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How to Play New York Lotto:

  1. Go to any New York Lottery retailer and pick up a playcard with 10 game panels. Each panel shows squares numbered 1 through 59.
  2. Pick 6 numbers from 1 through 59.
  3. Using a black pencil or a black or blue ballpoint pen (red ink will not be accepted), fill in your choice of any 6 of the 59 numbered squares in a game panel. Or save time by choosing Quick Pick and letting the computer randomly select numbers for you.
  4. The minimum play is $1 for two (2) game panels. Or you can play up to $5 on the 10-playcard.
  5. In the Jackpot Prize Payment Option box on the front of the playcard, you must mark how you want to be paid should you win the jackpot prize. Choose the "26 Annual Payments" box if you wish to receive the prize in 26 graduated annual payments. Choose the "Lump Sum Cash Value" box if you wish to receive the prize in a lump sum cash payment. Note: Jackpot winners who select the lump sum cash value option will receive the estimated present cash value of the advertised amount. This amount will be less than the advertised jackpot.
  6. Turn in your playcard to the retailer, and you'll receive a separate ticket for each playcard processed.
  7. Check your ticket(s) to verify that the numbers and the date printed are correct. LOTTO tickets cannot be cancelled.

Prize Payout:

Numbers Matched Prize
Chances of
On a $1 Play
Six 1st 1:45,057,474.00 1:22,528,737.00
Five + bonus 2nd 1:7,509,579.00 1:3,754,789.50
Five 3rd 1:144,414.98 1:72,207.49
Four 4th 1:2,179.85 1:1,089.92
Three 5th 1:96.17 1:48.08
Note: Prizes are paid on a pari-mutuel basis and must be claimed within one year of the draw date.

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