General information about MO Lotto
This is the US based lottery game that was launched in January, 1998, or 21 years, 11 months and 9 days ago. Lotto MO is currently available only in Missouri. This is a widely popular lottery, but it has still always been known as Lotto MO. The game-play format wasn’t changing since the game was launched. The lottery is operated by MOLottery. In case you want to know more about MOLottery, here is their official website: http://www.molottery.com/lotto/lotto.jsp. USA Missouri Lotto results may be found there as well, by the way. As for their support service, MOLottery can be reached via the following contact details:
- a phone number: (800) 201-0108
- Headquarters address: 1823 Southridge Drive, Jefferson City, MO 65109-1603
Keep in mind that players must be 18 or over to play.
Check USA Missouri Lotto results
USA Missouri Lotto results are aired right after the drawings that take place in the headquarters of MOLottery in Jefferson City. At the moment, draws are held twice a week. To be more precise, they are held on Wednesday and Saturday, at 8:59 p.m. local time. The numbers are drawn using the random number generator. In case you were curious, the first ever draw was held on January 3, 1998, or 21 years, 11 months and 9 days ago.
How it works: picking up USA Missouri Lotto numbers
The currently applied format is as follows: 6 / 44. As you can see, players are to choose six main USA Missouri Lotto numbers from the range between 1 and 44 USA Missouri Lotto numbers. Pay attention that there are neither additional, nor bonus numbers, just the EZmatch number.
MO Lotto winning odds & prize categories
The lottery currently offers four prize categories. A great news is that in case no winner is found, the Lotto MO top prize rolls over to the next draw. For now, it accounts for $1 million. This is the minimum amount, while the biggest Lotto MO jackpot ever has reached $11.5 million. It was set on July 14, 2004, or 15 years, 4 months and 29 days ago. Just for your interest, the winning numbers were 17, 21, 31, 34, 41, and 43. As shown by official estimates, the odds of winning the top prize are 1 in 3,529,526. In particular, you will have to correctly guess all the six main USA Missouri Lotto numbers. For more information, please look at the table below:
1 : 3,529,526
1 : 15,480
1 : 335
1 : 21
The overall winning chances, in turn, are 1 in 20.
MO Lotto prices
The minimum cost of playing is $1 (per two plays). An important thing to mention is that players have an opportunity to increase their winning odds using the lottery’s multiplier feature, namely EZmatch. For $1 per play, this is also a chance to multiply prizes. The idea is that when one or more main numbers match the Ezmatch number, winnings grow. Apart from this, there is the Doubler feature and the greatest thing about it is that it is free! In other words, you have the chance to double your non-jackpot winnings for the same price! No add-on games are provided, however.
Hot and cold USA Missouri Lotto numbers
The lottery’s most often drawn numbers are 18, 21, 26, 41, 43, and 40. The cold, or the least frequent numbers are 4, 9, 10, 20, 5, 28, and 33.
Payouts of MO Lotto prizes
In case you happen to win Lotto MO jackpot, be ready to decide between the lump sum and annual payments. In particular, you will have 60 days to take this decision. Annuity option will provide you with approximately 25 annual payments, while the lump-sum option amounts to about a half of the advertised jackpot. As for prizes of other categories, amounts of up to $35,000 can be received the same day of the claim at any Lottery office. In case you’ve won more, the payout takes up to two weeks. Unfortunately, Lotto MO winnings are subject to taxation: for the US citizens, this the state tax on prizes over $600, along with 25% federal tax for prizes over $5,000. One more thing to take into account is that all the prizes are to be claimed within 180 days from the day of the draw or otherwise the winning ticket expires, regardless of USA Missouri Lotto results.