Frequently Asked Questions
How do I play?
Look for the lottery sign in your favorite local stores and ask for a Lucky for Life® ticket. Dates (like birthdays and anniversaries) are popular choices, but choose any 5 numbers you want between 1 and 48. Then pick 1 “Lucky Ball” number between 1 and 18. Or, skip the play slip and our computer can pick lucky numbers for you! We have drawings every Monday & Thursday, and you can check the numbers here anytime.
Tickets are sold by 26 different lotteries – check out the complete list here.
What is a playslip?
Also called a “bet slip,” the playslip is an easy way to identify your numbers before you purchase your ticket. Just ask a cashier for one and let the game begin! If you don’t want to pick the numbers, our computer can do it for you.
How much does it cost?
What are “for life” prizes?
You don’t just win once with Lucky for Life, you win FOR LIFE. The top prize of $1,000 a day, FOR LIFE is paid weekly and the second prize is $25,000 a year, FOR LIFE paid yearly. These prizes stick around for a minimum of 20 years or even longer – as long as you’re around!
In some cases, these prizes may be paid on a split-prize liability and will be lower than these published prize levels. Refer to your state’s official game rules for a detailed explanation.
How do I know if I’ve won?
Your ticket is a winner if your numbers match the winning numbers in one of ten different ways. Prizes range from $3 all the way up to $1,000 a day, FOR LIFE. You can check your numbers here anytime or bring your ticket to a lottery retailer have it checked there.
Where can I watch the drawings?
You can watch the drawings here anytime.
How long do I have to claim my prize?
Tickets expiration dates vary from state to state. Check with your local lottery to determine how long you have to claim your prize.
What are the odds of winning a prize?
The overall odds are 1 in 7.8, based on a $2.00 wager. For individual odds by prize, visit our Odds & Prizes page.
Can I cash in a ticket I bought in another state?
Winning tickets have to be redeemed in the same jurisdiction in which they were purchased.
I have a question not answered here, who do I contact?
Please fill out our contact form or call your local lottery. We are happy to help you!Frequently Asked Questions How do I play? Look for the lottery sign in your favorite local stores and ask for a Lucky for Life® ticket. Dates (like birthdays and anniversaries) are popular
Lottery 1000 a day for life
Thursday, 1/21 Winning Numbers
11 15 26 34 47 15 Lucky Ball
Thursday’s Top Prize
$1,000 a day for life $5,750,000 cash value
Monday’s Top Prize:
$1,000 a day for life
$5,750,000 cash value
LUCKY FOR LIFE ®
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IT’S EASY TO PLAY
- PICK YOUR NUMBERS Choose 5 from 48 numbers and 1 from 18 numbers for Lucky Ball.
- BUY YOUR TICKET Tickets cost $2. Must be 18, available at most CO retailers.
- PLAY MULTIPLE DRAWINGS Buy up to 13 weeks (26 drawings) in advance.
- CHECK YOUR WINNINGS Check your texts, email, local news, etc., to see if you won big!
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LUCKY FOR LIFE PAYOUTS & ODDS OF WINNING
|5 + LB||$1,000 a day for life*||1 in 30,821,472|
|5 of 5||$25,000 a year for life*||1 in 1,813,028|
|4 + LB||$5,000*||1 in 143,356|
|4 of 5||$200||1 in 8,433|
|3 + LB||$150||1 in 3,413|
|3 of 5||$20||1 in 201|
|2 + LB||$25||1 in 250|
|2||$3||1 in 15|
|1 + LB||$6||1 in 50|
|LB||$4||1 in 32|
*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. Refer to your lottery’s official rules for a detailed explanation of prize payments.
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.
|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*|
|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
Mondays & Thursdays at approximately 8:38 p.m.
TICKET SALES & REDEMPTION
No ticket sales during these times:
MON & THU: 7:30 P.M. – 7:33 P.M.
Ticket buyers must be 18 or older. Lucky for life tickets cost $2 and are available at most Colorado retailers.
Prizes equal 50% of sales. Overall odds of winning 1 in 8. Odds of winning jackpot prize 1 in 31 million.
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Supporting trails, parks, pools and recreationThis jackpot game comes with a top prize of $1,000 a day for life ]]>