Washington - Lotto Results
Current Jackpot Pool
The Washington Lotto is a pick 6 lottery draw game played three times each week in the state by Washington's Lottery, or as they prefer to call themselves, the Department of Imagination. Tickets cost one-dollar ($1) for two plays and the jackpot resets at one-million dollars ($1,000,000) after it is won. Players must be 18 years of age or older to purchase or redeem winnings from Washington's Lottery tickets.
Lotto is one of five draw games played in the state which include Powerball and Mega Millions. The lottery was established in 1982, and while profits from the game originally went into the state's general fund, they are now channeled toward higher education, with a small amount of revenues also destined for stadium debt reduction (Safeco Field and Qwest Field and Exhibition Center) and problem gambling programs.
How to Play Washington Lotto
Washington's Lottery has authorized thousands of retailers across the state to sell Lotto tickets from terminals in their stores. While you still can't buy your tickets from the official website, they do post winning numbers on the internet.
Lotto is a jackpot game with smaller prizes available for set amounts in three additional prize divisions. In order to win the jackpot, a player needs to match six out of six (6/6) numbers. The pool to choose from holds forty-nine numbers (1-49). There is no "Powerball" nor supplemental or bonus numbers. The jackpot prize starts at $1,000,000 and grows, based on sales, between each draw that it is not won. If more than one ticket has the winning 6/6 combination, all winning ticket holders will share in the prize equally.
In order to play Lotto, you can simply choose your own numbers or let the lottery computer pick random numbers for you by marking the Quick Pick box on your play slip. There are two (2) panels on each $1 play slip. Choose two sets of numbers between one and forty-nine (1-49).
Ticket sales cut off every Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday at 7:45 pm and the draws are held fifteen minutes later at 8 pm. Ticket sales resume for the next draw at 8:01 pm.
How to Win Washington Lotto
If three (3/6) or more of your chosen numbers match three or more (3+) drawn white balls, your lottery ticket is a winner. You can claim winning tickets worth up to six-hundred dollars ($600) at many retailers. However, retailers are not required to keep more than one-hundred dollars ($100) on hand to pay lottery winnings so you might want to take bigger tickets to a larger retailer.
The overall odds of winning any prize when you play the Washington Lotto are about one in twenty-seven (1:27.1). Please keep in mind that all odds are based on two plays for $1, so double them for the odds on any one play.
Matching six numbers (6/6) awards the jackpot of at least $1,000,000. The odds of winning the jackpot are 1 in 6.99 Million (1:6,990,000).
To win the second place prize of one-thousand dollars ($1,000) you will need to match five white balls (5/6). The odds of winning $1,000 are 1 in 27.1 Thousand (1:27,100).
If you match four white balls with your lucky numbers (4/6) you will win thirty-dollars ($30) and can collect your winnings at any Lottery retail location. The odds of winning the third-place prize are 1 in 516 (1:516).
Matching three of your lucky numbers to those on just three white balls of the six drawn (3/6) will award three-dollars ($3) and the odds are 1 in 28.3 (1:28.3) of winning the fourth place prize.
Washington Lotto Advance Play
You can buy tickets in advance for up to twenty-five (25) consecutive drawings, about eight weeks in advance. Simply mark your play slip for how many drawings you wish to purchase ahead of time. All consecutive drawings will enter the same numbers you have chosen for the next, present drawing.
Where Can I Learn More about Washington Lotto?
You can find out more about all of Washington's Lottery games by visiting the website here. You can also ask specific questions by phone at 1 (800) 545-7510, M-F, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm Pacific Time. TDD/TTY users can call (360) 810-2849.
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