Go to any New York Lottery retailer and pick up a playcard with 10 game panels. Each panel shows squares numbered 1 through 59.
PICK 6 NUMBERS
Pick 6 numbers from 1 through 59.
USE A BLUE OR BLACK PEN OR PENCIL
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.
SELECT A WAGER AMOUNT
The minimum play is $1 for two (2) game panels. Or you can play up to $5 on the 10-playcard.
YOU DO NOT HAVE TO CHOOSE YOUR PAYMENT OPTION AT TIME OF PURCHASE
If you win a jackpot, you will have up to sixty (60) days to choose either "Annuity Payments" or "Lump Sum Cash Value," from the date you claim your prize at the Lottery Customer Service Center.
GIVE YOUR PLAYCARD TO A NEW YORK LOTTERY RETAILER
Turn in your playcard to the retailer, and you'll receive a separate ticket for each playcard processed.
VERIFY YOUR TICKET
Check your ticket(s) to verify the numbers and the date printed are correct. LOTTO tickets cannot be cancelled.
In order to win the second prize, you must match at least 5 of the 6 numbers drawn plus the Bonus Number. The Bonus Number is the seventh number drawn and is used only for the 2ND prize level. The Bonus Number is not identified on your ticket as a separate number. The Bonus number is not used for the lower prize level payouts.
BECOME A LOTTO SUBSCRIBER
Don't miss a drawing. Become a LOTTO subscriber. Click here for details.
That's it! Then all you have to do is wait and see if you're a winner! Watch our live TV drawings on Wednesdays and Saturdays at 11:21 p.m. Click here to find the TV station in your area and other ways to find out if you're a winner.
WHEN TO PLAY
You can try your luck seven days a week, 4:00 a.m. until terminals close at 3:30 a.m. or 11:00 p.m. on draw nights when the game closes. To avoid last minute lines, play early.
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.