Barry Mercer of Sioux Falls has claimed his $9,000 Hot Lotto prize from the March 8, 2014 drawing. Mercer matched four of five white ball numbers and the Hot Ball to pick up the game's $3,000 third prize but because he purchased the Sizzler option for an additional dollar, his prize was tripled to $9,000.
Mercer's winning ticket was purchased at Hy-Vee on S. Sycamore in Sioux Falls; the store will receive a $900 bonus for the sale.
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, Tennessee, Vermont and West Virginia. The jackpot currently sits at $4.41 million for the next drawing on Saturday, March 15, 2013.