Latest Lotto America Winning Numbers Table
|21 May 2022||11 21 29 32 46 08||$13,660,000|
|18 May 2022||08 18 24 31 46 02||$13,570,000|
|14 May 2022||01 10 30 33 44 02||$13,520,000|
|11 May 2022||26 29 32 36 48 07||$13,350,000|
|07 May 2022||18 32 43 48 51 10||$12,650,000|
|04 May 2022||05 27 29 36 47 07||$12,420,000|
|30 Apr 2022||07 14 30 44 45 03||$12,230,000|
|27 Apr 2022||10 24 35 36 50 03||$12,060,000|
|23 Apr 2022||06 15 31 43 46 03||$11,820,000|
|20 Apr 2022||01 03 25 29 30 06||$11,620,000|
If you feel like you’ve heard the name Lotto America before, you are absolutely correct! The original lottery with that name was launched in 1988 and brought entertainment to residents of the states in which it was available for four years until April 1992, when the last official drawing was held.
Initially, seven lotteries participated in it Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Oregon, Rhode Island, West Virginia, and Washington DC. During the short period the multi-state lottery was active, nine more lotteries started selling tickets.
How does the lottery look like today? Which state lotteries participate? What are the odds of winning and the prizes? Can you participate in it even if you don’t live in the states in which tickets are available at lottery retailers? Find answers to these and more questions below!
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About Lotto America
Lotto America is a multi-state lottery that started in November 2017. The name comes from the original Lotto America, which was a lottery game offered between 1988 and 1992. The new version of Lotto America is a replacement for the Hot Lotto, which, at the time, was involved in a fraud scandal.
Lotto America is available in 13 jurisdictions Delaware, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Maine, Montana, Minnesota, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Tennessee, and West Virginia.
How to Play Lotto America
To participate in Lotto America, you need to choose five numbers from 1 to 52 (red balls/main numbers) and one from 1 to 10 (Lotto America Star Ball number). You can decide them on your own and mark them on a play slip, or you can let the machine decide for you and assign you random numbers.
An interesting feature is the Lotto America All-Star Bonus. It is a multiplier that allows you to increase your winnings by up to 5 times. However, it only works on non-jackpot prizes, meaning that the grand prize remains the same even if you paid for the All-Star Bonus option. The multiplier number is randomly chosen before each draw.
You can enter your numbers into multiple draws just mark the right box on your play slip. The amount of drawings you can do it for depends on each lottery.
Lotto America Drawing Schedule
Lotto America draws take place two times a week every Wednesday and Saturday around 11 p.m. ET at the Florida Lottery draw studio in Tallahassee. It is the same studio from which Powerball drawings are transmitted.
Lotto America Payouts and Odds of Winning
There are nine prize tiers in Lotto America. Which one you’ll win depends on how many winning numbers you have matched. Here is a breakdown of cash prizes and their odds:
- 5 main numbers + Star Ball jackpot; odds are 1 in 25,989,600
- 5 main numbers $20,000; odds are 1 in 2,887,733
- 4 main numbers + Star Ball $1,000; odds are 1 in 110,594
- 4 main numbers $100; odds are 1 in 12,288
- 3 main numbers + Star Ball $20; odds are 1 in 2,404
- 3 main numbers $5; odds are 1 in 267
- 2 main numbers + Star Ball $5; odds are 1 in 160
- 1 main number + Star Ball $2; odds are 1 in 29
- Star Ball $2; odds are 1 in 17
The odds of winning any prize in Lotto America are 1 in 9.6. The main prize the jackpot is determined on a pari-mutuel basis. All the other prizes are fixed, which means they don’t change despite, for example, a few winners of the same prize tier.
Lotto America FAQ
When Is the Lotto America Drawing?
Lotto America drawings are held two times a week every Wednesday and Saturday around 11 p.m. ET at the Florida Lottery draw studio in Tallahassee.
Can I Buy the Lotto America Ticket Online?
Yes, you can buy Lotto America lottery tickets online. All you have to do is pick the numbers you’d like to play with (or you can opt for a ‘Quick Pick’ and let the computer decide for you) and choose a local concierge, who will buy the ticket on your behalf. The ticket will then be scanned and placed in your account as proof.
To participate in Lotto America in Iowa, you have to be at least 21 years old, while for the other states, the legal age to play the lottery is 18 years old.
What to Do If I Win the Lotto America How to Claim the Prize?
The prizes can only be claimed in the jurisdiction that you bought the lottery ticket. Though some states might have different rules in place, generally speaking, prizes below $600 can be claimed at any licensed retailer, while higher ones can be claimed at some lottery offices or lottery headquarters. To make sure that the information you have is correct, please get in touch with your lottery they’ll be able to answer all your questions.
How long you have to claim the prize will also vary depending on the jurisdiction. For instance, in New Mexico, the length of the claim period is 90 days, while in Delaware or Minnesota, it is 365 days.
Also, as in most lotteries, you have the option to either receive your winnings as an annuitized prize (30 payments over the course of 29 years, with the first one being sent as soon as you claim the prize) or a lump sum payment.
Last but not least, winnings exceeding $5,000 are subject to federal taxes (for that purpose, lotteries withhold 24% of your prize) it doesn’t matter which payout form you choose. If you are participating in Lotto America from abroad, chances are you might be taxed again in your country. With that in mind, make sure that you know how the situation with taxes is like where you live by checking the local tax laws.
How Many Numbers Do You Need to Win?
To become one of the Lotto America jackpot winners, you need to match five main numbers from the red balls, as well as the Star Ball number.
Has Anyone Ever Won Lotto America?
Yes, there have already been people who won this multi-state lottery. For instance, in July 2019, a jackpot of almost 22 million dollars was won in Minnesota. Another impressive jackpot was won over a year earlier, also in Minnesota the winning ticket allowed the winner to bring home almost 23 million dollars.
What If No One Wins?
If there’s no winner of the jackpot, the money rolls over to the next draw. There’s no upper limit when it comes to how big the jackpot can get, which means that it keeps on growing until someone finally buys a winning ticket and takes home the grand prize.
What Are the Chances of the Top Prize?
The odds of winning the grand prize in Lotto America are 1 in 25,989,600.
What Are the Overall Odds of Winning?
The chances of buying any of the winning Lotto America tickets are 1 in 9.6.