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Hot Spot

Hot Spot is a fast-moving California lottery game with the chance to win every four minutes! Add the Bulls-eye option for the chance of a bigger prize if your’re a winner.

Playing is easy. Pick 1 to 10 Spots (sets of numbers) you want to play per draw. Second, choose your numbers from 1 to 80 – or choose Quick Pick to play randomly generated numbers. Your numbers must equal the number of Spots you chose. For example, if you selected a 3 Spot, you must play three numbers.

Check the Advance Play option to play up to 1-5, 10, 20, 50, or 100 consecutive draws on one playslip.

Use the Bulls-eye option for your chance at a bigger prize if your number is a winner. You must play Hot Spot and wager at least $2 to play Bulls-eye. Your Hot Spot wager must equal your Bulls-eye wager. So, for a $4 play, $2 goes to Hot Spot and $2 to Bulls-eye. You don’t need to choose a separate number for Bulls-eye.

Decide how much you want to play per draw. You can play from $1 to $5 or $10 and $20, plus any consecutive draws you choose. You’ll receive a Hot Spot ticket, which is your receipt. It shows the number of spots, your chosen numbers, the draw date, the dollar amount paid and whether you played Bulls-eye. Always check your ticket for accuracy and sign the back.

Hot Spot draws happen daily every four minutes from 6:00 AM to 2:00 AM PT.

Hot Spot and Bulls-eye Payouts

Check the table below for the payouts according to how many numbers you match.

There are two types of Hot Spot payouts: Typical Prize Pools (TPPs) and Typical Prize Amounts (TPAs). TPPs are shared equally among all winners of the prize. All other payouts are TPAs that are awarded to each winner to the extent supported by available prize funds. TPPs are shared equally by the total number of winners on the 8 of 8 Spot, 9 of 9 Spot and 10 of 10 Spot plays.

Bulls-eye prizes include both the Hot Spot and Bulls-eye Typical Prize Amounts.

Hot Spot and Bulls-eye Payouts

Numbers Matching Hot Spot Only Hot Spot & Bulls-eye
1 Spot
1 of 1 $2.00 $46.00
Overall odds for 1 Spot: 1 in 4; Bulls-eye: 1 in 80
2 Spot
1 of 2 $12.00
2 of 2 $9.00 $64.00
Overall odds for 2 Spot: 1 in 16.6; Bulls-eye: 1 in 40
3 Spot
1 of 3 $6.00
2 of 3 $2.00 $17.00
3 of 3 $26.00 $151.00
Overall odds for 3 Spot: 1 in 6.6; Bulls-eye: 1 in 26.7
4 Spot
1 of 4 $4.00
2 of 4 $1.00 $11.00
3 of 4 $5.00 $35.00
4 of 4 $75.00 $275.00
Overall odds for 4 Spot: 1 in 3.9; Bulls-eye: 1 in 20
5 Spot
1 of 5 $3.00
2 of 5 $6.00
3 of 5 $2.00 $14.00
4 of 5 $16.00 $76.00
5 of 5 $450.00 $950.00
Overall odds for 5 Spot: 1 in 10.3; Bulls-eye: 1 in 16
6 Spot
1 of 6 $4.00
2 of 6 $2.00
3 of 6 $1.00 $6.00
4 of 6 $5.00 $35.00
5 of 6 $60.00 $210.00
6 of 6 $900.00 $1,900.00
Overall odds for 6 Spot: 1 in 6.2; Bulls-eye: 1 in 13.3
7 Spot
1 of 7 $4.00
2 of 7 $2.00
3 of 7 $1.00 $3.00
4 of 7 $3.00 $18.00
5 of 7 $10.00 $60.00
6 of 7 $150.00 $500.00
7 of 7 $2,000.00 $8,000.00
Overall odds for 7 Spot: 1 in 4.2; Bulls-eye: 1 in 11.4
8 Spot
0 of 8 $1.00 $1.00
1 of 8 $4.00
2 of 8 $2.00
3 of 8 $2.00
4 of 8 $5.00
5 of 8 $10.00 $45.00
6 of 8 $75.00 $175.00
7 of 8 $575.00 $1,250.00
8 of 8 $10,000.00 $28,500.00
Overall odds for 8 Spot: 1 in 9.2; Bulls-eye: 1 in 10. For the 8 in 8 Spot plays the prize amounts are shared equally by the total number of winners.
9 Spot
0 of 9 $1.00 $1.00
1 of 9 $4.00
2 of 9 $2.00
3 of 9 $2.00
4 of 9 $5.00
5 of 9 $5.00 $15.00
6 of 9 $25.00 $75.00
7 of 9 $125.00 $400.00
8 of 9 $2,750.00 $5,750.00
9 of 9 $30,000.00 $65,000.00
Overall odds for 9 Spot: 1 in 9.7; Bulls-eye: 1 in 8.9. For the 9 in 9 Spot plays the prize amounts are shared equally by the total number of winners.
10 Spot
0 of 10 $3.00 $3.00
1 of 10 $4.00
2 of 10 $2.00
3 of 10 $2.00
4 of 10 $2.00
5 of 10 $2.00 $7.00
6 of 10 $15.00 $50.00
7 of 10 $40.00 $140.00
8 of 10 $575.00 $1,325.00
9 of 10 $5,000.00 $15,000.00
10 of 10 $100,000.00 $300,000.00
Overall odds for 10 Spot: 1 in 9.1; Bulls-eye: 1 in 8. For the 10 in 10 Spot plays the prize amounts are shared equally by the total number of winners.

Hot Spot and Bulls-eye Odds of Winning

The table below shows your odds of matching the winning numbers for each Spot, and the odds if you play the Bulls-eye.

Get the latest California Hot Spot and Bulls-eye information including drawing schedule, how to play, odds of winning, and payout details.

HOW TO PLAY

Step 1: Find

Find a Hot Spot retailer close to home, work or your favorite coffee shop. With California Lottery retail locations in your area, a place to play is never too far away.

Step 2: Pick

Choose the Spot (set of numbers) you want to play per draw – you can play 1 to 10 Spots. Next, pick your numbers from 1 to 80 or play randomly generated numbers with Quick Pick®. Your numbers must equal the number of “Spots” you selected. For example, if you picked a “3 Spot” you must play three numbers.

Consecutive Draws

You can play up to 1-5, 10, 20, 50, or 100 consecutive draws on one playslip.

Bulls-eye

Choose Bulls-eye for a chance at a bigger prize if your number is a winner. To play Bulls-eye, you must play Hot Spot and wager at least $2. Your Bulls-eye wager amount must equal your Hot Spot wager. That means for a $4 play, $2 goes to Hot Spot and $2 to Bulls-eye. You do not have to pick a separate number for Bulls-eye.

Note: Make sure to mark your numbers with either blue or black ink. And if you make a mistake, don’t erase. Fill out another playslip to help ensure accuracy.

Step 3: Buy

Decide how much you want to play per draw. You can play between $1.00,$5.00 or $10.00 and $20.00, along with any consecutive draws. Give your playslip to the store clerk along with your wager for each play to receive a Hot Spot ticket, which is your receipt.

Your ticket displays the number of spots selected, your numbers, the draw date, the dollar amount paid and if you played Bulls-eye.

Always check the accuracy of your numbers and sign the back of your ticket.

Step 4: Check

You can check your ticket by scanning its barcode right there in the store.

Winning numbers are drawn every 4 minutes. from 6:00 a.m. to 2:00 a.m.

Play your lucky numbers again and again and grab your chance to win every 4 minutes. With Hot Spot and Bulls-eye, playing just got more exciting.

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