How To Play
If you want to choose your own numbers, tell the retailer which drawing you want to play: Midday, Evening, or both!
If you aren’t sure which numbers to play, ask for a Quick Pick and the computer will choose random numbers for you. Skip right to Step 4.
You can play either 50¢ or $1.
Choose three numbers from 0 to 9 in each game you want to play. Fill them in with a black or blue pen, or a pencil.
Choose a play type for each game: straight, box, straight/box, or combination. To learn more about each play type, skip to Odds of Winning.
Hand your completed playslip over to the retailer to receive your ticket in return.
Hold on to it!
Numbers is drawn every day, seven days a week, twice daily – at midday (12:20–12:30 PM) and in the evening (7:30–7:40 PM). Times may vary slightly. To catch a live broadcast, check out these television stations.
Enter your unclaimed Numbers draw tickets into the New York Lottery Players Club within 60 days of purchase for a second chance to win cash, points, or prizes.
Try your numbers again. Give your ticket to a retailer within 30 days to purchase an identical ticket for the next drawing.
Play the same numbers for up to 14 draws. Tell your retailer how many draws you wish to play and whether you’re playing Midday, Evening, or both.
Match one or more of your numbers to any of the Instant Win numbers in the exact position. Collect your prize right away! Instant Win is $1.
Increase winnings by 5, 10 or 20% when the Booster Ball promotion is active. No additional cost to participate. Check the Promotions page for any upcoming dates.
Game Odds & Prizes
Odds of winning
Prize for exact order match (Straight + Box)
Prize for any other order match (Box)