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Illinois Lottery adjusts plus Fireball prizes

August 2, 2021

Essential Funding for K-12 Education Across the State to Benefit

The Illinois Lottery is adjusting the prizes for plus Fireball, which is an add-on to the daily numbers games Pick 3 and Pick 4.

All other aspects of the Pick games will remain the same, including: price per play, game play, odds of winnings, prize tiers, and base game prizes. 

The new plus Fireball prizes for Pick 3 and Pick 4 come into effect as of August 22, 2021:

Pick 3 plus Fireball

Play style




Box (3)


Box (6)


Front/Back pair


Pick 4 plus Fireball

Play style 




Box (4)


Box (6)


Box (12)


Box (24)


This change will ensure the longevity of plus Fireball for players by ensuring this game generates essential funding for education across the State. Fireball prizes in Illinois are now in line with peer lotteries across the US.


About the Illinois Lottery:

Founded in 1974, the Illinois Lottery has contributed over $21 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 like homelessness prevention, Illinois Veterans services, the fight against breast cancer, MS research, Special Olympics, police memorials and assistance for people living with HIV/AIDS. In addition to playing in-store, the Illinois Lottery offers online and mobile play for all draw-based Illinois Lottery games at Players must be at least 18 years old.