Ahhh, September. So many of us around New York State are looking forward to the cooler temperatures, changing leaves, and apple-flavored goodies. 

Unfortunately, a lot of us can also look forward to a big credit card bill coming our way, thanks to back-to-school supplies being more expensive than ever this year. We’ve also got the holidays right around the corner, which means more money New Yorkers will have to spend on gifts. 

Think of how much easier these next few months could be on our banks and wallets if we won some cash from the NY Lottery? 

The Easiest Way To Win The New York State Lottery

Most New Yorkers think that the only lotto tickets that are worth buying are the ones with massive payouts, like the powerball and mega millions. 

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But think about it. If you purchase a ticket with big draws like those, you’re competing with millions of other lottery hopefuls - not just here in New York State, but across the country. Your odds of actually winning those few and far between huge payouts are basically non-existent.

There’s actually an easier way to win the NY Lotto, and honestly, we think it’s a lot more fun.

Why Scratch-Offs Are The Best Way To Win In The New York Lotto

There’s honestly something so satisfying about digging a quarter out of your car’s cup holder and knowing right away if you’ve won money from a scratch-off ticket. Instead of waiting for a huge drawing (that you probably won’t win), you can find out instantly if you’ve won or lost on a scratch-off.


So many fans of playing scratch-offs just pick ones with the snazziest name or the highest grand prize. Don’t do that! There’s a better way to pick which scratch-off game you should play from the New York State lottery - look at their odds of winning

Why You Need To Be Picky Which Scratch-Offs You Buy

What many people don’t realize before they grab a scratch-off is that different games have different numbers of prizes still available

By just picking any ticket at random at  the convenience store, you could have possibly picked a game that  may only have one or two prizes left to win. (And some of them don’t have any prizes left at all, but New York State hasn’t pulled them from stores yet! How rude.)

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Your best bet is to buy scratch-offs that have the highest odds of winning, based on the number of prizes still up for grabs. 

But how do you know which games those are?

How To Know Which NY Lotto Scratch-Offs Have The Best Odds

Right on the New York State Lottery website, you can look at the odds for every scratch-off game currently available.

Each game lists the amount of each cash prize, the number of those prizes still available to win, and the odds of winning percentage for each.

Unfortunately, making sense of all of that data the NY Lotto provides can be confusing, and if you’re not good with numbers, all of the info could make your head spin. 

The Top 10 NY Lotto Scratch-Off Games To Buy This September

Thanks to a company called LottoEdge, who took some serious time to analyze all of those numbers, we now know which NY Lotto scratch-offs will give you the highest chance of winning this month.

Wasting cash on a game you most likely won’t win is like flushing your money down the toilet. Instead, check out these 10 New York State lottery scratch-offs that, according to LottoEdge, will give you the best shot of winning.

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