Director's Letter

Step Down

April 17, 2017

Dear Retailer,

In the event the state Legislature fails to adopt a state operating budget by June 30, 2017, state departments, by necessity, are required to suspend operations. In preparation, the Lottery will need to prepare for a possible temporary suspension of operations. What does this mean? The Lottery will be implementing the following step down schedule for Multiple Drawings and Advance Play.  After each drawing, there will be one less draw available.  Since we offer consumers the chance to buy tickets for future draws, the Lottery cannot allow tickets to be purchased for any draw that will happen after June 30, 2017.


Game Step Down Begins Remaining Draws
Lotto Wednesday, May 3, 2017 24
Hit 5 Wednesday, May 3, 2017 24
Powerball Saturday, May 27, 2017 9
Mega Millions Tuesday, May 30, 2017 9
Match 4 Tuesday, June 6, 2017 24
Daily Keno Saturday, June 6, 2017 24
Daily Game Saturday, June 24, 2017 6

In addition the following games will not be available for sale after draw break on June 28, 2017; Powerball, Lotto and Hit 5.

Thank you in advance for your understanding. We will keep you informed as we get additional information.



Harold W. Hanson