Monday, December 20, 2010

Hot Lotto Jackpot is Third Highest Ever

Hot Lotto logoImage via Wikipedia

There has been 60 drawings since the last Hot Lotto jackpot of was last won on Wednesday, May 26th, 2010. That lucky winner was from South Dakota and won $10.02 million. 

This Wednesday's annuity is now estimated to be worth $15.9M. If won, this will be the 3rd highest payout since the game began in 2002. The previous record Hot Lotto jackpots are summarized below.
  • The game's highest prize was $19.97 million and was sold in Iowa in the January 13, 2007 drawing.
  • The second largest jackpot was won on August 22nd, 2009. The winning ticket was worth $16.94M and was sold in Delaware.
If someone wins this week, they will have the option to: take this $15.90M annuity and receive 25 payments of $0.636 million each; or to receive a cash payout of $10.28 million. Good luck to all during this Christmas week!
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