Quick Draw and Money Dots
Quick Draw and Money Dots are rapid-fire games which can be played every four minutes and give you the chance to win big for just $1 per wager. Quick Draw offers prizes of up to $100,000, and with Money Dots players can win up to $50. Both games are available at Quick Draw retailers and are drawn every four minutes, with Quick Draw first, followed by Money Dots.
Quick Draw offers great flexibility - you can choose exactly how many numbers you want to try and match, and you can also decide how much to pay, from $1 to $10. The bigger your stake, the bigger the prizes.
Money Dots is available only as a convenient Quick Pick, which generates a ticket with eight numbers.
Draws take place 24 hours a day, apart from a brief break for Quick Draw between 3:25am and 4:00am Eastern Time, and for Money Dots from 3:30am to 4:00 am. You can see the winning numbers from the last four hours of draws on the results page.
How to Play Quick Draw
To play Quick Draw, you must select a minimum of one number and a maximum of ten numbers between 1 and 80. If you pick just a single number, it is known as a 1-spot game. If you pick two numbers, you are playing a 2-spot game, and so on, right up to the 10-spot game. You can either choose your own numbers or opt for a Quick Pick to have them generated at random.
You can also select the size of your wager, from a minimum of $1 to a maximum of $10. You can play up to 20 draws on one playslip, but your total wager cannot exceed $100 for a single playslip.
When the draw takes place, 20 numbers will be randomly selected, and you win prizes based on how many of the winning numbers you match.
- Visit an official Quick Draw retailer
- Choose how many numbers (spots) you wish to play
- Select a number between 1 and 80 for each spot, or opt for a Quick Pick
- Set your wager, from $1 to $10 per game, and pay for your ticket
You can also play Quick Draw Extra for the chance to increase your winnings by up to ten times, based on the random multiplier drawn in each game. If you select the Extra option it will double your wager.
If you have played Quick Draw in the last 30 days and still have your ticket, you can ask the retailer to play it again. You will then be given an identical entry for the next drawing.
Quick Draw Prizes
You win prizes based on how many of the winning numbers you match, but it also depends on which type of game you have played. For example, it is difficult to match five numbers in the 5-spot game as all of your chosen numbers have to be drawn. In the 10-spot game, the odds of matching five numbers are better as you only need half of your numbers to be drawn. The prize is therefore much smaller.
If you play a 10-spot game, you have the chance to win the biggest prize of $100,000 by matching all 10 of your numbers. Prize money is also multiplied by the value of your wager, so it is possible to win $1 million if you wager $10 and win the top prize in the 10-spot game. If you play seven or more spots, you also win a prize if you fail to match a single number.
The following table shows the prizes you can win for matching numbers in each game (based on a $1 play):
|Game Played||Numbers Matched|
Quick Draw Extra
You can opt in to play Quick Draw Extra at the point you buy a ticket. If you do so, you will have the chance to multiply any prizes you win by up to ten times their original value, based on the Extra Number that is generated after the 20 main numbers.
So, think of the Extra Number as the multiplier that will be applied to your prize money if you opted in to play. For example, ‘X2’ would mean prizes are doubled, whilst ‘X3’ would mean they are tripled, and so on. It is also possible that the Extra Number ‘X1’ is drawn, in which case all prizes remain at their original value.
Odds of Winning
The following table shows the overall odds of winning for each game:
|Game Type||Odds of Winning|
|10-spot||1 in 9.05|
|9-spot||1 in 9.74|
|8-spot||1 in 9.17|
|7-spot||1 in 5.46|
|6-spot||1 in 6.19|
|5-spot||1 in 10.34|
|4-spot||1 in 3.86|
|3-spot||1 in 6.55|
|2-spot||1 in 16.63|
|1-spot||1 in 4|
How to Play Money Dots
Money Dots is drawn every four minutes just after Quick Draw (there are no draws from 3:30am to 4:00am ET). Money Dots costs just $1 to play and offers a top prize of $50.
Money Dots is only available as a Quick Pick - you will receive a ticket with eight random numbers from 1 to 80. To play, simply ask the retailer for a Money Dots Quick Pick, or fill out a play slip with the number of draws you'd like to enter (up to 20 draws in a row). You can also use a Quick Draw play slip and choose "Yes" at the bottom to play Money Dots.
Players can watch draws live at retailers or on the New York Lottery app. To win a prize, match one of the Money Dots numbers on your ticket to one of the Money Dots drawn by the lottery.
The Extra multiplier option is not available for Money Dots.
Players can enter their Money Dots numbers a second time with "Play It Again".
Money Dots Prizes
Money Dots uses the same number pool from 1 to 80 as Quick Draw, and assigns each of the 60 numbers not chosen in the Quick Draw drawing a prize value, which is shown as a color.
- Yellow: $5
- Purple: $10
- Green: $20
- Red: $50
Odds of Winning
Check the table below to see the chances of hitting each of the four prize tiers. The overall odds of winning any prize are 1 in 13.33.
|Prize||Odds of Winning|
|$50 Money Dot||1 in 400|
|$20 Money Dot||1 in 266.67|
|$10 Money Dot||1 in 88.89|
|$5 Money Dot||1 in 17.39|
For both Quick Draw and Money Dots, prizes up to and including $600 can be claimed from any New York Lottery retailer. For larger amounts, you must visit one of the New York Lottery’s customer service centers.
All prizes over $5,000 are taxed at federal and state level. If you live in New York City or Yonkers, you will also have to pay a local tax on your winnings. Tax advisors can provide clarification regarding your own personal tax situation.