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Hot Lotto

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About Hot Lotto

Hot Lotto was a fun game offered by the Multi-State Lottery Association (MUSL), the same organization that oversees Powerball. Unlike Powerball, which is widely available across the United States, Hot Lotto was only available in the following states and jurisdictions:

  • Delaware
  • Idaho
  • Iowa
  • Kansas
  • Maine
  • Minnesota
  • Montana
  • New Hampshire
  • New Mexico
  • North Dakota
  • Oklahoma
  • South Dakota
  • Tennessee
  • West Virginia

Hot Lotto was unique in that the state lotteries involved in the game paid jackpot withholding taxes on prizes. This meant that more money stayed in the hands of winners, who never typically received less than the estimated jackpot amount. While Hot Lotto did not offer the mind-blowing top prizes that made Powerball and Mega Millions famous, the prospect of getting exactly what was advertised made the game tempting for many players.

History of Hot Lotto

Hot Lotto was introduced on April 10th, 2002 to celebrate Powerball’s 10th anniversary. The first states to offer the game were Iowa, Minnesota, Montana, New Hampshire, South Dakota and West Virginia. More states joined the game as the years went on, with Tennessee being the latest state to offer Hot Lotto. Vermont stopped participating in the game as of May 17th, 2014.

The game’s rules remained somewhat constant since its inception. The biggest change to Hot Lotto took place in May 2013, when the game began to offer its then-famous taxes-paid jackpot prize.

The final historical moment for Hot Lotto was its last ever draw which took place on October 28th, 2017.

How to Play Hot Lotto

Hot Lotto was easy to play – all you had to do is pick five numbers from 1 to 47 and a Hot Ball number from 1 to 19. Drawings took place on Wednesday and Saturday evenings. Players also had the option to pay an extra $1 for the Sizzler option, where any non-jackpot prize you won could be tripled!

Hot Lotto had a guaranteed minimum $1 million jackpot, which increased by $50,000 every time the jackpot wasn’t won. Here’s a breakdown of the Hot Lotto prizes and the odds of winning based on a $1 play, as well as what you could have won with the Sizzler option:

Numbers Matched Prize Won Sizzler Prize Odds of Winning
5 Numbers + Hot Ball Jackpot N/A 1 in 29,144,841
5 Numbers $30,000 $90,000 1 in 1,619,157
4 Numbers + Hot Ball $3,000 $9,000 1 in 138,784
4 Numbers $100 $300 1 in 7,710
3 Numbers + Hot Ball $50 $150 1 in 3,385
3 Numbers $6 $18 1 in 188
2 Numbers + Hot Ball $6 $18 1 in 253
1 Number + Hot Ball $3 $9 1 in 52
Hot Ball $2 $6 1 in 34
The odds of winning any Hot Lotto prize are 1 in 17.22

Claiming Hot Lotto Prizes

Although the Hot Lotto has ended, the usual rules for your state apply for claiming prizes. The exact claim periods can vary, so check with your state lottery for confirmation of your prize deadline. However, the longest claim period on offer is 365 days, meaning that all Hot Lotto prizes will have expired by October 28th, 2018.

Rules

Hot Lotto players were required to be at least 18 years old. The only exception to this rule was Iowa, where players had to be at least 21 years old.

Hot Lotto ended on October 28th 2017. Access historical results & numbers, plus information about how and where the game was played.

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Hot lotto sizzler idaho

BOISE, Idaho ÔÇô The Idaho Lottery is debuting it’s version of tax relief for players that win the Hot Lotto Sizzler jackpot beginning after May 15, 2013. The withholding tax will now be paid by the Lottery on behalf of the lucky winners. The jackpot will be paid 100% in cash. Players who win the advertised jackpot will receive the entire jackpot amount.

“Hot Lotto Sizzler is a unique game that fits well into our draw game portfolio between Wild Card and Mega Millions for the size of jackpots awarded,” said Jeff Anderson, Idaho Lottery Director. “We’ve taken this successful game and improved it. When players win the Hot Lotto Sizzler jackpot now, they get paid the entire jackpot ÔÇô every last penny of the advertised amount in cash.”

“One of the most common questions we receive when someone wins a big prize is ‘how much is that after taxes?'” added Anderson. “We can now say with certainty, that if the jackpot is $2 million, the player will receive a check from us for no less than the entire amount. We pay what we say.”

The new version of the game will begin sales on May 12, 2013 after 4 a.m. with the first draw on May 15, 2013. A draw down for multi-draw players commenced on April 10th, the last day players could purchase a 10-advance multi-draw ticket for Hot Lotto. Each subsequent draw will reduce the multi-draw advance purchase by one draw until May 11. The advance ten-draw feature will be restored on May 12, 2013 when the new game’s sales begin.

Hot Lotto is played in similar fashion to Powerball and Wild Card, with drawings on Wednesday and Saturday night. And, like Idaho’s Weekly Grand game, players win the entire jackpot prize. Hot Lotto players select five numbers from 1 to 47 and then one Hot Ball number from 1 to 19. Each play with the Sizzler option costs $2. The Sizzler option multiplies your non-jackpot winning prize by 3. So the second place prize, with sizzler option, will now be $90,000! Match 4 with the Sizzler option and the player will win $9,000! Players may also play regular Hot Lotto for just $1 per play, but any non-jackpot prizes will not be multiplied by 3.

Hot Lotto is a multi-state game played only in 16 lotteries across the United States, mostly with smaller populations. The biggest jackpot in the game’s history was $19.97 million in January 2007. Idaho’s last Hot Lotto jackpot winner was Steve Colson, Caldwell, who won $2.67 million on Hot Lotto in June 2012. The current Hot Lotto jackpot is $4.68 million.

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