The record-high Lotto America® jackpot that has been rolling for nearly two years was finally hit in Iowa!
The winning ticket in Iowa matched all six numbers in the Saturday night Lotto America drawing to win a jackpot worth $40.03 million. The jackpot has a cash value of $21.28 million.
The winning numbers in the Saturday, April 1 drawing were red balls 2, 38, 43, 46, 51 and blue Star Ball 7. The All Star Bonus® multiplier number was 2X.
The lucky ticketholder will have the choice between an estimated annuity of $40.03 million, paid in 30 graduated payments over 29 years, or a lump sum payment of $21.28 million. Both prize options are before taxes.
The Lotto America jackpot was previously won in Oklahoma on July 14, 2021, by a ticket that won a jackpot worth $8.04 million. The jackpot then eluded players for nearly two years, before finally being hit on the 216th draw of the jackpot run.
Lotto America Jackpot Wins
- March 14, 2018 – $22.82M – MN
- May 5, 2018 – $4.38M – IA
- July 10, 2019 – $21.6M – MN
- April 1, 2020 – $9.01M – TN
- Aug. 19, 2020 – $4.28M – WV
- Dec. 5, 2020 – $3.5M – OK
- July 14, 2021 – $8.04M – OK
- April 1, 2023 – $40.03M – IA
Lotto America® is a $1 draw game that is available for purchase in 13 U.S. lottery jurisdictions: Delaware, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Maine, Minnesota, Montana, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Tennessee, and West Virginia. Drawings are held every Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday night. Players select five numbers from 1 to 52 and one Star Ball number from 1 to 10. For an additional $1 per play, the All Star Bonus® can multiply non-jackpot prizes by 2, 3, 4 or 5 times. The Lotto America jackpot grows until it is won. The odds of winning the jackpot are 1 in 25.9 million. The overall odds of winning a prize are 1 in 9.63.