What Game Will Replace Hot Lotto?
Following the huge success of Powerball, lottery players lost interest. Officials at the Multi State Lottery Association decided to terminate Hot Lotto with its last drawing taking place on October 28, 2017 before it was replaced with Lotto America later that month; its odds offer superior odds, yet less excitement when played.
Lotto America, a six-ball game with a jackpot prize of one in 29 million, costs less than Powerball per play and offers better odds. Available in 16 states through many lottery service providers (excluding Iowa where purchasing age is 21) it has no minimum age to purchase tickets but minors may receive them from legal adults as gifts or purchase them themselves as legal adults; withholding taxes are collected by each lottery service provider in each state depending on prizes over $100 won from them.
Iowa jackpot winners have the option to select either an annuity (25 equal annual payments) or cash, with cash receiving 65% of its value; their choice must be made within 60 days after receiving notice of winning the jackpot drawing, except in Idaho (30 days) and New Hampshire (1 year); other members of MUSL provide winners time before their annuity period ends.
Before embarking on any lottery journey, it is critical that you know the likelihood of winning and which numbers are “hot” or “cold.” Though certain patterns may appear more frequently than others, this does not indicate an increase in likelihood that those numbers will appear in future drawings; rather it should be about choosing combinations with higher probabilities of success.
One popular strategy involves targeting “overdue” lottery numbers – those which haven’t appeared recently but may soon win big – as a strategy. While this can be useful, focusing solely on overdue numbers may not be. Each number stands an equal chance of being selected in any given drawing.
Playing only hot lottery numbers may also not be in your best interests, since overplayed ones could lose their appeal and become less desired over time. Instead, focus on selecting numbers with equal distribution of odd and even numbers (ideally 3/2 or 2/3, as these combinations will occur in 66% or more of drawings respectively) along with some cold numbers to diversify your picks – this increases your odds of hitting a winning combination over time!