Classic Lotto From Ohio Lottery – What Are The Odds of Winning the Jackpot?

The Classic Lotto game from Ohio Lottery offers some big jackpots. Jackpots start at $ 1 million and could sometimes reach into the tens of millions of dollars level. Winning the jackpot in the game could really change your lifestyle for the better. But have you ever thought about what the odds of winning the jackpot actually are? Read on to find out.

The Classic Lotto game from Ohio Lottery uses the popular 6/49 format. That means that, to win the jackpot, you must match all six numbers drawn, out of a possible forty-nine. The odds of getting all six numbers are approximately 1-in-14-million. In other words, there are 14 million different combinations of numbers that could have drawn in any one draw.

Seems quite difficult to win, does not it? Of course it is. Lotteries are designed to be difficult to win. However, if you compare it to Ohio Lottery's biggest game, Mega Millions, it does not seem so bad. The odds of winning the Mega Millions jackpot is approximately 1-in-175-million. That means, if you buy just one ticket for each lottery, you are about 12.5 times more likely to win the jackpot on the Classic Lotto ticket. Relatively, it does not seem so bad anymore, does it?

Of course, there are other, smaller, prizes that you could win on Classic Lotto as well. The smaller prizes range from $ 2 if you match 3-out-of-6 numbers to $ 1500 if you match 5-out-of-6numbers. The odds of winning any prize in the game are 1-in-40.