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Idaho Lottery to Debut Patriotic-themed Draw Game Lotto America on Sunday

BOISE, Idaho ÔÇô The Idaho Lottery will introduce a new multi-million dollar jackpot game with a patriotic flare over the course of this coming Veteran's Day Weekend. Beginning on Sunday morning, November 12, 2017, sales for the new $1 Lotto America game will commence at all Idaho Lottery retail locations. The first announced jackpot on Lotto America is estimated at $15 million.

"We┬┤re excited to bring our new Draw Game, Lotto America, with multi-million dollar jackpots to Idaho," said Jeff Anderson, Idaho Lottery Director. "Lotto America fits perfectly into our product line-up between our Idaho-only jackpot draw games Weekly Grand and Idaho Cash and the big jackpot games like Powerball and Mega Millions. And best of all, for just a buck you can play for multi-million dollar prizes."

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.

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 this coming 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, 2017.

For more information about Lotto America, visit http://www.idaholottery.com/games/draw/lotto-america

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The Idaho Lottery responsibly provides a variety of entertaining games featuring Powerball, Mega Millions, Scratch GamesTM, and PullTabs with a high degree of integrity to maximize the dividend for Idaho public schools and the permanent building fund. Since their inception in 1989, the Idaho Lottery has sold over $3.4 billion in products, awarded over $2 billion in prizes to players, returned $200 million in retail commissions, and distributed $792.5 million in Lottery dividends to Idaho public schools and the Permanent Building Fund. To learn more, please visit www.idaholottery.com.

CONTACT: David Workman
(208) 334-2600