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How to Play Lotto 6/49:

  1. Choose LOTTO 6/49 or Play Both, where you’ll receive LOTTO 6/49 and WESTERN 649 tickets with the same Selection(s). 
  2. Select six numbers from a field of 1 to 49. 
  3. Add up to six EXTRA numbers by marking "Yes" under each board you play.* 
  4. Mark the number of draws you wish to play, from one to 25.

*The EXTRA number(s) is valid for the same draw date(s) as the Host Game (the game listed at the top of your ticket).

  • LOTTO 6/49 draws are held every Wednesday and Saturday.
  • Tickets can be purchased until 8:00 pm CT, 7:00 pm MT, and 6:00 pm PT on the date of the draw.
  • How to Play Lotto 6/49 by Quick Pick:

    1. Ask for a Quick Pick and the Ticket Terminal will choose your Selection(s). 
    2. Play LOTTO 6/49 or Play Both, where you’ll receive LOTTO 6/49 and WESTERN 649 tickets with the same Selection(s).
    3. Say "Yes" to EXTRA and specify how many EXTRA numbers you want to ”ENTER”.* 
    4. Tell the Retailer how many draws you wish to play. Play 1-25 draws.

    *The EXTRA number(s) is valid for the same draw date(s) as the Host Game (the game listed at the top of your ticket).

    Prize Payout:

    Match Prize  Odds/$2 Play 
    6 of 6 Share of 80.50% of Pools Fund* 1: 13,983,816
    5 of 6 + Bonus  Share of 5.75% of Pools Fund* 1: 2,330,636
    5 of 6 Share of 4.75% of Pools Fund* 1: 55,491
    4 of 6 Share of 9.00% of Pools Fund* 1: 1,032
    3 of 6 $10 * 1: 57
    2 of 6 + Bonus  $5 * 1: 81

    *The fixed prizes of $5 for 2 of 6 regular numbers plus the Bonus and $10 for 3 of 6 regular numbers are payable from the Prize Fund (47% of sales). The remaining is the Pools Fund, from which all other pari-mutuel shares of prizes are paid.

    Odds of winning any prize are approximately one in 32.3.

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