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Doing some reading, it seems that the New York Lotto (6/59) is not especially well liked among lottery professionals, who say the take 5 game has better odds. It pays more at the low end, for sure, with a 3 match returning maybe $6 instead of $1. There are only 39 numbers to choose from instead of 59, so it could be a better deal, although it costs twice as much to play.
Reworking the Little Miss Lotto program to handle the take 5 game made sense, and it's now (soon) going to be offered as well. In fact, it'll beat Little Miss Lotto to the market.