of a lifetime to help education” is the lottery slogan and of course it has provided billions of dollars for education.
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New York Lotto Prizes and Odds
New York Lotto jackpots begin at US$2 million but regularly rise well above that due to rollovers. There are five New York Lotto winning prize tiers in total.
New York Lotto Prize Tiers and Winning Odds
Players pay US$1 for two lines, choosing six numbers from 1 to 59 and winning the jackpot by matching them all. A Bonus Ball is also drawn on the night and increases the prize when matched by someone who has also matched five main numbers.
Here are the prize tiers and the chances of winning for each:
|Numbers Matched||Odds of winning (each line)||Odds for a US$1 play (2 lines)|
|Six||1 in 45,057,474.00||1 in 22,528,737.00|
|Five + Bonus||1 in 7,509,579.00||1 in 3,754,789.50|
|Five||1 in 144,414.98||1 in 72,207.49|
|Four||1 in 2,179.85||1 in 1,089.92|
|Three||1 in 96.17||1 in 48.08|
Ticket holders are awarded US$1 for matching three numbers, with the other prize payouts dependent on ticket sales and the number of winning players within that tier. If the jackpot is not won then it will roll over, often reaching eight figures before it is won. In addition, the second-tier prize will also roll over if not won in a particular draw. The odds for winning any New York Lotto prize are 1 in 46.02.
In July 2007, Degli Martinez of Queens in New York City was awarded a record US$65 million jackpot a year after the date of the draw in which he won. Martinez possessed the jackpot receipt but had lost the winning ticket, meaning that the payout was not as straightforward as usual. The case was investigated by the police and when the one year deadline for collecting the winnings passed without anyone else coming forward, he was awarded his prize.