LOTTO 6/49 is Changing!
LOTTO 6/49 Introduces Gold Ball Jackpot!
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:
The first draw will take place on Wednesday, September 14, 2022. Sales for the enhanced game begin on Sunday, September 11, 2022.
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 found here.