Lotto is a game where players select a group of
numbers from a large set and are awarded prizes based on how many match a
second set chosen by a random drawing.
In a typical lotto game, a player
might be asked to select six numbers from a set of 49. At a predetermined time
six numbers are randomly selected by the lottery. The player wins a major prize
if all six of their numbers match those chosen in the random drawing. The
player wins smaller prizes for matching three, four, or five of the drawn
Examples of lotto games include Powerball and The
Big Game, each played in a number of U.S. jurisdictions, and
Canada's Lotto 6/49.
Some form of lotto is
played in every North American lottery jurisdiction.
SOURCE: The Whole
World Lottery Guide.