General information about NY Lotto Numbers
This is the US based lottery game that was launched in September, 1980, or 39 years, 11 months and 10 days ago. NY Lottery Numbers is currently available only in New York. This is a widely popular lottery, but it has still always been known as NY Lottery Numbers. The game-play format wasn’t changing since the game was launched. The lottery is operated by New York Lottery. In case you want to know more about New York Lottery, here is their official website: http://nylottery.ny.gov/wps/portal/Home/Lottery/Home. NY Numbers results may be found there as well, by the way. As for their support service, New York Lottery can be reached via the following contact details:
- Main Office: 518-388-3300
- HQ: 165 Genesee St., Buffalo, NY 14203
Keep in mind that players must be 18 or over to play.
Check NY Numbers results
NY Numbers results are aired right after the drawings that take place in the headquarters of New York Lottery in Buffalo. At the moment, draws are held 14 times a week. To be more precise, they are held on each day of the week, at 12:24 PM and 7:35 PM Eastern Time. The numbers are drawn using the Mechanical Lottery Ball Machine. In case you were curious, the first ever draw was held on September 2, 1980, or 39 years, 11 months and 10 days ago.
How it works: picking up NY Numbers numbers
The currently applied format is as follows: 3 / 0-9. As you can see, players are to choose three main NY Numbers numbers from the range between 0 and 9 NY Numbers numbers. Pay attention that there are neither bonus, nor additional numbers. Instead of this, however, there is the so called Lucky Sum number, which is the sum of numbers drawn. If the sum of your numbers equals the Lucky Sum, you win a prize.
NY Lotto Numbers winning odds & prize categories
The lottery currently offers six prize categories. NY Lottery Numbers offers no jackpot to its players. The top prize is $500. Luckily, the fact that this is quite a modest amount is compensated by indeed high winning odds! As shown by official estimates, the odds of winning the top prize are 1 in 1,000. In particular, you will have to correctly guess all the three NY Numbers numbers. The basic thing is to guess them in the exact order. For more information, please look at the table below:
1 : 1000
1 : 333
1 : 167
Straight / Box, 3-Way
1 : 333
Straight / Box, 6-Way
1 : 167
1 : 333
1 : 167
Front / Back Pair
1 : 100
The overall winning chances, in turn, are 1 in 5,6.
NY Lotto Numbers prices
The minimum cost of playing is $0.50, but it is possible to choose higher wager (up to $5). The lottery does not offer any opportunities to multiply prizes. No add-on games are provided, either.
Hot and cold NY Numbers numbers
The lottery’s most often drawn numbers are 2, 3, 9 (Midday) and 9, 1, 6 (Evening). The cold, or the least frequent numbers are 8, 6, 1 (Midday) and 8, 7, 3 (Evening).
Payouts of NY Lotto Numbers prizes
Prizes greater than $600 can be received at the lottery customer service centers, while smaller amounts are payable by lottery retailers. Apart from this, winning tickets can be sent by mail. A great thing is that NY Lottery Numbers winnings are tax free. According to local laws, taxes are only deducted from winnings over $5,000. One more thing to take into account is that all the prizes are to be claimed within one year from the day of the draw or otherwise the winning ticket expires, regardless of NY Numbers results.