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AR: 50/50 Drawing

Multi-State: New Tri-State Game

Multi-State: Hot Lotto Changes

FL: Mega Millions Starts


1 event for Tuesday, May 7, 2013


Arkansas 50/50 Drawing

Arkansas 50/50 is a raffle-style draw game exclusive to Arkansas.

Draw sales begin on the first of every month and end on the last day of every month.

Drawings are held the first Tuesday of each month.

50% of all ticket sales are allocated to prizes.

On the day of the drawing, 25 ticket numbers will be drawn by a random number generator.  One of those 25 numbers will be awarded the grand prize, and the other 24 numbers will split the second prize pool.

  • Grand prize (1 winner) wins 75% of the total prize pool, which amounts to 37.5% of all ticket sales.
  • Second prize (24 winners) splits 25% of the total prize pool, which means each second-prize winner will receive .5% of all ticket sales.

In order to win, your 6-digit ticket number must be identical to one of the twenty-five 6-digit ticket numbers drawn.

Arkansas 50/50 drawing results will be published on Lottery Post's Arkansas Lottery Results page soon after the drawing.


1 event for Sunday, May 12, 2013


Tri-State Gimme 5 tickets on sale

Gimme 5 is a new 'Tri-State' game available for play in Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont.

Sales for the new game begin on Sunday, May 12, 2013, with the game's first drawing to be held Wednesday, May 15, 2013.

Tri-State Gimme 5 costs $1 per play with a top prize of $100,000. Players choose five numbers from 1 to 39 or can ask for an Easy/Quick Pick option. A player must match all five to win $100,000. Other prizes range from $2 to $250. Numbers will be drawn every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 7:00pm. The top prize will be paid in one lump sum cash payment and if there are multiple winners of the 5 of 5/top prize on any given drawing, the prize money will be divided equally among the winners.

Winning numbers and prize payout amounts for Gimme 5 will be published on Lottery Post's Maine Lottery Results, New Hampshire Lottery Results and Vermont Lottery Results pages minutes after each drawing.


2 events for Wednesday, May 15, 2013


First Hot Lotto drawing with new rules changes

The multi-state Hot Lotto game sees its first changes since adding the Sizzler option in 2008.

Tickets with the new game rules went on sale starting Sunday, May 12, 2013, with the first drawing under the new rules taking place today, May 15.

The game changes are:

  • Eight white ball numbers have been added, increasing the number of white balls from 39 to 47.  The Hot Ball numbers remain at 19.  Therefore, the new game matrix is 5/47 + 1/19.
  • The new jackpot odds are 1 in 29,144,841, while the new overall odds of winning are 1 in 17.
  • The minimum jackpot will continue to be $1,000,000, with each rollover adding at least $50,000.  However the advertised jackpot is now an all-cash "taxes-paid" amount — jackpot winners will be paid out the full advertised amount instead of the previous annuity.
  • The new prize payouts are:
    • Match 5 numbers plus the Hot Ball:  Win the jackpot as all-cash, taxes paid
    • Match 5 numbers without the Hot Ball:  $30,000, or $90,000 with Sizzler purchase
    • Match 4 numbers plus the Hot Ball:  $3,000, or $9,000 with Sizzler purchase
    • Match 4 numbers without the Hot Ball:  $100, or $300 with Sizzler purchase
    • Match 3 numbers plus the Hot Ball:  $100, or $300 with Sizzler purchase
    • Match 3 numbers without the Hot Ball:  $6, or $18 with Sizzler purchase
    • Match 2 numbers plus the Hot Ball:  $6, or $18 with Sizzler purchase
    • Match 1 number plus the Hot Ball:  $3, or $9 with Sizzler purchase
    • Match the Hot Ball only:  $2, or $6 with Sizzler purchase



Mega Million tickets go on sale in Florida

Today, Florida joins all the other lottery states and jurisdictions in the United States and offers Mega Millions tickets for the first time in the state.

The first drawing that Florida will participate in is on Friday, May 17.

The details can be found in the Lottery Post news story.

Mega Millions drawings occur every Tuesday and Friday night at 11:00 pm Eastern Time (8:00 pm Pacific Time).

All information, winning numbers, and news about Mega Millions can be found at USA Mega (www.usamega.com), a Web site devoted to the two largest United States multi-state games, Powerball and Mega Millions.

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