Top Prizes

$1,000/day for life or

$25,000/year for life.

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Thursday, Apr 15
Did you feel that? Just now when you navigated to this website, did you feel that cool, comforting sensation? That, my friend, is the feeling of Lucky for Life. As sure as a magnificent double rainbow stretching from horizon to horizon, and acres upon acres of four-leaf clovers, just $2 gets you that much closer to winning $1,000 a day, every day, for the rest of your life. With 365 days of prizes a year (plus an occasional leap day), this is the game that keeps on giving seven days a week. Who says Mondays have to be terrible? You may even start looking forward to them! And with drawings every Monday and Thursday, you have multiple chances every week to change your luck without covering yourself in ladybugs or carrying around all those horseshoes. So take a chance – you might get lucky. Say hello to Lucky for Life.

How to Play

Easy To Play

  • Pick five numbers from 1 to 48 and one Lucky Ball number from 1 to 18.
  • Choose Quick Pick to have the terminal randomly pick numbers for you.
  • Or simply ask your retailer for a Quick Pick.
  • Each Lucky for Life ticket is $2.
  • Up to five sets of numbers can be played per play slip.
  • Select Multidraw to enter up to 26 consecutive drawings.

10 Ways To Win

  • The Lucky for Life top prize is won by matching five white balls, in any order, plus the one gold Lucky Ball number.
  • The second-level prize of $25,000 a year for life is won by matching all five white balls, known as a Match 5+0.
  • You can win eight additional ways by matching fewer numbers (see Prizes & Odds chart for details).
LuckyForLife Playslip

Play Slip

  1. Pick five numbers from 1 to 48
  2. Pick a Lucky Ball number from 1 to 18
  3. Choose Quick Pick by marking QP
  4. Select to play consecutive drawings
  5. Mark to void the panel
Lucky for Life Odds & Prizes
Match     Odds     Prize    
any overall 1:7.77 any
* "For life" prizes are guaranteed for a minimum of 20 years. A Cash Option may be available. "For life" prize winner must be a natural person who is at least 18 years of age. Multiple individuals on one ticket, and legal entities such as corporations, partnerships, trusts and estates, are only eligible to claim the guaranteed portion of the "For life" prize without the annuity feature or elect the Cash Option.
† Prizes may become pari-mutuel, meaning that the prize amounts are shared equally among all winners of the available pool for that prize level.
5+LB 1:30,821,472 $1,000/day for life*
5 1:1,813,028 $25,000/year for life*
4+LB 1:143,356 $5,000
4 1:8,433 $200
3+LB 1:3,413 $150
3 1:201 $20
2+LB 1:250 $25
2 1:15 $3
1+LB 1:50 $6
0+LB 1:32 $4

Don't Forget

  • Lucky for Life sales end on Mondays and Thursdays at the times below and resume after the drawing.
    • Retail location sales end at 9:30pm
    • Online Play sales end at 9:28pm
  • Once a ticket is generated it can't be canceled, so check your play slip to make sure everything is correct.

Don't Forget, cont.

  • The ticket, not the play slip, is your proof of purchase. So sign your ticket immediately.
  • The draw video is available to watch online at approximately 11:45 p.m. on draw days.

Have a retailer scan your ticket and keep playing your favorite numbers.

Repeat Play is a feature available for all draw games that allows a retailer to simply scan the bar code on your existing ticket so you can replay your favorite numbers fast and easy! Repeat Play is an alternative to completing a play slip.

Repeat Play reprints all the selections from the original ticket including: your numbers, the number of draws, boards, play type, play amount, Megaplier and Power Play Option. Quick Pick wagers will be printed with the same numbers as the original wager. Tickets must be replayed within 30 days of original ticket creation. Repeat Play does recognize MultiDraw and will begin the draws on the first draw day available and continue for as many draws as the original ticket. Repeat Play is not available for Advance Play.

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