The odds of winning a prize in the Classic Lotto jackpot are 1 in 54. The odds of winning the jackpot are 1 in 13,983,816.
The last time the Classic Lotto jackpot was won was December 7, 2011, when one lucky player scooped a $2.7 million prize. The jackpot has been growing ever since and the jackpot available on Saturday now stands at $66,500,000.
The total payout from lower tier wins on Wednesday was $51,486 and the total payout from Monday's draw was $40,860, but Ohio Lottery officials are at a loss to explain the long continuation of jackpot rollovers.
The game was introduced in January 22, 2007, to replace the bingo-style game Lot 'O Play and the Ohio Lottery report Classic Lotto sales of $5.1 million for the fiscal year 2013. This accounts for 0.2% of total Ohio Lottery sales.
The Classic Lotto is one of seven draw-type games available to Ohio Lottery players. The biggest two draws being the multi-state games Mega Millions and Powerball, but the lottery also provide players with a variety of other online and instant-win scratch-off ticket type games and lottery sales generate $19 Billion for public education each year.