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Playing Games on the Illinois Lottery Website

What can I do with an Illinois Lottery account?

An Illinois Lottery account allows you to perform the following:

  • Purchase draws or subscriptions to Powerball®, Mega Millions®, and Lotto games, as well as subscriptions to Lucky Day Lotto®, Pick 3 and Pick 4;
  • View previous purchases and wins;
  • Check your subscription details and status;
  • Receive immediate deposits for winnings up to $600; and
  • Receive notifications for draw times, winning numbers, and your wins.

Create your account today and start playing.

What if I forget my password?

If you forget your password, you can easily reset your password online.

What if I forget my username?

The email address associated with your lottery account will serve as your username. If you cannot remember the email address associated with your account, contact the Player Hotline at 1-800-252-1775.

How do I make Lottery purchases online?

In order to make Illinois Lottery purchases online, eligible players will need to create an account then add funds to their wallet via a credit or debit card (Visa®, Mastercard® or Discover®) in the Deposit Funds section of their account. Only credit or debit cards within the U.S. will be accepted. You must add a minimum of $10 to play.

Once you have funds in your wallet, head to the Games section and click Play to select your game. You can then click How to Play to get complete instructions on how to complete your purchase.

If you are a Capital One cardholder, please note that Capital One no longer allows its cards to be used for lottery activity. Please contact Capital One for more information.

Can I purchase tickets for a single Mega Millions, Powerball or Lotto drawing?

Yes. To purchase a single draw, select your numbers and add-ons, if any, then select 1 draw within the Single Purchase option.

Which games can I purchase on the Illinois Lottery website?

You can purchase draws or subscriptions to Powerball, Mega Millions, and Lotto games, as well as subscriptions to Lucky Day Lotto, Pick 3 and Pick 4. Create your account today to start playing.

How do I know if I’ve won?

We’ll let you know if you’ve won by email as well as in the My Games section within your account. Log in to your account to make sure your current email address is provided.

How do I claim my prize?

Winnings of $600 or less are automatically deposited into your account. However, if such winnings cause your total account balance to exceed $2,500, the excess winnings will be sent to you via check.You can either transfer the winnings in your Lottery account to your bank account, request a check, or use them to play again.  

Winnings over $600 will be processed by the Illinois Lottery Claims Department. You'll receive an email that will explain how to complete the claims process.

How do I check my wallet balance?

To view your wallet balance, click the login link located in the top right corner of your screen. Once you log in to your account, your wallet balance will be displayed to the right of your account name.

Is there a minimum amount of funds I must maintain in my wallet?

There is no minimum amount of funds you must maintain in your wallet. However, when making a deposit in your wallet there is a minimum deposit amount of $10. When making a wager, be sure that you have funds available in your wallet in order for that purchase to go through. 

Can I add funds to my wallet from my bank account?

No. You can only add funds to your wallet with a credit card or debit card.

How do I withdraw my winnings from my online account?

Once you log in to your account, locate your wallet, and select Withdraw Funds. Once you enter your withdrawal amount, you can either add it to your bank account or request a check.

What should I do if I experience technical problems while purchasing a Lottery ticket online?

For assistance with technical issues, please send an email to or call the Player Hotline at 1-800-252-1775.