# Beginner Study – What is Lotto?

As you can see, there are new types of lottery games that keep popping up! But did you know about the basic Lotto? No? So let’s check it out, shall we?

Lotto, in this most popular lottery game, six numbers are drawn from a range of numbers (such as 42, 46, 47, 49, 51, and 54). Michigan, for instance, has a 6-out-of-47 game (6/47), meaning that six numbers are drawn from a possible 47. Florida’s Lotto is 6/53, meaning that six numbers are drawn from a possible 53.

You got the idea? Okay, let play Lotto! You see, by marking the numbered squares on a play slip, you point out your six chosen numbers. Take it to a lottery retailer or agent. Then agent will give you game ticket. Yup, it’s your official receipt and must be presented and validated in the event of a win.

How about the numbers? This lottery game use special ball-drawing machines, with the numbered balls. By randomly shoots out six selected balls, you can see what the winning numbers for that evening’s lottery drawing.

Want to win the jackpot? See your Lotto ticket, if your 6 numbers exactly match, then you win! And hear this! In Lotto, your numbers don’t have to be listed in any particular order! That’s right, as long as they match those drawn, then you hit a jackpot!

And if by coincidentally there are two people win the exact 6 numbers then the winning money has to split between the winners. Check this out! If no one wins, the prize money rolls over and the jackpot becomes increasingly larger!

How much does that cost us to play Lotto? It’s very cheap! For one shoot at Lotto is still \$1 in many states. So for one chance, or play, at Lotto, you would pay \$1. For five plays, five sets of numbers, it’s going to cost you \$5. But in Illinois state, they offer a bargain: two plays for \$1.

It’s so extremely cheap right? Compared with the million dollars of winning money! Interested to try out? You see, typically, Lotto drawings are held twice a week, usually on Wednesday and Saturday nights. Better don’t miss out those days!

# Florida Lotto Extra – A Good Bet For an Extra Dollar

When you play Florida Lotto, you have an option to spend an extra dollar to play Florida Lotto Xtra. In my opinion, Xtra is a good bet; it should be a must. In a moment I’ll explain why.

First, the Florida Lotto game is a 6/53 game, meaning that to win the jackpot, a player must match six numbers out of a total of fifty-three balls drawn. The odds of matching all six numbers to win the jackpot are approximately 1-in-23-million. There are smaller prizes for matching anywhere from 2 to 5 numbers. When you buy the Xtra option, any of the smaller prizes are multiplied from 2 to 5 times. This multiplier is randomly selected each draw.

Here is why I think that all lottery players in Florida should play Xtra when they purchase a Florida Lotto Ticket: Let’s say, for example that you get 5-out-of-6 numbers and win the second prize, which is normally \$5000. The Xtra multiplier, if you paid the Xtra dollar for it, would turn your \$5000 win into either \$10,000, \$15,000, \$20,000, or \$25,000, depending on what multiplier was chosen at random. In effect, the Xtra multiplier would be the equivalent of buying more tickets with the same numbers. So for example, if the multiplier chosen was 5, it would be like buying 5 more tickets with the same numbers and it would only cost you an extra \$1 to do so. Of course, five tickets with the same numbers, in this example, would win you \$25,000 instead of \$5000. That’s why Florida Lottery Xtra is a good buy.

Not only do you get the benefit of getting up to five times more tickets with the same numbers, you also get the benefit of an additional prize. If you play Xtra, there is an additional prize of a free ticket if you match 2-out-of-6 numbers, whereas that would not be the case if Xtra was not included.