Lucky For Life

Next estimated jackpot:

$1,000 A Day For Life

Find out how lucky you are and enter the Lucky for Life lottery! Here you can find all the game information—from learning how to play and how to claim your prize to analyzing statistics and getting the latest results.

Draws are held every day at 10:30 PM ET.

Latest Draw

Wednesday, April 24 2024

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Lucky For Life Overview

Lucky for Life is a daily draw game that has a top prize of $1,000 a day for life, guaranteeing winners a fantastic income for the rest of their days.

To Play Lucky for Life, choose five main numbers from 1 to 48 and one Lucky Ball number from 1 to 18. Each play costs $2. Draws are held seven nights a week at around 10:30 PM ET in Connecticut.

Match all six numbers drawn to win the grand prize. You can take the jackpot as a lump sum of $5.75 million rather than the lifetime's annuity if you prefer. The second prize is worth $25,000 a year for life, or $390,000 in cash.

There are also eight other prize levels offering fixed one-off amounts, so there are lots of ways to win if you match some of the numbers.

You can play Lucky for Life in the following lottery jurisdictions: Arkansas, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Vermont, and Wyoming.

Lucky For Life & Cash 4 Life Comparison

Draw Days

Starting Jackpot

Record Jackpot

Ticket Price

Next Jackpot

Lucky For Life logo

Lucky For Life

Daily

$1,000 A Day For Life

$1,000 A Day For Life

$2

$1,000 A Day For Life

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Cash 4 Life

Daily

$1,000 A Day For Life

$1,000 A Day For Life

$2

$1,000 A Day For Life

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Lucky For Life Odds Table

Players must pick 5 balls from a pool of 48 numbers and 1 Lucky Ball from a pool of 18 numbers. If there are multiple top prize winners, they share the prize equally.

Numbers Matched Odds (Rounded) Prize
Match 5 + Lucky Ball 1 in 30,821,472 $1,000 a day for life (Cash option $5.75 million)
Match 5 1 in 1,813,028 $25,000 a year for life (Cash option $390,000)
Match 4 + Lucky Ball 1 in 143,356 $5,000
Match 4 1 in 8,433 $200
Match 3 + Lucky Ball 1 in 3,413 $150
Match 3 1 in 201 $20
Match 2 + Lucky Ball 1 in 250 $25
Match 2 1 in 15 $3
Match 1 + Lucky Ball 1 in 50 $6
Match Lucky Ball 1 in 32 $4
Approx. Overall Odds: 1 in 7.8

Lucky for Life History

Lucky for Life started out in Connecticut in 2009 and has since become a popular multi-state game, with the distinction of being one of the few that offer a lifetime annuity prize.

The lotto was originally called Lucky-4-Life. In 2012, the game's name was changed and lotteries across New England started selling tickets. The number matrix was changed from 4/39 and 1/19 to 5/40 and 1/21.

2013 brought more updates, with the addition of a second-tier annuity for life prize plus cash lump sum options for the first and second prizes. The number matrix was also changed to 5/43 and 1/43. The matrix underwent yet another change in 2015, to 5/48 and 1/18.

Between 2015 and 2018, Lucky for Life moved from being an East Coast game to going nationwide, with 26 lotteries eventually taking part. However, in 2021 Missouri, Minnesota and South Carolina ended the game.

In July 2021, Lucky for Life moved to daily draws.

How to Claim a Prize

Prizes below $600 can usually be paid out by a lottery retailer in the state where you bought the ticket. For larger prizes, contact the lottery for more information on how to claim. You will likely be required to submit the ticket, a winner claim form, and identification in person at a lottery office or by mail. Most states have a claim deadline of 180 or 365 days from the winning draw date.

Lucky For Life Quick Stats

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Hot Numbers

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Cold Numbers

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