Lotto America is a new game which is set to begin in November 2017, giving participants the chance to win prizes in nine different tiers. Lotto America previously existed as a multi-state lottery game from 1988-1992 before being rebranded as Powerball, and has now been revived in an exciting new format.
The Lotto America start date in November follows the cancellation of Hot Lotto, ensuring lottery fans in the USA still have 5 multi-state games to choose from.
13 states have confirmed that they will offer Lotto America from its launch date. These include all of the states which currently participate in Hot Lotto, except for New Hampshire.
A full list of the Lotto America participating states can be found below:
- New Mexico
- North Dakota
- South Dakota
- West Virginia
It is possible that other states may also join the game in the future.
Lotto America Tickets & Draws
Lotto America draws will take place on Wednesday and Saturday evenings. The first tickets will go on sale on 12th November and will be available to purchase from authorised retailers in the participating states.
How to Play Lotto America
Lotto America players are required to pick five main numbers from a range of 52, plus one Star Ball from a separate pool of 1 to 10. It costs $1 per line, but for an additional $1 players can also select an option to have any non-jackpot prize multiplied. An All Star Bonus number is drawn at the end of each game, increasing the value of any prize apart from the jackpot by two, three, four or five times.
Lotto America Prizes & Odds
There are nine prize tiers in Lotto America. Players have to match all five main numbers plus the Star Ball to win the jackpot, which is expected to start at $2 million, but it is also possible to win a prize just by matching the Star Ball on its own.
The overall odds of winning a prize are 1 in 9.6.
|Match||Odds of Winning||Prize|
|Match 5 + Star Ball||1 in 25,989,600||Jackpot|
|Match 5||1 in 2,887,733||$20,000|
|Match 4 + Star Ball||1 in 110,594||$1,000|
|Match 4||1 in 12,288||$100|
|Match 3 + Star Ball||1 in 2,404||$20|
|Match 3||1 in 267||$5|
|Match 2 + Star Ball||1 in 160||$5|
|Match 1 + Star Ball||1 in 29||$2|
|Match 0 + Star Ball||1 in 17||$2|
Lotto America Results
Lotto America winning numbers will become available as soon as the first draw has taken place.