April 2, 2004
Xtra Feature To Offer More Prizes, Winners
Starting April 4, Missouri Lottery daily Numbers Games players will have the chance to win more cash and prizes on the spot with the Lottery’s Xtra play feature. The prize payout will increase from 60 percent to 70 percent, and the overall odds of winning will go from the current 1 in 5.4 to 1 in 3.97 for each $1 Xtra purchase.
"The bottom line is there will be better odds, more winners and a larger payout," said Scott White, on-line product manager for the Missouri Lottery.
With the Xtra feature, players will receive three Xtra numbers on Pick 3 tickets, four Xtra numbers on Pick 4 tickets, or five Xtra numbers on SHOW ME 5 Paydown tickets. If any of the Xtra numbers match any of the numbers selected for the daily game, the player wins the prize amount printed next to the matched number. If a "$$" symbol appears on the ticket instead of an Xtra number, the player will automatically win the corresponding cash prize. Prizes range from $1 to $50.