Go to any New York Lottery retailer,and pick up a playslip, or tell the retailer your three lucky numbers and that you want to play New York Daily Numbers. Be sure to tell the retailer the drawing you want to play: Midday and/or Evening. If you do not, the Lottery terminal will automatically pick the next available drawing. It's as easy as that.
SELECT THREE NUMBERS
Using a blue or black pen or pencil, select three numbers in each game you want to play. Each playslip has three games. You can play 1, 2 or 3 games.
SELECT A WAGER TYPE
For each game played, select a wager type: straight, box, straight/ box, combination, or close enough. For an explanation of wager types go to our Chances of Winning section for more details.
SELECT AN AMOUNT TO WAGER
For each game played, select an amount to wager: 50¢ or $1.00. Note: straight/ box wagers are $1.00 (50¢ for straight/ 50¢ for box).
SELECT THE NUMBER OF TICKETS
You can play up to ten tickets per game panel. If you want to play more than one ticket per game panel, select the number of tickets desired. For a single play, no mark is required. Don't forget to tell the retailer Midday or Evening drawing.
SELECT THE NUMBER OF DAYS
If you want to play for more than one day, select number of days and tell your Lottery retailer if you want to play Midday only, Evening only or both daily draws each day of advance play. You will receive one ticket for Midday drawings and a separate ticket for Evening drawings. Each ticket will be clearly marked "Midday" or "Evening".
HAND YOUR PLAYSLIP TO THE RETAILER
Hand your completed playslip to any New York Lottery retailer for processing. And good luck!
PLAY IT AGAIN
For your convenience, the Play It Again feature allows you to purchase an exact duplicate of a ticket you purchased within the last 30 days. Simply hand the retailer your ticket and ask to “Play It Again”. An identical ticket (same numbers, wager type and wager amount) for the next available draw will be produced. The cost of the “Play It Again” ticket is the same as your original ticket.
QUICK PICK OPTION
If you can't think of three numbers, just mark the Quick Pick option to have the computer randomly select all of your numbers for you. No partial quick picks are allowed.
PLAY INSTANT WIN!
Play one set of Numbers at any wager level (straight, boxed, combo, FR/BK pair). Add Instant Win to your wager for an extra $1. Match one or more of your numbers to the Instant Win numbers in the exact position and win prize(s) shown under the matches instantly.
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.