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NY Lotto inching closer to all-time high

May 11, 2004, 9:51 am

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New York Lottery

The New York Lotto is two rollovers away from its all-time high of $55 million.

The current Lotto jackpot of $47 million is the result of 19 consecutive rollovers.  The jackpot started at $3 million on Wednesday, March 03, 2004, and since then no ticket has matched all 6 numbers drawn.

The next drawing of New York Lotto will take place Wednesday, May 12 at 11:21 PM Eastern Daylight Time.

The record New York lottery jackpot was set on Wednesday, April 23, 2003, when two lucky players matched all six numbers to split the record $55 million prize.  The winning tickets were sold in Ridgewood and Amherst.

In that same drawing, 3 players matched 5 of 6 numbers plus the bonus number for a $82,919.00 prize.

It is anticipated that after the $66 million Mega Millions jackpot was hit on Friday evening, New York Lottery players will turn their attention to the new high jackpot game in their state, New York Lotto.

The odds of winning a prize for a single ticket is 1 in 96, but since New York Lotto is played in groups of two tickets, the odds of winning a prize on a single play (2 tickets) is 1 in 48.

The odds of winning the jackpot (based on a single play of two tickets) is 1 in 22,528,737.

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