TOPEKA, Kan. -- Lottery officials say someone in northeast Kansas has hit the Hot Lotto jackpot, worth more than $9 million.
The Kansas Lottery says the winner of Saturday's multi-state drawing can choose to take $9.43 million prize in 25 installments or take the cash option of $7.15 million before taxes.
Lottery officials urge the holder of the winning ticket to sign the back of it immediately and put it in a safe place until claiming the jackpot.
The Lottery says the state's northeast region includes 21 counties. It's the fifth time a Hot Lotto jackpot has been hit in Kansas since the state joined the game in 2006.
Hot Lotto is played in 14 states including Idaho and the District of Columbia.
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