Published: May 10, 2024

Lotto America expands to Mississippi and Nebraska


May 9, 2024

Lotto America expands to Mississippi and Nebraska

 Participation in $1 draw game grows to 15 U.S. lotteries

 JOHNSTON, Iowa – Lotto America® is sweeping across the country, with two new lotteries beginning sales for the $1 multi-jurisdictional draw game this month! The Mississippi Lottery will start sales this Sunday, followed by the Nebraska Lottery which will start sales on Sunday, May 19.  The new selling lotteries will increase participation in the Lotto America game to 15 U.S. lotteries.

 “This is an exciting new chapter for the Lotto America game,” said Adam Prock, Lotto America Product Group Chair and Minnesota Lottery Executive Director. “For the first time since its launch in 2017, the game is expanding to new states. The influx of new players will elevate this $1 draw game to new heights, by helping us drive jackpot growth, which will generate additional funds for good causes supported by lotteries everywhere Lotto America is played.”

 Lotto America features a rolling jackpot and eight lower-tier cash prizes. The game has the same draw nights as Powerball® – Monday, Wednesday and Saturday – but offers a smaller field of numbers and improved odds of winning a prize. A Lotto America ticket is priced at $1 per play compared to $2 per play for Powerball, and the odds of winning the Lotto America jackpot are 1 in 25.9 million compared to 1 in 292.2 million for Powerball.

 Players pick five numbers from 1 to 52 and one Lotto America Star Ball® number from 1 to 10. For an additional $1 per play, players can add the All Star Bonus feature to their ticket to multiply any non-jackpot prize by 2, 3, 4 or 5 times. The multiplier is randomly selected prior to every drawing. The game’s Match 5 prize of $20,000 can be increased up to $100,000 when the 5X multiplier is drawn.

 “Lotto America is popular in many other states,” said Mississippi Lottery President Jeff Hewitt. “As we noted player feedback, many players mentioned offering a draw-style game with a jackpot in between Match 5 and Powerball® or Mega Millions®. Lotto America is the perfect addition to our portfolio.” 

“We are excited to add Lotto America to our product lineup,” said Brian Rockey, Nebraska Lottery Director. “Many players have asked us to offer Lotto America in the past, and the game fits in well with our existing draw games. As with all Nebraska Lottery games a portion of every ticket sold goes to support good causes across Nebraska.”

 Lotto America players will continue to have the same odds of winning a prize, despite more tickets being sold in more places. That’s because the two fields of numbers used in the Lotto America drawings and the number of winning numbers selected from each field will remain unchanged. Game leaders anticipate the additional ticket sales in Mississippi and Nebraska will help spur bigger, faster-growing jackpots, which will help generate additional funding for public services and programs supported by participating lotteries.

 To date, Lotto America’s largest jackpot was a $40.03 million prize that was won in Iowa on April Fools’ Day last year. The Lotto America jackpot was previously hit on April 24, 2024, in Minnesota by a ticket that won a $3.11 million prize. The next Lotto America drawing is Saturday night, with an estimated jackpot of $2.3 million; ($1.07 million cash value).

 About Lotto America 

Launched in 2017, Lotto America® will soon be available to purchase in 15 U.S. states: Delaware, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Maine, Minnesota, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Tennessee and West Virginia. Lotto America features a rolling jackpot and eight lower-tier cash prizes. Tickets are $1 per play.  More than half of all proceeds from the sale of a Lotto America ticket remain in the state where the ticket was sold. Drawings are held every Monday, Wednesday and Saturday around 9:15 p.m. CT. The odds of winning the jackpot are 1 in 25.9 million. The overall odds of winning a prize are 1 in 9.63. For more information, visit the Lotto America webpage.



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Mississippi Lottery Corporation

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Neil Watson

Nebraska Lottery

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