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How to Play Classic Lotto

True to its name, Ohio’s Classic Lotto follows the traditional Lotto structure of lottery games, offering you multiple opportunities and grand prize money to win. The game features a rolling jackpot starting at $1 million, which keeps on growing based on sales, with a guaranteed increase of $100,000. Classic Lotto is one of the most played games offered by the Ohio Lottery for giving its players the shot of becoming a millionaire instantly, by just matching six numbers. Adding to your ways to win, the Ohio Lottery also provides you with the option of KICKER that gives you the chance of winning up to $100,000. The drawings for the game are held thrice every week along with the option of playing your lucky numbers for up to 10 consecutive draws thereby increasing your possibilities to win the lottery!

Playing Ohio Classic Lotto is super easy, fun, and extremely rewarding. All you have to do is grab a Lotto playslip worth $1, and select 6 numbers from a field of 1 to 49, and mark them appropriately on your bet slip. Or you can also opt for Auto Pick if you prefer playing numbers randomly generated by the terminal. You need to inform the retailer of the selected numbers or place the wagers by using a bet card. There are 5 play areas and 5 Auto Picks per bet card or playslip. If your selected lottery numbers match the digits drawn by the lottery machine, you bag the winning lottery prizes.

Game Format

  • Number of lottery balls in Classic Lotto: 12/90
  • Number of drawing machines: 1
  • Type of lottery game: 12 Ball Lotto

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Adding to your options to win, the Ohio Lottery provides you with a super exciting feature of KICKER, that gives you the chance to win up to an additional $100,000! A computer-generated six-digit number will be printed on your ticket. Mark your win by just marking a "YES" to KICKER and matching the drawn numbers in exact order from left to right. The option is not allowed to be played separately and increases the Classic Lotto wager by $1.00. The KICKER drawings are held immediately after the Classic Lotto drawing. You have the chance of winning prizes from $10 to $100,000 depending on how many of the six KICKER numbers are matched! 

Not limiting your options to win, playing the game also provides you the option of playing your lucky numbers for multiple draws. This means playing the popular lottery game of the Ohio Lottery gives you the option of playing your numbers for up to 10 consecutive draws thereby giving you multiple opportunities to bag exciting lottery prizes. 

You need to hand over the completed playslip along with the selected game add-on options to the lottery retailer. Remember your lottery ticket and not the playslip is the bearer instrument. It is mandatory to sign the back of your ticket so that no one except you can claim the prize amount. You are completely responsible for the accuracy of your ticket.

Lottery Numbers Selection Option

The players can pick their own numbers or use any of the below-listed lottery tools to mark the winning Ohio Classic Lotto lottery numbers.

Drawing Schedule Of Ohio Classic Lotto Lottery

  • Monday 7:29 PM ET (GMT-12:00)
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  • Wednesday 7:29 PM ET (GMT-12:00)
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  • Saturday 7:29 PM ET (GMT-12:00)
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Ohio Classic Lotto offers you the option of playing the same numbers and play types up to 10 consecutive drawings for selected draw time(s) by opting for the Multi-Draw/Advance Play option.

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Grab a Lotto playslip worth $1, and mark your bet slip with 6 numbers from a field of 1 to 49. Or you can also opt for Auto Pick. If your selected numbers match the ones drawn, you bag the lottery prizes. Adding to your ways to win, the games also provide you with the option of KICKER that gives you the chance of winning an additional $100,000.

The Ohio Classic Lotto drawings are held thrice every week. The draws take place every Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday at 7:29 P.M. ET.

Your Ohio Classic Lotto prizes can be claimed within a period of 180 days from the date of the drawing. If not redeemed within the stipulated time, the winnings are fortified.

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Rules Governing Classic Lotto

  • The legal age of playing Ohio Classic Lotto is 18 years and older.
  • The cutoff for buying Classic Lotto tickets in Ohio is Pools close at 7:00pm on the day of the drawing.
  • Ticket cancellation is only allowed in specific situations. See the official website for details.
  • Players must claim their lottery winnings within a time period of 180 days, from the date of the drawing, else their winnings will be fortified.
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Claiming a Prize from the Classic Lotto Lottery

  • Experiencing the thrill of having won the lottery! If you think you have matched the winning lottery numbers, here are the steps you should take to claim your prize.
  • Before taking steps to claim your prize, double-check your numbers against the official drawing results with the ones drawn or visit our Lottery Results. This will help you confirm that you have correctly matched the winning numbers and know what prize amount will fill your pockets.

Quick Facts

  • Game type: Lotto Game
  • Game Format: 6/49
  • Game availability:Exclusively available in Ohio only.
  • Game draw days and time: Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday at 7:29 P.M. ET.
  • Minimum jackpot amount: $1000,000
  • Minimum cash prize: $2.
  • Minimum age to play: 18
  • Jackpot odds:1 in 13,983,816
  • Ticket cost: $1 per play.
  • Jackpot payment options: Lump-sum or annuity
  • Lottery operator: Ohio Lottery Commission

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