New York - Lotto
It’s no surprise that the New York Lottery is one of America’s largest lotto companies. Home of the Big Apple New York’s lottery was the second US state to develop a full lotto system. New York lottery games sell more tickets than any other North American lottery organization. The two most popular games in New York are the Mega Millions Lotto and the Sweet Million Lottery. The state also participates in the nationwide Powerball game.
Lottery Odds And Statistics
The Sweet Million Lottery is a fairly new lotto game that operates on a 6/40 matrix. Players try to match six numbers from 1 to 40. Select the right six numbers and the top Sweet Million prize is yours, all one million dollars of it! Prizes are also given for matching 3, 4 or 5 of the winning numbers. The odds of hitting the jackpot are 1 in 3.83 million. Odds of winning any prize comes in at a very favorable 1 in 32!
Lottery Security And Results
The New York Lottery is a member of the Multi State Lottery Association, a non-profit formed to oversee hundreds of lottery games all over the United States. Due to the massive amount of players the NY Lotto System has been a huge revenue generator which ensures players that the jackpot can always be paid out. While the Sweet Million lottery always pays out $1,000,000 other lotteries within New York have much higher jackpot amounts. The New York Lotto paid out $72 million back in 1997 and the New York Mega Millions game paid out an incredible $319 million in 2011!
The New York Lottery began in 1967 as a way to generate funds for education and it’s been a huge success. Over $34 Billion in proceeds has been earned and utilized for educational purposes. The Sweet Million Lottery game launched in 2009 and has quickly become a favorite game among New Yorkers. The Sweet Million lottery offered a lower range of numbers to choose from which encouraged players that wanted better than average odds of winning.
Anyone over the age of 18 can participate in a New York Lottery game. The Sweet Million Lotto is popular because it has better than average odds of taking home the million dollar jackpot. Powerball has been a high-paying national lotto event and the New York Mega Millions jackpot reached over $300 million!