Louisiana - Lotto
Lotto is the flagship game of the Louisiana Lottery. The Lotto game offers a starting Match 6 minimum cash jackpot of $250,000 US that keeps growing every week until it's won! Lotto also pays out Match 5, Match 4 and Match 3 prizes for players as well which bring your overall odds of winning all the way down to just 1 in 30. The chance to win millions of dollars and a risk that small are definitely worth looking into more deeply.
Lottery Odds And Statistics
Lotto players simply choose six numbers, each from 1 to 40 from an official Lotto play-slip broker. Each Lotto play costs $1.00 US and gives you four chances to win.
Match All 6 numbers chosen and you win your share of the Cash Jackpot! Guaranteed to always be a total payout prize of at least $250,000 US and often a sum that grows into many millions of dollars, your chance of getting rich instantly is 1 in 3,838,380. It's a pari-mutual prize which means that it gets divided by the number of winners. If you are the only winner that week, you keep the entire jackpot all for yourself!
Match 5 out of 6 numbers and win a pari-mutual prize that averages around $2,000.00 US and has a 1 in 18,816 chance of winning. Hit on just 4 out of 6 to win a smaller prize at just 1 in 456 odds. Even if you only match half your numbers, with an odds of 1 in 30, you still get back $3.00 US which is triple your initial investment!
Lottery Security And Results
To ensure that the Louisiana Lotto always operates with the highest level of accountability, the Louisiana Lottery corporation, including its budget, drawings and administrative rules are supervised by the Governor of Louisiana, Joint Legislative Committee on the Budget, Senate Judiciary B Committee, House Committee on Administration of Criminal Justice, Attorney General and Board of Directors. Perhaps that's why the Louisiana Lottery continues to receive national recognition for excellence in financial reporting.
You can see the Lotto drawing live on local television or get them reported to your via Lottery News after they are held every Wednesday and Saturday except for Christmas Day. Be sure to buy your tickets by 9:30 p.m. on the day of the drawing. Tickets purchased after 9:30 p.m. on drawing nights count toward the following week instead.
The Louisiana Lottery Corporation (LLC) began in 1991 as part of the state lottery (ACT 1045), which was designed to allow Louisiana to generate revenue for schools and social services without increasing taxes. Voters liked the idea so much that it passed as part of a constitutional amendment in 1990 which created the LLC by a 69% to 31% margin. In 2011, the Lottery celebrated its 20th Anniversary from the sale of its first scratch-off card on Sept. 6, 1991. In 2003, voters again passed another constitutional amendment that dedicates Lottery proceeds to the Minimum Foundation Program which funds public education in Louisiana.
For that reason it's easy to recommend the Louisiana Lotto. When your match 6 numbers you win big money. Even if you match only a few numbers you still make a tidy profit. However, even if all six numbers miss their match, you still win because the entire amount of your lottery ticket goes to support important educational programs - so in reality, every player is truly a winner!