Multidraw option will be temporarily suspended May 27
This summer the Louisiana Lottery will upgrade its flagship game Lotto to offer starting jackpots of $500,000 beginning with the drawing on Aug. 5, 2020. These changes that double the starting jackpot mark only the fourth time Lotto has changed in the game’s 28-year history.
“There will be more to love about Lotto this summer with more frequent $1 million-plus jackpots that our loyal Lotto players enjoy,” Lottery President Rose Hudson said. “Our players have spoken, and we listened with a Louisiana game that is still just a dollar.”
To create larger starting jackpots, the redesigned game will require players to select six numbers out of 42, bumping up the overall odds of winning to 1 in 34.4 The previous matrix was six of 40 with overall odds of 1 in 30.