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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 ticket

Lucky for Life costs $2 per play.

Choose 5 out of 48 numbers for the white balls, then pick your Lucky Ball number from 1 to 18.

You can choose your own numbers or ask for an easy pick to have the lottery terminal or self-service kiosk to select the numbers on your ticket. Check the multi-draw box to buy tickets for up to 10 consecutive drawings at a time.

Lucky for Life drawings are held daily at about 9:38 p.m. each day. Tickets can be purchased until 8:30 p.m. on the evening of the drawing

Prizes & Odds

Lucky for Life prize chart

There are 10 prize levels in the game, so be sure to check your ticket after each drawing.

Lucky for Life prizes won in Iowa must be claimed within 180 days of the drawing in which they were won.

Lucky for Life Top and Second Prize Options

Lucky for Life’s top two prize levels are described as “lasting as long as you do,” meaning that they are truly for life. The minimum guaranteed payout for those two prize levels is 20 years, and there is a lump-sum option for players who prefer that rather than lifetime annuity payments.

Top Prize

top prize

Second Prize

second prize

Players have 60 days from the date they claim their prize to choose the cash or annuity payment option. Prizes that are governed by "split-prize" liability are divided equally among the winning tickets and may be less than shown.

For further details, click the Game Rules link at the top of this page.


Lucky for Life got its start in Connecticut in 2009 before becoming a New England-wide game three years later. It went on to add even more lotteries in the years that have followed.

Iowa became the 18th state to join the game when ticket sales began here in 2016. Lucky for Life moved to daily drawings in July 2021.

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