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Lucky for Life®

Lucky for Life is "The Game of a Lifetime®" with a top prize of $1,000 a DAY FOR LIFE and a second prize of $25,000 a YEAR FOR LIFE!  Lucky for Life is a multi-state game. 

CLICK HERE for the Official Lucky for Life website.

DRAWING TIME:
Drawings occur Monday and Thursday at approx. 10:38 PM. 
On drawing nights,
wagering closes at 9:30 PM and reopens at 10:46 PM.

  • Lucky for Life costs $2 per wager.
  • Fill in a Lucky for Life play slip 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. 

  • Buy tickets for future Lucky for Life drawings with the “Advance Action” option. Play up to 26 consecutive drawings in advance. Get 26 Advance Action plays for the price of 25.
  • 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 with the REPLAY “R” printed on it.  (Note: REPLAY is NOT available on Advance Action tickets.)

Prizes and Odds

Match

Prize (up to)


Odds

5 Numbers + Lucky Ball

$1,000 A DAY 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 3,413

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 32

Overall odds are 1 in 7.8, based on $2.00 play. Purchasers must be 18 or older.

TOP PRIZE (5 Numbers + Lucky Ball)

• 1 top prize winning ticket: $1,000 a day 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.

Official Lucky for Life Game Rules

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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

Lucky for Life drawings are held every Tuesday and Thursday at 10:38 PM.  Drawing times are approximate.  Watch the drawings live on WCCT-TV (Channel 20).  To view a drawing after the drawing has occurred CLICK HERE .

On drawing nights (Monday and Thursday), wagering closes at 9:30 PM and reopens at 10:46 PM.

Using a play slip saves time and will ensure that the numbers you selected are the ones played.  A play slip can produce up to 5 plays at $2 per play, and can be saved and reused for regular weekly purchases.

Yes, just ask for a Quick Pick ticket.

Lucky for Life tickets cannot be cancelled; once printed there is no way to cancel it. Please be sure to check your ticket carefully after purchasing to make sure it is what you requested.

Yes, tickets can be purchased up to 26 consecutive drawings in advance. Simply select the "Advance Action" box on the play slip or ask the Lottery Retailer for Advance Action at the time of purchase.  Get 26 Advance Action plays for the price of 25.

The overall odds of winning are 1 in 7.8. The odds of winning the Top Prize are 1 in 30,821,472.

No, as long as the numbers drawn are listed on your ticket in a single row, it does not matter what order they are drawn.  The Lucky Ball number, however, must match exactly.

You do not have to wait to cash in a winning Lucky for Life ticket when you play Advance Action. To claim your prize, present your ticket to any Lottery Retailer. They will cash your ticket, and give you an Exchange Ticket in place of your original ticket. Your Exchange Ticket will be valid for the remaining number of active drawings on the ticket.

Those who win the Top Prize or Second Prize have the option to receive a one-time cash lump sum payment in lieu of the lifetime annuity payments.  "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). The lump sum option for the Second Prize is $390,000 (before taxes).

If a Lucky for Life annuity winner who is a natural person passes away prior to reaching the guaranteed minimum prize, the estate, or beneficiary as directed by court order or other governing document, shall receive the remaining payments equal to the minimum guaranteed prize. If the annuitant dies during the annuity payment period, but after the minimum guaranteed prize has been paid, all payments shall stop.

No, all winning tickets must be redeemed in the state/jurisdiction in which they are sold.



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