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Playing the Illinois Lottery

Jun 7, 2008
You will never run out of new games to play with the Illinois state lottery. The IL lottery provides players with a variety of options in the way of drawing and instant-win games, including the popular multi-state Mega Millions Lottery. The Mega Millions Lottery offers the biggest payout of any Illinois lottery games, ranging anywhere from two to several hundred million dollars. The Illinois Lotto game offers slightly smaller payouts, with the base jackpot being two million dollars.

Illinois Lottery Drawings

The Illinois Lotto holds drawings three times a week, and it costs one dollar to play two games. To win, you have to pick six different numbers between one and fifty-two. You can pick these Illinois lottery numbers yourself, or you can ask for a Quick Pick where the computer will pick them for you randomly. When you purchase a ticket, you must specify whether you want it for the Monday, Wednesday or Saturday drawing. You can find the Illinois lottery results on television, in the newspaper or on the IL lottery website.

Other Illinois Lottery Games

Illinois also has several lower prize drawing games, including Pick Three and Pick Four, with jackpots of five hundred dollars and Numbers Now, where you can win up to five thousand dollars extra when you play Pick Three and Pick Four. The Pick Three and Four games cost fifty cents each to play, and adding the Numbers Now game is an additional one dollar.

Illinois Lottery Instant Win Games

In addition to the drawing games, the Illinois lottery also has a variety of instant win scratch-off games available. It can cost anywhere from one to twenty dollars for these games depending on the odds of winning and on the amount of the grand prize. There are twenty-four different scratch-off games available from the Illinois state lottery, and if you have a winning Illinois lottery result you can claim your prize instantly. This makes scratch-offs one of the most popular ways to play the IL lottery.

Illinois Lottery 'Set For Life' and 'Second Chance' Games

The Illinois lottery also offers a "Set For Life game. The player must submit $30.00 worth of non-winning lottery tickets for an annual drawing. This lottery is also called the "Second Chance". This is a good way to turn non-winning tickets into cash. Prizes are, $100,000.00 for life, the cash equivalent of a new car lease for life, or, a luxury vacation for life. The Illinois lotto offers players a chance to win from 2 to 3 million dollars and costs $1.00 for 2 games. Illinois participates with several other states in the Mega Millions lottery. Money from the Illinois lottery goes to winners, education, and a very small amount goes to vendors.

Buy Illinois Lottery Tickets

If you want to buy these or any other lottery tickets, simply log onto your official state website. These sites explain how to purchase tickets, and often times tickets can be purchased online so you can play most state lotteries from the comfort of your own home. You can also refer to official state websites for custom lottery news. Many sites offer lottery number generators to help make your lottery number picking easier for you. If you would like to purchase your tickets in person, you can also visit a local lottery terminal. No matter how you choose to purchase your tickets, or which tickets you choose to buy, you're bound to have some fun!
About the Author
Anthony Wayne works in the marketing department of online lottery site LuckyLotto in Pennsylvania. He is also editor of the Internet Bingo Blog a great source of internet bingo information.
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