A ticket sold in Des Moines, IA matched all five numbers and the Hot Ball to win the $16.5 million Hot Lotto jackpot in the Dec. 29, 2010 drawing.
The winning ticket was sold at a Quick Trip convenience store and marked the seventh time the Hot Lotto jackpot has been won in Iowa. The $16.5 million jackpot was the third-largest prize ever offered in the game.
The odds of winning the Hot Lotto jackpot are 1:10,939,383. The game is played in Delaware, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Maine, Minnesota, Montana, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Vermont, West Virginia and the District of Columbia. The Hot Lotto jackpot now sits at $1 million for the Jan. 1, 2011 drawing.