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Change to Jackpot Increments for Lotto

July 8, 2020

CHICAGO—The Illinois Lottery today announced that it was making a change to its Lotto game to support continued growth.

Following the July 13, 2020 drawing, the Lotto jackpot will increase by $150,000 between drawings. This change will help to ensure that ticket sales will continue to support the jackpot being offered. 

The Lotto odds, price per line, draw days and time, and the starting jackpot of $2 million remain unchanged.

Lotto is drawn on Monday, Thursday and Saturday at 9:22 PM CT. The jackpot starts at $2 million and grows incrementally between drawings until struck.

The Illinois Lottery exists to generate essential funding for the Common School Fund and other good causes. 

Updated Lotto rules are available at IllinosLottery.com

About the Illinois Lottery:

Founded in 1974, the Illinois Lottery has contributed over $21 billion (since 1985) to the state’s Common School Fund to assist K-12 public schools, as well as hundreds of millions of dollars to the Capital Projects Fund and to special causes like homelessness prevention, Illinois Veterans services, the fight against breast cancer, MS research, Special Olympics, police memorials and assistance for people living with HIV/AIDS. In addition to playing in-store, the Illinois Lottery offers online and mobile play for all draw-based Illinois Lottery games at illinoislottery.com. Players must be at least 18 years old.

About the Illinois Lottery:

Founded in 1974, the Illinois Lottery has contributed over $21 billion (since 1985) to the state’s Common School Fund to assist K-12 public schools, as well as hundreds of millions of dollars to the Capital Projects Fund and to special causes like homelessness prevention, Illinois Veterans services, the fight against breast cancer, MS research, Special Olympics, police memorials and assistance for people living with HIV/AIDS. In addition to playing in-store, the Illinois Lottery offers online and mobile play for all draw-based Illinois Lottery games at illinoislottery.com. Players must be at least 18 years old.