Stay up to date with all of the latest Hot Lotto numbers. You'll find the most recent drawings listed at the top of the page, with older results further down the page.
Latest Hot Lotto Numbers
February 18th 2017
About Hot Lotto
Hot Lotto is 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 is only available in the following states and jurisdictions:
- Washington D.C
- New Hampshire
- New Mexico
- North Dakota
- South Dakota
- West Virginia
Hot Lotto is unique in that the state lotteries involved in the game pay jackpot withholding taxes on prizes. This means that more money will stay in the hands of winners, who will usually never receive less than the estimated jackpot amount. While Hot Lotto might not offer the mind-blowing top prizes that made Powerball and Mega Millions famous, the prospect of getting exactly what was advertised makes 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 have remained somewhat constant since its inception. The biggest change to Hot Lotto took place in May 2013, when the game began to offer its now-famous taxes-paid jackpot prize.
How to Play Hot Lotto
Hot Lotto is easy to play - all you have to do is pick five numbers from 1 to 47 and a Hot Ball number from 1 to 19. Drawings take place on Wednesday and Saturday evenings. Feeling fancy? Pay an extra $1 and choose the Sizzler option, where any non-jackpot prize you win could be tripled!
Hot Lotto offers some seriously fiery jackpots, but not all state lotteries participate in the fun. If you're living in a state where Hot Lotto isn't offered, you can still take part, but you'll need to travel to a nearby state that offers the game and purchase a ticket from an authorized retailer.
Hot Lotto has a guaranteed minimum $1 million jackpot, which increases by $50,000 every time the jackpot isn'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 win 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 1,619,157.83|
|4 Numbers + Hot Ball||$3,000||$9,000||1 in 138,784.96|
|4 Numbers||$100||$300||1 in 7,710.28|
|3 Numbers + Hot Ball||$50||$150||1 in 3,385|
|3 Numbers||$6||$18||1 in 188.06|
|2 Numbers + Hot Ball||$6||$18||1 in 253.87|
|1 Number + Hot Ball||$3||$9||1 in 52.08|
|Hot Ball||$2||$6||1 in 34.26|
|The odds of winning any Hot Lotto prize are 1 in 17.22|
Claiming Hot Lotto Prizes
So you've checked your ticket and looked up the latest Hot Lotto results. Perhaps all or some of your numbers match the ones drawn. If so, congratulations - you're now a Hot Lotto winner!
If you bought your Hot Lotto ticket in another state, then you will need to travel back to that state in order to claim your prize. If you've won a significant amount, it's probably well worth the trip!
Different states have different rules about claiming Hot Lotto prizes. For example, if you win a Hot Lotto prize in Tennessee, you'll have 180 days after the drawing in which to make your claim. If you live in Iowa, you'll have 365 days to make a claim. Contact lottery officials in your state if you are unsure about prize deadlines.
While Hot Lotto might offer a tax break on jackpots, you'll still be responsible for reporting your winnings to the federal government.
The Fine Print
If you want to play Hot Lotto, then you must be at least 18 years old. The only exception to this rule is Iowa, where players must be at least 21 years old.
The most important thing to remember is that you can only win a Hot Lotto prize if you have purchased a ticket for the game. Anyone who contacts you out of the blue to tell you that you've won a Hot Lotto prize is trying to scam you. If you're interested in finding out how to recognize and avoid lottery fraud, visit the scams page.