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How to play the California Hot Spot

Playing the California Hot Spot and picking possible winning numbers are as easy as counting to five! Five steps, five numbers and simply buy a ticket from a Local Retailer to stand a chance to win big cash prizes. 

Can you play online? Yes!

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What is the California Hot Spot?

Hot Spot is a keno game offered by the California Lottery and is played each day from 6.00 a.m. to 2 a.m. with a draw happening every 4 minutes. Player can bet any amount between $1 and $20 for each game. Players have a range of numbers to choose from.

The prizes for Hot Spot are pari-mutuel.

Hot Spot is easy to play.

Pick a set of numbers also referred to as the Spot. Players can play from one spot up to as many as ten. After picking their spot, players now need choose their numbers from a pool of 1 to 80. A Quick Pick option is also available.

The numbers picked must correspond to the spots selected. For example, if a player picks three spots, then they can choose only three numbers. Hot Spot also gives players the opportunity to enter in advance on a single slip. Players can enter for 1-5, 10, 20, 50, or even 100 advance draw games.

For a player to play Bulls-eye, they must first buy a Hot Spot ticket and then wager at least $2. The amount wagered for the Bulls-eye should be the same as that of the Hot Spot.

Important: It is advised that players use black or blue ink only. In the event of a mistake, request for another play slip instead of cancelling and erasing the existing one.

California Hot Spot Prizes

Hot Spot payouts can be Typical Prize Pools or Typical Prize Amounts. The difference is:

Typical Prize Pools (TPPs): These are split equally among the winners for each tier. The top prizes for Spots 8-10 are TPPs.

Typical Prize Amounts (TPAs): These are awarded to each winner, as allowed by the available prize funds.

Hot Spot and Bulls-eye Payouts

Overall odds for 10 Spot: 1 in 9.1, Bulls-eye 1 in 8

For the 10 of 10-spot plays the prize amounts are shared equally by the total number of winners. See payouts tooltip above for full details.

MATCHING
HOT SPOT ONLY
HOT SPOT & BULLS-EYE
0 of 10
$3.00$3.00
1 of 10
$4.00
2 of 10
$2.00
3 of 10
$2.00
4 of 10
$2.00
5 of 10
$2.00
$7.00
6 of 10$15.00
$50.00
7 of 10
$40.00
$140.00
8 of 10
$575.00
$1,325.00
9 of 10
$5,000.00
$15,000.00

Overall odds for 9 Spot: 1 in 9.7, Bulls-eye 1 in 8.9

For the 9 of 9-spot plays the prize amounts are shared equally by the total number of winners. See payouts tooltip above for full details.

MATCHING
HOT SPOT ONLY
HOT SPOT & BULLS-EYE
0 of 9
$1.00$1.00
1 of 9
$4.00
2 of 9
$2.00
3 of 9
$2.00
4 of 9
$5.00
5 of 9
$5.00
$15.00
6 of 9
$25.00
$75.00
7 of 9
$125.00
$400.00
8 of 9
$2,750.00
$5,750.00
9 of 9
$30,000.00
$65,000.00

Overall odds for 8 Spot: 1 in 9.2, Bulls-eye: 1 in 10

For the 8 of 8-spot plays the prize amounts are shared equally by the total number of winners. See payouts tooltip above for full details.

MATCHING
HOT SPOT ONLY
HOT SPOT & BULLS-EYE
0 of 8
$1.00$1.00
1 of 8
$4.00
2 of 8
$2.00
3 of 8
$2.00
4 of 8
$5.00
5 of 8
$10.00
$45.00
6 of 8
$75.00
$175.00
7 of 8
$575.00
$1,250.00
8 of 8
$10,000.00
$28,500.00

Overall odds for 7 Spot: 1 in 4.2, Bulls-eye: 1 in 11.4

MATCHING
HOT SPOT ONLY
HOT SPOT & BULLS-EYE
1 of 7$4.00
2 of 7$2.00
3 of 7
$1.00
$3.00
4 of 7
$3.00
$18.00
5 of 7
$10.00
$60.00
6 of 7$150.00$500.00
7 of 7$2,000.00$8,000.00

Overall odds for 6 Spot: 1 in 6.2, Bulls-eye: 1 in 13.3

MATCHING
HOT SPOT ONLY
HOT SPOT & BULLS-EYE
1 of 6
$4.00
2 of 6
$2.00
3 of 6
$1.00
$6.00
4 of 6
$5.00
$35.00
5 of 6
$60.00
$210.00
6 of 6
$900.00
$1,900.00

Overall odds for 5 Spot: 1 in 10.3, Bulls-eye 1 in 16

MATCHING
HOT SPOT ONLYHOT SPOT & BULLS-EYE
1 of 5

$3.00
2 of 5

$6.00
3 of 5
$2.00
$14.00
4 of 5
$16.00
$76.00
5 of 5
$450.00
$950.00

Overall odds for 4 Spot: 1 in 3.9, Bulls-eye: 1 in 20

MATCHING
HOT SPOT ONLY
HOT SPOT & BULLS-EYE
1 of 4

$4.00
2 of 4
$1.00
$11.00
3 of 4
$5.00
$35.00
4 of 4
$75.00
$275.00

Overall odds for 3 Spot: 1 in 6.6, Bulls-eye: 1 in 26.7

MATCHING
HOT SPOT ONLY
HOT SPOT & BULLS-EYE
1 of 3

$6.00
2 of 3
$2.00
$17.00
3 of 3
$26.00
$151.00

Overall odds for 2 Spot: 1 in 16.6, Bulls-eye: 1 in 40

MATCHING
HOT SPOT ONLY
HOT SPOT & BULLS-EYE
1 of 2

$12.00
2 of 2
$9.00
$64.00

Overall odds for 1 Spot: 1 in 4, Bulls-eye: 1 in 80

MATCHING
HOT SPOT ONLY
HOT SPOT & BULLS-EYE
1 of 1
$2.00
$46.00

California Hot Spot Drawing Schedule

Draws are held every 4 minutes from 6 AM to 2 AM every day.

California Hot Spot Frequently Asked Questions

California Hot Spot Frequently Asked Questions

Yes. A player will receive an exchange ticket that has their original play selections and remaining draws.

Typical Prize Pools (TPP’s) are top prizes for the 8 through 10 Spots. If there are multiple winners, they share the prize.

Typical Prize Amounts (TPA’s) are full prizes awarded to each winner.

How to claim your lotto cash prize

To collect a prize, just follow the simple claim process for the type of prize won. After your claim is processed at Lottery Headquarters in Sacramento, a check will be received in the mail in about 6 to 8 weeks.

$599 and Under Claim Process

Two ways to collect your prize:

Option 1: Visit a Lottery retailer Take the winning ticket to a Lottery retailer and the clerk will hand you cash on the spot.

Option 2: Mail your winning ticket and claim form Download the Claim Form (PDF) or pick one up at any Lottery retail location or District Office. Fill out and sign the claim form, and sign your winning ticket and mail the original ticket and the signed claim form (along with the Claim Authorization Receipt from a retailer, if you have it) to: California State Lottery 730 North 10th Street Sacramento, CA 95811

$600 and Over Claim Process

Two ways to collect your prize:

Option 1: Visit a Lottery District Office. Bring the winning ticket and a completed Claim Form to any Lottery District Office. Download the Claim Form (PDF) or pick one up at any Lottery retail location or District Office.

Option 2: Mail your winning ticket and claim form. Download the Claim Form (PDF) or pick one up at any Lottery retail location or District Office. Fill out and sign the claim form, and sign your winning ticket and mail the original ticket and the signed claim form (along with the Claim Authorization Receipt from a retailer, if you have it) to: California State Lottery 730 North 10th Street Sacramento, CA 95811

2nd Chance Claim Process

Download and print the 2nd Chance Claim Form (PDF).

Mail your claim form. Download the Claim Form (PDF) or pick one up at any Lottery retail location or District Office. Fill out and sign the claim form, and sign your winning ticket and mail the original ticket and the signed claim form (along with the Claim Authorization Receipt from a retailer, if you have it) to: California State Lottery 730 North 10th Street Sacramento, CA 95811

For any questions, players can call the Lottery’s Customer Service Department at 1-800-LOTTERY (1-800-568-8379), Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

It is recommended to send everything by certified mail and saving a copy of every item submitted.

The claiming period for prizes may vary by promotion. Refer to the specific Promotion Rules for details.

State law prohibits the sale of a Lottery ticket or the payment of a prize to anyone under 18. Tickets failing validation are void.

All California State Lottery game tickets, transactions, claims and prize payments are subject to California State law and the California State Lottery rules and regulations.

What to do when you win?

At the very least, a winner will need a lawyer, an accountant, and a financial advisor with experience in this specific field and asked the relevant questions before signing up for their services!

When you have your initial interview, here are the questions you want to ask:

How Much and how do you charge for your services?

What licenses, credentials and certifications do you have?

Which services does your firm provide?

What do you specialize in?

Ask to see a sample financial plan.

How much contact do you have with your clients?

Will you be working only with one person or with a team

History of the California Hot Spot

The California State Lottery itself was approved by voters on November 6, 1984.

The California Lottery has raised more than $26.6 billion for education since 1985, and 87% of its sales must be returned to the public as prizes or contributions to education.

Comparison table for the California Hot Spot

Hot Spot  Hot Spot & Bulls-eye 
Numbers MatchedOddsMatchOdds
0 Spot
10 of 10:
9 of 10:
8 of 10:
7 of 10:
6 of 10:
5 of 10:
4 of 10:
3 of 10:
2 of 10:
1 of 10:
0 of 10:
Overall
1 in 8,911,711
1 in 163,381
1 in 7,385
1 in 621
1 in 87
1 in 19
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
1 in 22
1 in 9.1
9 + Bulls-eye:
8 + Bulls-eye:
7 + Bulls-eye:
6 + Bulls-eye:
5 + Bulls-eye:
4 + Bulls-eye:
3 + Bulls-eye:
2 + Bulls-eye:
1 + Bulls-eye:
Bulls-eye Only:
n/a
1 in 17,823,422
1 in 363,070
1 in 18,461
1 in 1,773
1 in 290
1 in 78
1 in 34
1 in 25
1 in 34
1 in 111

1 in 8.0**
9 Spot
9 of 9:
8 of 9:
7 of 9:
6 of 9:
5 of 9:
4 of 9:
3 of 9:
2 of 9:
1 of 9:
0 of 9:
Overall:
1 in 1,380,688
1 in 30,682
1 in 1690
1 in 175
1 in 31
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
1 in 16
1 in 9.7
8 + Bulls-eye:
7 + Bulls-eye:
6 + Bulls-eye:
5 + Bulls-eye:
4 + Bulls-eye:
3 + Bulls-eye:
2 + Bulls-eye:
1 + Bulls-eye:
Bulls-eye Only:
n/a
1 in 3,068,195
1 in 76,705
1 in 4,829
1 in 583
1 in 123
1 in 44
1 in 27
1 in 32
1 in 91

1 in 8.9**
8 Spot
8 of 8:
7 of 8:
6 of 8:
5 of 8:
4 of 8:
3 of 8:
2 of 8:
1 of 8:
0 of 8:
Overall:
1 in 230,115
1 in 6,232
1 in 423
1 in 55
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
1 in 11
1 in 9.2
7 + Bulls-eye:
6 + Bulls-eye:
5 + Bulls-eye:
4 + Bulls-eye:
3 + Bulls-eye:
2 + Bulls-eye:
1 + Bulls-eye:
Bulls-eye only:
n/a
1 in 575,287
1 in 17,807
1 in 1,408
1 in 219
1 in 61
1 in 31
1 in 32
1 in 75

1 in 10**
7 Spot
7 of 7
6 of 7:
5 of 7
4 of 7:
3 of 7:
2 of 7:
1 of 7:
Overall:
1 in 40,979
1 in 1,366
1 in 116
1 in 19
1 in 6
n/a
n/a
1 in 4.2
6 + Bulls-eye:
5 + Bulls-eye:
4 + Bulls-eye:
3 + Bulls-eye:
2 + Bulls-eye:
1 + Bulls-eye:
Bulls-eye only:
1 in 117,084
1 in 4,553
1 in 463
1 in 96
1 in 38
1 in 31
1 in 64
1 in 11.4**
6 Spot
6 of 6:
5 of 6
4 of 6:
3 of 6:
2 of 6:
1 of 6:
Overall:
1 in 7,753
1 in 323
1 in 35
1 in 8
n/a
n/a
1 in 6.2
5 + Bulls-eye:
4 + Bulls-eye:
3 + Bulls-eye:
2 + Bulls-eye:
1 + Bulls-eye:
Bulls-eye only:
1 in 25,843
1 in 1,292
1 in 175
1 in 51
1 in 32
1 in 55
1 in 13.3**
5 Spot
5 of 5:
4 of 5:
3 of 5:
2 of 5:
1 of 5:
Overall:
1 in 1,551
1 in 83
1 in 12
n/a
n/a
1 in 10.3
4 + Bulls-eye:
3 + Bulls-eye:
2 + Bulls-eye:
1 + Bulls-eye:
Bulls-eye only:
1 in 6,202
1 in 413
1 in 79
1 in 37
1 in 49
1 in 16**
4 Spot
4 of 4:
3 of 4:
2 of 4:
1 of 4:
Overall:
1 in 326
1 in 23
1 in 5
n/a
1 in 3.9
3 + Bulls-eye:
2 + Bulls-eye:
1 + Bulls-eye:
Bulls-eye only:
1 in 1,632
1 in 154
1 in 47
1 in 46
1 in 20**
3 Spot
3 of 3:
2 of 3:
1 of 3:
Overall:
1 in 72
1 in 7
n/a
1 in 6.6
2 + Bulls-eye:
1 + Bulls-eye:
Bulls-eye only:
1 in 481
1 in 72
1 in 46
1 in 26.7**
2 Spot
2 of 2:
1 of 2:
Overall:
1 in 16.6
n/a
1 in 16.6
1 + Bulls-eye:
Bulls-eye only:
1 in 166
1 in 53
1 in 40**
1 Spot
1 of 1:
Overall:
1 in 4
1 in 4
Bulls-eye Only:1 in 80
1 in 80

Tips for playing the California Hot Spot

Remember – there’s no way to predict the numbers as drawings are completely random, but there are tried and tested ways to increase your chance to win.

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Why the California Hot Spot is so popular

Not only does the California Hot Spot offer players “top prize” payouts, but it has multiple ways and chances to win.  As previous results and jackpot payouts will show, the California Hot Spot offers players of any income a chance to win and dream BIG!

Will a lottery “club” improve your chance of winning?

Joining a lottery “club” will not improve your chances of winning foreign lotteries although Con artists will claim that pooling your money with other people means you can buy more tickets and have more chances to win.

What Are Lottery Pools?

A lottery pool is when group of players pools money to buy lottery tickets together – any of the tickets bought which results in a win, will be split.

Odds of winning the California Hot Spot

The drawings for Hot Spot are conducted every 4 minutes 6 a.m. to 2 a.m.

The overall odds for winning 10 Spot Hot Spot wager only is 1:9.1 while that of Hot Spot and Bulls-eye wager is 1:8.0.

For the 9 Spot, the overall odds of winning are 1:9.7 for the Hot Spot wager only and 1:8.9 for the Hot Spot and Bulls-eye wager.

For the 8 Spot, the overall odds are 1:10 for the Hot Spot and Bulls-eye wager while for the Hot Spot wager only; the odds are in 1:9.2.

The 7 Spot has 1:4.2 odds for the Hot Spot wager only and 1:11.4 for the Hot Spot and Bulls-eye wager.

The overall odds are 1:6.2 for the 6 Spot Hot Spot wager and 1:13.3 for the Hot Spot and Bulls-eye wager.

In the 5 Spot, the overall odds are 1:6.2 for the Hot Spot wager only and 1:16 for the Hot Spot and Bulls-eye wager.

The 4 Spot Hot Spot wager only has overall odds of 1:3.9 and odds 1:20 for the Hot Spot and Bulls-eye wager.

The 3 Spot which is the third last has overall odds of 1:6.6 and 1:26.7 for the Hot Spot wager only and Hot Spot and Bulls-eye respectively.

The 2 Spot Hot Spot and Bulls-eye wager has overall odds of 1:40 while the Hot Spot only has odds of 1:16.6.

The 1 Spot Hot Spot only wager has overall odds of 1:4 while the Hot Spot and Bulls-eye wager has odds of 1:80.

Is the California Hot Spot a Scam?

Absolutely not! The California State Lottery began on November 6, 1984 and is still going strong 36 years later!

What is a lottery scam?

A lottery scam is an attempt to fraudulently extract money from someone by pretending to be a legitimate lottery company or winning player. It has sadly become a too common method of deception as such scams prey on people’s desire to win money and the popularity of big lottery games.

Unfortunately, fake wins with other institutions have become a regular occurrence.

Talk to someone. Before giving up any money or personal information, talk to someone you trust. Con artists bet on decisions that are made in a hurry.  The chances of recovering money from foreign crooks may be even worse than that of actually winning a lottery. 

If you think you have provided your bank account or credit card details to a scammer, contact your bank or financial institution immediately.

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Conclusion

Hot Spot is a keno game offered by the California Lottery and is played each day from 6.00 a.m. to 2 a.m. with a draw happening every 4 minutes. Player can bet any amount between $1 and $20 for each game.  Hot Spot is easy to play and Typical Prize Pools (TPP’s) are top prizes for the 8 through 10 Spots.

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