DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A $16.5 million Hot Lotto ticket is out there somewhere, waiting to make someone or several people a lot richer.


DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A $16.5 million Hot Lotto ticket is out there somewhere, waiting to make someone or several people a lot richer.
Iowa Lottery officials said Thursday that a lottery ticket sold at a Des Moines Quik Trip convenience store won Wednesday's jackpot. It's the third-largest prize ever offered in the game. The jackpot has been won six times before.
Iowa Lottery chief executive officer Terry Rich is encouraging the winner or winners to get professional advice before claiming the prize.
Hot Lotto is played in the District of Columbia, Delaware, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Maine, Minnesota, Montana, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Vermont and West Virginia.
The jackpots start at $1 million and rise until won.