Hot Lotto ticket worth $12.2 million sold in south-central Kansas

A $12.2 million dollar Hot Lotto jackpot has been hit in Kansas.

One ticket in Saturday's multistate drawing matched all numbers to win a $12.2 million jackpot. The jackpot-winning ticket was sold in south central Kansas. The winning numbers were 7-14-22-24-38; Hot Ball 2.

The south central Kansas region includes Sedgwick, Butler, Sumner, Cowley, Harvey, Reno, Barton, Rice, McPherson, Marion, Stafford, Pratt and Kingman counties.

“We’re excited that the Hot Lotto jackpot has been hit in Kansas,” said Lottery Executive Director Ed Van Petten. “Now we’re just waiting for the lucky winner to come forward to claim the prize that will make him or her a multi-millionaire.”

This is the third Hot Lotto jackpot hit in Kansas and the second largest. Lori Boyle of Independence claimed a $12.9 million jackpot in July 2007, and $5.26 million in Hot Lotto cash was claimed by a Pittsburg resident in May.

The winner has 365 days from the date of the drawing to claim the jackpot at Lottery headquarters in Topeka, or the Lottery’s regional office in Great Bend.

The lucky winner can take the annuity option or the cash option. The cash option would give the winner a single payment of $8.04 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: the District of Columbia, Delaware, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Montana, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, and West Virginia.

Drawings are held Wednesdays and Saturdays. Hot Lotto jackpots start at $1 million and continue to grow until someone wins. The last Hot Lotto jackpot was hit in July when a player from Oklahoma won $2.12 million.