Idaho Lottery to debut patriotic-themed game

Idaho Lottery to debut patriotic-themed game
Posted at 11:20 AM, Nov 09, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-09 13:20:28-05

The Idaho Lottery will introduce a new multi-million-dollar jackpot game -- with an appropriate patriotic flare -- this coming Veteran’s Day Weekend.  

Beginning on Sunday morning, sales for the new $1 Lotto America game will commence at all Idaho Lottery retail locations, officials said.  

The first announced jackpot on Lotto America is estimated at $15 million. 

The regular starting jackpot for Lotto America is intended to be $2 million.  However, since there was no jackpot winner on the recently retired multi-state lottery game Hot Lotto, the initial starting jackpot for Lotto America has been enhanced with the transferred funds and will be a $15 million annuity.

“For just a buck you can play for multi-million dollar prizes," said Idaho Lottery Director Jeff Anderson.  

Tickets for Lotto America are $1 each. 

For an additional $1 per play, Lotto America has a multiplier feature -- All Star Bonus -- that multiplies non-jackpot prizes by two to five times.  

In the game, players select and try to match five numbers from 1 to 52, and one Lotto America Star Ball numbered from 1 to 10.  Players may also select the quick pick option and they may elect to play for as many as ten draws in advance. 

The overall odds of winning any prize on Lotto America are about 1 in 9.63, giving players better chances to win.

Idaho will join twelve other jurisdictions when Lotto America launches Sunday.  

Draws for the game occur on Wednesday and Saturday evenings at 9:00 PM Mountain Time.  The first draw will be on Wednesday, November 15.