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Illinois Lottery decreases Lotto jackpot increments

Jul 9, 2020, 11:14 am

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Change to follow the drawing on Monday, July 13

By Kate Northrop

CHICAGO, Il. — The Illinois Lottery announced a change to its jackpot rollover increments on Tuesday.

After the drawing on Monday, July 13, 2020, the Lotto jackpot will increase by increments of $150,000 between drawings when a jackpot is not won. Such an increase is commonly referred to as a "rollover".

The new rollover increase is down $100,000 from the current increase of $250,000.

According to the Illinois Lottery in a press release, the change will "help ensure that ticket sales will continue to support the jackpot being offered."

The odds, price per line, draw times, and starting jackpot of $2 million will remain the same.

Currently, the jackpot for the Lotto stands at $3 million. Tonight's drawing for that jackpot closes at 9:15 pm CT, with drawings every Monday, Thursday and Saturday at 9:22 pm CT.

Players can view updated rules for the Lotto on the official Illinois Lottery website.

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Not a feel good story for those that play that Lotto.   Soon other states I fear will follow suit.

Who's with me saying these changes will result in less folks playing?    But them again I'm a hypocrite saying no more MM or PB for me unless sky high jackpots come to fruition...I'm playing just as much as ever!!

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    Not a feel good story for those that play that Lotto.   Soon other states I fear will follow suit.

    Who's with me saying these changes will result in less folks playing?    But them again I'm a hypocrite saying no more MM or PB for me unless sky high jackpots come to fruition...I'm playing just as much as ever!!

    Bleudog101,  NO need to explain. Things are easier to say than do. Just as long as you do not pledge or promise to share your winnings before winning.

      One million pretax is still a nice amount.

      Happy hunting for MM & PB !!Party

     "We are all in this together!" 

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      White Shores- California
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      If it was a somewhat easy to win jackpot and now they lowering it, l would be Pi**ed. If it was a difficult jackpot- No Biggie. After all "Reality reigns."

       * Voice of Reason *   

      * People who say it cannot be done should not interrupt those who are doing it- George Bernard Shaw.

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        WISCONSIN
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        If it was a somewhat easy to win jackpot and now they lowering it, l would be Pi**ed. If it was a difficult jackpot- No Biggie. After all "Reality reigns."

        I want my reality to reign somewhere like this -

        Naughty

        \Good luck all/

        Ol' Kenny is going to win big just a loser

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          I want my reality to reign somewhere like this -

          Naughty

          \Good luck all/

          But of course Kenny. My philosophy is this: when it comes to winning the jackpot, it only has to work ONCE. Everything else in life whether it be relationships with family, friends, pets, spouse, or significant other is always a work in progress. Plan your work & then work your plan.

          * Have an outstanding weekend & win something, something Big.Big Smile

           * Voice of Reason *   

          * People who say it cannot be done should not interrupt those who are doing it- George Bernard Shaw.

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            But of course Kenny. My philosophy is this: when it comes to winning the jackpot, it only has to work ONCE. Everything else in life whether it be relationships with family, friends, pets, spouse, or significant other is always a work in progress. Plan your work & then work your plan.

            * Have an outstanding weekend & win something, something Big.Big Smile

            I have been saying something along those same lines for a long time - I am just playing towards that ONE time.

            But life itself is not a one time goal.

            Cool

            You too bud - thanks.

            Banana

            Ol' Kenny is going to win big just a loser

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              If it was a somewhat easy to win jackpot and now they lowering it, l would be Pi**ed. If it was a difficult jackpot- No Biggie. After all "Reality reigns."

              noise-gate, well the Illinois Lottery's Lotto jackpot only gets won four times a year.

              Having several millions of dollars in my financial accounts means receiving several valuable services each day!

              Disney

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                noise-gate, well the Illinois Lottery's Lotto jackpot only gets won four times a year.

                Thanks for the update HAB, and here l was thinking it's only us on the West Coast that have the " you not going to win" problem.l have been pulling back on my PB & MM betting & going after the so called low hanging fruit called Superlotto Plus * Our State Lottery, and l can you with a degree of certainty B, that " low hanging " it is not. Put down $10.00 on that sucker & got suckered- not even a dollar return on my investment, what a dark day. Still waiting for that silver lining, then again, ain't we all?

                 * Voice of Reason *   

                * People who say it cannot be done should not interrupt those who are doing it- George Bernard Shaw.

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                  Thanks for the update HAB, and here l was thinking it's only us on the West Coast that have the " you not going to win" problem.l have been pulling back on my PB & MM betting & going after the so called low hanging fruit called Superlotto Plus * Our State Lottery, and l can you with a degree of certainty B, that " low hanging " it is not. Put down $10.00 on that sucker & got suckered- not even a dollar return on my investment, what a dark day. Still waiting for that silver lining, then again, ain't we all?

                  I am big on our state games myself - I figure its the best shot at something.

                  Our state jackpot game is just starting to climb out of the default prize range - so not great to play yet.

                  The only thing we have really going is our daily $350,000 game (6/39).

                  ~

                  Lately though....Sleepy  the RNG computer must be dying - going from rare pairs in the draws to almost always a pair or string of 3 numbers.

                  We had 1 month were the 3-string numbers made a complete circle - they started with something along the lines of 2-3-4, then 5-6-7, all the way through the teens, 20s, then within the month reset again @ 1-2-3 again.

                  Made a perfect loop.

                  What is up with that.

                  And it did not make things easier to hunt down either - maybe the islands are not in my immediate future.

                  LOL

                  Good luck with your SuperLotto!

                  Ol' Kenny is going to win big just a loser

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                    noise-gate, well the Illinois Lottery's Lotto jackpot only gets won four times a year.

                    That's not as bad as Wisconsin Megabucks which can exceed two years before the jackpot is won just once. Frown

                    Also, as Kenny points out, the RNG system in WI is acting all sorts of wonky now. It's so bad that I no longer buy QP's and I'm back to playing MM and PB because they are still live drawings with balls instead of RNG numbers.

                    (Incidentally, I used to play the IL lottery whenever down there until I heard the state was so broke they stopped paying jackpot winners. I hope the situation has been fixed because I'd like to start playing it again.)