Illinois Lotto

By: Lotto Edge

Latest Draw: Mon Dec 5

11 34 36 39 43 44
Extra Shot: 14

Next Drawing: Thu Dec 8

Jackpot: 

$5,300,000
(Estimate):

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What is Illinois Lotto with Extra Shot?

Illinois Lotto is a three times weekly draw game where you try to pick six numbers between 1 and 50 that match the winning numbers drawn to win a cash prize.  You can also select Quick Pick and the random number generator will choose the numbers for you.

Tickets cost $2 per set of numbers.  The top prize starts at $2,000,000 and increases each drawing until someone wins the jackpot.  As a bonus, your set of numbers will be automatically entered into two additional drawings, Lotto Million 1 and Lotto Million 2, where matching all six numbers in either drawing can win you $1,000,000.  To win any of the three top prizes, players must match all six numbers in that drawing.

Additionally, the Illinois Lottery will draw a bonus ball, called Extra Shot, from a pool of separate balls numbered 1 to 25.  The Extra Shot can be used to win a prize for matching numbers plus the Extra Shot ball.  The Extra Shot only applies to the main jackpot drawing and to non-top prize winnings.  All Illinois Lottery results are available immediately after each drawing.

What are the IL Lotto Draw Times?

Sales cut-off time is 9:15 pm CT.  Draw time is approximately 7 minutes after the draw entry close.

 Draw Times
SundayNo Draw
Monday9:22 pm CT
TuesdayNo Draw
Wednesday9:22 pm CT
ThursdayNo Draw
FridayNo Draw
Saturday9:22 pm CT

How do I Play Illinois Lotto Extra Shot?

  1. PICK YOUR NUMBERS:

    Ask for a Quick Pick and let the lottery terminal select the numbers for you, or choose six numbers between 1 and 50.

  2. BUY YOUR TICKET:

    IL Lotto tickets cost $2 per play.  However, your set of numbers will automatically be entered into the main drawing and two additional drawings called Lotto Million 1 and Lotto Million 2.

  3. PLAY MULTIPLE DRAWINGS:

    You can play your numbers for consecutive drawing dates on the same ticket. Just tell the cashier at the time of your purchase or mark the Multi Play box on your selection slip.

  4. ADD EXTRA SHOT:

    Players can add Extra Shot for an extra $1 per game for the chance to increase your non-top prize winnings.  Extra Shot cannot be applied to the Jackpot, Lotto Million 1 or Lotto Million 2.

How Can I Win the Illinois Lotto?

MatchPrizesOdds
6 BallsJackpot!1 in 15,890,700
5 Balls + ESPari-mutuel (Match 5 x 25)1 in 1,504,801
5 BallsPari-mutuel1 in 60,192
4 Balls + ESPari-mutuel (Match 4 x 25)1 in 27,996
4 BallsPari-mutuel1 in 1,120
3 Balls + ES$1251 in 1,500
3 Balls$51 in 60
2 Balls + ES$251 in 195
2 Balls$21 in 7.8
1 Ball + ES$101 in 61
0 Balls + ES$51 in 56.3

Overall odds of winning are 1 in 6.9.

Lotto Million 1 MatchPrizesOdds
6 Balls$1,000,0001 in 15,890,700
Lotto Million 2 MatchPrizesOdds
6 Balls$1,000,0001 in 15,890,700

NOTE:  Lotto Jackpot, Lotto Million 1 and Lotto Million 2 are three separate drawings for three separately shared prizes.

Illinois Lotto Extra Shot FAQs

Q: What is the Illinois Lotto Drawing?

A: Illinois Lotto is a three times weekly draw game where players select six numbers from 1 through 50.  Jackpots start at $2,000,000 increase for each drawing until someone wins.  As a bonus, your numbers will automatically be entered into two additional drawings, Lotto Million 1 and Lotto Million 2, where matching all six numbers in either of those drawings will win you $1,000,000!


Q: How much do IL Lotto tickets cost?

A: Tickets cost $2 per play.  Players can add the optional Extra Shot for an additional $1 per play for a chance to increase any non-top prize winnings.


Q: Where and when can I play IL Lotto?

A: You can play the IL Lotto at all Illinois Lottery retailers. Draws take place every Monday, Wednesday and Saturday at approximately 9:22 p.m.  Tickets for each drawing may be purchased up to 7 minutes prior to the next drawing.


Q: Do IL Lotto tickets expire?

A: Prizes must be claimed within 1 year of the draw date on which the prize was won.

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