When Brian Snyder checked his Hot Lotto ticket on a Kansas Lottery Check-a-Ticket machine last Saturday, he was quite surprised when a message read, Claim at Lottery.  Sign back of ticket.  Never seeing this before, Snyder figured he must have won $600 or possibly more, and he was correct!  The Mapleton resident revealed the first five Hot Lotto numbers in the January 11 drawing, winning a $10,000 cash prize, but since he purchased the Sizzler option, his winnings were multiplied by three, bringing his total winnings to $30,000!

Snyder, who purchased a $4 Quick Pick ticket, was literally one number away from winning the Hot Lotto jackpot.  Snyder’s winning numbers were 08-16-28-34-35 Hot Ball 13.  The winning numbers were 08-16-28-34-35 Hot Ball 14.

After I checked my ticket and got the message that I had to claim my ticket at the Lottery, I went over to a friend’s house to look up the numbers on the Internet, explained Snyder.  I was very surprised to see that I won $30,000.  I’ve been playing Hot Lotto since the game began and this is the first time I’ve won over $12.  Adding the Sizzler option really paid off for me.  When I told my friends and family how much I had won, some had a hard time believing me.

There are nine ways to win playing Hot Lotto.  By adding the Sizzler option, the total cost of a wager doubles, but players have a chance to triple any prizes won.

I’m going to continue buying my tickets with Sizzler, said Snyder.  I’m still shooting for the big one “ a jackpot!

Snyder, who farms wheat, corn, and soybeans, was undecided how he would spend his winnings.  He purchased his winning ticket at Hill’s Service 1, located at 308 N. National in Fort Scott.

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