You can enter and select your own numbers by choosing a Quick Pick or picking your own numbers in 39 consecutive drawings. You can enter by filling out a playslip from any one of over 17,000 licensed retailers in the state and you must be at least 18 years of age to play Powerball in New York.
The ticket sales for Empire State will close at 10:00 pm ET on the day before the drawing, so make sure you submit your complete entry before the deadline.
You can play ‘It Play You’ again by filling out another playslip and saving it, which will reprint all your selections from the previous ticket in the last 30 days.
The illustration is aired on the subsequent channels: The Powerball sketches can be viewed in real time on TV throughout New York on Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday nights at 10:59pm ET.
3.5 NBC/WSTM Watertown, 20 CBS/ABC WUTR Utica, 5 ABC/WPTZ Plattsburgh, 7 ABC/WABC New York City, 18 ABC/WETM Elmira, 6.15 NBC/WGRB/WCW Capital Region, 29 CBS/WUTV Buffalo, and 40 FOX/WICZ Binghamton are all channel affiliate stations located in different cities.
Prizes valued at $600 or less can be claimed from either one of the 16 Lottery Customer Service Centers or any authorized retailer.
Customer Support Centers have the capability to handle prizes valued at $601 or higher. Prizes that exceed $600 cannot be disbursed by retailers. In the event that you bring your ticket to a retailer to collect a prize of this magnitude, you will receive a File Claim receipt as evidence that your ticket has been verified. Following this, you will be required to finalize your claim at a Customer Support Center.
When you visit a Customer Service Center to claim prizes up to $50,000, you must present the completed form, along with your winning ticket, as evidence of identification and claims.
If you win the jackpot in Schenectady, the claims for the Unit Payment Prize will be transferred onto you. If you’re the winner, you will need to fill out the ‘Change of Status’ and ‘Deposit Authorization’ forms. Prizes, including the Powerball jackpot, that exceed $50,000 cannot be paid out by the Claim Centers.
Prizes of any value can also be obtained by sending a letter to the main office of the NY Lottery at the address given below.
The PO Box 7533, located in Schenectady, NY 12301-7533, is the headquarters of the NY Lottery.
Below, you can find the location, address, phone number, and operating hours of the Customer Service Centers in New York.
The opening hours for Batavia Downs Gaming in Batavia, NY are as follows: Monday-Friday from 8:00am to 10:00pm, Saturday from 9:00am to 10:00pm, and Sunday from 12:00pm to 10:00pm. The telephone number is (585) 343-3750. The address is 8315 Park Rd, Batavia, NY 14020. The location for Buffalo is 165 Genesee Street, Buffalo, NY 14203. The opening hours for Buffalo are Monday-Friday from 8:30am to 4:30pm. The telephone number is (716) 847-3480. The Empire City Casino Yonkers Raceway in Yonkers, NY is located at 810 Yonkers Ave, Yonkers, NY 10704. The telephone number is (914) 968-4200. The opening hours are Monday-Saturday from 9:00am to 10:00pm and Sunday from 12:00pm to 10:00pm. Finger Lakes Gaming Racetrack is located at 5857 Route 96, Farmington, NY 14425. The telephone number is (585) 924-3232. The opening hours are Monday-Saturday from 9:00am to 10:00pm and Sunday from 12:00pm to 10:00pm. Fishkill is located at 18 Westage Business Center Hudson Valley Towne Center Suite 6, Fishkill, NY 12524. The telephone number is (845) 897-5028. The opening hours are Monday-Friday from 9:00am to 5:00pm. Hamburg Gaming at the Fairgrounds in Hamburg, NY is located at 5820 South Park Ave, Hamburg, NY 14075. The telephone number is (716) 646-6109. The opening hours are Monday-Friday from 8:00am to 10:00pm, Saturday from 9:00am to 10:00pm, and Sunday from 12:00pm to 10:00pm. Jake’s 58 in Islandia, NY is located at 3635 Express Drive South, Islandia, NY 11749. The telephone number is (631) 232-3000. The opening hours are daily from 8:00am to 4:00pm. Long Island is located at 45 South Service Road, Plainview, NY 11803. The telephone number is (516) 222-8224. The opening hours are Monday-Friday from 9:00am to 4:30pm. Monticello Casino Raceway is located at 204 State Route 17B, Monticello, NY 12701. The telephone number is (845) 794-4100. The opening hours are Monday-Saturday from 10:00am to 10:00pm and Sunday from 12:00pm to 10:00pm. New York City is located at 15 Beaver Street, New York, NY 10004. The telephone number is (212) 383-1317. The opening hours are Monday-Friday from 9:00am to 4:30pm. Resorts World New York City in Jamaica, NY is located at 110-00 Rockaway Blvd, Jamaica, NY 11420. The telephone number is (718) 215-2828. The opening hours are Monday-Saturday from 10:00am to 10:00pm and Sunday from 12:00pm to 10:00pm. Saratoga Casino Hotel is located at 342 Jefferson St, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866. The telephone number is (518) 584-2110. The opening hours are Monday-Saturday from 9:00am to 10:00pm and Sunday from 12:00pm to 10:00pm. Schenectady – Capital Adirondack is located at One Broadway Center PO Box 7500, Schenectady, NY 12305. The telephone number is (518) 388-3370. The opening hours are Monday-Friday from 8:30am to 5:00pm. Syracuse is located at 620 Erie Blvd West, Syracuse, NY 13204. The telephone number is (315) 448-4314. The opening hours are Monday-Friday from 8:30am to 4:30pm. Tioga Downs Casino is located at 2384 W River Rd, Nichols, NY 13812-1406. The telephone number is (888) 946-8464. The opening hours are Monday-Saturday from 9:00am to 10:00pm and Sunday from 12:00pm to 10:00pm. Vernon Downs Casino Hotel is located at
In New York, to receive your reward, you are given a timeframe of one year starting from the Powerball draw date. In case any funds remain uncollected after the specified deadline for upcoming draws, they will be either added back to the prize fund or allocated towards future jackpots and special occasions.
Please refer to the Taxes page for more information. Additionally, it should be noted that the City of New York imposes a 3.876% income tax rate, which also applies to any lottery winnings. Certain locations within the state also levy a local income tax. In addition, if your winnings exceed $5,000, you are required to pay an 8.82% state tax to the New York Gaming Commission, in addition to any federal taxes owed. It is important to mention that New York has the highest state tax rate for any participating state in the Powerball.
You should write your social security number and mailing address on the ticket. The ticket must be validated, but you can still claim any tickets that are damaged.
The Gaming Commission of New York State, located at One Broadway Center, P.O. Box 7500 in Schenectady, NY 12301-7500.
If you lose your lottery ticket, you will not be able to claim the prize. The prize can only be claimed by the person who has a winning ticket. To ensure that you can still claim the prize if your ticket gets lost, it is important to sign the back of your ticket and reach out to a New York Lottery Customer Service Center. If you need additional information, you can also contact the New York Lottery Security Office at 518-388-3416.
If you win the Powerball jackpot in New York, you cannot remain anonymous as your residence city and name will be released due to it being deemed necessary to make the date of the winning drawing and the amount of the jackpot public, including other details such as your telephone number and street address.
Since 1967, the New York State Department of Education has funded over $64 billion to help public schools in the K-12 area. According to the New York State Constitution, all profits from the sale of lottery tickets in the state go towards public education.
The table below shows how the sales ticket is split from the revenue. The money remaining is used to cover retailer commissions and costs, with around 34 percent allocated to Education Aid. Nearly half of the lottery’s revenue goes towards paying back prizes to players.
Area of Spending Percentage of Revenue Prizes 48.0% Aid to Education 34.1% Retailer Commissions 13.7% Other Game Costs 2.8% Operating Expenses 1.4%.
In 2010, Mangal Nandlall, a 42-year-old carpenter, claimed his winnings through a trust named ‘Sea and Sand’. He bought his winning ticket at the Shop & Stop supermarket on Hylan Boulevard in Staten Island. Spending $6 on a Quick Pick ticket in August 2018, he scooped a whopping $245 million. It is worth mentioning that there have been numerous jackpot winners in New York since Powerball joined the scene in 2010.
In October 2018, Robert Bailey, a retired federal government employee who had been playing the same numbers for 25 years, shared a $687 million winning ticket from New York City with another ticket from Iowa. He bought the winning ticket at a deli on 5th Avenue in Harlem West, which is where he grew up and planned to give back to the community.