Go to any New York Lottery retailer, and pick up a playslip.
SELECT FIVE NUMBERS
Using a blue or black pen or pencil, select five numbers from 1 through 39, and fill in your chosen squares as instructed on the playslip. Or save time by choosing Quick Pick and letting the computer randomly select the numbers for you.
PLAY UP TO FIVE TIMES ON ONE PLAYSLIP
Each playslip has five game panels, each with squares numbered 1 through 39, so you can play up to five times on each playslip.
SELECT AN AMOUNT TO WAGER
The minimum play is $1 for one game, but you can play up to $5 on the five game playslip.
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.
HAND YOUR PLAYSLIP TO A NEW YORK LOTTERY RETAILER
Hand your playslip to the retailer, and you'll receive a separate ticket for each playslip processed.
VERIFY YOUR TICKET IS CORRECT
Check your ticket(s) to verify that the numbers and the dates printed are correct. Take 5 tickets cannot be cancelled.
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. Drawings are held daily, and you can play up to 11 p.m. before each night's draw. On draw nights, play up to 11:00 pm for that night's draw.
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.
PLAY IN ADVANCE
Select the number of drawings in which you wish to participate on the playslip. You can play up to 7 drawings in advance all on one ticket.
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.