(Pierre) – Beginning May 15, 2013, Hot Lotto players in South Dakota who win the game’s jackpot will receive their prize in a single cash payment with the initial holding taxes already paid.
Currently, Hot Lotto grand prize winners have the option of choosing a lump sum payment or 25 annual payments. Jackpots for the lotto game begin at $1 million and will increase a minimum of $50,000 under the new game.
Other changes in the Hot Lotto game, effective with the May 15, 2013 drawing, include: the number of white balls available to be chosen for the draw will increase from 39 to 47; the game’s second prize will increase from $10,000 to $30,000 ($30,000 to $90,000 with the Sizzler option); the third prize will go up from $500 to $3,000 ($1,500 to $9,000 with the Sizzler option); and several lower tier prizes will see small increases.
The price per play for Hot Lotto will remain at just $1; the Sizzler option is available for an additional $1 per play.
Hot Lotto is currently played in Delaware, the District of Columbia, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Maine, Minnesota, Montana, New Hampshire, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Vermont and West Virginia. Tennessee will join the game on May 12, 2013. Drawings are held Wednesday and Saturday nights.