How to play and win Illinois Lotto?
Playing Illinois Lotto is super easy and highly rewarding! Purchase an Illinois Lotto ticket for $1, select 6 numbers from a field of 1 to 52, and mark it on your playslip. Or you can opt for Quick Pick if you prefer playing numbers randomly generated by the lottery terminal. The jackpot starts at $2 million, which keeps on growing until someone wins the jackpot. If your selected lottery numbers match the drawn numbers you bag the winning amounts. You also have the option of increasing your non-jackpot winnings for an additional $1 by just opting for Extra Shot.
When are the Illinois Lotto drawings held?
The Illinois Lotto drawings are held thrice a week, every Monday, Thursday, and Saturday at 9:22 P.M. CST. You are eligible to purchase your lottery tickets by 9:15 P.M. CST for that day’s draw.
How can I win more playing the Illinois Lotto?
You can increase your non-jackpot Lotto prizes by adding the Extra Shot feature to your lottery ticket for an additional $1. Purchasing a computer-generated Extra Shot number will give you the chance of increasing your non-jackpot winnings and will be applied to all the lines played on your ticket. The Extra Shot number is separately drawn from the Lotto numbers and if this number matches the Lotto number, you can increase your non-jackpot winnings by 25 times.
How long do I have to claim my Illinois Lotto prize?
Your Illinois Lotto prizes can be claimed within a period of 365 days from the date of the drawing. If not redeemed within the stipulated time, the winnings are fortified.
Can I purchase my Illinois Lottery ticket over mail, phone, or the internet?
No, as per the Illinois state laws, Illinois Lottery prohibits the sale of lottery tickets over mail, phone, or on the Internet. Only authorized Illinois Lottery retailers are allowed to sell Illinois Lottery tickets. The Illinois Lottery lets you play it's lottery games online but not purchase any tickets.