Go to any New York Lottery retailer, and pick up a playcard.
SELECT FIVE NUMBERS
Select five numbers from 1 through 39, and fill in your chosen squares as instructed on the playcard. Or save time by choosing Quick Pick and letting the computer randomly select the numbers for you.
PLAY UP TO FIVE TIMES ON ONE PLAYCARD
Each playcard has five game panels, each with squares numbered 1 through 39, so you can play up to five times on each playcard.
SELECT AN AMOUNT TO WAGER
The minimum play is $1 for one game. Or you can play up to $5 on the five game playcard.
SELECT THE NUMBER OF DRAWINGS
Select the number of drawings in which you wish to participate. You can play up to 7 drawings in advance all on one ticket.
GIVE YOUR PLAYCARD TO A NEW YORK LOTTERY RETAILER
Give your playcard to the retailer, and you'll receive a separate ticket for each playcard processed.
VERIFY YOUR TICKET IS CORRECT
Check your ticket(s) to verify that the numbers and the dates printed are correct.
That's it! Then all you have to do is wait and see if you're a winner! Watch our live TV drawings every night at 11:21 p.m. Click here to find the TV station your area and other ways to find out if you've won!
WHEN TO PLAY
You can try your luck seven days a week. On draw nights, play up to 10:45 pm for that night's draw.
PLAY IN ADVANCE
Select the number of drawings in which you wish to participate on the playcard. You can play up to 7 drawings in advance all on one ticket.
Take Five mail-in subscriptions are not offered at this time.
PLAY INSTANT WIN!
Play your regular Take 5 numbers. Add Instant Win to your wager for an extra $1. Match one or more of your Take 5 numbers to any of the Instant Win numbers and win prize(s) shown instantly. Cash your prize immediately and receive an exchange ticket for the nightly drawing.
All transactions subject to New York Lottery and Gaming Commission rules and regulations. You must be 18 or older to buy a New York Lottery ticket. You must be 21 or older to buy a Quick Draw ticket where alcoholic beverages are served. The information on this website is believed to be accurate. In the event of a discrepancy between the information displayed on this website concerning winning numbers and prize payouts and the information in the official records maintained by the New York Lottery's Drawing Unit, the records maintained by the Drawing Unit shall prevail.