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Illinois Lottery General Information and Links to Lotto

The Illinois Lotto lottery is a simple multi-number game where the player selects 6 numbers 1 through 52. The jackpot sarts at $2,000,000, which is paid pari-mutuel. That is, the amount allocated for the top-prize is divided among te winners. If there is no winer, the jackpot rolls over to the next draw. The Illinois Lotto costs $1 for 2 games.

Illinois Lotto drawing schedule: Lotto drawings are held at approximately 9:22 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays.

Illinois Lotto drawing method: Drawings for Lotto are televised live on WGN-TV, or tune in WBBM (Radio 780 AM). Click here for IL Lotto Drawing Procedures.

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Odds and Prizes of Illinois Lotto

How much does the Illinois lottery Lotto pay for matching 6 or less numbers? The following is a summary of winner prize payouts and the odds of winning.

MatchEstimated PrizeOdds
6-of-6$2,000,000, Pari-mutuel1 in 10,179,260
5-of-6Pari-mutuel1 in 36,881
4-of-6Pari-mutuel1 in 656
3-of-6$31 in 34

The Lotto jackpot starts at $2,000,000 and grows after each draw untill someone wins. The advertised grand prize is payable in 26 annual installments. However, within 60 days after the drawing, the winner may elect to receive the cash value of the prize in one lump-sum payment.

The actual prizes of winning tickets and the number of winners for the latest draw can be found on the Illinois lottery Lotto payouts.

The odds of winning listed above are half of the odds for a 6/52 game since you get two sets of numbers for each dollar game.

For Illinois Lottery general rules and how to claim prizes, please see Illinois Lottery general info page.


Links to some Lotto pages of the Illinois Lottery Official Web Site

Although we have tried to cover all the pertinent information of the Illinois Lotto, we recommend that you also look at the following pages at the Illinois Lottery official web site.



Illinois Lotto at US-Lotteries.com

The main purpose of this web site (US-Lotteries.com) is to present a well formatted latest and past results; analysis and statistics of past winning numbers, digits, pairs, triads; search to see if your favorite numbers have ever won or have come close to winning the jackpot; mathematical tools such as combinations generators and wheels. The complete list of all Illinois Lotto pages of this web site are listed below.


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Illinois lottery Games Data and Analysis Menu
Pick 3
- Pick 3 Game
- Winning Numbers
- Number Search
- Yearly Calendar
- Boxes(Combos)
- Triples
- Digits Analysis
- Straights Analysis
- Boxes Analysis
- Pairs
- Sums
- Combinations Generator
- Game Info
Pick 4
- Pick 4 Game
- Winning Numbers
- Number Search
- Yearly Calendar
- Boxes(Combos)
- Quadruplets
- Digits Analysis
- Straights Analysis
- Boxes Analysis
- Pairs
- Sums
- Combinations Generator
- Game Info
Lotto
- Lotto Game
- Winning Numbers
- Number Search
- Yearly Calendar
- Numbers Analysis
- Pairs Analysis
- Triads Analysis
- Check Combinations
- Full Wheel
- Abbreviated Wheel
- Game Info
Mega Millions
- Mega Millions Game
- Winning Numbers
- Number Search
- Yearly Calendar
- Numbers Analysis
- Pairs Analysis
- Number-Ball Pair Analysis
- Check Combinations
- Full Wheel
- Abbreviated Wheel
- Game Info
Powerball
- Powerball Game
- Winning Numbers
- Number Search
- Yearly Calendar
- Numbers Analysis
- Pairs Analysis
- Number-Ball Pair Analysis
- Check Combinations
- Full Wheel
- Abbreviated Wheel
- Game Info

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