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DATE: Wednesday, March 20, 2013
CONTACT: Sally Lunsford 785-296-5708
sally.lunsford@kslottery.net

Hot Lotto Game is changing May 12; Fewer Multi-Draws Available after March 23 Drawing

Kansas is getting ready for a new version of Hot Lotto, coming May 12. Among the enhancements to Hot Lotto will be:

  • Federal and state income withholding taxes will be paid on the grand prize. If a player wins a $10 million jackpot, he or she will receive a payment of $10 million.
  • The jackpot will be paid in a cash lump sum only (no annuity option).
  • Many prize amounts will be increased substantially - see chart below.

The game change will affect Kansas players who like to purchase tickets for multiple consecutive drawings. To prepare, the Kansas Lottery is "stepping down" the number of consecutive Hot Lotto drawings players can purchase between March 23 and May 11. The first drawing of the new Hot Lotto game will take place May 15.

Here's the timeframe for the stepdown of multi-draw Hot Lotto tickets, along with the maximum number of multi-draws available for the Hot Lotto drawing on each date:

Saturday, March 23, 2013 - 15

Wednesday, March 27, 2013 - 10

Saturday, March 30, 2013 - 10

Wednesday, April 3, 2013 - 10

Saturday, April 6, 2013 - 10

Wednesday, April 10, 2013 - 10

Saturday, April 13, 2013 - 5

Wednesday, April 17, 2013 - 5

Saturday, April 20, 2013 - 5

Wednesday, April 24, 2013 - 5

Saturday, April 27, 2013 - 5

Wednesday, May 1, 2013 - 4

Saturday, May 4, 2013 - 3

Wednesday, May 8, 2013 - 2

Saturday, May 11, 2013 - 1

Wednesday, May 15, 2013 - 15

In the new Hot Lotto game, players will choose the first 5 numbers from a set of 47 numbers (instead of the current 39).   Players will continue to choose 1 number from a set of 19 for the Hot Ball.  Hot Lotto jackpots start at $1 million and continue to grow until someone wins.  In addition to winning the jackpot, there are eight other ways to win playing Hot Lotto:

MATCH                                    *NEW HOT LOTTO                 CURRENT HOT LOTTO

Match 5 + Hot Ball                  Jackpot                                    Jackpot

Match 5                                  $30,000                                   $10,000

Match 4 + Hot Ball                   $3,000                                     $500

Match 4                                   $100                                        $50

Match 3 + Hot Ball                   $50                                          $50

Match 3                                   $6                                            $4

Match 2 + Hot Ball                   $6                                            $4

Match 1 + Hot Ball                   $3                                            $3

Match Hot Ball                         $2                                            $2                      

*Starting with May 15, 2013 drawing.
 
Not only are many prizes higher with the new Hot Lotto game, purchasing the Sizzler option for an extra $1 per play will still multiply all winnings by three except for the jackpot!

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: Hot Lotto Millionaires.

Hot Lotto is currently played in District of Columbia, Delaware, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Maine, Minnesota, Montana, New Hampshure, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Vermont and West Virginia. Tennessee will join Hot Lotto in May.

Hot Lotto drawings are held Wednesdays and Saturdays at 9:40 p.m. Central Time. Players have until 8:59 p.m. on draw days to purchase Hot Lotto tickets.

For more information on games, promotions, winning numbers, and unclaimed prizes, or to join the free Kansas Lottery Players Club, visit www.kslottery.com.

 

 




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