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How to Play Hot Lotto®

The Vermont Lottery is discontinuing the Hot Lotto game. The last draw will be May 17, 2014.

Pick 5 of 47 + 1 of 19

  • Grand Prizes start at $1 Million
  • 2nd Prize of $30,000 or $90,000 with Sizzler
  • Win up to $90,000 in non-jackpot winnings with the Sizzler option

On play slip mark five (5) numbers of your choice (from 1 to 47) in the upper portion of the panel and mark one (1) number of your choice (from 1 to 19) in the lower, yellow portion of the panel. You may play up to five (5) panels on a single play slip. The cost is $1.00 per play.

sample Hot Lotto play slip

Draws are held every Wednesday and Saturday at 10:40 PM with a cutoff of 9:30 PM to purchase tickets for that evening's draw. All draw times are based on Eastern Time.

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Quick Pick

Mark the QUICK PICK (QP) box on a Hot Lotto play slip for each play to let the computer terminal randomly pick your numbers. You can select QUICK PICK for any or all of the 5 numbers in the upper panel and/or the 1 number in the lower panel.

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Multiple Draws

You may purchase a ticket good for up to 20 draws by marking the number of draws in the Multi- Draw column. The cost will depend on the number of panels and draws you play and if you select the Sizzler option. The maximum value of a single Vermont Hot Lotto ticket shall not exceed $100.

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Hot Lotto® Matches, Prizes and Odds (based on a $1 play).

Match Prize** Sizzler 3x Odds
5 of 5 + Hot Ball Grand Prize* Grand Prize* (not affected by Sizzler) 1:29,144,841
5 of 5 $30,000 $90,000 1:1,619,158
4 of 5 + Hot Ball $3,000 $9,000 1:138,785
4 of 5 $100 $300 1:7,710
3 of 5 + Hot Ball $50 $150 1:3,385
3 of 5 $6 $18 1:188
2 of 5 + Hot Ball $6 $18 1:254
1 of 5 + Hot Ball $3 $9 1:52
0 of 5 + Hot Ball $2 $6 1:34

Overall odds of winning a prize are approximately 1:17.2

* If there are multiple winners for a drawing, the Grand Prize will be divided equally among Grand Prize winners. The advertised Grand Prize amount shall be the minimum cash amount which would be paid as a "withholding taxes paid" prize to the grand prize winner(s) on a pari-mutuel basis, after calculating potential Federal and State withholding taxes.

**Subject to published Multi-State Lottery Association Rules, the prize amounts indicated here may be modified.

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Heat up your ticket with Hot Lotto Sizzler®

For an extra $1 per play, you can multiply your Hot Lotto prize by 3 times the original prize amount (for all prizes except the grand prize). Mark the Sizzler box on your play slip or ask the clerk to add the Sizzler option. If selected, “Sizzler YES” will appear on the ticket.

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Check your ticket(s) carefully. Be sure your ticket accurately reflects the numbers you want to play. Your play slip does not constitute evidence of a ticket purchase or of numbers selected.

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Cancellation Policy

Vermont Hot Lotto tickets may not be cancelled.

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How to Find Winning Hot Lotto® Numbers

Each Wednesday and Saturday evening at 10:40 PM (ET), a drawing will be held to determine that evening's winning number. You win by matching the numbers drawn with the numbers on your Vermont Hot Lotto ticket for that draw date. Winning numbers are available at Vermont Lottery agent locations (where Hot Lotto is sold) following the draw, or by calling 1-800-322-8800 (VT only) or 1-802-479-5686 and on this web site.

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How to Claim Your Prize

  • Sign the back of your Hot Lotto ticket in the space provided. YOU MUST PRESENT THE TICKET TO CLAIM A PRIZE.
  • If your prize is less than $500, take your winning ticket to any Vermont Lottery agent locations where Hot Lotto is sold for validation and payment.
  • If your prize is $500 or more, obtain a Claim Form from a Vermont Lottery sales agent location where Hot Lotto is sold. Follow the instructions on the Claim Form to submit your claim.
  • Any prize can be claimed at the Vermont Lottery. Cash prizes from $500 to $5,000 can be claimed at any People's United Bank in Vermont. Claim Forms are available at the Vermont Lottery and at any People's United Bank.
  • IMPORTANT: All prizes must be claimed within one (1) year of the winning draw date on the ticket.

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