Lotto America Jackpot Reaches $19.69 Million MarkMay 9, 2019
CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The Lotto America® jackpot for the Saturday, May 11, drawing is an estimated $19.69 million; $12.18 million cash value.
The Lotto America jackpot has been growing for more than a year, and this Saturday’s drawing will be the 106th draw in the jackpot run. Since the game launched in November 2017, there have been two jackpot winners. Chuck Anderson of Davenport, Iowa, claimed a $4.38 million Lotto America jackpot on May 10, 2018, and the Kujava family from Badger, Minnesota, claimed a $22.8 million jackpot from the game on March 14, 2018.
Lotto America costs $1 per play ($2 with the All Star Bonus that multiplies non-jackpot prizes). Players select five numbers from 1 to 52 for the red balls, then select one number from 1 to 10 for the Lotto America Star Ball®. Players can choose their own numbers on a play slip or let the lottery terminal randomly pick their numbers. Lotto America’s Grand Prize starts at $2 million and increases by a minimum of $50,000 per draw until it is won.
Lotto America® is available to play in 13 jurisdictions: Delaware, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Maine, Montana, Minnesota, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Tennessee and West Virginia.
Drawings are held every Wednesday and Saturday after 11 p.m. ET at the Florida Lottery draw studio in Tallahassee using mechanical machines and ball sets. West Virginia players have until 9:59 p.m. on a draw date to purchase their tickets.
West Virginia Lottery proceeds benefit Education, Seniors and Tourism in the Mountain State. Since 1986, the West Virginia Lottery has produced more than $10 Billion in proceeds for the State of West Virginia.