Feb. 25, 2013 – This past Sunday the Hoosier Lottery introduced players to a new version of the popular draw game Quick Draw. According to a Lottery press release, there will be two daily drawings, the game has better odds and now features a $2 million top prize.
The new version of Quick Draw also allows players to choose from different wager types. Players who used to pay $1 for their Quick Draw tickets can now choose from $1, $2, $3 or $5 wagers.
The game is still played the same way: players choose 10 numbers from 1 to 80, and 20 winning numbers are drawn in each drawing.
Players who match five or more of their numbers with winning Quick Draw numbers will win a prize, then the amount won depends on the wager players put on their ticket.
The new game also features a unique prize for players who are a bit short on luck in the drawings. If a ticket doesn’t match any of the winning numbers drawn – 0 out of 20 – that ticket wins a free ticket prize.
So, matching no numbers at all is still winning. Like a break-even prize, players who miss all of their numbers will get a free ticket with the same amount wagered.
With the free ticket prizes and the three new wager amounts, the odds of the new Quick Draw have increased significantly. The old Quick Draw feature 1-in-15 odds, but the new game offers player a 1-in-9.1 shot at winning.
And, with the new mid-day drawing for Quick Draw, players have 13 chances each week to win as much as $2 million. The mid-day drawings will be held Monday through Saturday at 1:20 p.m., and the evening drawing will be at 10:50 p.m. Quick Draw is only played in the evening on Sunday.