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Champions of Cash Frequently Asked Questions
How much does a Champions of Cash scratch-off ticket cost?

$2 for the chance to scratch or swipe your way to winning up to $25,000.

How much can I win?

You can win anywhere from $2 to $25,000 per ticket. Even a non-winning card gives players the chance to earn Experience Points and compete on a leaderboard.

How do I redeem my cash prize?

Cash prizes won on Champions of Cash must be redeemed at a New York Lottery retailer or at New York Lottery Customer Service Centers, depending upon the size of the prize. Click here for detailed claim instructions.

Where can I buy one?

You can purchase a Champions of Cash ticket in any of the 14,500 New York Lottery retailers across the state who sell scratch-off games.

How much does the app cost?

The NY Lottery 3D app is free to download.

How can I download the app?

The app can be downloaded from Google Play and the App store, and is accessible through

How do I play it?

Each ticket offers two ways to play: traditional scratch-off and the new 3D experience. Click here to learn more about Champions of Cash.

To play in 3D, you just need to follow five steps:

STEP 1. Download the NY Lottery 3D app
STEP 2. Purchase a Champions of Cash ticket at retail
STEP 3. Scratch to reveal the code on the top half of the ticket
STEP 4. Open the app and swipe to select the sport you’d like to play
STEP 5. Scan the code to launch the 3D sports experience and play to reveal your prize

Can I play more than once?

Each ticket purchased provides one play experience – either traditional scratch or 3D – to reveal prizes or Experience Points won.

How do the winnings work?

Players receive the same results and winnings whether they’ve scratched the ticket’s game area or played the ticket in 3D on their smart phone.

Can I play Champions of Cash without buying a ticket?

No, a ticket must be purchased at a New York Lottery retailer in order to play the game.

Can I share my winning experience?

Yes! Winnings can be captured and shared to social networks directly through the app. When using the app, gameplay can also be posted to social networks directly through the app.

Can I choose the sport I want to play?

When the app is opened, players have the opportunity to select the sport they wish to play. At launch, players can choose basketball or baseball. Football will be added on 4/11 and Soccer will be added on 4/25.

Are there other New York Lottery scratch-off games I can play in 3D?

Champions of Cash is the second 3D game available from the New York Lottery. Gold Castle, which was launched in July 2016, can also be played in 3D as long as the game is available for sale.

What if I don’t live in New York?

Non-New York residents can play the game, but tickets must be purchased in New York State.

Is this online gambling?

No. It’s an evolution of a new way to play a single scratch-off ticket.

How old to I have to be to play Champions of Cash?

Per New York State law, players must be 18 years or older to purchase lottery tickets.

What is the leaderboard?

The Champions of Cash Leaderboard is where users can see how they stack up against other players, organized by weekly and overall score. Experience Points are awarded with every ticket purchased, so players always get the chance to 'move the ball forward’.

Is the leaderboard for one game or all NY Lottery 3D games?

The leaderboard accumulates points for the Champions of Cash and Gold Castle NY Lottery 3D games.

When does the leaderboard reset every week?

The weekly leaderboard resets every Sunday 12:00 a.m. Eastern Standard Time.

What prizes will be available for scoring on the leaderboard(s)?

Prizes may vary, but the current prize is an iPad mini. Click here for contest rules.

How do I redeem my leaderboard contest prize?

Once players meet the prize goal, clicking ‘claim’ will begin the redemption process. All prizes will be mailed to the address players provide in the redemption process. Players must be logged in with Facebook to redeem any contest prize.

Do I have to buy a ticket to receive Experience Points?

Yes. To play the game and accumulate Experience Points, players have to buy a Champions of Cash scratch-off ticket. Additionally, players receive 100 bonus points for downloading the NY Lottery 3D App.