Somebody wins $2.76 million in Kansas lottery game

Somebody in south central Kansas is $2.76 million richer.

A Hot Lotto ticket sold there matched all numbers in Saturday’s drawing for the $2.76 million jackpot.

The winner hasn’t come forward yet. The winning numbers in the Powerball-like game were 4-13-16-23-39 Hot Ball 6.

The south central region where the ticket was sold includes Barton, Rice, McPherson, Marion, Stafford, Reno, Harvey, Pratt, Kingman, Sedgwick, Butler, Barber, Harper, Sumner, and Cowley counties.

“This is the fourth Hot Lotto jackpot to hit in Kansas since we joined the game in March of 2006,” said Lottery director Ed Van Petten.

The winner has 365 days from the date of the drawing to claim the jackpot, and can take the prize as an annual annuity or in cash. The cash option would give the winner a single payment of approximately $1.9 million, minus mandatory income withholding taxes. The annuity option would provide 25 payments over 24 years, minus taxes.

Hot Lotto is played in 13 jurisdictions: District of Columbia, Delaware, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Montana, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, and West Virginia.

Previous Kansas Hot Lotto winners include $12.2 million won Nov. 29 by a Wichita resident, $5.26 million won May 31 by a Pittsburg resident, and $12.9 million won July 4, 2007, by Lori Boyle, of Independence, Kan.

The Hot Lotto jackpot for Wednesday’s drawing returns to $1 million.

The Powerball jackpot for Wednesday is an estimated $146 million. One Powerball ticket sold in south-central Kansas won $10,000 in the January 10 drawing.

The Super Kansas Cash jackpot for tonight’s drawing is an estimated $1.155 million. The Super Kansas Cash jackpot is paid in a single cash lump sum.