What is the Louisiana Lotto 6/42?
Louisiana Lotto is a very popular lotto draw game which forms part of the Louisiana lottery together with lotteries like Pick 3, Pick 5 amongst other games. Whe the Louisiana lotto was started in 1998, it started as a 6/40 but the format has since changed to become 6/42. The Louisiana Lotto jackpot starts at $500,000 and there are other prizes even if you fail to hit the jackpot. The match-5 and match-4 prizes are pari-mutuel, which means that the actual prize won will be determined by dividing each respective tier’s prize pool by the total number of winners for that drawing.
How to play the Louisiana Lotto 6/42?
Playing Louisiana Lotto is very easy, you must just choose six numbers from 1 to 42 and please note that you can pick your own numbers or let the Lottery’s computer randomly Quick Pick them for you. There is a total of 4 prize categories for getting from 3 up to 6 numbers correct.
How much is the jackpot?
From 5 August 2020, the Louisiana Lotto starting jackpot was increased to $500,000 and it can quickly rise to over a million in a few draws.
How much does it cost to play the Louisiana Lotto 6/42?
The Louisiana Lotto is very affordable as it costs just a $1 per play.
When are the draws for the Louisiana Lotto 6/42 held?
The Louisiana Lotto has two weekly drawings each and every Wednesday and Saturday.
What are the odds of winning the Louisiana Lotto 6/42?
The odds of winning any prize at all in the Louisiana lotto are 1 in 37, below are the odds for all the winning categories;
MATCH PRIZE CASH JACKPOT
6 Odds 1 in 5,245,786
5 (AVG. $1,000) Odds 1 in 24,286
4 (AVG. $50) Odds 1 in 555
3 ($3) Odds 1 in 37