Lottery Glossary

Lottery Glossary Terms

Bonus ball - Also known as bonus number, this is the additional number drawn after the regular drawing that provides more winning opportunities.

Daily game - Lottery games that have at least one drawing each day.

Fixed payout - A cash prize amount that remains the same even if the number of players changes.

Instant game - Lottery games that players can play and win at the time they buy the tickets.

Multi-draw - An option for players to buy lottery tickets that are good for more than one drawing.

Powerball - A lottery game that covers multiple states; a game with an extra-number feature that allows players to win additional prizes.

Prize pool - Total amount of prize money that lottery game winners divide among themselves.

Scratch game - An instant-win game where players scratch a section of the ticket to reveal the prize amount.