The Illinois Lotto has been creating millionaires since 1983 when it was known as Lotto 6/40. The game was drawn on Saturdays and was the first in the country to offer a guaranteed million-dollar prize. The game matrix changed throughout the years, but has been set at 6/52 since 1999.
The top prize for Illinois Lotto starts at US$2 million and can roll over indefinitely, leading to huge jackpots. The largest Illinois Lotto jackpot ever was worth US$69.9 million and was awarded on April 15th, 1989.
Illinois Lotto draws currently take place on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays at 21.22 CST. You’ll be able to find the latest Illinois Lotto results here on Lotto.net shortly after the draw has taken place.
How to Play and Win Illinois Lotto
Players pay US$1 for a base game and pick six numbers from 1 to 52 or have them randomly selected for them by using the Quick Pick option. For an extra US$1 you can unlock the Extra Shot feature, an extra randomly-generated number that could dramatically increase the value of any non-jackpot prizes that you may win.
To win the jackpot, ticket holders must match all six main numbers drawn. Other cash prizes are awarded for matching fewer numbers. Visit the Illinois Lotto Prizes page to learn more.
Buy Illinois Lotto Tickets Online
Illinois Lotto tickets are available from authorised retailers throughout the state, but did you know that you can also purchase entries online? If you live in Illinois, you can buy tickets through the Illinois Lottery website. If you’re not a resident of the Land of Lincoln, don’t worry - you can take part in the game through an online concierge service, regardless of your physical location. After you’ve selected your numbers and made an order, an agent based in Illinois will purchase a ticket for you. A scanned copy of the ticket will be sent to your account, and if you’re lucky enough to win a prize you will receive an email notification shortly after the draw.
Still curious? Visit the Illinois Lotto FAQs page to get answers to some of the most frequently asked questions.