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FAQ'S

How many states participate in lotto americaSM?

Lotto America is played in 13 states. To learn more about theLotto America
participating jurisdictions, go to: www.powerball.com.

What is the cost of a lotto america Ticket?

The cost for a single play is $1.

What is star bonusSM?

For an extra $1 per play, add All Star Bonus to multiply your non-jackpot prizes by 2, 3, 4, or 5 times!  To add All Star Bonus, simply mark the All Star Bonus option on your play slip or ask your retailer to add it to your Lotto America play.

When are the drawings held?

Drawings are held each Wednesday and Saturday night after 10:00 p.m. CT.  To be eligible on the nights of the drawing, you must purchase your Lotto America tickets before 8:58 p.m. CT.

 

What are the odds of winning a prize?

The odds of winning any prize on a $1 play are 1 in 9.63. More detailed information on odds and prizes is available at: Lotto America Game Information.

How many ways can a player win?

There are 9 different ways to win (including the jackpot)!  Lotto America Game Information.

Can a player purchase one ticket that is good for more than one draw?

Yes. A player may buy a Lotto America ticket for up to nine consecutive draws (current draw plus the next eight draws). This is a "multiple draw ticket." A player may also choose to purchase a subscription for Lotto America. A subscription is good from one (1) draw up to a full year!

Why is the Cash Option amount different than the advertised jackpot for Lotto America?

A jackpot prize winner may choose to receive the prize money in annual payments over a period of 29 years (30 payments over 29 years), or as a single lump sum cash payment.

When a player chooses the Cash Option, the Lottery pays the money that would have been invested over 29 years directly to the player in one payment.

Both payment options are subject to income taxes. A player automatically receives the annuity option unless the player chooses the Cash Option within 60 days of claiming the jackpot prize.
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