The Illinois Lottery is changing the days it draws numbers and other features of its “Lotto” game starting Sunday, July 14, 2013.
“Lotto has evolved in recent years, as have other Lottery draw-based games,” said a spokesperson for the Illinois Lottery. Lottery officials say overall odds of winning a “Lotto” prize will improve with the changes.
“Lotto” players will still choose six numbers or have those numbers computer-selected through quick pick, but the price will change to $1 for one game panel instead of for two panels. In the new game, matching two numbers wins a $1 fixed prize. Matching two numbers with the Extra Shot feature wins a $10 fixed prize.
Drawing days are also changing, with the Wednesday evening drawing moving instead to Thursday evenings. Drawings will continue to be held three times per week, at 9:22 p.m. Central time Monday, Thursday and Saturday evenings.