Starting May 12, 2013, Hot Lotto became an all cash jackpot game with the Lottery covering the taxes on the jackpot.
Jackpot winners will take home an all-cash lump sum. The Lottery will pay the required withholding taxes (currently 25 percent federal and 7.25 percent state), so the winner will get a check for the entire jackpot. Additional taxes owed will be the responsibility of the winner.
*Required withholding taxes will only be paid on the jackpot prize.
Hot Lotto is another fun multi-state jackpot game. Jackpots start at a cool $1 million and continue to grow until someone wins. Hot Lotto drawings take place every Wednesday and Saturday at 9:40 p.m. NOTE: Hot Lotto drawings are not televised.
In addition to the jackpot, there are eight other ways to win (see chart). Approximate overall odds of winning a Hot Lotto prize are 1 in 17. Odds of winning the Hot Lotto jackpot are approximately 1 in 29.1 million. Players have one year from the date of the drawing to claim their prize. Tickets must be purchased before 9 p.m. to be eligible for that day’s drawing at 9:40 p.m. Order carefully - Hot Lotto tickets CANNOT be canceled once they are printed.
Players have one year from the date of the drawing to claim their prize.
How to Play
Get a HOT LOTTO play slip from any Minnesota State Lottery retailer and follow the directions on the back. Pick five numbers from 1 to 47. Then select one more number from 1 to 19 (the Hot Ball). Or simply ask the clerk for a HOT LOTTO QUICK PICK and random numbers will be picked for you.
You can purchase up to 14 draws in advance. Remember, each play costs $1.
The approx. overall odds of winning a Hot Lotto prize are 1 in 17.22.
*Prize payments are subject to Lottery rules; pari-mutuel payments may occur under those game rules. Tickets must be purchased before 9 p.m. to be eligible for that day's drawing.
Prizes and Odds of Winning (thru May 11, 2013)
|5 of 5 plus Hot Ball
||1 in 10,939,383
|5 of 5 numbers
||1 in 607,744
|4 of 5 plus Hot Ball
||1 in 64,349
|4 of 5 numbers
||1 in 3,575
|3 of 5 plus Hot Ball
||1 in 1,950
|3 of 5 numbers
||1 in 108
|2 of 5 plus Hot Ball
||1 in 183
|1 of 5 plus Hot Ball
||1 in 47
|Hot Ball ONLY
||1 in 39
The approx. overall odds of winning a Hot Lotto prize are 1 in 16.