Lucky for Life
Lucky for Life gives players in 25 states the chance to win an astonishing amount of cash for many years to come. Originally launched in March 2012 in Connecticut, it was quickly revamped to add bigger prizes, including a second-tier prize of $25,000 per year, in September 2013. Lucky for Life drawings take place in Connecticut every Monday and Thursday.
The Oklahoma Lottery became the latest state to offer Lucky for Life when tickets went on sale on February 25th 2018.
How to Play Lucky for Life
Players pay just $2 for one game and select five numbers from 1 to 48 and one Lucky Ball from 1 to 18, or they can choose a Quick Pick and have their numbers randomly generated for them. Drawings are held on Monday and Thursday evenings, and if you match all five main numbers plus the Lucky Ball, then you'll win the jackpot!
From Monday July 19 2021, Lucky for Life will change and be drawn daily. The draws will take place at the same time and the same prizes will be on offer, but you will be able to enter a draw every day of the week rather than just Monday and Thursday.
Here's a breakdown of the prizes:
|Numbers Matched||Prize||Odds of Winning|
|Match 5 + Lucky Ball||$1,000 a day for life (Cash option $5.75 million)||1 in 30,821,472|
|Match 5||$25,000 a year for life (Cash option $390,000)||1 in 1,813,028|
|Match 4 + Lucky Ball||$5,000||1 in 143,356|
|Match 4||$200||1 in 8,433|
|Match 3 + Lucky Ball||$150||1 in 3413|
|Match 3||$20||1 in 201|
|Match 2 + Lucky Ball||$25||1 in 250|
|Match 2||$3||1 in 15|
|Match 1 + Lucky Ball||$6||1 in 50|
|Match Lucky Ball||$4||1 in 32|
|The overall Odds of winning any Lucky for Life prize are 1 in 7.8 based on a $2 wager|
Lucky for Life is a regional game offered by the following states and districts:
- Washington D.C.
- New Hampshire
- North Carolina
- North Dakota
- Rhode Island
- South Carolina
- South Dakota
Buying Lucky for Life Tickets
Want to play Lucky for Life? All you need to do is visit an authorized retailer for your state lottery.
If live outside the participating states but are curious about this great game and want to join in on the fun, then why not take a road trip and buy a ticket from an authorized retailer?
Claiming a Prize
Smaller Lucky for Life prizes can usually be claimed from any authorized lottery retailer in your state. If you've won bigger prize, you should get in touch with your state lottery to find out how to claim your winnings. You may have to present the winning ticket in person. Deadlines for making a claim can vary between states, so try to contact lottery officials as soon as possible after a drawing has taken place.
Lucky for Life is great game that offers incredible, life-changing prizes, but you'll need to be at least 18 years old before you can join the fun.