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DATE: Thursday, May 9, 2013
CONTACT: Sally Lunsford 785-296-5708
Hot Lotto Game Heats up this Spring
Bigger prizes and a cash-only
jackpot with taxes paid are among the changes players will see with
the Hot Lotto game next week.
Beginning with the May 15
drawing, the game's second prize will jump from $10,000 to $30,000
($30,000 to $90,000 with the Sizzler option), while the third prize
goes from $500 to $3,000 ($1,500 to $9,000 with the Sizzler
option). Plus, if
you win the Hot Lotto jackpot, you will be paid 100% in cash and
the initial withholding taxes will be paid on your behalf by the
Lottery. Players who win the advertised jackpot will receive
the entire jackpot amount!
"That's awesome," said Tammy
King, manager of Hutch's C-Store 111 in Liberal. "I think that will
go over very well with our players."
"I think having the taxes paid
is a good change," commented Jenny Hemphill, Hays, recently at a
Lottery selling location at Kansas Speedway. "I'll probably play a
lot more Hot Lotto now."
While the way Hot Lotto is
played won't change, the field of numbers from which players choose
their five white balls will grow from 39 to 47 under the enhanced
game; players will continue to choose from among 19 numbers for
their Hot Ball. The price will still be just $1 per play,
with the Sizzler option available for an additional
The May 11 Hot Lotto drawing
will be the last one under the old version of the game. Sales for
the new enhanced Hot Lotto begin May 12. The estimated
jackpot for May 11 is $6.11 million (annuity).
Hot Lotto is currently played in
16 lottery jurisdictions. Kansas players have won five
multimillion dollar Hot Lotto jackpots since Kansas began offering
the Hot Lotto game in 2006. Click here for a list of Hot
Lotto jackpot winners: Kansas Hot Lotto