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Illinois Lotto

The Illinois Lottery is drawn on Monday, Thursday and Saturday and requires players to match six numbers from a possible 52 in order to win the jackpot. Players can also opt to play an additional number, named Extra Shot, to increase their non-jackpot winnings. The standard game has five prize tiers including the jackpot but Lotto Extra Shot offers eleven prize tiers. The Illinois Lottery has a starting jackpot of USD $2 million and no jackpot cap, which means that it can generate prizes that run into tens of millions of dollars.

All Illinois Lottery statistics are derived from the Lotto Extra Shot.

This Illinois Lotto data includes all draws up to and including Monday 18 th January 2021. Chronology is used to distinguish ties.

Prize Draw Information

The last jackpot drawn on Monday 18 th January 2021 for Illinois Lotto was USD $4.1 Million

The next estimated Illinois Lotto jackpot is USD $4.2 Million
which will be drawn on Thursday 21 st January 2021

Illinois Lotto Numbers (Last 10 Draws)

Illinois Lotto Odds & Prize Draw Breakdown

Players must pick 6 balls from a pool of 52. (Extra Shots are drawn from the same pool)

Illinois Lotto Draw Details

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Illinois Lottery History

The Illinois Lottery was first established in July 1974 when US lotteries were restricted to the north-east and mid-west areas. The first state draw game was held in August 1974 and reached USD $1 million for the first time in October of that year.

In February 1983 the Illinois Lottery was officially formed with a six from 40 matrix to be drawn every Saturday night. In May 1984, the game changed to a six from 44 matrix in order to generate bigger jackpots. In September 1984 these changes achieved their aim when the largest lottery jackpot to date in American history was won, the sum of USD $40 million.

Wednesday draws were added to the game for a brief period between January 1986 and April 1987 and the matrix was changed to six from 54 in May 1988. The Wednesday draw was reintroduced in August 1990, and in January 1998 the matrix was scaled down to six from 48.

The matrix changed once again in April 1999 to become a six from 52 game, which remains as its current format.

Extra Shot was introduced as an add-on to the main game in November 2012, which offered players the chance to win bigger secondary-tier prizes for matching an additional number alongside their main numbers.

In July 2013 the Wednesday draw was moved to Thursday to avoid a clash with the multi-state Powerball draw. Additional innovations comprised a Monday draw and a new prize tier with the aim of building larger jackpots and increasing the value of secondary-tier prizes.

Page Last Updated: Tuesday, 19 January 2021 03:33 AM

Illinois Lotto Numbers: The last 10 sets of Winning Numbers for the Illinois Lotto draw including the Next Jackpot and additional Draw Information

Illinois Lotto

Lotto is a draw game exclusive to IL with a multimillion-dollar jackpot that starts at $2 million and keeps rolling until someone wins it!

With drawings three times a week, there are plenty of chances to win. Draws take place every Monday, Thursday and Saturday at 9:22 PM CST. Check the Lotto winning numbers page to view the results soon after the draw.

Playing Lotto is easy. Choose six lucky numbers from 1 through 52, or let Quick Pick randomly select your numbers. Each play costs $1.

Add the Extra Shot option to your Lotto play and get six extra chances to win non-jackpot prizes! Extra Shot costs an additional $1 per game. You’ll receive a random computer-generated Extra Shot number between 1 and 25 that will be printed on your ticket.

The Extra Shot number applies to all lines or panels you play on your ticket. The Extra Shot number is drawn separately from Lotto winning numbers, and if you match it, you can win up to a 25 times bigger non-jackpot prize.

Would you like to play your favorite numbers for multiple draws? You can play your numbers up to 25 draws in advance – just check the box on your play slip and speak to the retailer about how many future draws you’d like.

How to Win

During a Lotto drawing, six winning numbers are randomly selected. You win a prize if you match two or more of your numbers to the winning numbers drawn. Prizes range from $1 up to the jackpot of $2 million or more.

If you added Extra Shot, you can win if you match only the Extra Shot number. Matching Extra Shot also multiples any prize you win that is lower than the jackpot.

If there is no jackpot winner, the pari-mutuel top prize will roll over to the following draw, and it will continue to increase until a winner matches all six numbers. This can lead to some very big jackpots and makes Lotto very popular with Illinois lottery players.

Prizes and Odds of Winning

Check the table below to find the prize amounts you could win if your numbers match the winning numbers, plus the odds of winning. If you added Extra Shot (E), you’ve got six more chances to win non-jackpot prizes.

How to Play the Illinois Lotto, including a draw schedule, how many numbers to pick and the effect of Extra Shot. ]]>