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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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Winning HOT LOTTO ® may be claimed within one year of the date of the drawing.

Final Winning Numbers

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Number of Winners

Winners Sizzler Winners
Drawing Date 5+1 5+0 4+1 4+0 3+1 3+0 2+1 1+1 0+1 5+1 5+0 4+1 4+0 3+1 3+0 2+1 1+1 0+1
10/28/2017 0 0 0 8 18 223 195 781 1216 0 0 0 0 1 35 28 157 246
10/25/2017 0 0 1 6 8 154 123 597 890 0 0 0 1 2 34 29 142 170
10/21/2017 0 0 0 3 8 154 94 506 752 0 0 0 0 1 25 19 109 171
10/18/2017 0 0 0 0 12 111 81 443 764 0 0 0 2 0 16 18 99 173
10/14/2017 0 0 0 1 9 125 93 505 765 0 0 0 1 2 38 27 104 181
10/11/2017 0 0 0 3 8 138 90 442 702 0 0 0 1 0 38 29 102 149
10/07/2017 0 0 0 6 8 129 104 555 810 0 0 0 0 2 25 21 129 190
10/04/2017 0 0 1 3 5 164 99 483 758 0 0 0 1 3 31 29 121 150
09/30/2017 0 0 1 5 7 140 89 516 797 0 0 0 0 1 30 14 120 164
09/27/2017 0 0 0 5 6 129 100 467 688 0 0 0 2 4 29 26 103 171

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Vernon Kirk
Director,
Delaware Lottery

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Hot lottery Winning HOT LOTTO ® may be claimed within one year of the date of the drawing. Final Winning Numbers Saturday, October 28, 2017 Number of Winners Winners Sizzler