About Us

The New York Lottery, initiated in 1967, serves as the state-operated lottery system in New York. Operating under the New York State Gaming Commission, it contributes funds for public education and is headquartered in Schenectady.

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New York State Gaming Commission Leadership here.


The New York Lottery continues to be North America's largest and most profitable Lottery, contributing $3.7 billion in Lottery Aid to Education for FY2022-2023 to help support education in New York State. 


New York Lottery revenue is distributed to local school districts by the same statutory formula used to distribute other state aid to education. It takes into account both a school district's size and its income level; larger, lower-income school districts receive proportionately larger shares of Lottery school funding.

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All information regarding Aid-to Education contributions and prizes won represents Fiscal Year 2022-2023.

Rules and Regulations



The Rules provided on this website are for the reference and convenience of the public only. If the text of any Rule provided here differs from the text of such Rule as it is on file with the New York Department of State, the text on file at the New York Department of State is authoritative.




Lottery: Tax Law Article 34
(Select "TAX" from the list of Laws, select "Article 34 NEW YORK STATE LOTTERY FOR EDUCATION")

Draw Team

John Schnurr

John Schnurr

John was born and raised on Long Island, and he graduated with a degree in Theatre. Though his first passion was computer science and graphic design, John soon realized he’d rather be around people, not computers. So he followed his heart right onto the New York Lottery Draw Team.

Responsible Gaming

New York Lottery is dedicated to supporting Responsible Gaming practices across the state.

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