The Louisiana Lotto Jackpot Has Increased to $500,000

On August 2nd 2020 the Louisiana Lotto starting jackpot increased to $500,000, double the previous top prize of $250,000. The number matrix and odds of winning were also updated as part of sweeping changes to the game.

Louisiana Lottery President Rose Hudson said: "We’re excited that we will be able to offer players more frequent Lotto jackpots worth $1 million or more. Our players told us what they want, and we are responding with a Louisiana game that is still only a dollar to play."

Here’s a rundown of the changes that came into play from August 2nd:

Advance ticket sales for Louisiana Lotto were suspended on May 27th until August 2nd so that the new changes could be implemented.

The change to the number matrix is a major update and has an effect on the odds of winning all prizes. The table below shows the old prize amounts and odds alongside the new ones:

Louisiana Lottery Prize Changes
Match Old Prize Old Odds New Prize New Odds
6 Minimum $250,000 1 in 3,838,380 Minimum $500,000 1 in 5,245,786
5 Average $2,000 1 in 18,916 Average $1,000 1 in 24,286
4 Average $50 1 in 456 Average $50 1 in 555
3 $3 1 in 32 $3 1 in 37
Overall odds: 1 in 30 Overall odds: 1 in 34.4

Other aspects of the game, including the ticket price and draw days, remain the same. The jackpot will continue to roll over every time it is not won.