About Hot Lotto
The jackpot begins at $1 million cash with state and federal withholding taxes
paid for the winner, and grows until it's won!
How To Play
Hot Lotto® costs $1 per play; $2 with the Sizzler option.
Choose 5 out of 47 numbers for the white balls;
then choose 1 out of 19 numbers for the Hot Ball®.
Use a play slip to choose your own numbers or
request an "easy pick" from the clerk and the lotto
terminal will choose the numbers for you. Play
more than one drawing by marking the "multi-draw"
box on the play slip for 2, 3, 4, 5 or 10
Drawings are held at 9:40 p.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays. Tickets may be purchased until 8:18 pm
on the evening of the drawing
The jackpot begins at $1 million and grows until it's won.
Win the jackpot by matching all 5 white numbers and the Hot Ball. There are nine ways
to win, so be sure to check your ticket after each drawing.
Hot Lotto's jackpot is a cash-only prize with
withholding taxes paid. That means that if the
advertised jackpot is $2 million, the winner will
receive a one-time, lump-sum payment for that
The "withholding taxes paid" feature only applies
to the jackpot in the game. State and federal
withholding will continue to be deducted from the
other prize levels in Hot Lotto, meaning that the
net amount received by the player will be reduced.
Hot Lotto prizes must be claimed within 365 days of the drawing for which they were eligible.
For a chance to multiply your non-jackpot winnings, choose the Sizzler option. Pay $1 extra per play
and your prize, except for the jackpot, will be multiplied by three. A $3,000 prize would be worth $9,000
and a $30,000 prize would be worth $90,000!
Prizes and Odds
Jackpot starts at $1 million!
Hot Lotto Sizzler
Hot Lotto Sizzler**
|5 + 1
||1 in 29,144,841.00
|5 + 0
||1 in 1,619,157.83
|4 + 1
||1 in 138,784.96
|4 + 0
||1 in 7,710.28
|3 + 1
||1 in 3,385.00
|3 + 0
||1 in 188.06
|2 + 1
||1 in 253.87
|1 + 1
||1 in 52.08
|0 + 1
||1 in 34.26
Overall Odds: 1 in 17.22
*The advertised jackpot is based on a cash prize payment. The jackpot prize will be
divided equally among multiple winners based on the amount available to the lottery for the jackpot prize pool.
**The set prize amounts published here are based on the expected number of winners sharing
in the prize pool. In some cases, these prizes may be paid on a pari-mutuel basis and will be lower
than these prize levels. Players are responsible for applicable withholding taxes on all other prizes
except the jackpot.
When a player wins the Hot Lotto jackpot, the prize is paid as a lump-sum payment with
all state and federal withholding taxes paid for the winner. The prize will be a single cash
payment equal to the amount available to the lottery for the jackpot prize pool and/or the
amount due for state and federal withholding taxes. So if, for example, the advertised jackpot
is $2 million, the winner will receive a one-time lump-sum payment for that full amount.
Hot Lotto, launched in April 2002, offers Powerball-style play, but with easier odds and jackpots
starting at $1 million. In May 2013 the jackpot prize changed to a prize paid as a lump-sum payment with
all state and federal withholding taxes paid for the winner. The largest Hot Lotto jackpot to date was
claimed in January 2007 by an Iowa player. John Hall from Indianola won that $19.97 million jackpot prize.
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