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Illinois Lottery Basics - Mega Millions, Lotto, Little Lotto, Pick 3 and 4

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Illinois Lottery Overview:

Illinois offers five lottery games:
  • Mega Millions (A multi-state game)
  • Lotto
  • Little Lotto
  • Pick 3
  • Pick 4
Choose which one (or ones) is best for you with this introduction to the Illinois Lottery. (You must be 18 to play.)

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Mega Millions Basics - Illinois Lottery:

This is Illinois' biggest money game because it is a multi-state game. Twelve states participate so the jackpots are the largest. Every Mega Millions jackpot begins at $12 million and grows from there.
  • Pick 5 unique numbers from 1-56 plus 1 number from 1-46 (aka "The Mega Ball")
  • 9 ways to win from $2 to mega millions.
  • Drawings are 2 times a week on Tuesdays and Fridays at 10 p.m.
  • $1 to play
  • Quick Pick Available

Lotto Basics - Illinois Lottery:

Every Lotto jackpot begins at $2 million and grows daily. It is the Illinois Lottery's biggest game that is solely played in Illinois.
  • Pick 6 unique numbers from 1-52.
  • 4 ways to win from $2 to millions.
  • Drawings are 3 times a week on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays at 9:22 p.m.
  • $1 for 2 games
  • Quick Pick Available

Little Lotto Basics - Illinois Lottery:

Every jackpot begins at $100,000 and grows with each rollover.
  • Pick 5 unique numbers from 1-39.
  • 4 ways to win from $1 to $100,000+
  • Drawings are every day at 9:22 p.m.
  • $1 for a game
  • Quick Pick Available

Pick 3 Basics - Illinois Lottery:

Pick 3 numbers from 0 to 9 in any order.
  • 9 ways to win up to $500.
  • Drawings are 2 times every day, Monday - Saturday, at 12:40 p.m. and 9:22 p.m. Also once on Sundays at 9:22 p.m.
  • $.50 per game

Pick 4 Basics - Illinois Lottery:

Pick 4 numbers from 0 to 9 in any order.
  • 13 ways to win up to $5,000
  • Drawings are 2 times every day, Monday - Saturday, at 12:40 p.m. and 9:22 p.m. Also once on Sundays at 9:22 p.m.
  • $.50 per game
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