Changes to Lotto 6/49 coming September 2022
1 Ticket. 2 Big Jackpots. Same $3
Starting in September 2022, your $3 LOTTO 6/49 purchase will be your ticket to play for multimillion dollar prizes every Wednesday and Saturday!
You will still receive two chances to win with every play:
The Main Draw-- where six numbers are drawn from a range of 1-49-- will be called the Classic Draw. The Classic Draw jackpot will always be $5 million.
The Gold Ball Draw will have a guaranteed winner with every draw. The winner will win either the guaranteed $1 million prize, or the growing jackpot that starts at $10 million. If not won, the jackpot will increase by $2 million every draw and can grow to more than $60 million! The odds of the Gold Ball being drawn improve with every draw, until the Gold Ball jackpot is won
The core elements of Lotto 6/49 remain the same:
$3 per play
Draws remain on Wednesday and Saturday.
Players can still either select their own six numbers from 1 to 49 using a selection slip or play with quick pick.
There is no change to WESTERN 649 and EXTRA.
Players can still play Advance Play.
Players will still receive a 10-digit number with every play and there is still a guaranteed winner with every draw.
Odds to win any prize (on the Classic Draw) remain the same at 1 in 6.6 per $3 play.
Other important information:
Sales for the enhanced game begin on Sunday, September 11, 2022. The first draw will take place on Wednesday, September 14.
The last jackpot of the current LOTTO 6/49 game will not carry over. On September 10, 2022, the LOTTO 6/49 jackpot will either be won or will be shared among winners in lower prize categories.
Full Game Conditions for the current LOTTO 6/49 game and the enhanced game starting on September 11, 2022 can be foundhere.
Counting down the draws
Advance Play draws for the current LOTTO 6/49 will begin to "roll down" starting on June 18 after game break. Each subsequent draw, there will be one less Advance Play draw available for these games. The chart below shows the number of draws remaining before and after each LOTTO 6/49 game break.
|LOTTO 6/49 Draw Date||Draws Before Game Break||Draws After Game Break|
|Saturday, June 18||25||24|
|Wednesday, June 22||24||23|
|Saturday, June 25||23||22|
|Wednesday, June 29||22||21|
|Saturday, July 2||21||20|
|Wednesday, July 6||20||19|
|Saturday, July 9||19||18|
|Wednesday, July 13||18||17|
|Saturday, July 16||17||16|
|Wednesday, July 20||16||15|
|Saturday, July 23||15||14|
|Wednesday, July 27||14||13|
|Saturday, July 30||13||12|
|Wednesday, August 3||12||11|
|Saturday, August 6||11||10|
|Wednesday, August 10||10||9|
|Saturday, August 13||9||8|
|Wednesday, August 17||8||7|
|Saturday, August 20||7||6|
|Wednesday, August 24||6||5|
|Saturday, August 27||5||4|
|Wednesday, August 31||4||3|
|Saturday, September 3||3||2|
|Wednesday, September 7||2||1|
|Saturday, September 10||1||--|