This week was the first Hot Lotto drawing that included Vermont. It's an effort to boost sagging lottery revenues. All of the profits after prize payouts and expenses are designated for the state education fund. Lottery officials hope the new game will help the education fund. Hot Lotto is modeled after Powerball, but has lower tier prizes with somewhat better odds of winning than either Powerball or Tri-State Megabucks. Like Powerball, the Hot Lotto offers a bonus for a second dollar that triples non-jackpot prizes. Since the game is already played in twelve other states, the jackpot stands at $11 million. For more, click here.