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Take 5 is a popular state lottery game operated by New York Lottery.
Take 5 holds daily draws that take place at 22:30 Eastern Time and are broadcast on live television.
Entry costs $1.00.
To enter, choose five numbers between 1 and 39, or go for a Quick Pick for randomly generated numbers.
In Advance Play, participants can enter a whole week's worth of draws
Take 5 does not have a guaranteed minimum jackpot due to it being determined by the volume of ticket sales. This jackpot is typically between $60,000 and $70,000.
There is no jackpot or rollover cap for Take 5; however, if no players match all five numbers, the jackpot rolls down to the next tier for winners to potentially take home significant sums of money.
The biggest ever Take 5 jackpots are:
- $156,926 on March 22, 1999.
- $78,783 on March 1, 2019.
- $76,582 on March 8, 2019.
Odds and Prizes
The odds of winning the Take 5 jackpot are 1 in 575,757. While these are excellent odds for a lottery game, the jackpot is relatively low.
Players can win prizes at four different tiers. Cash prizes are awarded at the first three tiers, with two matched numbers winning a free Quick Pick entry into the next draw.
The overall odds of winning a prize are 1 in 9.
|Prize category||Numbers Matched||Winning Odds||Winning Odds %|
|1||5||1 in 575,757||0.0002|
|2||4||1 in 3,387||0.03|
|3||3||1 in 103||0.97|
|4||2||1 in 10||10|
Payout and Taxes
All Take 5 winnings are paid out as lump sums.
Prizes over $5,000 are subject to 9% state tax and 24% federal tax. Residents of New York City are also required to pay an additional 4% municipal tax, with all taxes being paid at source.
Non-US players are subject to the full 30% federal tax, but should also check local laws to find out if further tax is applicable at home.
Players have one year to claim prizes, with all unclaimed prizes being returned to the prize pool for the next Take 5 draw or used to boost the jackpots of other New York state lotteries.
Who Can Play Take 5?
Take 5 players must be at least 18 years of age; however, participants must be at least 21 years of age to buy tickets at locations that sell alcoholic beverages.
Take 5 tickets can be purchased from authorized lottery outlets across the state. Information about Take 5 is available on the official New York Lottery website and app, but these platforms do not sell tickets.
Players in New York, across the United States or from around the world can play Take 5 online at selected Lottery Agent websites.
History of Take 5
Take 5 was launched in February 1992, which was originally a once-weekly lottery held on Fridays before becoming a daily draw in 2000.