LOTTO 6/49

One Ticket. Two Big Jackpots

    • A chance at two multi-million jackpots each draw!

    • The Classic Draw jackpot is always $5 million.

    • The Gold Ball jackpot starts at $10 million and grows by $2 million each draw until it is won.

    • With each Gold Ball draw, a player is guaranteed to win either $1 million (if a white ball is drawn) or the Gold Ball jackpot (if the gold ball is drawn).

    • You receive one six-number selection and one 10-digit Gold Ball Draw selection for $3.

    • Win a Free Play for matching two main winning numbers!

    • Add EXTRA for a chance to win the $250,000 top prize or the $100,000 second prize!

    For more information about LOTTO 6/49 and the Gold Ball Draw, watch this video.


    Gold Ball Draw

    The Gold Ball Draw is held after the Classic Draw. With the Gold Ball Draw, one selection is drawn at random from all the Gold Ball Draw selections issued. This guarantees that there is a winning ticket for each draw.

    For every $3 LOTTO 6/49 selection you purchase, you will automatically receive an entry into the Gold Ball Draw. The Gold Ball Draw selection is an 8-digit number followed by a 2-digit trailer (e.g. 12345678-01).

    The Gold Ball Draw starts with 30 balls. Twenty-nine of the balls are white and one is gold. If a white ball is drawn, the $1 million prize is won. If the gold ball is drawn, the Gold Ball jackpot is won.

    Whenever a white ball is drawn, the ball is not replaced. Therefore, the odds of winning the Gold Ball jackpot improve each time a white ball is drawn. If not won, the Gold Ball jackpot will increase by $2 million every draw and can grow to more than $60 million!

    After the Gold Ball jackpot is won, everything is reset. The jackpot goes back to $10 million and all 30 balls go back into the draw.

    Odds of winning in any Gold Ball Draw are one out of the number of Gold Ball Draw selections issued for that draw.

    Playing LOTTO 6/49 by Quick Pick or Selection Slip

    1. Ask for a LOTTO 6/49 quick pick or use a selection slip to choose six numbers from 1 to 49. These numbers will be for the Classic Draw. Your ticket will also include a computer-generated number for the Gold Ball draw.
    2. Add EXTRA for an additional $1 per number.
    3. Play 1-25 draws. Tell the retailer how many draws or mark the number on the slip. For a number not shown, leave it blank, and the retailer can enter any number from 1-25. Learn about Advance Play here.

    Draws are held every Wednesday and Saturday. Tickets can be purchased until 9:30 pm CT, 8:30 pm MT and 7:30 pm PT on the date of the draw.

    Odds of Winning the LOTTO 6/49 Classic Draw

    To win a prize, numbers matched must appear in the same selection (line).

    Match Prize Odds/$3 Play
    6 of 6 Win or share $5 million (from Draw Fund) 1 : 13,983,816
    5 of 6 + Bonus Share of 32.15% of Prize Fund 1 : 2,330,636
    5 of 6 Share of 13.5% of Prize Fund 1 : 55,492
    4 of 6 Share of 54.35% of Prize Fund 1 : 1,033
    3 of 6 $10 1 : 56.7
    2 of 6 + Bonus $5 1 : 81.2
    2 of 6 Free Play 1 : 8.3

    Prize Fund: 18.33% of cash sales + $0.55 per free play redeemed. 3/6, 2/6 + Bonus, and 2/6 prizes are first payable from the Prize Fund. The remaining is the Pools Fund, from which all other pari-mutuel shares of prizes (5/6 + Bonus, 5/6, and 4/6) are paid.

    Draw Fund: 29.67% of cash sales + $0.89 per free play redeemed, which shall be used to fund:

    • The fixed Classic Jackpot $5,000,000 (6/6 prize category)

    • The Gold Ball Jackpot Draw Prize (the Gold Ball Jackpot or the guaranteed $1 million prize)

    • Additional special draw prizes and promotions, as required.

    More Ways to Play

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      LOTTO 6/49 Free Plays

      • A Free Play ticket includes one six-number Quick Pick selection and one Gold Ball Draw selection. You can add one EXTRA number for an additional $1.
      • LOTTO 6/49 tickets valid for multiple Free Plays will be printed on more than one ticket.  See the chart below.
      Free Plays Ticket 1 Ticket 2 Ticket 3
      1 1 selection for 1 draw
      2 1 selection for 1 draw 1 selection for 1 draw
      3 1 selection for 1 draw 1 selection for 1 draw 1 selection for 1 draw
      4 1 selection for 2 draws 1 selection for 1 draw 1 selection for 1 draw
      5 1 selection for 2 draws 1 selection for 2 draws 1 selection for 1 draw
      6 1 selection for 2 draws 1 selection for 2 draws 1 selection for 2 draws
      7 1 selection for 3 draws 1 selection for 2 draws 1 selection for 2 draws
      8 1 selection for 3 draws 1 selection for 3 draws 1 selection for 2 draws

      And so on...

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