Lotto America

Next estimated jackpot:

$3,720,000

Lotto America is the newest multi-state game that offers big jackpots three times a week, with the draws taking place on Monday, Wednesday and Saturday nights at 10:15pm ET.

Tickets cost $1 and the game offers a starting jackpot of $2 million, which grows every draw and returns to $2 million once that jackpot has been won. You can play in 13 states across the US: Delaware, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Maine, Minnesota, Montana, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Tennessee, and West Virginia.

Latest Draw

Saturday, March 2 2024

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  • 35
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  • 45
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Lotto America Overview

There are 62 total balls for every draw, balls 1-52 are normal white balls and the remaining 10 are the ‘Star Balls’ numbered from 1-10.

To play, you have to pick five main numbers from the range of 1 to 52, plus a Star Ball from the separate set of 1 to 10. You must match all your numbers with those drawn to win the jackpot, although there are nine prize tiers in total in which to win.

Lotto America winners can claim an annuity payment or a one-time lump sum payout upon winning the jackpot prize.

Draw Days: Monday, Wednesday and Saturday
Ticket Price: $1
Prize Multiplier: All-Star Bonus (2, 3, 4 or 5x)
Starting Jackpot: $2 million
Biggest Jackpot: $40.03 million

Lotto America & Powerball Comparison

Draw Days

Starting Jackpot

Record Jackpot

Ticket Price

Next Jackpot

Lotto America logo

Lotto America

3x Weekly

$2 Million

$40.03 Million

$1

$3.72 Million

Powerball logo

Powerball

3x Weekly

$20 Million

$2.04 Billion

$2

$460 Million

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Lotto America Prize Table

Prize Level Payout Odds of Winning Winners in Last Draw Avg. Winners Per Draw
Match 5 + Star Ball Jackpot 1 in 25,989,600 0 0
Match 5 $20,000 1 in 2,887,733 0 0.1
Match 4 + Star Ball $1,000 1 in 110,594 0 2.9
Match 4 $100 1 in 12,288 14 26.5
Match 3 + Star Ball $20 1 in 2,404 100 135.5
Match 3 $5 1 in 267 934 1,213.8
Match 2 + Star Ball $5 1 in 160 1,562 2,024.7
Match 1 + Star Ball $2 1 in 29 9,150 11,150.3
Match Star Ball Only $2 1 in 17 15,596 19,215.5
The overall Lotto America odds are approx. 1 in 9.6

How to Play Lotto America

You must mark off five main numbers from a pool of 52 and a single Star Ball from ten to play Lotto America. Each line costs $1, although you can add the All-Star Bonus option for a further $1, which multiplies non-jackpot prizes.

You can also indicate which draw day you want to enter and, if your state allows advance play, the number of weeks you wish for your ticket to remain active.

There is a $2 prize for matching the Star Ball alone, with payouts increasing as you match more numbers. Match all six balls selected to win the jackpot, which grows by at least $50,000 every time a draw goes by without a winner.

Ticket cut-off times vary between states, as does the period in which you must collect any Lotto America prizes won.

Participating States

The 13 participating Lotto America states all used to take part in Hot Lotto before it ended in October 2017. The only Hot Lotto state not to join Lotto America at the launch in November 2017 was New Hampshire, even though the NH Lottery Commission looked at adding the game to their slate of lottery options, Lotto America remains indefinitely postponed in the state.

All-Star Bonus

All Star Bonus is a multiplier that boosts the value of all Lotto America prizes except the jackpot by two, three, four or five times. You must opt in to the additional game when you buy your ticket; you cannot add it on afterwards.

The value of the multiplier in a draw is determined at random before the main draw takes place and all players who added All Star Bonus to their ticket receive the same multiplier for prizes they may win.

This table shows each possible prize value, depending on which multiplier is drawn.

Numbers Matched Base Prize 5x 4x 3x 2x
Match 5 + Star Ball Jackpot Jackpot Jackpot Jackpot Jackpot
Match 5 $20,000 $100,000 $80,000 $60,000 $40,000
Match 4 + Star Ball $1,000 $5,000 $4,000 $3,000 $2,000
Match 4 $100 $500 $400 $300 $200
Match 3 + Star Ball $20 $100 $80 $60 $40
Match 3 $5 $25 $20 $15 $10
Match 2 + Star Ball $5 $25 $20 $15 $10
Match 1 + Star Ball $2 $10 $8 $6 $4
Match Star Ball Only $2 $10 $8 $6 $4

The following table shows the odds of each All-Star Bonus multiplier being drawn.

All-Star Bonus Odds of Being Drawn
5x 1 in 10.67
4x 1 in 8
3x 1 in 3.2
2x 1 in 2.1

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Biggest Lotto America Jackpot

Jackpot iconJackpot: $40.03 Billion

Calendar iconDate: April 1st, 2023

Winner iconWinners: 1x (IA)

Earl Lape took home the biggest win in Lotto America history on the infamous “April Fool’s Day” in 2023, scooping over $40m in a jackpot that had been rolling over for well over a year. Earl, 61, a retired mechanic, took the cash lump sum option of $21.28 million and plans to invest his winnings for help his family for generations to come, along with making large donations to local charities.

History

The original Lotto America ran from 1988 until 1992, when it was replaced by Powerball. The Multi-State Lottery Association retained the rights to the name and, when it was decided that Hot Lotto would come to an end, Lotto America was relaunched. The first draw after the revamp took place on Wednesday 15th November 2017, and a player from Minnesota became the first jackpot winner under the new rules when they landed $22.8 million on 15th March 2018. In July 2022 Lotto America followed in the footsteps of Powerball and added an additional drawing on a Monday night. A player from Iowa set a new record for the biggest win in April 2023, banking $40.03 million.

Lotto America Quick Stats

We have collated the hot and cold Lotto America numbers for you right here- meaning these are the numbers that have been drawn fequently recently and those that have been missing for a while. You can access more Lotto America stats by using the button below.

Hot Numbers

  • 1
  • 51
  • 35
  • 38
  • 30

Cold Numbers

  • 20
  • 28
  • 7
  • 44
  • 42

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