Daily Derby

Daily Derby is a racing-themed CA lottery game featuring two chances to win with each play and a daily draw. The race for the Grand Prize is on!

Playing is simple. First, choose your three lucky horses to finish first, second and third.

Next, pick your Race Time - the amount of time it will take your fastest horse to win. This Race Time must be between 1:40:00 and 1:49:99 (that is, one minute and forty seconds to one minute and forty-nine point nine, nine seconds). You pick the last three numbers - for example, if you select 1:45:99, then mark only the last three digits, 5:99, on your playslip.

You can play using your favorite horses up to three times per playslip. You can also play randomly generated horses and/or Race Times with Quick Pick.

To play your horse and Race Time selections for 1-7 or 14 consecutive drawings on one playslip, just mark the Advance Play box.

Each play costs $2. You'll receive a ticket, which is your receipt. The ticket shows your horses, Race Time, draw date and how much you paid. Always check the ticket for accuracy and sign the back.

The draw takes place every day just after the draw entry closes at 6:30 PM PT.

After each draw, check the Daily Derby winning numbers page to see if you're a winner!


Daily Derby Odds of Winning

Daily Derby Odds of Winning
Category Match Odds
Grand Prize Trifecta & Race Time 1 in 1,320,000
Trifecta 1st, 2nd, & 3rd Place 1 in 1,321
Exacta 1st & 2nd Place 1 in 147
Win 1st Place 1 in 13.2
Race Time Race Time Only 1 in 1,001

Daily Derby FAQs

What are the odds of winning a Daily Derby prize? The odds of winning the Grand Prize or choosing a Trifecta plus the winning Race Time is 1 in 1.32 million. The odds for a Win or selecting the 1st place winner is 1 in 13.2.

Are prizes taxed? Winnings over $599 are subject to taxes and other offsets. However, California does not charge state or local taxes.

Who gets the money from Daily Derby? For every $1 spent by players on Daily Derby, $0.95 goes back to the community - distributed to CA public schools and colleges, player prizes and retailer compensation.

How long do I have to claim a prize? You have 180 days from the draw date to claim your winnings.

What happens if a prize is not claimed in time? If a jackpot is not claimed within 180 days of the draw date, the unclaimed prize funds are given to California public education.

How to Claim a Prize

If you're lucky enough to win a Daily Derby prize, make sure you claim it correctly to ensure you get your winnings! You've got 180 days from the draw date to claim.

For prizes $599 and under:

Simply take your winning ticket to an authorized CA lottery retailer and they will give you your prize in cash on the spot.

Or you can download and print a claim form and mail it with your signed winning ticket to:

California Lottery
730 North 10th Street
Sacramento, CA 95811

Keep a copy of your signed winning ticket (front and back) and your claim form.

For prizes $600 and over:

Download and print a claim form and take it plus your winning ticket to a California Lottery District Office.

Or you can mail the claim form plus your signed winning ticket to:

California Lottery
730 North 10th Street
Sacramento, CA 95811

Keep a copy of your signed winning ticket (front and back) and your claim form.

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