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HOW MANY STATES PARTICIPATE IN LUCKY FOR LIFE™?

Lucky for Life™ is played in 18 states and Washington D.C.  To learn more about the participating jurisdictions, go to: http://www.luckyforlife.us/where-to-play/

WHAT IS THE TOP PRIZE FOR LUCKY FOR LIFE™?

Lucky for Life is THE GAME OF A LIFETIME™.  A Top Prize winner will receive $1,000 a day FOR LIFE!  That is $7,000 a week or $365,000 a year…FOR LIFE!

There is also a second FOR LIFE prize available.  Match 5 white balls and receive $25,000 a year FOR LIFE!

HOW WILL I RECEIVE MY “FOR LIFE” PAYMENTS?

Top prize winners ($1,000 a day for life) can choose an annuity option or cash option.  The annuity option is once a year payment at $365,000 a year for life* before taxes.  The cash option is a one-time payment of $5.75 million before taxes.

Second prize winners ($25,000 a year for life) can also choose an annuity option or cash option.  The annuity option is once a year payment at $25,000 a year for life* before taxes.  The cash option is a one-time payment of $390,000 before taxes.

*Winners will receive “life prize” for their lifetime or 20 years, whichever is greater.

WHAT IS THE COST OF A LUCKY FOR LIFE ticket™?

The cost for a single play is $2.

When are the drawings held?

Drawings are held each Monday and Thursday night at approximately 9:38 p.m. CT.  To be eligible on the nights of the drawing, you must purchase your Lucky for Life™ tickets before 8:30 p.m. CT.

What are the odds of winning a prize?

The odds of winning any prize on a $2 play are 1 in 7.77. More detailed information on odds and prizes is available at: Lucky for Life™ Game Information

HOW MANY WAYS CAN A PLAYER WIN?

There are 10 different ways to win, including the top prize of $1,000 a day FOR LIFE!  Lucky for Life™ Game Information

Can a player purchase one ticket that is good for more than one draw?

Yes. A player may buy a Lucky for Life™ ticket for up to nine consecutive draws (current draw plus the next eight draws). This is a "multiple draw ticket." A player may also choose to purchase a subscription for Lucky for Life™. A subscription is good from one (1) draw up to a full year!

What happens if I win a “FOR LIFE” prize and pass away before I receive all the payments?

In the event a Top Prize or second prize Winner passes away during the annuity payment period, the North Dakota Lottery, with the approval of the New England Lotteries, upon petition of the estate of that Winner (the “Estate”) to the North Dakota Lottery, and subject to the North Dakota Lottery’s jurisdictional laws, may accelerate the payment of all the remaining lottery proceeds to the Estate.

    • If the annuitant passes away during the annuity payment period but before the guaranteed prize amount has been paid, the Estate shall receive the remaining payments equal to the minimum guaranteed prize amount.
    • If the annuitant passes away during the annuity payment period but after the minimum guaranteed prize amount has been paid, all payments shall stop.
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