Lucky For Life

Lucky For Life: Official Guide, Rules, Odds & How to Play

Number of balls to pick: 5 main numbers 1 to 48 and 1 Lucky Ball 1 to 18 Odds to win the jackpot: 1 in 30,821,472 Lucky For Life draws: every day at 22:38 ET Ticket cost: $2.00

Odds to win Lucky For Life jackpot

Winning selections Odds Prize
Match 5 numbers + Lucky Ball 1 in 30,821,472 $1,000 a day for life *
Match 5 main numbers 1 in 1,813,028 $25,000 a year for life *
Match 4 numbers + Lucky Ball 1 in 143,356 $5,000 *
Match 4 main numbers 1 in 8,433 $200
Match 3 numbers + Lucky Ball 1 in 3,413 $150
Match 3 main numbers 1 in 201 $20
Match 2 numbers + Lucky Ball 1 in 250 $25
Match 2 numbers 1 in 15 $3
Match 1 number + Lucky Ball 1 in 50 $6
Match the Lucky Ball 1 in 32 $4

* Overall odds of winning are 1 in 8. Prizes equal 50% of sales overall. In some cases, these prizes may be lower than these published prize levels.

Lucky For Life prize options

The minimum payment period for the top and second prizes is 20 years. Both have the choice of a Cash Option as an alternative to the Annuitized Payment option, as described in the table below. Prizes that are governed by "split-prize" liability are divided equally among the winning tickets and may be less than shown.

Top Prize

Winners Annuitized Payment Option Cash Option
1 - 14 $1,000 a day for life * $5,750,000 *
15 or more No annuitized payment option $7,125,000 *

2nd Prize

Winners Annuitized Payment Option Cash Option
1 - 20 $25,000 a year for life $390,000
21 or more No annuitized payment option $9,400,000 *

*Divided by the number of winners

LUCKY FOR LIFE® is a multi-state lottery game. It has a top prize of $1,000 a DAY for LIFE and a second prize of $25,000 a YEAR for LIFE, plus other cash prizes ranging from $3 to $5,000.

Lucky For Life drawings take place every day at 22:30 ET. Tickets cost $2.00 per play. Players may pick six numbers from two separate pools of numbers - five different numbers (white balls) from 1 to 48 and one number (yellow ball) from 1 to 18. You win the jackpot by matching all six winning numbers in a drawing.

Participating States

Lucky For Life tickets are available in 36 states (Arkansas, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio November, Oklahoma, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Vermont, Wyoming).

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