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Everything old is new again!  After 25 years, Lotto America® is making a comeback, but this is not the Lotto America® your parents played.  This is a new game designed for a new generation.  The one thing that time hasn't changed...the price to play.  We turned back the clock to 1988 so a new generation of players can purchase tickets, affordably priced, at $1 per play.  Starting November 12th, let's throw back to a newly-enhanced version of the original Lottery game that paved the way for Powerball® and BIG, rolling jackpots.


• Lotto America sales start:  Sunday, November 12, 2017


• First Lotto America drawing:  Wednesday, November 15, 2017


• Because no one won the final Hot Lotto jackpot, the first Lotto America jackpot will be $15 million


•New game matrix:  5/52 + 1/10


•Normally, the grand prize starts at $2 million; rolling jackpot


•Eight set cash prize levels


•$1 per play, $2 with Lotto America All Star Bonus® (multiplier option)


•Drawings: Wednesday and Saturday nights after 11pm EST in Tallahasse, Florida.  Drawings will not be televised.  The Lotto America® game will feature two draw machines.  The first machine will contain 52 balls; the second machine will contain 10 balls. Five balls will be drawn from the first machine, and one ball (know as the Lotto America Star Ball®), will be drawn from the second machine.


•Prizes are subject to Federal and State tax withholdings.

If you Match: Win*: Odds: With ALL STAR BONUS Win:
 
 
 
 
 
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GRAND PRIZE 1:25,989,600 GRAND PRIZE Only
 
 
 
 
 
$20,000 1:2,887,733 Up to $100,000
 
 
 
 
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$1,000 1:110,594 Up to $5,000
 
 
 
 
$100 1:12,288 Up to $500
 
 
 
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$20 1:2,404 Up to $100
 
 
 
$5 1:267 Up to $25
 
 
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$5 1:160 Up to $25
 
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$2 1:29 Up to $10
 
$2 1:17 Up to $10

Overall odds of winning a prize are 1 in 9.63

*If ALL STAR BONUS option is played, prize(s) won increase 2 to 5 times depending on the ALL STAR BONUS number selected for that draw.  The Grand Prize is not eligible for the ALL STAR BONUS option.

Charleston Resident Claims $2 Million Powerball Prize

 

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Robert Thomas and his wife Mary were introduced by Lottery Director Alan Larrick as West Virginia’s newest millionaires at a press conference at Lottery Headquarters in Charleston on Monday.

Robert purchased a quick pick Powerball ticket, with the Power Play option, that matched five numbers from the Wednesday, July 11 drawing at Fas Chek #3 on Campbell’s Creek Drive. The ticket was worth $2 million. Fas Chek number #3 will receive a 1% selling bonus of $20,000.

Mr. Thomas says he found out he had won when he checked the ticket at the Fas Chek the next day. “Dave (David Eicher, the store owner) tried to convince me that I won, but I didn’t know whether to believe him or not,” Thomas said. “Then once I realized I did win, I was sure glad I paid the extra dollar for the Power Play option because that made a big difference.”

The lucky ticket was one of only three in the country to match five numbers for this particular drawing, and the only one to do so with the Power Play option which doubles the prize from $1 million to $2 million. The winning numbers for Wednesday’s drawing were 19-21-27-46-47 and the Powerball was 7.

“When I got home, I told my wife I forgot what I went to the store for because they told me I won $2 million,” Thomas said. “I’ll pay some bills with it, but its security for my wife. We’ve both worked hard all our lives and we both have health issues now so this will help.”

The match 5 win also continues a streak of good luck for Thomas who is retired. Robert was one of 25 West Virginia Lottery players to win a spot on next January’s Power Cruise™ earlier this year. Thomas earned entries for that promotion by buying Powerball tickets with the Power Play option and entering them online in a series of second-chance drawings.

“It definitely pays to play with the Power Play,” Thomas said. “We’ve never really been out of West Virginia on a trip like that. We have both worked hard are whole lives and really appreciate this. I had joked with the store owner of the Fas Chek when I won the cruise that I wish it was money instead, and now this. I am definitely going to buy a Mega Millions ticket for tomorrow night and a Powerball one for Wednesday.”

There was no jackpot winner on Wednesday or last Saturday, so Wednesday’s Powerball jackpot now stands at $110 million, while Tuesday’s Mega Millions jackpot is now $375 million.


www.WVLottery.com

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