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What are New York Take 5 Draw Times?
Sales cut-off time is 2:15 pm for the midday drawing and 10:20pm for the evening draw. Draw time is approximately 15 minutes (midday drawing) and 10 minutes (night drawing) after the draw entry close.
|Sunday||2:30 pm & 10:30 pm|
|Monday||2:30 pm & 10:30 pm|
|Tuesday||2:30 pm & 10:30 pm|
|Wednesday||2:30 pm & 10:30 pm|
|Thursday||2:30 pm & 10:30 pm|
|Friday||2:30 pm & 10:30 pm|
|Saturday||2:30 pm & 10:30 pm|
NY Take 5 Payout Chart and Odds
|5 Balls||20% of Prize Pool (Avg $57,575)||1 in 575,757|
|4 Balls||30% of Prize Pool (Avg $508)||1 in 3,387|
|3 Balls||50% of Prize Pool (Avg $26)||1 in 103|
|2 Balls||Free Ticket||1 in 10|
*If other players also match all five numbers, you’ll share the prize pool in equal amounts. Overall odds of winning are New York Take 5 are 1 in 8.77.
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How do I Play NY Take Five?
- PICK YOUR NUMBERS:
Select 5 numbers from 1 to 39. Use a playslip to mark your numbers or mark the Quick Pick (QP) box to randomly select any or all of your numbers for each play.
- BUY YOUR TICKET:
Take 5 tickets cost $1 per play. Your ticket is your receipt.
- PLAY MULTIPLE DRAWINGS:
You can play your numbers for up to 7 consecutive drawing dates on the same ticket. Just tell the cashier at the time of your purchase or mark the Advance Play box on your selection slip.
NY Take 5 FAQs
Each top prize is based on the amount of sales for the drawing. Approximately 50% of ticket sales are allocated to prize money and the top prize is 20% of the prize pool.
Draws take place every day at 2:30 and 10:30 pm. Sales are paused 15 minutes prior to the day drawing and 10 minutes prior to the evening drawing.
You have 1 year from the date of the draw to claim your prize.
What is NY Take 5?
NY Take 5 is twice daily draw game where you try to pick five numbers between 1 and 39 that match the winning numbers drawn to win a cash prize. You can also select Quick Pick and the random number generator will choose the numbers for you.
Tickets cost $1 per play. The top prize isn’t fixed and is based on a percentage of overall ticket sales. To win the top prize, players must match all six numbers drawn. All New York Lottery results are available immediately after each drawing.