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|New York State Lottery|
|Address:||1 Broadway Center
P.O. Box 7500
Schenectady, New York 12301-7500
U.S. Census Bureau, Population Division
|Interim Lottery Director:||Gwen Dean|
|Year Lottery Founded:||June 1967|
|Gross Sales FY 2015:
Gross Sales FY 2016:
|Sales Per Capita:||$374|
|Number of Employees:||330|
|Instant Ticket Vendor:||Scientific Games|
|Secondary Instant Ticket Vendor:||GTECH Printing Corporation
|Video Lottery Contract:||IGT|
|Advertising:||DDB Worldwide Communications Group|
|Games Offered:||Mega Millions, Powerball, Sweet Millions, Lotto, Take Five, Numbers, Win 4, Quick Draw, Pick 10, Instants.|
|Proceeds:||Education (NYS Public Schools)|
New York voters approved a state lottery in November 1966, and on June 17, 1967, the New York Lottery held the first drawing for its new passive game. It became the second U.S. lottery in the modern era, after New Hampshire. In the first year of operation, sales were $53.6 million.
The Lotterys first instant game, Scenes of New York, was introduced in September 1976. Another instant game, Empire Stakes, launched in January 1977, setting a new record for a lottery instant game to that point, producing $18.9 million in sales during its first week.
New Yorks first numbers game was Lotto, initially run as an offline game at its launch in 1978. It was the first successful Lotto game in the United States, and a version of the original game is still in the product mix today.
The computerized era began in 1980, first with Lotto and then with the introduction of the daily Numbers game in September; Win 4 followed a year later. The Lottery launched Quick Draw, a keno game, in 1995. Its first foray into the multistate arena was with Mega Millions, introduced in 2002. Those five games are still part of the Lotterys lineup of draw games, which also includes Powerball, Take 5, Sweet Million and Pick 10.
The New York Lottery has led the country in terms of total sales since 1996, far outpacing any other lottery with its traditional sales program. Added to the mix were video lottery terminals, authorized in 2001 and implemented beginning in January 2004. The machines are now available at all nine racetracks included in the original legislation, and not surprisingly the New York program now brings in more gross gaming revenue than any other lotterys video gaming system.
Fundamentally, the Lottery is run as an entertainment business and its sole mission is to earn revenue for education. In fiscal 2012, Lottery revenues accounted for nearly 15 percent of total state education funding to local school districts. Lottery revenue is distributed to local school districts by the same statutory formula used to distribute other state aid to education.
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|November 26, 2019||New York Lottery Enlists Woodland Friends to Help Celebrate the Magic of Christmas|
|July 11, 2019||New York Lottery Tantalizes Players with Glorious Food|
|May 13, 2019||New York Lottery & Video Lottery Gaming First in the Nation to Break $10 Billion in Combined Sales & Net Win in a Single Fiscal Year|
|February 4, 2019||New York Lottery Sales Cracked the $10 Billion Mark in 2018|
|News Archive for CY2020|
|June 16, 2020||Lottery App Hits $1M in Prize Payouts, Launches New Daily Games|
|News Archive for CY2018|
|December 28, 2018||New York State Gaming Commission Earns Industrys Highest Responsible Gaming Certification|
|December 10, 2018||New York Lottery Completes State-Of-The-Art Production Studio|
|December 8, 2018||Governor Vetoes Bill That Would Have Allowed Lottery Jackpot Winners to Remain Anonymous|
|August 10, 2018||New York Sees Uptick in Lottery Play Despite Additional Non-Tribal Casinos|
|February 6, 2018||Everi Extends Agreement with New York Lottery to Provide Video Lottery Gaming Central System|
|January 18, 2018||NY Lottery Revenue Hit $9.9 Billion Last Year, a Slight Increase from 2016|
|News Archive for CY2017|
|October 4, 2017||Panel Rules City Workers Cant Join Office Lottery Pool with Bosses|
|October 4, 2017||New York Lottery Wins Back-to-Back Industry Awards for Creative Advertising Campaigns & Player Outreach|
|August 23, 2017||Billions of Dollars Go Unclaimed in Lottery Prizes Each Year|
|June 16, 2017||Current State of New York Gambling|
|June 16, 2017||50 Years & More Than $150 Billion: The New York Lottery Celebrates 50th Anniversary|
|June 9, 2017||New York Lottery Scammers Charged with Criminal Tax Fraud|
|May 19, 2017||Lottery Money A Subject of Debate in Albany|
|May 19, 2017||New York Lottery Celebrating 50th Anniversary with Live Drawing on Empire State Plaza|
|April 25, 2017||Mega Millions Ticket Prices to Double, Odds of Winning Jackpot Drop Under Proposed Changes|
|March 30, 2017||New York Lottery Announce New Sports-Based Phone Game|
|February 23, 2017||NY Governor Looks to Review Charitable Gaming Legislation|
|January 25, 2017||New York Lottery Achieves Record Revenue in 2016|
|January 20, 2017||New York Governor Proposes Plan to Crack Down on the Illegal Use of Public Assistance Benefits to Purchase Lottery Tickets|
|News Archive for CY2016|
|October 20, 2016||New York Lottery Wins Industry Awards for Creative Advertising Campaigns & Player Outreach|
|August 3, 2016||New York Governor Signs Bill Legalizing Fantasy Sports Into Law|
|July 26, 2016||NYS Gaming Commission Meets, Approves Gaming Rules on Standards for Testing and Certifying Video Lottery Gaming Equipment, Tours Rivers Casino Site|
|July 19, 2016||New York Lottery Joins AR Gaming Craze with New 3-D Scratch-Off|
|July 19, 2016||New York Lottery Cashes in on Record High Sales|
|July 5, 2016||New York Lottery Enters New Dimension with First-Of-Its-Kind 3D Scratch-Off Game|
|June 22, 2016||New York Hits Lotto Jackpot|
|April 29, 2016||Jackpocket App Launch the First Way to Play New York Lottery Daily Games on Your Phone|
|April 22, 2016||New York Lottery & Video Gaming Smash Records with $9.69 Billion in Sales/Net Win|
|January 2, 2016||New York is Poised to Diversify Its Gambling Revenue Streams Yet Again|
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