Illinois Lotto

The Illinois Lottery is drawn on Monday, Thursday and Saturday and requires players to match six numbers from a possible 52 in order to win the jackpot. Players can also opt to play an additional number, named Extra Shot, to increase their non-jackpot winnings. The standard game has five prize tiers including the jackpot but Lotto Extra Shot offers eleven prize tiers. The Illinois Lottery has a starting jackpot of $2 million and no jackpot cap, which means that it can generate prizes that run into tens of millions of dollars.

All Illinois Lottery statistics are derived from the Lotto Extra Shot.

This Illinois Lotto data includes all draws up to and including Thursday April 19th 2018. Chronology is used to distinguish ties.

Prize Draw Information

Last Jackpot

The last jackpot drawn on Thursday April 19th 2018 for Illinois Lotto was $11,000,000

The next estimated Illinois Lotto jackpot is $11,250,000
which will be drawn on Saturday April 21st 2018

Illinois Lotto

Illinois Lotto Numbers (Last 10 Draws)

Draw Date: Winning Numbers: Draw Detail:
Thursday April 19th 2018
02
2
7
23
31
32
37
10
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Monday April 16th 2018
15
15
17
21
49
50
51
11
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Saturday April 14th 2018
12
12
22
29
31
39
42
8
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Thursday April 12th 2018
01
1
8
25
29
31
46
3
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Monday April 9th 2018
07
7
18
38
43
49
50
1
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Saturday April 7th 2018
09
9
13
16
31
40
42
23
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Thursday April 5th 2018
06
6
10
28
30
36
42
21
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Monday April 2nd 2018
10
10
13
23
27
43
51
15
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Saturday March 31st 2018
10
10
29
30
32
44
47
22
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Thursday March 29th 2018
10
10
18
20
22
28
34
1
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Illinois Lotto Odds & Prize Draw Breakdown

Lottery Odds

Players must pick 6 balls from a pool of 52. (Extra Shots are drawn from the same pool)

Numbers Matched Odds (Rounded)
6 Main Numbers (Jackpot) 1 in 20,358,520
5 Main Numbers + Extra Shot 1 in 3,393,087
5 Main Numbers 1 in 75,402
4 Main Numbers + Extra Shot 1 in 30,161
4 Main Numbers 1 in 1,371
3 Main Numbers + Extra Shot 1 in 1,028
3 Main Numbers 1 in 72
2 Main Numbers + Extra Shot 1 in 96
2 Main Numbers 1 in 9
1 Main Numbers + Extra Shot 1 in 23
Extra Shot Only 1 in 17

Approx. Overall Odds: 1 in 4

Illinois Lotto Draw Details

Illinois Lotto is drawn on the following days
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
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Illinois Lottery History

The Illinois Lottery was first established in July 1974 when US lotteries were restricted to the north-east and mid-west areas. The first state draw game was held in August 1974 and reached $1 million for the first time in October of that year.

In February 1983 the Illinois Lottery was officially formed with a six from 40 matrix to be drawn every Saturday night. In May 1984, the game changed to a six from 44 matrix in order to generate bigger jackpots. In September 1984 these changes achieved their aim when the largest lottery jackpot to date in American history was won, the sum of $40 million.

Wednesday draws were added to the game for a brief period between January 1986 and April 1987 and the matrix was changed to six from 54 in May 1988. The Wednesday draw was reintroduced in August 1990, and in January 1998 the matrix was scaled down to six from 48.

The matrix changed once again in April 1999 to become a six from 52 game, which remains as its current format.

Extra Shot was introduced as an add-on to the main game in November 2012, which offered players the chance to win bigger secondary-tier prizes for matching an additional number alongside their main numbers.

In July 2013 the Wednesday draw was moved to Thursday to avoid a clash with the multi-state Powerball draw. Additional innovations comprised a Monday draw and a new prize tier with the aim of building larger jackpots and increasing the value of secondary-tier prizes.


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