Gold Ball Draw
The Gold Ball Draw is held after the Classic Draw. With the Gold Ball Draw, one selection is drawn at random from all the Gold Ball Draw selections issued. This guarantees that there is a winning ticket for each draw.
For every $3 LOTTO 6/49 selection you purchase, you will automatically receive an entry into the Gold Ball Draw. The Gold Ball Draw selection is an 8-digit number followed by a 2-digit trailer (e.g. 12345678-01).
The Gold Ball Draw starts with 30 balls. Twenty-nine of the balls are white and one is gold. If a white ball is drawn, the $1 million prize is won. If the gold ball is drawn, the Gold Ball jackpot is won.
Whenever a white ball is drawn, the ball is not replaced. Therefore, the odds of winning the Gold Ball jackpot improve each time a white ball is drawn. If not won, the Gold Ball jackpot will increase by $2 million every draw and can grow to more than $60 million!
After the Gold Ball jackpot is won, everything is reset. The jackpot goes back to $10 million and all 30 balls go back into the draw.
Odds of winning in any Gold Ball Draw are one out of the number of Gold Ball Draw selections issued for that draw.