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Friday, July 12, 2013
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NASHVILLE - Hot Lotto, the Tennessee Lottery’s aptly named new drawing-style game has quickly proven popular with players and now boasts an all-cash jackpot of just over $7 million. Unique to the Lottery’s drawing-style games, the Hot Lotto jackpot, apart from being all-cash (non-annuitized), comes with the Lottery paying the winner’s withholding taxes.

“Hot Lotto offers a new game option to Tennessee players—a unique prize structure and mid-level jackpot range,” said Rebecca Hargrove, President and CEO of the Lottery. “Jackpot winners receive the advertised amount in a one-time, lump-sum payment for that full amount. No annuity, no withholding taxes. At a dollar a play, it’s an attractive game for all our players and another great way to generate valuable funding for designated education programs in Tennessee.”

The next drawing is Saturday night.

Playing Hot Lotto is simple and similar to playing the popular games of Powerball and Mega Millions. Game specifics include:

• Drawings are held on Wednesday and Saturday nights at 9:40 pm CT (10:40 pm ET).
• Tickets are $1 per play.
• For an extra dollar, players can add the “Sizzler” option, which will triple all non-jackpot prizes.
• Overall odds to win any prize are 1 in 17.
• Odds to win the jackpot are 1 in 29 million.
• Players choose five white numbers from 1 to 47 and one “Hot Ball” number from 1 to 19.
• Match any of the nine (9) winning combinations and the player wins!
• Eight non-jackpot prize levels range from $2 to $30,000. With “Sizzler,” this range increases to $6 to $90,000.
• Hot Lotto is played in 16 jurisdictions.

Tennessee Education Lottery
• Has raised over $2.6 BILLION for education
• Players have won over $6 BILLION in prizes, including 117 wins of $1 million or more
• Retailers have earned more than $659 MILLION in commissions
• Gross sales over $10.1 BILLION
• Visit our website at and follow us on Facebook and Twitter

The Tennessee Education Lottery Corporation operates entirely from the revenue it generates through the sale of its products. Net proceeds from sales of Lottery tickets, currently averaging over $5.3 million per week, fund specific education programs, including college scholarships and after-school programs.

For more information, please visit
For information about Lottery-funded scholarships, visit
For a county-by-county breakdown of the number of students who benefit, visit


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