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Lucky for Life®

Lucky for Life is "The Game of a Lifetime®" with a top prize of $365,000 a YEAR FOR LIFE (that's $1,000 per day!) and nine other prize levels from $3 up to $25,000 a YEAR FOR LIFE! Drawn EVERY NIGHT!

CLICK HERE for the Official Lucky for Life website.

DRAWING TIME:
Drawings occur every night at approximately 10:30 PM

Wagering closes at 9:30 PM and reopens at 10:46 PM

Click here for Drawing Schedule

  • Lucky for Life costs $2 per wager.
  • Fill in a Lucky for Life playslip by choosing 5 different "white" ball numbers from 1 to 48, and one "yellow" Lucky Ball number from 1 to 18. Or, ask for a Lucky for Life “Quick Pick” and let the Lottery terminal randomly pick your numbers.
  • Lucky for Life tickets cannot be voided; once printed there is no way to cancel them. Please be sure to check your ticket carefully after purchasing to make sure it is what you requested.
  • CLICK HERE to check if your Lucky for Life numbers have ever been drawn. 

  • ADVANCE ACTION:  Buy tickets for future Lucky for Life drawings with the ADVANCE ACTION option. Play up to 28 consecutive drawings in advance. When playing ADVANCE ACTION, fill out only one board (set of numbers) per playslip. (i.e. To play four sets of numbers in advance, fill out four separate playslips.)
  • REPLAY:  To play your numbers again, hand the Lottery Retailer your existing Lucky for Life ticket and ask for a REPLAY.  You will get a new Lucky for Life ticket with the same numbers and wager amount.  Your new ticket will have the REPLAY “R” printed on it.

Prizes and Odds

Match

Prize (up to)


Odds

5 Numbers + Lucky Ball

$365,000 A YEAR FOR LIFE ANNUITY
or $5,750,000 Cash Option


1 in 30,821,472

5 Numbers

$25,000 A YEAR FOR LIFE ANNUITY
or $390,000 Cash Option


1 in 1,813,028

4 Numbers + Lucky Ball

$5,000


1 in 143,356

4 Numbers

$200


1 in 8,433

3 Numbers + Lucky Ball

$150


1 in 3,414

3 Numbers

$20


1 in 201

2 Numbers + Lucky Ball

$25


1 in 250

2 Numbers

$3


1 in 15

1 + Lucky Ball

$6


1 in 50

Lucky Ball

$4


1 in 33

TOP PRIZE (5 Numbers + Lucky Ball)

• 1 top prize winning ticket: $365,000 a YEAR FOR LIFE (Annuity) or $5,750,000 (Cash Option)
• 2-14 top prize winning tickets: The prize value is split equally among the winning tickets; the minimum prize value for this category is $500 a week for life.
• 15 or more top prize winning tickets: The top prize liability of $7,125,000 is split equally among all top prize winning tickets and paid in one lump sum payment. The minimum prize value for this category shall not be less than any lower tier prize paid in that respective drawing.

Minimum top prize period is 20 years. Top prize winners may choose the Cash Option as an alternative to the Annuitized Payment Option. Top prize amount shown is based on one winning ticket. Top prize values governed by "split-prize" liability; the top prize is divided equally among the top prize winning tickets and may be less than shown.

SECOND PRIZE (5 Numbers)
• 1-20 second prize winning tickets: $25,000 A YEAR FOR LIFE (Annuity) or $390,000 (Cash Option)
• 21 or more second prize winning tickets: The second prize liability of $9,400,000 is split equally among all second prize winning tickets and paid in one lump sum payment. The minimum prize value shall not be less than any lower tier prize paid in that respective drawing.

Minimum second prize payment period is 20 years. Second prize winners may choose the Cash Option as an alternative to the Annuitized Payment Option. Second prize amount shown is based on one to twenty winning tickets. Second prize values governed by "split-prize" liability; the second prize is divided equally among the second prize winning tickets and may be less than shown.

THIRD PRIZE (4 Numbers + Lucky Ball)

• $5,000 prize value is guaranteed up to 1,000 winning tickets.

If the number of winning tickets exceeds 1,000 the total prize liability of $5,000,000 is divided equally among the winning tickets. The minimum prize value for this category is $200.

All prizes are rounded to the nearest whole dollar.

Special rules apply to winners that are not natural persons.

Overall odds are 1 in 7.8.

Official Lucky for Life Game Rules (Through July 18, 2021)
Official Lucky for Life Game Rules (Effective July 19, 2021)

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LUCKY FOR LIFE® WINNING NUMBERS

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Draw game prizes expire 180 calendar days from the draw date.



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LUCKY FOR LIFE® FAQs

Winners of the Top Prize or Second Prize in Lucky for Life have the choice to receive a one-time cash lump sum payment instead of the lifetime annuity payments. The "For Life" prizes are guaranteed for a minimum of 20 years. The lump sum option for the Top Prize is $5,750,000 (before taxes), and for the Second Prize, it is $390,000 (before taxes).
In the event of an annuity prize winner's death, the Lottery will make any remaining guaranteed payments to the winner's estate or beneficiary as directed by court order or other governing document. Please call the CT Lottery's Finance Department at 860-713-2650 to report the death of annuity prize winner. 

No. Although it is a multi-state game, Lucky for Life tickets must be claimed in the same state or jurisdiction in which they were purchased.

Lucky for Life is a multi-state lottery with 22 participating states and the District of Columbia. Visit luckyforlife.us for a current listing of participating states.



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