When are the drawings?
Every night at 11:21 p.m., five winning numbers are randomly selected from 39 numbered balls in a special draw machine, under the observation of an independent auditing firm. Watch the live drawings on your local New York Lottery TV drawing station.
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Prize Money Allocation
For each Take 5 draw, 50% of the sales for the draw is allocated as prize money. The money is distributed as follows:
How is the Jackpot Determined and Paid?
The actual prize awarded at each level is determined by dividing the prize money available for that prize level by the number of winners at that level. If there is no FIRST PRIZE winner for a given drawing, the FIRST PRIZE pool monies will be added to the SECOND PRIZE pool and divided evenly among the SECOND PRIZE winners. The prize money for Take Five is not carried forward to the next drawing.