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Washington's Lottery is the lottery system for the State of Washington run by the government of the State of Washington. Its games include Mega Millions, Powerball, Keno, Lotto, Hit 5, Match 4, Daily Game, and scratch games.
Washington's Lottery offers several draw games, plus scratch ticket games. The list of draw games:
|Lotto||6 of 49||$3 through Jackpot (begins at $1 million)|
|Mega Millions||5 of 70 + 1 of 25||$1†, $2†, $5†, $5†, $500†, $5,000†, $1,000,000‡, or Jackpot (begins at $15 million)|
|Powerball||5 of 69 + 1 of 26||$4♠, $7♠, $100♠, $50,000♠, $1,000,000♠, or Jackpot (begins at $40 million)|
|Hit 5||5 of 39||$1 through Cashpot (begins at $100,000)|
|Daily Keno||10 of 80; 20 numbers drawn||Prizes vary by number of 'spots' picked and matched.|
|Daily Game||3 digits 0-9||Prizes vary by betting style.|
|Match 4||4 of 24||$2, $20, or $10,000|
Laws prohibit any game from being drawn more than once daily.
† These prizes are multiplied by 2, 3, 4, or 5 if the Megaplier option was activated.
‡ Mega Millions' second prize automatically has a 4x multiplier ($1 million cash) if the Megaplier was activated. (Megaplier, initially a Texas-only option, was introduced to Washington's Lottery in January 2011.)
♠ In January 2012, the Power Play multiplier was retired; non-jackpot prizes have fixed values regardless of whether the option was activated. In the case of second prize, a Power Play wager wins $2,000,000 cash.
A list of scratch ticket games can be found *here
This is a partial list games that have been retired and when they were active.
|Quinto||1990-March 2007||5 of 52 cards|
|Lotto Plus||May 1, 2002 - October 4, 2003||5 of 43; + 1 of 23|
Quinto, for a brief period, had an add-on game called Beat the State.
For its 25th anniversary, the Lottery held its first raffle; 375,000 tickets were sold, with three prizes of $1 million; four of $100,000; and 350 of $1,000. In the first drawing, all tickets were sold. In spring 2008, a second raffle was held; however, over 100,000 tickets were unsold. The cost of a ticket in both raffles was $20.
Many US lotteries draw some games, such as pick-3, at least twice daily. However, local law prohibits Washington's Lottery from drawing any of its games more than once daily. This explains why its Keno is not drawn every few minutes, unlike a growing number of lotteries.
Minimum age to purchase is 18.
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