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July 19, 1969 - First NY Lottery Drawing

Updated: Friday, August 2 2013, 09:17 PM EDT
The very first New York State Lottery drawing happened on this day in in 1969, and it was marked back then by poor ticket sales.  A Massachusetts man won the jackpot. The ticket drawing was the first step in a three-step process leading to a top prize of $100,000.July 19, 1969 - First NY Lottery Drawing


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