September 15, 2008
HOT LOTTO SIZZLES BEYOND SUMMER'S ENDS
Players enjoy limited-time campaign that turns non-winning tickets
Dover, DE -- Delaware Lottery players around the state have caught
the fever for HOT LOTTO®, and with good reason. Since the game's debut
in late January, 128,598 winners have taken home $850,104. The heat wave
of winnings will continue through the fall, because beginning today players
have a second chance to win with their HOT LOTTO® tickets. From Sept.
15 to Oct. 31 players who submit non-winning tickets to the Delaware Lottery
will be entered in a drawing for a chance to win a total of $10,000 cash
"This promotion gives Delaware Lottery players a second way to win
big and enjoy HOT LOTTO®," said Wayne Lemons, Delaware Lottery
Director. "If they haven't experienced the game before we're sure
they'll find it both exciting and easy to play."
To enter the promotion, which concludes with a November drawing, players
can mail non-winning HOT LOTTO® and HOT LOTTO® Sizzler® tickets
HOT LOTTO® Promotion
P.O. Box 319
Cheswold, DE 19936-0319
The prize tier for the limited-time promotion is as follows:
- Grand Prize $5,000
- First Prize $2,500
- Second Prize $1,500
- Third Prize (2 awarded) $500
So far at least five lucky players have landed prizes of $10,000 or more
by playing the game. Recent HOT LOTTO® winners include:
A 42-year-old Camden resident who purchased
her winning tickets in the Sure Stop where she works,
A 49-year-old woman
from New Castle who plans to use her $30,000 prize to pay for medical
bills related to a lung transplant,
And a Pennsylvania
woman who plans to split her $30,000 prize with two coworkers who
were partly responsible for her big pay day.
"Delaware, like many smaller states, has a demand for a Lotto game
on par with the jackpots offered by larger state lotteries," said
Lemons. "We've heard the call for a game with larger top-prizes than
Multi-Win Lotto and better odds than Powerball® and HOT LOTTO®
is filling this niche quite nicely for players."
While similar to Powerball® and Multi-Win Lotto, HOT LOTTO® players
select five white ball numbers from 1 to 39 and one orange Hot Ball number
from 1 to 19. A $1 Sizzler® option (like the Powerball® Power Play)
gives gamers a chance to automatically triple lower-tier prizes.
Odds of winning the HOT LOTTO® jackpot are one in nearly 11 million,
while the odds of winning the top Powerball® prize are one in 146
million. Drawings for the multi-state game are held twice a week on Wednesday
and Saturday nights. Players can purchase a multi-draw ticket for up to
10 draws at a time. Jackpots begin at an estimated annuity of $1 million
and increase by at least $50,000 per drawing until a winning number is
drawn. Additional information about this HOT LOTTO® promotional campaign
and other Lottery games is available at www.delottery.com.
The Delaware Lottery reminds players that prizes must be claimed within
one year from the date of the drawing.
Since the start of operations in 1975, the Delaware Lottery has contributed
more than $2.8 billion to the state's General Fund to help finance needed
state services that benefit everyone in Delaware. The Lottery offers a
variety of games: POWERBALL®, HOT LOTTO®, MULTI-WIN LOTTO, PLAY
3, PLAY 4, and assorted Instant Games. Delaware Lottery game and promotional
details are available at delottery.com,
at licensed retailers, and from the Lottery's office in Dover.
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The Delaware Lottery only publishes winner names with their consent.