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The biggest Lotto jackpot in three years is up for grabs tonight

A life-changing amount of cash is up for grabs tonight as the Lotto jackpot has soared to a staggering $15.2 million.

If a player wins tonight’s jackpot, it would be the largest Lotto prize of the year and the fourth largest in nearly three years. In June 2020, a lucky Illinois Lottery player scooped up $16.5 million playing Lotto.

In April, two Lotto players won $1 million each, but the jackpot has kept growing.

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In total this year, over 2.9 million winning Lotto tickets have been sold, netting players nearly $12.4 million in prizes.

Lotto is an Illinois-only game that is played three times a week on Monday, Thursday and Saturday, and the current jackpot is at $15.2 million for tonight’s drawing, Thursday, May 11.

About the Illinois Lottery:Founded in 1974, the Illinois Lottery has contributed over $24 billion (since 1985) to the state’s Common School Fund to assist K-12 public schools, as well as hundreds of millions of dollars to the Capital Projects Fund and to special causes. For more information, visit

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