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Playing Lotto, Mega Millions, Power Ball, Sweet Million, Instant Games, and More

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All you need is a dollar and a dream. Well, these days, many of the games cost $2, $5, and even $10. But New York Lottery’s jackpot and instant-win games still offer New Yorkers long shots at major bucks.

Fun New York Lottery Facts

  • All revenue earned by the lottery goes to support education in New York State.

  • Lotto and Mega Million jackpots are estimated based on projected sales. Projected sales estimations take into account recent historic trends, weather, competing jackpots and how much potential players are distracted by current events.


  • Each Instant Game is different, offering different odds and prize levels. The majority of Instant Games' overall odds of winning any prize is approximately 1 in 5.


  • All cash prize-winning tickets must be redeemed within one year from the date of the drawing.


New York Lottery Instant Scratch-Off Games

If you need instant gratification, New York Lottery offers a wide selection of instant-win, scratch-off games. They introduce approximately two new games every month at prices of $1, $2, $5 and $10. Popular instant games include King Kong, with a record $8 million top prize, and Set For Life, which pays the grand prize winner $5,000 a week for life.

Learn about the most popular New York Lottery jackpot games -- including Lotto, Mega Millions, Powerball, and Sweet Million..
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