Lucky Day Lotto
Illinois Lucky Day Lotto offers a starting jackpot of $100,000. With two draws a day, the top prize can grow quickly if nobody wins, but it has the best odds of any jackpot game in the Prairie State so there are big payouts on a regular basis.
Drawings take place at 12:40 PM CT and 9:22 PM CT. See the latest winning numbers, find out how to play and view all the prizes you can win.
How to Play
To play Lucky Day Lotto, you just need to choose five numbers from 1 to 45. The game is available online or via Illinois Lottery retailers. It costs $1 per play.
You can play online in a matter of seconds if you’ve got your phone to hand or a computer nearby. Here’s what to do.
Choose five numbers from 1 to 45, or select the Quick Pick option to get a random set. You can edit a line by tapping on it, then tapping any of the selected numbers you want to change. Use the ‘trash’ icon to delete a line.
Select a ‘Single Purchase’ if you just want to enter up to eight draws in advance. You’ll need to specify whether you want to play the Midday draw, Evening draw, or both. The other option is to subscribe, so that your numbers will be entered into draws for up to 12 months.
Select ‘Add to Cart’ to load up your selections. You can still review your choices before finalising your purchase.
Check your selections and pay for your entries. You’ll be able to find the details of your wagers in the ‘My Games’ section of your account, and can then just wait for the draw to see if you win.
Playing in a Retail Store
If you play Lucky Day Lotto in-store, it could not be simpler to take part. Follow the steps below:
Pick five numbers from 1 to 45. You can fill out a playslip or ask the store clerk directly.
Decide whether to add EZmatch to your ticket for the chance to win prizes instantly. EZmatch costs an extra $1 per game.
Enter your numbers into extra draws. You can tell the retailer how many consecutive draws you want to play.
Purchase your entries. Remember to sign the back of your ticket and check the results after the draw.
How to Win
To win a Lucky Day Lotto prize, you need to match the numbers you have played to the winning numbers that are drawn. Even if just two are the same, you get a $1 payout. There are also fixed prizes for matching three or four numbers, and a rolling jackpot for anyone who gets all five. The top prize starts at $100,000 and has been known to go higher than $1 million.
Prizes and Odds
See the table below to find out all the different prize amounts and the odds of winning for each level. There is also a Reserve Fund, which takes in 2.5 percent of the money allocated to the jackpot in every draw. This Reserve Fund ensures there will always be sufficient money to offer the minimum jackpot.
|Numbers Matched||Prize||Odds of Winning|
|5||Jackpot||1 in 1,221,759|
|4||$200||1 in 6,109|
|3||$15||1 in 157|
|2||$1||1 in 12|
If you play EZmatch, a set of five numbers will be randomly generated and printed on your ticket. There will also be a prize value next to each number. If any of these EZmatch numbers are the same as the Lucky Day Lotto numbers you have selected, you win the associated prize without even having to wait for the draw to take place. The following table shows the prizes and odds of winning for EZmatch.
|Prize||Odds of Winning|
|$5,000||1 in 260,000|
|$1,000||1 in 52,000|
|$100||1 in 2,600|
|$50||1 in 1,300|
|$10||1 in 217|
|$5||1 in 81|
|$2||1 in 5|