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N.Y. Lottery debuts Sweet Million game Sept. 15

New York LotteryNew York Lottery: N.Y. Lottery debuts Sweet Million game Sept. 15

Tickets for the New York Lottery's newest game go on sale September 15.

Sweet Million is a lotto game in which players will choose 6 numbers from a pool of 40 (a "6/40" game). The top prize for matching all 6 numbers is $1 million cash.

The New York Lottery says, "For only a dollar, Sweet Million provides the best chance to win a million dollars."

Drawings will be every Monday and Thursday at 9:30 p.m., starting Sept. 17.  The winning numbers will be published at Lottery Post's New York Lottery Results page (www.lotterypost.com/results/ny) within minutes of the drawing.

Players can win prizes by matching 3 or more numbers out of the 6 number drawn.  All prizes will be awarded as lump-sum cash, minus applicable taxes.

Sweet Million game from the New York LotteryAll prize amounts are fixed, but in the event there are more than 5 first prize winners, those winners will share $5,000,000 in proportion to the number of winners.  The fixed prizes for prize levels second through fourth may be paid on a pari-mutuel basis and may be lower than the published fixed amounts.  The Lottery did not state under which conditions the lower-tier prizes will be paid pari-mutuel.

The Lottery is making a big push with retailers to grow awareness of the new game, making available promotional items such as terminal toppers, countercards, window and door advertisements, posters, stickers, and calendars.

Available Prizes and Odds

Match    PrizeOdds
6 of 6$1,000,000    1 in 3,838,380
5 of 6$5001 in 18,815.59
4 of 6$401 in 456.14
3 of 6$31 in 32.07

The overall odds of winning any prize are 1 in 29.92.

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Posted: September 2, 2009, 12:09 pm - IP Logged

The $1 Millionaire maker. I think I'll win this one!!!

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    brooklyn, Ny
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    Posted: September 2, 2009, 2:32 pm - IP Logged

    Me neither. This is gonna be a peace of cake. Look at this way, the odds are lower than the Lotto and megamillions.

      bashley572's avatar - starwars14
      West Side of Sunny Florida
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      Posted: September 2, 2009, 5:42 pm - IP Logged

      Its about time NY got with it for

      paid on a pari-mutuel basis and may be lower than the published fixed amounts.

      Take 5 does that and I like the way it works!

      Money won is twice as good as money earned!

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        Posted: September 2, 2009, 6:22 pm - IP Logged

        This is actually good, as pick 10 is hard to win the top prize.

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          Posted: September 2, 2009, 7:14 pm - IP Logged

          Tickets for the New York Lottery's newest game go on sale September 15.

          Sweet Million is a lotto game in which players will choose 6 numbers from a pool of 40 (a "6/40" game). The top prize for matching all 6 numbers is $1 million cash.

          The New York Lottery says, "For only a dollar, Sweet Million provides the best chance to win a million dollars."

          Drawings will be every Monday and Thursday at 9:30 p.m., starting Sept. 17.  The winning numbers will be published at Lottery Post's New York Lottery Results page (www.lotterypost.com/results/ny) within minutes of the drawing.

          Players can win prizes by matching 3 or more numbers out of the 6 number drawn.  All prizes will be awarded as lump-sum cash, minus applicable taxes.

          Sweet Million game from the New York LotteryAll prize amounts are fixed, but in the event there are more than 5 first prize winners, those winners will share $5,000,000 in proportion to the number of winners.  The fixed prizes for prize levels second through fourth may be paid on a pari-mutuel basis and may be lower than the published fixed amounts.  The Lottery did not state under which conditions the lower-tier prizes will be paid pari-mutuel.

          The Lottery is making a big push with retailers to grow awareness of the new game, making available promotional items such as terminal toppers, countercards, window and door advertisements, posters, stickers, and calendars.

          Available Prizes and Odds

          Match    PrizeOdds
          6 of 6$1,000,000    1 in 3,838,380
          5 of 6$5001 in 18,815.59
          4 of 6$401 in 456.14
          3 of 6$31 in 32.07

          The overall odds of winning any prize are 1 in 29.92.

          todd went  to  web  page  in  ny  and  see  no  indication  of  a  new  lottery???Mail For You

            bashley572's avatar - starwars14
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            Posted: September 2, 2009, 7:43 pm - IP Logged

            todd went  to  web  page  in  ny  and  see  no  indication  of  a  new  lottery???Mail For You

            True, but I have seen advertising at the places I buy tickets.

            Money won is twice as good as money earned!

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              Posted: September 2, 2009, 7:56 pm - IP Logged

              just went   to  www.nylottery.org  30  secounds  ago  and  they  have   plastered    the  board with  this   new  game  ;Party

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                Posted: September 2, 2009, 8:01 pm - IP Logged

                this  game  is  for real  losers   because  look  at  the  prizes   get   6 of  6    you  get  a  million   but  get  5  of  6  and  get  500.00???/Mad

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                  Posted: September 2, 2009, 9:27 pm - IP Logged

                  todd went  to  web  page  in  ny  and  see  no  indication  of  a  new  lottery???Mail For You

                  Isn't that something else?

                  Lottery Post broke the story before the lottery announced it.  And then after L.P. posts the story the lottery plasters it all over their web site later that same day.

                  Wouldn't you say that's a good thing?

                   

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                    Posted: September 2, 2009, 9:29 pm - IP Logged

                    this  game  is  for real  losers   because  look  at  the  prizes   get   6 of  6    you  get  a  million   but  get  5  of  6  and  get  500.00???/Mad

                    Dude, it's a 6/40 game.

                     

                    Check the State Lottery Report Card
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                    Sign the Petition for True Lottery Drawings
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                      Posted: September 2, 2009, 9:40 pm - IP Logged

                      Still dosent beat take-5's game > 5 out of 39 !! i'll prob play sweet million but my faith goes to "take-5" !

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                        Posted: September 2, 2009, 9:48 pm - IP Logged

                        Hi All,

                                Back in the 80's NY had the 6/40 game back then, it was sort of kind of infancy of what was to come in NY. The jackpots that I can remember were not so hot back then and the jackpot was hit pretty regularly so it went up to 6/42 ... then 6/44.... then 6/48 etc etc now it is ridiculous at 6/59 but it does get hit pretty consistently.  I like the idea of bringing back this old game in NY it is something fresh here for a change.  I also would like to see the old keno come back you could pick 3 of 10 and win $25 bucks but they tell me that it will never happen again BUT here is the old 6/40 game back, I will be playing it as I always liked it ... Take 5 is the best! Try it before you shoot it down, I am sure the NY Lotto Stats magazine will be jumping on this game like in the past......... Happy Labor Day to all!

                         

                        Mink404Ski

                          bashley572's avatar - starwars14
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                          Posted: September 3, 2009, 4:52 am - IP Logged

                          Hi All,

                                  Back in the 80's NY had the 6/40 game back then, it was sort of kind of infancy of what was to come in NY. The jackpots that I can remember were not so hot back then and the jackpot was hit pretty regularly so it went up to 6/42 ... then 6/44.... then 6/48 etc etc now it is ridiculous at 6/59 but it does get hit pretty consistently.  I like the idea of bringing back this old game in NY it is something fresh here for a change.  I also would like to see the old keno come back you could pick 3 of 10 and win $25 bucks but they tell me that it will never happen again BUT here is the old 6/40 game back, I will be playing it as I always liked it ... Take 5 is the best! Try it before you shoot it down, I am sure the NY Lotto Stats magazine will be jumping on this game like in the past......... Happy Labor Day to all!

                           

                          Mink404Ski

                          Yea I remember that game !! And yup I remeber the crappy way it got destroyed and turned into the ugly game it is now - NY LOTTO.  It only grows by 1/2 mil each time now cuz so few people play it.

                          Money won is twice as good as money earned!

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                            Posted: September 3, 2009, 4:55 pm - IP Logged

                            Dude, it's a 6/40 game.

                            but  the  take  5  is  only  39  numbers  they  will  make  a  fortune  and   it  will  not  be  a  cake  walk  ;

                            the  million  for  6  numbers  and  $ 500.00  for  5   is  a  huge  difference :I Agree!