More Lottos in America
The majority of state lotteries in the US offer Powerball and Mega Millions, with 13 also carrying Lotto America, but they also have their own local games too. Take a look at the lottos enjoyed in states across the country, the jackpots they offer and how to play them.
Arizona was the first state west of the Mississippi to launch a lottery when it began selling scratch tickets in 1981 and long before it joined the Powerball and Mega Millions families, it offered The Pick.
The homegrown millionaire maker The Pick has been going strong in Arizona since 1984. Drawings are held on Wednesday and Saturday nights, and carry a jackpot of no less than $1 million. This total can rise with rollovers above the $10 million mark.
To play The Pick, you pay $1 and choose six numbers between 1 and 44, matching all six to win the jackpot at odds of 1 in 7 million. There is a 1 in 39 chance of collecting a cash prize in one of the four winning tiers in every draw.
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Arkansas Scholarship Lottery
The Arkansas Lottery was set up in 2009 to provide residents of the state with grants and scholarships for college and university courses. To date, it has donated around $700 million to students across the Natural State.
Natural State Jackpot
Arkansas’ in-state lotto is called Natural State Jackpot and runs at 8pm CT, Monday to Saturday. Jackpots begin at $50,000, climbing by $5,000 with every rollover until it reaches $150,000, when the steps increase to $10,000.
Each line costs $1 and you must choose five numbers from a pool of 39. There are four prize tiers, and you have a 1 in 9 shot of scoring a prize, and a 1 in 575,757 chance of hitting the jackpot.
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Californian players take part in the big-money SuperLotto Plus, as well as fun smaller lottos like Fantasy 5.
The California SuperLotto Plus jackpot begins at around $7 million and has been known to pass $100 million as a result of rollovers. Simply pick five main numbers between 1 and 47 and a single MEGA number from pool of 27, matching all six to win the top prize. You have a 1 in 41.4 million chance of winning the jackpot and odds of 1 in 23 for winning any prize.
California Fantasy 5 requires you to match five numbers from 39 in order to win a jackpot that begins around $75,000. There are four prize tiers, with odds of 1 in 9 of winning any prize with a single line. You have a 1 in 575,757 shot at claiming the top tier award.
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Living amongst the Rocky Mountain peaks is an army of lottery fans in Colorado who have the opportunity to join in with players from other states in the big national games, but who can also indulge in their very own Colorado Lotto.
Colorado Lotto costs $1 per six-number line, chosen from a pool of 42. If you match all six, you win the jackpot that begins at around $1 million and grows by roughly $100,000 every time there is a rollover.
Draws take place on Wednesday and Saturday at 7:35pm and there are four prize tiers in which you can win. You have a 1 in 35 chance of picking up any reward, with odds of 1 in 5.2 million for claiming the jackpot.
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Connecticut is home to one of the most famous seats of learning in the world; Yale University. The Constitutions State also runs a lottery that pays hundreds of millions of dollars every year into its General Fund, helping to support libraries, public health initiatives, education programs and more.
Once referred to as Classic Lotto and now known as just plain Connecticut Lotto, draws are held Tuesdays and Fridays at 10:38pm ET. The jackpot begins at $1 million and regularly grows to two or three times that after rollovers.
You choose six numbers between 1 and 44, with each line costing $1 and offering the chance to claim one of four prizes. The odds of matching all six balls to win the jackpot are 1 in 7 million.
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Delaware players have a fine choice of lottos to play, with Lotto America, Powerball, Mega Millions, and Lucky for Life all in the Delaware Lottery’s stable. However, only those who play within the Diamond State get to enjoy Multi-Win Lotto.
Each $2 Multi-Win Lotto play entitles you the three lines of six numbers between 1 and 35. You can choose one set and receive two Quick Picks or let the computer select all three.
If you match three or more numbers on one line, you win a prize, with the 1.6 million to 1 jackpot, which starts at $50,000, gained by matching all six. You can also win by matching between six and ten numbers across your three lines. There’s even a $2 prize for matching nothing at all!
Multi-Win Lotto draws take place on Monday, Wednesday and Friday evenings at 7:57pm ET.
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The Florida Lottery launched in 1988 and now hosts Powerball and Lotto America drawings at its Tallahassee headquarters every Wednesday and Saturday. It also offers its own in-state games, such as Florida Lotto and Lucky Money.
Florida Lotto is the jewel in the crown of the Florida Lottery. Draws take place on Wednesdays and Saturdays, with jackpots that often hit more than $20 million.
Players pay $1 per line, selecting six numbers between 1 and 53 and matching all six to win at odds of 1 in 22.9 million. For an extra $1 per line, you can add XTRA, which multiplies non-jackpot prizes by two, three, four or five times, depending on the number drawn before the main game is played.
Lucky Money jackpots start at $500,000 and grow by $50,000 each time there is a rollover. The top prize is capped at $2 million, after which the funds that would have boosted the jackpot roll down and are shared amongst winners in all of the lower tiers.
Drawings take place on Tuesday and Friday at 11:15pm ET and players must choose four main numbers from 47 and one Lucky Ball between 1 and 17, matching all five to win the jackpot. There are eight prize tiers in total and you have a 1 in 11.3 chance of winning a prize. The jackpot odds stand at 1 in 3 million.
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The Georgia Lottery launched in 1992 and has raised more than $19 billion for education programs in the state since then. It also creates big winners in the multi-state lotteries it carried and from its own state-only games such as Jumbo Bucks Lotto and Fantasy 5.
Jumbo Bucks Lotto
The Jumbo Bucks Lotto jackpot begins at $1 million and can roll to much higher amounts. Draws take place on Monday and Thursday at 11pm ET and players must match six numbers from 47 to win the grand prize.
There are four prize tiers in the draw and you have a 1 in 10.7 million chance of banking the jackpot for each line you play.
Each Fantasy 5 line costs $1 and you can play daily at 11:34pm ET. Simply select five numbers from 42 and match them all to win the jackpot, which starts at $125,000.
The chances of winning a prize stand at 1 in 10.06, while the jackpot is a 1 in 850,668 shot.
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From Idaho Falls to Boise, Idahoans love a lottery game and, as well as major multi-state offerings like Lotto America, Mega Millions and Powerball, they have a twice-weekly appointment with their own game, Idaho Cash.
The minimum Idaho Cash play is $1 for two lines in the drawings on Wednesday or Saturday at 8pm MT. You have a 1 in 6 chance of winning a prize, and odds of 1 in 610,880 for landing the jackpot by matching five numbers from 45.
There are four prize levels in which you can win, and the jackpot begins at $20,000.
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Lotto fans in Illinois have been winning big jackpots since 1974 and, in addition to Powerball and Mega Millions, they have a choice of homegrown games to play too.
The Prairie State’s flagship game is Illinois Lotto, which requires players to match six numbers between 1 and 52 to win the jackpot. The top prize starts at $2 million, before rolling to eight figures on a regular basis. Each line costs $1 and you can add Extra Shot for a further $1, which generates a random number between 1 and 25 on your ticket, adding extra prize tiers and larger non-jackpot prizes if matched.
Draws take place on Monday, Thursday and Saturday evenings at 9:22pm CT and there are 11 prize tiers in total when you play Extra Shot. The odds of winning the jackpot are 1 in 20.3 million.
Lucky Day Lotto
Lucky Day Lotto is drawn twice a day, at 12:40pm and 9:22pm CT, seven days a week. It costs $1 per line and jackpots begin at $100,000.
You need to pick five numbers from a choice of 45, matching all five to win the jackpot at odds of 1 in 1.2 million. There are four winning tiers available, with awards for matching anything from two numbers upwards, and there is a 1 in 11 chance of winning any prize.
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Indiana’s Hoosier Lottery has produced more Powerball jackpot winners than any other state since the lottery began in 1992. However, it also offers its very own Hoosier Lotto draw that regularly creates millionaires from Bloomington to Fort Wayne.
There is a minimum jackpot of $1 million available on Hoosier Lotto every Wednesday and Saturday at 11pm ET. For $2 per line, you choose six numbers from 46, matching them all to win the top prize, which can grow higher with rollovers.
There are five winning tiers in each draw and a multiplier for non-jackpot prizes is automatically added without you having to opt in. A number is drawn to determine its size, ranging from 1x to 10x. For an extra $1, you can enter your numbers into an additional +PLUS draw, with the chance to win awards worth up to $1 million.
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Residents of Kansas from Dodge City to Wichita enjoy multi-state games such as Lotto America, Powerball and Mega Millions, but they also have an exclusive jackpot lotto just for themselves – Super Kansas Cash.
Super Kansas Cash
You receive two entries for $1, picking five main numbers from 32 and one Cashball between 1 and 25 on each. Jackpots begin at $100,000 and draws take place at 9:10pm CT on Monday, Wednesday and Saturday.
There are eight winning tiers, with prizes for matching as few as one main number and the Cashball. To bank the jackpot, you must match all five main numbers and the Cashball at odds of 1 in 2.5 million.
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Kentucky lotto fans join in with Powerball, Mega Millions and Lucky for Life, but they also have their own exclusive draw game. Players in Louisville, Lexington and all over the Bluegrass State can win six-figure sums every night of the week thanks to Kentucky Cash Ball 225.
Kentucky Cash Ball 225
The Kentucky Cash Ball 225 jackpot stands at $225,000 every night of the week, with draws held daily at 10:58pm ET. To play, you must pick four main numbers between 1 and 35 and a single Cash Ball from a pot of 25, matching all five to win the top prize at odds of 1 in 1.3 million.
There are eight prize tiers in each draw, with awards starting at a free ticket for matching the Cash Ball alone. You have a 1 in 10.7 chance of winning an award with each line you purchase.
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You just have to look at the annual Mardi Gras festival in New Orleans to see that Louisiana folk love to make merry, and what better celebration could there be than the one after hitting the jackpot on the big local game, Louisiana Lotto?
Louisiana Lotto’s jackpot begins at $250,000 and keeps rolling higher until someone matches all six numbers drawn from a 40-strong pool. Entries cost $1 per line, with a 1 in 30 chance of winning a prize by matching anything from three numbers upwards. You have odds of 1 in 3.8 million when it comes to pocketing the jackpot.
Watch Louisiana Lotto draws live at 9:59pm CT on Wednesday and Saturday nights.
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Lotto fans in the Old Line State take part in have the chance to compete for Powerball, Mega Millions and Cash4Life glory, but they also have their own fun state-only draw, Multi Match.
With jackpots that start at $500,000 and four chances of winning prizes on every single play, it’s no wonder that Multi Match is so popular. For $2, you choose one line of six numbers from a pool of 43 and receive two more random selections of six numbers. Any of these can win the top prize and there are also rewards available for matching more than five numbers combined across the three lines.
Draws take place on Monday and Thursday nights and you have a 1 in 8.5 chance of winning a prize and odds of 1 in 2 million of hitting the jackpot with every $2 play.
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Ticket holders in the Bay State have been playing lotto games since 1971, when the Massachusetts Lottery launched. Not only does the organization offer Powerball, Mega Millions and Lucky for Life, but it also invites participants to play for seven-figure sums twice a week from its own Megabucks Doubler game.
Simply pick six numbers from 49 for the drawings, which take place on Wednesday and Saturday nights at 11:20pm, and match all six to win the jackpot. You have a 1 in 13.9 million chance of banking the top reward, which starts at $500,000 and can reach up into eight figures.
Tickets cost $1 each and one in ten is automatically entered into the Megabucks Doubler feature, which doubles non-jackpot prizes.
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Michigan is well known for being surrounded by the Great Lakes and providing a home for the country’s automobile industry. It also runs a lottery that creates big winners all year round from both multi-state games and its own Lotto 47.
Lotto 47 jackpots start at $1 million and grow every time a draw passes without a winner. Each line consists of six numbers chosen from a pool of 47 and ticket holders pay $1 per play. Draws take place on Wednesday and Saturday nights at 7:29pm.
There are four prize tiers in each draw, starting at $5 for matching three numbers. Your odds of matching all six numbers to win the jackpot stand at 1 in 10.7 million.
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Minnesota is well known for giving the world Prince, Bob Dylan and Judy Garland, and the entertainment keeps on coming thanks to the North Star State’s very own Gopher 5 lottery game.
Gopher 5 jackpots begin at $100,000 and grow with rollovers. To play, you pick five numbers between 1 and 47, paying $1 per line. Draws take place on Monday, Wednesday and Friday evenings at 6:17pm and you need to match all five numbers to win the top prize.
There are four prize levels in each drawing, with odds of 1 in 12 of winning any prize and a 1 in 1.5 million chance of claiming the jackpot.
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The Missouri Lottery has contributed $5.8 billion to the state and a massive 95 cents of every dollar spent on games like Missouri Lotto stays within its borders, whether it be funding public education, paid out as prizes or returned to retailers as commission for selling tickets.
Missouri Lotto jackpots begin at $1 million, but often grow larger through rollovers. You get two shots at the top prize with every play, picking two lines of six numbers between 1 and 44 for $1.
The odds of winning the jackpot stand at 1 in 3.5 million, with a 1 in 20 chance of claiming any prize when drawings take place on Wednesday and Saturday nights at 8:59pm CT. In addition, random tickets are designated as Lotto Doubler entries, multiplying non-jackpot prizes by two. If your ticket is chosen, you will see a note printed on the slip.
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Montana is a spectacular state, with scenery ranging from the Rocky Mountains to the Great Plains, taking in parts of Yellowstone National Park. It also runs an impressive lottery that prides itself on its local game, Montana Cash.
On Wednesdays and Saturdays at 8pm MT, Montanans find out whether they have successfully matched five numbers between 1 and 45 to claim the Montana Cash jackpot that begins at $40,000.
You can win back your $1 stake by matching two numbers, with payouts increasing as you match more, up until the jackpot. Correctly guessing the full line is rated a 1 in 610,880 shot.
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When Nebraska Lottery players play lotto games in their state, they help contribute to environmental programs, education and to the state fair. In all, more than $660 million has been raised for these good causes since 1993.
Nebraska Pick 5
Nebraska Pick 5 is unique to the state and involves players choosing five numbers between 1 and 38, matching all five to win the jackpot. The top prize begins at $50,000, but grows with rollovers until someone wins.
Drawings take place every day of the week at 10pm CT, and there are four ways to win, starting by matching just two numbers. There is a 1 in 8 chance of winning a prize and odds of 1 in 501,942 of winning the jackpot.
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New Hampshire, Vermont and Maine – Tri-State Lotteries
The lotteries in New Hampshire, Vermont and Maine join forces to offer two fun games exclusively to the tri-state area.
For $2 per line, you can win a jackpot that starts at $1 million. Each drawing has nine prize tiers, with a 1 in 6 chance of winning something and odds of 1 in 4.4 million of taking down the grand prize.
To play, pick five main numbers from a pool of 41 and a Megaball between 1 and 6, matching them all to win the jackpot. The second prize, for matching the five main numbers alone, is a guaranteed $30,000.
Drawings take place on Wednesday and Saturday at 7:59pm ET.
The three lotteries also team up to present Gimme 5, held on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 6:55pm ET. The jackpot is worth $100,000 and is won by matching five numbers from a choice of 39.
The top prize is a 1 in 575,757 shot, with each $1 line possessing a 1 in 9 chance of winning something.
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New Jersey Lottery
The New Jersey Lottery created its first lotto millionaires in 1971 and it continues to pay out big prizes to players to this day. Garden State residents have a choice of state-exclusive games, such as Pick-6 XTRA and Jersey Cash 5 XTRA.
You can play Pick-6 on Monday and Thursday, when drawings are held at 7:57pm ET. You must choose six numbers between 1 and 49, matching them all to win a jackpot that starts at $2 million, but which can easily reach eight figures due to rollovers.
Each line costs $1 and there are four prize tiers in a regular game. You can add XTRA to your ticket for an additional $1 per line, which multiplies non-jackpot prizes by two, three, four or five times depending on the number drawn, and also creates a $2 Match 2 reward. You have a 1 in 13.9 million chance of hitting the top prize.
Jersey Cash 5 XTRA
Jersey Cash 5 XTRA is played every day at 7:57pm ET and players pay $1 per line, which comprise five numbers chosen from a pool of 43. Matching all five wins the jackpot, which starts at $75,000. As with Pick-6, you can add XTRA for another $1 to boost prizes and add a new award for matching two balls.
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New Mexico Lottery
From snow-topped mountains to sprawling deserts, New Mexico lives up to its nickname as the Land of Enchantment. Residents take part in Lotto America, Powerball and Mega Millions, as well as a local game, named after the state bird of New Mexico, the greater roadrunner.
Roadrunner Cash is a daily game, held at 9:30pm MT. Each line costs $1 and has a 1 in 435,897 chance of winning the jackpot, which starts at $25,000 and grows every time it rolls.
Simply choose five numbers between 1 and 37 and match all five to win the top prize. There are four winning levels in every draw, and you have odds of 1 in 8 of picking up a payout.
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New York Lottery
Lottery fans in the Empire State have their own multimillion-dollar jackpot game, New York Lotto, as well as fun, smaller games like Take 5.
New York Lotto
New York Lotto jackpots begin at $2 million and often roll to much larger amounts. Draws take place on Wednesday and Saturday nights, with players paying $1 for two games. Simply pick six numbers from 59 and match all of them to win the top prize.
Each line has a 1 in 45 million chance of winning the jackpot but, as players must play at least two lines, the odds of winning with every $1 ticket are a much-improved 1 in 22.5 million.
Played every night at 11:21pm, Take 5 ticket holders must match five balls from a choice of 39 to win their share of the jackpot. The top prize is funded by 20 percent of the ticket sales revenue for that drawing and is estimated to be worth around $57,575.
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North Carolina Education Lottery
The North Carolina Lottery provides players with access to shared games Powerball, Mega Millions and Lucky For Life, as well as offering the homegrown favorite, Cash 5.
Carolina Cash 5
Cash 5 is played every night at 11:22pm ET, offering four ways to win in every draw. For $1 you pick five numbers between 1 and 41, winning a prize for matching two or more of those drawn.
Awards start at $1 for matching two balls, with all five correct landing you the jackpot, which begins at $50,000. There’s a 1 in 7.77 chance of winning a prize and odds of 1 in 749,398 on claiming the top award.
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Ohioans take part in Powerball, Mega Millions and Lucky for Life, but they also have their own multimillion-dollar game to play – Ohio Classic Lotto.
Ohio Classic Lotto
With draws on Monday, Wednesday and Saturday at 7:05pm, Ohio Classic Lotto provides regular bumper jackpots solely to those who play in the Buckeye State. The top prize begins at $1 million and grows by at least $100,000 with every rollover, sometimes breaching $10 million.
Players pick six numbers from 49 and can win in one of four prize tiers. There is a $2 reward for matching three numbers and values increase with the number of balls matched, culminating in the jackpot for matching all six. You have a 1 in 13.9 million chance of collecting the top prize.
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Known for the wide-open spaces of the Great Plains, Oklahoma also provides a thriving lottery which offers Lotto America, Powerball and Mega Millions as well as the Sooner State’s own Cash 5 lotto game.
Oklahoma Cash 5
Oklahoma Cash 5 is a neat game with a jackpot worth $25,000, taxes paid, which each jackpot winner receives, unless more than four players hit it in a single draw. Entries cost $1 per line for this daily draw, and you must pick five numbers from a pool of 36.
Draws take place after 9pm CT and you can win prizes by matching anything from two numbers upwards. There is a 1 in 376,992 chance of winning the jackpot with any single Cash 5 line.
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The Oregon Lottery has provided $3 billion of funding for job creation and business programs, environmental projects, and education across the state. It is able to do this thanks to ticket sales for both the big multi-state games as well as its own creation, Oregon’s Game Megabucks.
Oregon’s Game Megabucks
There are three Megabucks draws a week; on Monday, Wednesday and Saturday nights at 7:29pm PT. The jackpot starts at $1 million and grows every time it is not won, regularly reaching five or six times that amount.
You need to pick two lines of six numbers from a pool of 48 on each $1 play. There are prizes for matching anything from three numbers upwards, and you have a 1 in 6.1 million chance of collecting the jackpot with every two-line play. Adding Kicker to your ticket for an extra $1 quadruples the prize for matching four or five numbers.
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Pennsylvania Lottery players directly benefit the state’s elderly population, with 27c of each $1 spent on tickets donated to provide rebates on property tax, free transport and for funding senior centers. A proportion of the $27 billion raised so far comes from state-only games like Match 6 Lotto and Cash 5.
Match 6 Lotto
Each Match 6 Lotto play costs $2 and, as well selecting a line of six numbers from 49, you receive two additional, randomly generated selections. The drawing takes place at 6:59pm ET every night and you must match all six numbers on one line to win the jackpot, which begins at $500,000.
There are prizes for matching three, four, five or six numbers on a single line, as well as for matching at least four of the six numbers drawn in your three lines combined.
To win the Cash 5 jackpot, which begins at $125,000, you must match five numbers from a pool of 43, with each line costing $1. There is a 1 in 10.5 chance of winning a prize in this daily draw, with a 1 in 962,598 shot at claiming the jackpot. Prizes start at £1 for matching two numbers.
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Rhode Island Lottery
Rhode Island may be the smallest state in terms of square footage, but its lottery still packs a punch. Residents of the Ocean State can enjoy Powerball, Mega Millions and Lucky For Life in addition to the state-only Wild Money.
Wild Money features a rolling jackpot that begins at $20,000 and grows every time a draw goes by without a top-level winner.
Players pay $1 for each line, each consisting of five numbers from a choice of 35. Draws are held on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays at 7:29pm ET, when the five main balls are randomly selected, followed by the Extra Ball from the same pool, which creates an extra prize tier and boosts awards for players who match it as well as three or four main numbers.
There is a 1 in 325,000 chance of winning the jackpot with every Wild Money line played.
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South Carolina Lottery
The South Carolina Education Lottery launched in 2002 to fund school, college and community learning programs. Since then, more than $4.6 billion has been raised for these causes thanks to lottos such as South Carolina’s own Palmetto Cash 5.
Palmetto Cash 5
Palmetto Cash 5 offers a jackpot of $100,000 seven days a week at 6:59pm ET. A standard entry costs $1 and you must pick five numbers between 1 and 38. There are four prize tiers, ranging from $1 for matching two numbers to the six-figure jackpot for matching all five.
For an extra $1, you can add Power-Up to your tickets, multiplying all prizes, including the jackpot, by two, three, four or five, depending on the number drawn before the main drawing.
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South Dakota Lottery
Tourists flock to South Dakota in their millions every year to visit the state’s most famous attraction, Mount Rushmore. While they are there, they could also take in the offerings of the South Dakota Lottery, including its homegrown game, Dakota Cash.
With a jackpot starting at $20,000, players pay $1 per line to take part in Dakota Cash. Simply pick five numbers between 1 and 35, matching all five to win the jackpot at odds of 1 in 324,632.
There are four prize tiers in every draw, which take place after 9pm CT on Wednesdays and Saturdays.
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Tennessee is the home of country music and the state in which Elvis Presley lived at his Graceland mansion. It also boasts a lottery that has raised more than $4 billion for educational programs in the state through proceeds from games such as Tennessee Cash.
Simply pick five main numbers between 1 and 35, as well as a single Cash Ball from a choice of five, pay $1 per line and you’re ready to go. You have a 1 in 7 chance of winning a prize in one of the eight tiers, which range from a free Quick Pick entry for matching two main numbers to the six-figure jackpot for matching all five main numbers and the Cash Ball.
Drawings take place on Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 10:30pm CT.
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The Lone Star State is the largest jurisdiction in the country to run a lottery and, as a result, provides one of the biggest in-state games around – Lotto Texas. In addition, there are a host of other lottos available to Texans, including Texas Two Step.
Lotto Texas drawings occur every Wednesday and Saturday at 10:12pm CT, with jackpots worth a minimum of $5 million and which often roll past $20 million. The game is simple to play, with ticket holders matching six numbers from 54 to win the top prize.
There are four prize levels in every game, starting at $3 for matching three numbers, and you have a 1 in 25.8 million chance of winning the jackpot with a single line. Each play costs $1, and you can add Extra! for another $1, which boosts all non-jackpot prizes and even creates a new prize tier that pays $2 for matching two balls.
Texas Two Step
Texas Two Step jackpots start at $200,000 and roll to larger amounts when there is no top-prize winner. Players pick four numbers between 1 and 35 and one Bonus Ball from another 35-number selection, with each line priced at $1.
There are seven ways to win in Texas Two Step, ranging from a guaranteed $5 payout for matching the Bonus Ball alone to defeating odds of 1 in 1.8 million to hit the jackpot. Draws take place on Mondays and Thursdays at 10:12pm CT.
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The Virginia Lottery launched in 1988 and donates profits to public education in the Commonwealth. As well as the big-money national games, Virginians can take part in their very own innovative lotto, Bank a Million.
Bank a Million
The top prize in Bank a Million is $1.4 million, which works out at a cool $1 million after federal and state taxes. To win the full amount you need to place a $2 wager on the six numbers you choose from a pool of 40. Alternatively, you could opt to use your minimum $2 stake for two $1 shots at a $500,000 post-tax jackpot or four 50c lines to win a potential $250,000 after withholdings. You could also play one $1 line and two 50c lines if you wish. As long as it adds up to $2, it’s up to you how you play.
Drawings take place at 11pm ET on Wednesdays and Saturdays and the winning line consists of six main numbers, with a Bonus Ball drawn from the same pool afterwards. Whichever stakes you play, each line can win in one of eight prize tiers, three of which involve the Bonus Ball. You must match all six main numbers to win the jackpot.
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Evergreen State lottery fans from Seattle to Spokane can indulge in an array of draw games that can instantly transport them to Millionaires’ Row, including the local favorite, Washington Lotto.
Washington Lotto is a 6/49 game that is played on Monday, Wednesday and Saturday nights at 8pm PT. The jackpot starts at $1 million before leaping up thanks to rollovers and you receive two chances to hit it for the minimum stake of $1.
The odds of winning the jackpot on every two-line ticket are 1 in 6.9 million, with a 1 in 27.1 chance of claiming a prize of some description. The minimum match to score a payout is three numbers, which returns $3.
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West Virginia Lottery
As well as games such as Lotto America, Powerball and Mega Millions, West Virginians have their own lotto that runs four nights a week.
Cash 25 players pick six numbers between 1 and 25, paying $1 per line. Drawings are held at 6:59pm ET on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.
You win your $1 stake back by matching three numbers, with prizes increasing as you match more. The 1 in 177,100-shot jackpot of $25,000 is gained by matching all six balls.
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Players in Madison, Milwaukee and beyond have a choice of big-money lottery games to play every day, including the homegrown homage to the state’s deer population, Megabucks.
Each $1 play provides players with two attempts to win a jackpot worth $1 million every Wednesday and Saturday night just after 9pm. Pick two lines of six numbers between 1 and 49, or let the computer randomly select two Quick Pick lines for you.
There are four prize tiers in the drawing and you have a 1 in 6.9 million chance of winning the jackpot with every two-line ticket.
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The stunning home of Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming has only had its own lottery since 2014. However, residents of the Equality State now get to indulge in Powerball, Mega Millions and Lucky for Life, as well as their own in-state lotto, Cowboy Draw.
For $5, players play two lines of five numbers from 45, matching all five digits to win the jackpot, which starts at $250,000.
Drawings take place at 2pm MT every Monday and Thursday and there are four prize tiers in which to win. You have a 1 in 6 shot at winning any prize, and odds of 1 in 610,879 for claiming the jackpot.
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