Lotto America

Leave it all up to luck and ask for a Lotto America quick pick. Or, choose your own numbers. Pick five numbers from 1–52 and one Star Ball number from 1–10. Play slips are available at lottery retailers.

There are nine ways to win, starting with $2 for matching just the Star Ball. Match the first five numbers plus the Star Ball to win the jackpot.

Your ticket could be worth millions of dollars—sign the back right away!

Cost per play is $1. For an additional $1 per play, players can purchase a multiplier option called the “Lotto America All Star BonusSM,” which can multiply all prize levels except the Grand Prize by 2, 3, 4 or 5 times. 

The initial starting Lotto America jackpot is getting a boost from the retired Hot Lotto® game. Lotto America jackpots will normally start at $2 million and grow until won. Since no one won the Hot Lotto jackpot before the game ended on Oct. 28, the initial advertised Lotto America jackpot will be $15 million (annuity) for the first drawing on Wednesday, Nov. 15. Money in the Hot Lotto jackpot pool will also be used to fund other Lotto America prize pools and for Minnesota player promotions. 

Jackpot winners will have the option to select a one-time, lump sum cash payment or the annuity option (30 payments over 29 years). The jackpot is determined on a pari-mutuel basis. 

Thirteen lotteries will offer Lotto America when the game launches: Delaware, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Maine, Minnesota, Montana, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Tennessee and West Virginia. New Hampshire will begin offering Lotto America in January 2018.

How to play Lotto America

Select five numbers from 1 to 52 and one Lotto America Star BallSM number from 1 to 10, or select the “quick pick” option for randomly selected numbers.

There are nine ways to win prizes. The jackpot, won by matching the first five numbers and the Lotto America Star Ball, is either an annuitized prize paid out over 29 years (30 payments) or a one-time, lump sum cash payment. Overall odds to win a prize are approximately 1 in 9.6. Approximate odds to win the jackpot are 1 in 25.9 million. 

For an extra $1 per play, the All Star BonusSM gives players the chance to multiply non-jackpot prizes by 2 – 5X (players can win $4 - $100,000).


Sales Begin: Sunday, Nov. 12, 2017

First Drawing: Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017

Game Matrix: 5/52 + 1/10

Grand Prize: Rolling Jackpot (like Powerball & Mega Millions) 

Prize Levels: 8 Set Cash Prizes 

Price: $1 Per Play, $2 with Lotto America All Star BonusSM (multiplier option)

Drawings: Wednesday & Saturday Nights after 10 p.m. CT

Prizes and Odds of Winning

MatchWinApprox. Odds
5 of 5 + Star Ball JACKPOT* 1 in 25,989,600
5 of 5 $20,000 1 in 2,887,733
4 of 5 + Star Ball $1,000 1 in 110,594
4 of 5 $100 1 in 12,288
3 of 5 + Star Ball $20 1 in 2,404
3 of 5 $5 1 in 267
2 of 5 + Star Ball $5 1 in 160
1 of 5 + Star Ball $2 1 in 29
Star Ball ONLY $2 1 in 17

The approx. overall odds of winning a Lotto America prize are 1 in 9.63.

*Prize payments are subject to Lottery rules; pari-mutuel payments may occur under those game rules.

Click for larger image. Sample play slip