Illinois Lotto

Illinois Lotto is a state exclusive game, giving players a shot at winning a jackpot that starts at $2 million and keeps growing until someone hits it, with draws on Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays at 9:22 pm CT. Add Extra Shot to multiply your non-jackpot prize up to 25 times.


How to Play

Playing Lotto is really easy - simply pay $1 per line and select six numbers from 1 to 52 or have them randomly generated for you via the Quick Pick option.

If you'd like to enter more than one draw, mark the box on the play slip and speak to the retailer.

Match all six numbers drawn to win the multi-million dollar jackpot. There are a total of five tiers offering cash prizes for matching as few as two numbers.

Extra Shot

Extra Shot is an optional add-on to your Lotto ticket. It only costs $1 more per game and gives you six additional chances to win Lotto prizes below the jackpot, and will increase their value by up to 25 times!

An Extra Shot number between 1 and 25 will be chosen at random and printed on your Lotto ticket. You can win a cash prize just by matching the Extra Shot number on its own, or in addition to the Lotto numbers drawn.

Prizes and Odds of Winning

Here's a breakdown of how many numbers you need to match to win an Illinois Lotto prize and the odds for each prize tier:

Illinois Lotto Prizes and Odds
Winning Tier Prize Won Odds
Match 6 Jackpot (minimum $2 million) 1 in 20,358,520
Match 5 Pari-mutuel; estimated $2,000 1 in 73,763
Match 4 Pari-mutuel; estimated $50 1 in 1,311
Match 3 Fixed amount of $5 1 in 67
Match 2 Fixed amount of $1 1 in 8.32
Odds of winning any Illinois Lotto prize are approximately 1 in 7.36 on a basic ticket

Extra Shot Prizes and Odds of Winning

The $1 Extra Shot add-on to your main ticket offers six more chances to win Lotto non-jackpot prizes, and multiplies their value up to 25 times:

Illinois Lotto Extra Shot Prizes and Odds
Winning Tier Prize Won Odds
Match 5 + Extra Shot Pari-mutuel; estimated $50,000 1 in 1,844,069
Match 4 + Extra Shot Pari-mutuel; $1,250 1 in 32,783
Match 3 + Extra Shot Fixed amount of $125 1 in 1,676
Match 2 + Extra Shot Fixed amount of $25 1 in 208
Match 1 + Extra Shot Fixed amount of $10 1 in 62
Match Extra Shot Fixed amount of $5 1 in 54
Odds of winning any Illinois Lotto prize are approximately 1 in 5.68 with the added Extra Shot feature
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