What Lottery Game is Replacing Hot Lotto?

what lottery game is replacing hot lotto

Hot Lotto officially concluded on October 28, 2017 under the Multi-State Lottery Association (MUSL), consisting of 13 members at its conclusion and will be replaced with Lotto America, consisting of 13 members as of its conclusion. All 13 agreed to contribute prize money from previous drawings towards augmenting Lotto America’s initial jackpot prize pool; depending on where winning tickets were sold, players have between 90 days to one year to claim them.

Since those who play the lottery for some time may have noticed that certain numbers seem to be picking up at a faster rate, or “hot”, than others. Some players might believe these are “due” for a win and focus solely on them as an attempt at success; however, there are important things to remember regarding hot and cold lottery numbers.

While certain lottery numbers appear more often than others, this doesn’t guarantee they will continue being selected at such a high frequency going forward. A balanced approach should be taken when purchasing lottery tickets rather than selecting specific numbers or set(s). Play the same numbers over an extended period rather than choosing random numbers that have recently appeared as winners.

Lotto America, like Hot Lotto, features a minimum jackpot of $1 Million that increases by $50,000 with each rollover. Drawings take place each Wednesday and Saturday with odds of winning the jackpot at one in 29 million; unlike Hot Lotto which offered an annuity option as winnings payment option for winners, Lotto America pays winners directly in cash.

Lottery officials are hopeful that their new lottery game can meet player demand for larger jackpots. A number of states have already increased Mega Millions starting jackpots while others are considering adjustments to smaller lotteries.

Lotto America will increase both its jackpots and how second-tier prizes are distributed, offering players the option of purchasing an “Add-On Sizzler” for just an additional $1 per ticket line that will multiply any non-jackpot prizes won in lower tiers by threefold!

Lotto America will soon become available in all states that currently sell Hot Lotto. The inaugural drawing of Lotto America will take place on Nov. 12 and tickets can be purchased through lottery websites and retailers as usual. Lotto America is an exciting mid-range lottery game featuring nine prize tiers with cash payments to the top two tiers while an annuity will cover any cash payouts on lower tiers.