Games

About Lucky for Life®

Play Lucky for Life® and you could win $1,000 a day, every day, for LIFE!

How To Play

Lucky for Life costs $2 per play.

Choose 5 out of 48 numbers for the white balls; then choose 1 out of 18 numbers for the Lucky Ball.

Use a play slip to choose your own numbers or request an "easy pick" from the clerk and the lotto terminal will choose the numbers for you. Play more than one drawing by marking the "multi-draw" box on the play slip for 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8 or 10 consecutive drawings.

Drawings are held at approximately 9:38 p.m. Central Time on Mondays and Thursdays. Tickets may be purchased until 8:30 p.m. on the evening of the drawing.

Win the top prize of $1,000 a day for LIFE by matching all 5 white balls and the Lucky Ball. The game's second prize - for matching all five white balls without the Lucky Ball - is $25,000 a year for LIFE. There are 8 other ways to win, so be sure to check your ticket after each drawing.

Lucky for Life prizes must be claimed within 365 days of the drawing for which they were eligible.

Prizes and Odds

Match Prize Odds
5 + 1 *$1,000 a day for LIFE 1 in 30,821,472.00
5 + 0 *$25,000 a year for LIFE 1 in 1,813,027.77
4 + 1 *$5,000 1 in 143,355.68
4 + 0 $200 1 in 8,432.69
3 + 1 $150 1 in 3,413.23
3 + 0 $20 1 in 200.78
2 + 1 $25 1 in 249.75
2 + 0 $3 1 in 14.69
1 + 1 $6 1 in 49.95
0 + 1 $4 1 in 32.02

Overall Odds: 1 in 7.77

Lucky for Life Top and Second Prize Options

The minimum payment period for the top and second prizes is 20 years. For both, players have the choice of a Cash Option as an alternative to the Annuitized Payment option, as described in the table below. Players have 60 days from the date they claim their prize to choose the Cash or the Annuitized Payment option. 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 $1,000 a day for life $5,750,000.00
2-14 **$1,000 a day for life **$5,750,000.00
15 or more (No annuitized payment option) **$7,125,000.00

Second Prize

Winners Annuitized Payment Option Cash Option
1-20 $25,000 a year for life $390,000.00
21 or more (No annuitized payment option) **$9,400,000.00

History

Iowa is the 18th state to offer the Lucky for Life game, which got its start in Connecticut in 2009 before becoming a New England-wide game three years later and adding even more lotteries in the past year.



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