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By Todd Northrop

The New York Lottery Monday started drawing its games at different times of the day, upending years of ingrained habits by its players.

Effective November 2, the New York Lottery games with new draw times include New York’s Daily Numbers, Win4, Take 5, Pick 10, and Lotto.

“We are always looking for ways to provide convenience and accessibility for our players,” said Lottery Director Gweneth Dean. “The new draw times will help our retailers and players alike by moving drawings into time slots that better align with their daily routines.”

Lottery Post fielded numerous questions from players Monday looking for the winning numbers at the customary drawing times. They were surprised to learn about the drawing time changes.

Draw Game Day of the Week Old Draw Time New Draw Time
Midday Numbers Daily 12:20 pm 2:30 pm
Midday Win4 Daily 12:20 pm 2:30 pm
Evening Numbers Daily 7:30 pm 10:30 pm
Evening Win4 Daily 7:30 pm 10:30 pm
Take 5 Daily 11:21 pm 10:30 pm
Pick 10 Daily 7:35 pm 8:30 pm
Lotto Wed. & Sat. 11:00 pm 8:15 pm

According to the lottery, the new schedule provides more time for players to purchase tickets for the popular Midday and Evening Numbers and Win4 drawings. The new timetable will also mean the Take 5, Pick 10, and Lotto drawings will air during prime time.

New York lottery drawings are produced from its studios in Schenectady.

The drawings will continue to be aired live on the NY Lottery’s network of official draw stations. A regional list of stations is available at https://nylottery.ny.gov/draw-games. The Cash4Life, Powerball, and Mega Millions multi-state games, which originate from New Jersey, Florida, and Georgia, respectively, will continue to air in New York on their usual night at the regular time.

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📄November 3, 2020, 2:22 pm

By the title of the article it came to be the exact opposite of what I was expecting! Good for them.

Todd I have a project for your team: Publish the draw times from all lottery states, but exclude PB & MM…we already know those times. Thank you!!

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📄November 3, 2020, 4:01 pm

Thank you, Todd. Always on top of things and now will randomly look @ some states draw times.

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📄November 3, 2020, 5:29 pm

ROFL After 40 years they suddenly want to accomdate players! No Pity!

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📄November 3, 2020, 6:12 pm

ROFL After 40 years they suddenly want to accomdate players! No Pity!

I Agree! If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.

Md. recently changed the machines. Instead of having someone push a button to bring up the balls, now they do it by remote control. Result: Three machine malfunctions since Sept 28. Thud

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📄November 4, 2020, 10:35 am

I dont really care about draw time. Yes its accomadting. And I generalee would not reject it.

What I would like is consistency.

If I can cancel a pick 3 ticket.

than why cant I cancel a pick 5 ticket?

P.S.

Calling Quinto a Pick 5 is supremely annoying and confusing.

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📄November 4, 2020, 10:43 am

The other interesting thing I noted is that one retailer I visit indicates that they now accept credit and debit card payments for lottery tickets; previously this was prohibited. NY State’s finances are so disastrous that these changes can be deduced to be an effort to increase sales/revenues to the state coffers. Government having the best interests of its citizens as the paramount concern once again.

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📄November 4, 2020, 11:11 am

The other interesting thing I noted is that one retailer I visit indicates that they now accept credit and debit card payments for lottery tickets; previously this was prohibited. NY State’s finances are so disastrous that these changes can be deduced to be an effort to increase sales/revenues to the state coffers. Government having the best interests of its citizens as the paramount concern once again.

If you think paying with a credit/debit card is bad for lottery tickets, I read upstate casinos in NY (slots) are being retrofitted to accept plastic as well.

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📄November 4, 2020, 2:01 pm

Gweneth Dean says the lottery is always looking for ways to provide convenience and accessibility to its customers. Since when? What do you call increasing the number of balls, and raising the price of mega, Powerball,cash for life etc??

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📄November 4, 2020, 10:08 pm

“by moving drawings into time slots that better align with their daily routines.”

What if my daily routine is to stop and buy my Lotto ticket at 9PM? The extra time certainly shouldn’t hurt the other games, but as near as I can figure, the only thing they’ve really done for Lotto is take away 3 hours of sales time. I suppose it lets people find out sooner if they won anything, but it’s almost 2 hours past the new drawing time and they haven’t posted the numbers on the results page.

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📄Yesterday, 5:58 am

You Have Changed the Times schedule to allow more players. How about opening up the CLAIM CENTERS to Pay Out winning Tickets PROMPTLY. JUST CLOSE IT DOWN , UNTIL YOU CAN PAY OUT.

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📄Yesterday, 6:00 am

Try to cash a Winning Ticket. See How Long You Have Too Wait.

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📄Yesterday, 2:05 pm

You Have Changed the Times schedule to allow more players. How about opening up the CLAIM CENTERS to Pay Out winning Tickets PROMPTLY. JUST CLOSE IT DOWN , UNTIL YOU CAN PAY OUT.

If anything, they should update their Lotto 6/59!

I’m more of an in-state game player than a Mega Millions/Powerball player.

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