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Hit or Miss™ Player FAQ

What is Hit or Miss?

Hit or Miss is the only Illinois Lottery game where you win if you miss your numbers or if you hit your numbers. You can win the Top Prize of $250,000 instantly and The Good Life Number prize of $100,000 per year for 20 years. If you win both the Top Prize and The Good Life Number prize, you could become a millionaire playing Hit or Miss™.

How do I play Hit or Miss?

First, pick 12 unique numbers from 1 to 24 in a single game panel. You can select your numbers or request a QUICK PICK. Play slips will be offered at your local retailer or you can request a quick pick directly from the retailer’s cashier. When using a play slip, if you mark a number in error, simply mark the VOID circle in that game panel and move to the next game panel to play. Do not erase.

Each game panel on your ticket will have a Good Life Number randomly generated by the terminal ranging from 1 to 5.

You can play the same numbers for multiple drawings. To play from 2 to 24 consecutive drawings, mark the number of drawings you would like to play in the “NUMBER OF DRAWINGS” section at the bottom of the play slip. You can also request multiple drawings from the retailer’s cashier if you are not using a play slip.

Play slip

hit or miss play slip

How do I win Hit or Miss?

Match all 12 numbers or none of the 12 numbers to win the Top Prize of $250,000 instantly*. If you match all 12 numbers or miss all 12 numbers, and also match The Good Life Number, you win the Top Prize of $250,000 instantly* and The Good Life Number prize of $100,000 per year for 20 years**. A player can also win at lower prize levels for matching less than 12 numbers.

How To Win Chart

hit-or-miss matrix

*The prize liability cap established for the Grand (Top ) Prize category is $5,000,000. In any drawing where the number of Hit or Miss Game Panels matching either zero (0) or twelve (12) winning numbers is greater than twenty (20), the Grand (Top) Prize shall be paid on a pari-mutuel basis rather than on a fixed prize basis. Therefore, if more than twenty (20) Hit or Miss Game Panels match either zero (0) or twelve (12) of twelve (12) winning numbers, the prize awarded each Winning Hit or Miss Game Panel shall be the amount derived by dividing $5,000,000 by the number of Prize Winning Hit or Miss Game Panels for the Grand (Top) Prize category.

**The prize liability cap established for The Good Life Number prize of $100,000 per year for twenty (20) years of the 12 + The Good Life Number and 0 + The Good Life Number prize category is $8,000,000. In any drawing where the Hit or Miss Game Panel The Good Life Numbers matching The Good Life Number drawn in the drawing is greater than four (4) and the same Game Panel matches either zero (0) or twelve (12) winning numbers, The Good Life Number prize shall be paid on a pari-mutuel basis rather than on a fixed prize basis.

If one (1) through four (4) Hit or Miss game panels’ where the player has matched zero (0) or twelve (12) Hit or Miss Game Winning Numbers and The Good Life Number matches The Good Life Number drawn in the drawing, The Good Life Number prize is $100,000 per year for twenty (20) years.

If five (5) through sixteen (16) Hit or Miss game panels’ where the player has matched zero (0) or twelve (12) Hit or Miss Game Winning Numbers and The Good Life Number matches The Good Life Number drawn in the drawing, The Good Life Number prize shall be the amount derived by dividing $400,000 per year for twenty (20) years by the number of winning game panels.

If more than sixteen (16) Hit or Miss game panels’ where the player has matched zero (0) or twelve (12) Hit or Miss Game Winning Numbers and The Good Life Number matches The Good Life Number drawn in the drawing, The Good Life Number prize shall be the amount derived by dividing $8,000,000 The Good Life Number prize by the number of winning game panels, each resulting share will be paid in a lump sum.

You may win in only one Prize Category per single Hit or Miss Game Panel in connection with the Hit or Miss Winning numbers, including The Good Life Number, and shall be entitled only to the highest prize. If you win the Grand (Top) Prize category and also match The Good Life Number in a Hit or Miss Game Panel, you shall be entitled to only one Grand (Top) Prize. The Grand (Top) Prize shall be paid according to the Hit or Miss Game Rules.

For more information regarding prizes being paid on a pari-mutuel basis, visit www.illinoislottery.com for the official rules.

Why should I play Hit or Miss?

Hit or Miss is an exciting new Illinois Lottery game! It is the only Illinois Lottery game where you win if you miss your numbers (or if you match your numbers). By winning both the Top Prize and The Good Life Number prize, you could become a millionaire.

When can I play Hit or Miss?

Hit or Miss game launches Sunday, September 22, 2013.

How much does it cost to play Hit or Miss?

Each Hit or Miss game panel costs $2 to play.

What is the Good Life Number?

The Good Life Number offers the chance to win The Good Life Number prize of $100,000 per year for 20 years. First, match all or none of the 12 numbers. Then you have the chance to win The Good Life Number prize by also matching The Good Life Number. The Good Life Number is randomly generated from 1 to 5 and will be found on your ticket for each game panel.

hit or miss good life ball

Can I win a prize if I just match The Good Life Number?

No, in order to win The Good Life Number prize, you need to match all or none of the twelve numbers first.

Do I have to pay more to play The Good Life Number?

No, The Good Life Number is included in the $2 price per game panel.

How many Hit or Miss drawings are there each day?

There are four drawings every day. The drawings occur Morning (10:30 a.m. CDT), Midday (12:40 p.m. CDT), Drive Time (6:30 p.m. CDT) and Evening (9:22 p.m. CDT).

What time do Hit or Miss sales cutoff before the drawings?

Sales cutoff for the Morning drawing at 10:25 a.m. CDT. Sales cutoff for the Midday drawing at 12:35 p.m. CDT. Sales cutoff for the Drive Time drawing at 6:25 p.m. CDT. Sales cutoff for the Evening drawing at 9:15 p.m. CDT.

Where can I see the Hit or Miss drawings results or find the winning numbers?

You can see the drawings results at illinoislottery.com, the Illinois Lottery’s Facebook and Twitter pages.

Can I play multiple drawings of Hit or Miss?

Yes. You can play from 2 to 24 consecutive drawings of Hit or Miss.

Can I play Hit or Miss online?

No, Hit or Miss is not available for purchase on the internet at this time. You can play the new Hit or Miss game at your local lottery retailer.

Can I purchase a subscription to play Hit or Miss?

No, at this time Hit or Miss subscriptions are not available. You can play the new Hit or Miss game at your local lottery retailer.


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