Lotto America is a multi-state lottery which relaunched in November 2017, giving participants the chance to win prizes in nine different tiers. Lotto America previously existed as a lottery game from 1988-1992 before being rebranded as Powerball, and has now been revived in an exciting new format following the cancellation of Hot Lotto.
Lotto America Tickets & Draws
Lotto America draws are held in Tallahassee, Florida each Wednesday and Saturday at around 11.15 p.m. ET/10.15 p.m. CT. Ticket sales typically close 1 hour before the draw, but this can vary between states.
Two individual ball machines are used in each draw - one to pick the 5 main numbers and another to select the final Star Ball. Players can watch Lotto America draws live on the internetBack to Top
Lotto America Results
Lotto America winning numbers are available on the Numbers page shortly after each draw.Back to Top
13 states currently offer Lotto America tickets. These include all of the states which previously participated in Hot Lotto, except for New Hampshire which is not set to join the game until June 2018.
A full list of the Lotto America participating states can be found below:
- New Mexico
- North Dakota
- South Dakota
- West Virginia
*Players must be at least 21 years old to take part in this state, the legal age to play Lotto America in all other participating states is 18.
It is possible that other states may also join the game in the future.Back to Top
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. Alternatively, players can select the Quick Pick option to have Lotto America numbers randomly selected for them. Tickets costs $1 per line, but for an additional $1 players can also select an All Star Bonus option to have any non-jackpot prize multiplied - much like the Powerplay option in Powerball.
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.
For more information on playing this game visit lottoamerica.com.Back to Top
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 will 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||% of Prize Pool|
|Match 5 + Star Ball||1 in 25,989,600||Jackpot||23.10%|
|Match 5||1 in 2,887,733||$20,000||0.69%|
|Match 4 + Star Ball||1 in 110,594||$1,000||0.90%|
|Match 4||1 in 12,288||$100||0.81%|
|Match 3 + Star Ball||1 in 2,404||$20||0.83%|
|Match 3||1 in 267||$5||1.87%|
|Match 2 + Star Ball||1 in 160||$5||3.12%|
|Match 1 + Star Ball||1 in 29||$2||6.86%|
|Match 0 + Star Ball||1 in 17||$2||11.80%|
The Lotto America jackpot does not have an upper limit, so it will keep rolling over until someone matches 5 + Star Ball.Back to Top
All Star Bonus
Here are the odds of each All Star Bonus number being drawn:
|All Star Bonus Ball||Odds|
|5x||1 in 10.67|
|4x||1 in 8|
|3x||1 in 3.2|
|2x||1 in 2.13|
This number determines how much prizes increase for players who added the All Star Bonus option to their Lotto America ticket. For example, if the 5x All Star Bonus ball was selected then the Match 5 prize would increase from $20,000 up to $100,000.Back to Top
The time frame for claiming Lotto America prizes varies depending on which state you played in, with claims periods ranging from 90 days to 365 days. Find out how long after the draw date prizes expire in your state:
|States||Length of Claim Period|
|New Mexico||90 Days|
|Idaho, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Tennessee, West Virginia||180 Days|
|Delaware, Iowa, Kansas, Maine, Minnesota||365 Days|
All prizes over $5,000 will be subject to a 25% Federal tax, to find out whether you will have to pay additional state income taxes, visit the Lottery Taxes page.Back to Top