Lotto America is a lottery game that will offer an amazing jackpot prize and eight additional prize tiers when it launches in November. Discover how this exciting multi-state game is played below.
Lotto America Numbers
Lotto America winning numbers will appear here after the first draw takes place in November.
How to Play Lotto America
Lotto America draws will take place every Wednesday and Saturday and will cost just $1 per play. Entrants are required to select five main numbers from a pool ranging from 1 to 52 and one bonus number, referred to as the Star Ball, from a separate pool of 1 to 10.
So far, 13 states have confirmed that they will be offering Lotto America tickets from November 2017:
- New Mexico
- North Dakota
- South Dakota
- West Virginia
These are the states which currently particpate in Hot Lotto, excluding New Hampshire which has decided to opt out of Lotto America for the time being. It is likely that other states may also join the game after the initial launch.
Lotto America Prizes
The jackpot is expected to start at $2 million, with the prize fund increasing after each draw without a top prize winner.
In order to win the jackpot, a player must match all five main numbers and the Star Ball. The game also offers an additional eight prize tiers, with rewards starting from $2 for matching just the Star Ball. Below is a breakdown of the prize tiers, along with the odds of winning each reward:
|Prize Tier||Odds of Winning||Prize|
|5 + Star Ball||1 in 25,989,600||Jackpot|
|5||1 in 2,887,733||$20,000|
|4 + Star Ball||1 in 110,594||$1,000|
|4||1 in 12,288||$100|
|3 + Star Ball||1 in 2,404||$20|
|3||1 in 267||$5|
|2 + Star Ball||1 in 160||$5|
|1 + Star Ball||1 in 29||$2|
|0 + Star Ball||1 in 17||$2|
All Star Bonus Number
For an additional $1 per play, players can multiply any non-jackpot prize by matching the All Star Bonus Number. Prizes can increase by 2x, 3x, 4x or even 5x their original value. Below is a table that details the total value of a prize when the All Star Bonus Number is matched:
|Prize Tier||Base Prize||X2||X3||X4||X5|
|5 + Star Ball||Jackpot||Jackpot||Jackpot||Jackpot||Jackpot|
|4 + Star Ball||$1,000||$2,00||$3,000||$4,000||$5,000|
|3 + Star Ball||$20||$40||$60||$80||$100|
|2 + Star Ball||$5||$10||$15||$20||$25|
|1 + Star Ball||$2||$4||$6||$8||$10|
|0 + Star Ball||$2||$4||$6||$8||$10|
Claiming a Prize
Lotto America prizes must be claimed from the state in which the winning ticket was purchased. Players who believe they have a valid jackpot claim should contact their state lottery.
History of Lotto America
Lotto America was the originally played across the US up until 1992 when the game was rebranded to become Powerball. Following a number of changes to be made by the Multi-State Lottery Association (MUSL) in the fall of 2017, Lotto America will return in November with a new game structure and nine prize tiers. The game will replace Hot Lotto, which will end in October after 15 years.