A number of changes are in place for New York Lottery draws due to the current Coronavirus outbreak. More information can be found here.

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NY Lottery History

The New York State Lottery was formed in 1966, and since then it has introduced numerous games, from traditional raffle and draw games to scratch-off tickets and video terminals designed for instant play and quick wins. You can read all about the history of the New York Lottery below, from its inception over 50 years ago to today.