New York Lottery has been officially inaugurated in 1967 after the approval of a constitutional amendment by the majority of the New Yorkers. This constitutional amendment has been passed to authorize the establishment of a government-run lottery. All the revenue generated by the NY Lottery operations will be directed and utilized exclusively for the support or aid of education. Before the 20th century, lotteries run in New York were used to generate revenue for non-educational purposes. New York City hall has been built with contributions from lottery proceeds. A few other lottery proceeds contributed to the building and repairing of several roads, canals, and ferries. Additionally, those lotteries have helped in developing the manufacturing industries of New York.
New York Lottery has begun in 1967 with it’s first and foremost slogan, ‘Your Chance of a Lifetime to Help Education’. More than 34 billion dollars has been generated in revenue in aid for educational purposes. After the inception of New York Lottery, it has become an autonomous unit in collaboration with the Department of Taxation and Finance. On 1st of February 2013, the operations of New York Lottery were merged into the New York State Racing and Wagering Board which formed the New York State Gaming Commission. NY lottery results are usually updated on the internet without any delays.
The NY Lottery offers a wide range of highly exciting and entertaining games. All these games are very simple and easy to play with lucrative prizes. After playing a game here, you can wait for the New York lottery results to be announced and see if you win any. Here’s a look at the main games that are being offered by the NY Lottery:
Numbers: Number is a very basic game that involves the drawing of three-digit numbers. This game is drawn two times every day. Three numbers are drawn from the range of 0 to 9. 50 cents is the minimum wager for this game. The amount may vary for the combination wagers.
Win 4: This New York lottery game involves four drawing machines and the rest of the game model is similar to the Numbers. The wager amount is also same as the Numbers, which is 50 cents and it may vary for the combination wagers.
Take 5: This game began as a Friday-only model in 1992. Later in the year of 2000, this games has transformed into nightly. Each game costs one dollar. The drawing of five numbers from a range of 0 to 39 takes place in this game.
Sweet Million: Infamously known with the tagline ‘Sweet Millions is sweeter than sweet’, this NY lottery game has been a huge success right from the introduction. This game lets the players watch the drawing of the lottery with the help of sweet animals.
Pick 10: This game is drawn every night. From a range of 0 to 80, a total of 20 numbers are drawn. Players must choose the right set of 10 numbers, with the matching of 20 numbers lets the players win half a million in cash if your picks are among the New York winning numbers.
Lotto: This NY lotto game is drawn every Wednesday and Saturday. Players get two games with the purchase of a 1$ play. 6 numbers are drawn from a total of 59. The game offers incredible prizes if you pick the right Midday numbers from the New York Lotto results.
Cash4Life: Drawings of this game takes place on every Monday and Thursday. Each game costs you 2$ each. Players have to choose 5 numbers out of 60.
Mega Millions: On every Tuesday and Friday, this game is being drawn. Mega Millions draws five balls which are labeled with numbers ranging from 1 to 70 and the sixth ball with numbers ranging from 1 to 25.
Power ball: This is the drawing game with the highest prize potential. The games cost two dollars each. Players get to choose 5 numbers from 69 and a Powerball with the number from 1 to 26. This game is drawn on every Wednesday and Saturday.
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