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About Hot Lotto

The Hot Lotto game ended October 28, 2017

Hot Lotto prizes must be claimed within 365 days of the drawing for which they were eligible.

Tickets for Hot Lotto were sold in Delaware, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Maine, Minnesota, Montana, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Tennessee, West Virginia and District of Columbia.

Prizes and Odds

Match Prize Without
Hot Lotto Sizzler
Prize With
Hot Lotto Sizzler**
Odds
5 + 1 Cash Jackpot* N/A 1 in 29,144,841.00
5 + 0 $30,000** $90,000 1 in 1,619,157.83
4 + 1 $3,000** $9,000 1 in 138,784.96
4 + 0 $100** $300 1 in 7,710.28
3 + 1 $50** $150 1 in 3,385.00
3 + 0 $6** $18 1 in 188.06
2 + 1 $6** $18 1 in 253.87
1 + 1 $3** $9 1 in 52.08
0 + 1 $2** $6 1 in 34.26


Overall Odds: 1 in 17.22

Cash 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.

History

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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