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Next Est. Jackpot On 12/2:
Cash Option: $1,180,000

About Lotto America

Lotto America® is an enhanced version of the original lottery game that paved the way for Powerball® and other big jackpot games.

How To Play

Lotto America costs $1 per play; $2 with the All Star Bonus® option.

Choose 5 out of 52 numbers for the white balls; then choose 1 out of 10 numbers for the Star Ball® .

Use a play slip to choose your own numbers or request an "easy pick" from the clerk and the lotto terminal will choose the numbers for you. Play more than one drawing by marking the "multi-draw" box on the play slip for 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8 or 10 consecutive drawings.

Drawings are held Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays at approximately 9:15 p.m. Tickets may be purchased until 8:59 p.m. on the evening of the drawing.

The starting jackpot amount and the rate at which the jackpot increases is based upon sales and interest rates, with no fixed minimums.

Win the jackpot by matching all 5 white ball numbers and the Star Ball. There are nine ways to win, so be sure to check your ticket after each drawing.

Lotto America prizes won before or on April 22, 2023, must be claimed within 365 days of the drawing for which they were eligible; prizes for the April 24, 2023, drawing or later must be claimed within 180 days of the drawing for which they were eligible.

All Star Bonus Option

Ask for the All Star Bonus with your Lotto America purchase! For an extra $1 All Star Bonus purchase you could increase your prize amount (except the jackpot) by 2, 3, 4 or 5. If you match 5 white ball numbers and have purchased the All Star Bonus, you will have multiplied your $20,000 prize to as much as $100,000! The prize payout does not increase if you match 5 and the Star Ball; in that case you win the jackpot!

If you have purchased the All Star Bonus option, the winning matches and the probabilities for matching the numbers drawn stay the same. The following table shows the amounts paid to prize winners for each possible All Star Bonus number drawn:

Prize Payouts & Odds including All Star Bonus (ASB) Option**

Match Prize
(No ASB)
ASB=2 ASB=3 ASB=4 ASB=5 Odds
5 + SB Jackpot* Jackpot* Jackpot* Jackpot* Jackpot* 1 in 25,989,600.00
5 $20,000 $40,000 $60,000 $80,000 $100,000 1 in 2,887,733.33
4 + SB $1,000 $2,000 $3,000 $4,000 $5,000 1 in 110,594.04
4 $100 $200 $300 $400 $500 1 in 12,288.23
3 + SB $20 $40 $60 $80 $100 1 in 2,404.22
3 $5 $10 $15 $20 $25 1 in 267.14
2 + SB $5 $10 $15 $20 $25 1 in 160.28
1 + SB $2 $4 $6 $8 $10 1 in 29.14
0 + SB $2 $4 $6 $8 $10 1 in 16.94

Cash Option vs. Annuity Option

When a player wins the Lotto America jackpot, the winner may choose to receive the prize in annuity payments or may elect to take a lump-sum payment. A player has 60 days from the date they claim their prize to choose the "cash" option or the "annuity" option. If the player selects the "cash" option, the prize will be a single cash payment equal to the amount available to the lottery for the jackpot prize pool. The "cash" prize is estimated to be approximately one-half of the estimated jackpot, depending on current interest rates. If the player chooses an annuity, it will be paid in 30 payments over 29 years, and the annual payment will be increased by a rate as determined by lottery officials. If the cost to purchase the annuity is less than $250,000, the lottery may elect to pay the prize as "cash."


Lotto America is a throwback to the first multi-state lotto game that became known for big jackpots in the United States. Iowa was a founding member of the original version of Lotto America, which began back in 1988 and made headlines around the world at the time for its jackpots before ultimately being replaced by Powerball in 1992. In July 2022 drawings increased to three times per week when Monday drawings were added.

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