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New York State Lottery
NEW YORK 12301-7500
E-mail Address: N/A
Phone: (518) 388-3300
Fax: (518) 388-3403
Population: 19,541,453
U.S. Census Bureau, Population Division
Acting Lottery Director: Robert Williams
Year Lottery Founded: June 1967
Sales FY 2002:
Sales FY 2003:
Sales FY 2004:
Sales FY 2005:
Sales FY 2006:
Sales FY 2007:
Sales FY 2008:
Sales FY 2009:
Sales FY 2010:
Sales FY 2011:
Sales FY 2012:
$4,753 million
$5,400 million
$5,840 million
$6,270 million
$6,802 million
$7,180 million
$7,660.15 million
$7,660.15 million
$7,818.32 million
Sales Per Capita: $374
Number of Employees: 330
Retailers : 16,400
On-line Vendor: GTECH
September 1, 2009 June 10, 2017
Instant Ticket Vendor: Scientific Games
August 15, 2011 May 14, 2018
Secondary Instant Ticket Vendor: GTECH Printing Corporation
August 22, 2011 August 21, 2018
Pollard Banknote
August 24, 2011 August 23, 2018
Video Lottery Contract: Renewed Contract with IGT - through to the year 2017.
Advertising: DDB Worldwide Communications Group
December 30, 2007 December 31, 2013
ITVMs On-Point
Games Offered: Mega Millions, Powerball, Sweet Millions, Lotto, Take Five, Numbers, Win 4, Quick Draw, Pick 10, Instants.
Proceeds: Education (NYS Public Schools)
Jurisdiction: New York


Background Information

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 Lottery’s 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 York’s 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 Lottery’s 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 lottery’s 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.

News 2015
August 25, 2015 Entrepreneur Looks to Connect Horse Racing and Lottery with Innovative Product
August 20, 2015 New Player in Town, Lottery Rewards Moves into New Yorks BzLab
July 18, 2015 New York Lottery Releases I LOVE NY Scratch Ticket, backed by Outdoor Campaign
May 7, 2015 Random Word Placement Causes Offence on Scratch Ticket
March 25, 2015 New York's Lucky Streak Continues: $58M Mega Millions Jackpot Won in New York
March 2, 2015 NYS Gaming Commission’s Responsible Gaming Program Earns Global Recognition
February 3, 2015 New York Lottery’s New Lucky 7’s Playbook Offers Best-Ever Overall Odds On A $20 Scratch-Off Game

News 2014
July 31, 2014 New York Lottery Prepares Regulations to Enter New Multi-State Game
July 31, 2014 New York Lottery Set to Launch Monopoly Millionaires’ Club
June 6, 2014 New York Lottery and VLT 2013-14 Record Profit Hits $3.17 Billion Highest Amount Ever In History of North American Lotteries for A Single Beneficiary – NYS Schools
June 5, 2014 New York's Lottery and Video Gaming Revenues Continue to Climb
June 5, 2014 New York Lottery Releases “Bejeweled” Scratch-Off Game
June 5, 2014 New York State Gaming Commission $3.17 Billion for Education
May 27, 2014 New Multi-State Lottery Game Starting June 13
April 10, 2014 New York Plans to Enter New Multi-State Lottery Game
February 2, 2014 Lotto Struggles to Match the Attraction of Powerball and Mega Millions
January 21, 2014 The New York Lottery Plans for the Future To Safeguard State Aid To Education
January 14, 2014 New York Lottery Releases Scratch Ticket with Jackpot of $7.5 million
January 13, 2014 Lottery Sees Slight Increase in Sales for 2013

News 2013
December 16, 2013 New York Lottery Wants Missing Millionaires
November 26, 2013 New York State Gaming Commission RFP Gaming Advisory Services
November 14, 2013 New York Lottery launches TV, radio and OOH campaign from DDB New York
November 8, 2013 Camelot Global Services named as Contractor for New York Lottery Study
October 24, 2013 The Witching Hour for New York’s Halloween Million$ Raffle is Fast Approaching
July 19, 2013 More NY Millionaires Coming Soon!
May 22, 2013 New York Lottery Announce Annual Sales at $7.86 Billion
April 30, 2013 Bill to Provide Players with Anonymity May be Revisited in Light of Recent Court Case
February 20, 2013 State Aims to Lift Remaining Restrictions on Quick Draw Lottery Game
February 4, 2013 Bill Would Raise Gambling Age to 21
January 28, 2013 Where Are the Nominees for State Gaming Commission?
January 21, 2013 Saratoga Raceway's Wagering Nearly Double Since Opening
January 22, 2013 Budget Proposal Would Expand Quick Draw Outlets
January 7, 2013 New York Lottery Multiplies the Insanity in Latest Ad
January 7, 2013 New York Lottery Revenue Hits Record $9 Billion

News 2012
November 26, 2012 New York Council on Problem Gambling and New York Lottery Team up to Encourage New Yorkers to Give Responsibly
September 28, 2012 Lottery Investigator Testifies in Lottery Case
September 12, 2012 The New York Lottery Wins The World Lottery Summit Best of the Best Advertising Award
August 30, 2012 Senator Calls for State to Create Lottery Game to Aid Non-Profit Community Groups
August 2, 2012 Gordon Medenica Steps Down After Leading the New York Lottery for Five Years
July 25, 2012 Made In America Store to Start Selling New York State Lottery Tickets
July 20, 2012 New York Led US Lottery Sales in Fiscal Year 2011 with Sales of $6.76 Billion
June 29, 2012 Bars Add Gambling Terminals After Governor Pushes Law Change
May 24, 2012 Assemblyman Seeks To Raise Gambling Age To 21
May 23, 2012 Little Bit Of Luck Character Hits New York
May 1, 2012 New York Lottery Responds To Questions Concerning Winners Income Limits to Qualify for Government Benefits
May 1, 2012 Retailers that Fail Compliance-Check Program Could See Their Lottery Licence Suspended
May 2, 2012 New York Lottery Announce Twelfth Consecutive Year of Record Sales and Earnings in FY 2011-12
April 25, 2012 New York Lottery Approves $27M Expansion Plan for Batavia Downs Casino
April 8, 2012 ATMS, Gas Pumps Could Dispense Lottery Tickets
March 27, 2012 State Budget to Provide New Regulator For Horse Racing
February 14, 2012 Lotto Jackpots Could Soon Hit $1 Billion: Report
January 31, 2012 New York's Racetracks, Lottery Show Revenue Increase
January 23, 2012 Governor Releases Bill to Amend the State's Constitution to Legalize Non-Native Casino Gambling in New York
January 18, 2012 New York Governor to Support Merger of Racing, Lottery Panels Into State Gaming Commission

January 14, 2012

New York Prepares to Bet on Online Lottery Games

News 2011
December 28, 2011 Department of Justice Ruling Should Benefit Casino Operators and Game Providers
December 25, 2011 U.S. Justice Department Opens a Door on Online Gambling
December 19, 2011 Fine Point Group Wins Tribal Court Appeal in the Buffalo Thunder Dispute
December 14, 2011 Census Bureau Reports US Lottery Sales Totaled $53.1 Billion in 2010
November 14, 2011 Aqueduct Slots Revenues Exceed Early Predictions
September 21, 2011 New Yorkers Support Legal Casino Gambling: Poll
August 22, 2011 Scientific Games Awarded New York Lottery Instant Ticket Contract
August 18, 2011 Lottery Awards Player His Stolen Prize
August 15, 2011 Casino Group Spends $641,621.09 on 2Q Lobbying
August 15, 2011 New York Lottery Achieves Level 2 Responsible Gaming Certification from World Lottery Association
August 12, 2011 Police Arrest Two in Connection with Stolen Lotto Ticket
August 2, 2011 New York Lottery Enjoys Good Start to 2011, 1H Sales Up Three Percent
August 1, 2011 Pro Motion Partners with DDB New York to Launch the New York Lottery’s Powerball Hole in One Sweepstakes
August 1, 2011 Millions in Lottery Jackpots Expire Before Being Claimed
August 1, 2011 Lotto Revenue Reportedly on the Rise
July 29, 2011 New York Lottery Approves Earlier Start Time for Video Gaming Centers
July 16, 2011 State Lottery Games Slumping As Players Dream Of Multi-State Jackpots
July 4, 2011 Recession Drives More States to Expand Legal Gambling; Long-Term Revenue Gains Uncertain
June 27, 2011 Case Returns to Supreme Court for Decision on Whether Veteran Can Recover His Lotto Winnings
June 21, 2011 State Oversight Board Asks Inspector General to Examine NY Racing Association’s Operations
May 9, 2011 New York Lottery Asks “Are You Ready
May 9, 2011 New York Lottery Announce Instant Ticket Printing Contract Awards
April 29, 2011 New York Lottery Announce Full Year Results
April 5, 2011 New York Lottery Contributed $2.6 Billion to Education Last Year
March 30, 2011 New York Chain To Ditch Lottery Sales Amid Systems Upgrade
March 14, 2011 'Minute To Win It' Makes Warwick Man An Instant Lottery Millionaire
March 7, 2011 New York Lottery Launches First Minute to Win It Instant Game with Multiple Promotions
February 1, 2011 Quick Draw & Racetracks to Increase State Revenue
January 26, 2011 Lotto Game Overwhelmed by Bigger Jackpot Competition
January 26, 2011 New York Lotto Sales Decline in 2010
January 5, 2011 U.S. Census Bureau Sees Lottery Ticket Sales Down


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