Lucky For Life

How to play Lucky For Life

Lucky for Life characteristics and rules

Lucky for Life, the game of a lifetime. The rules are simple: Players select five numbers from a field of 1 to 48, and one Lucky Ball number from a field of 1 to 18.

As always, players can choose their own numbers or opt for a random play, where the numbers are selected for you. If you match all five numbers and the Lucky Ball, you’ll win the top prize, which is a lifetime payout of $1,000 a day.

History of Lucky for Life

Lucky for Life is a multi-state lottery game that was originally launched in Connecticut in 2009. The game was later expanded to include additional states, including Colorado.

In Colorado, the first drawing took place on January 31, 2016. The first Colorado winner of the game was a woman from Boulder, who won $25,000 a year for life.

Since its launch in Colorado, the draw has become a popular lottery game, with thousands of players participating in each drawing. The game is known for its unique prize structure, which offers players the chance to win a lifetime payout, rather than a one-time lump sum.

Ways to play 

Players can choose their own numbers or opt for a random play, which randomly generates numbers for them. Additionally, players can purchase tickets for multiple drawings in advance.

In each drawing, players can win one of ten different prize levels, ranging from the top prize of $1,000 a day for life to a $4 prize for matching just the Lucky Ball number.

Lucky for Life dates

Lucky for Life drawings are held seven days a week, from Monday to Sunday, at around 8:35 p.m. (MT).

Price

The cost to play is $2 per ticket. This includes one set of numbers for a single drawing. Players can also choose to add a second set of numbers for an additional $1, which gives them a second chance to win.

Procedures

In Colorado, the winning numbers are drawn using a mechanical machine with numbered balls. The drawing takes place at the lottery’s headquarters in Connecticut and is broadcast live on their YouTube channel.

First, five main numbers are drawn from the machine, followed by a Lucky Ball number. Once the drawing is complete, the winning numbers are posted on the Colorado Lottery website and TuLotero app.

Jackpot and prizes

There are 10 prize levels in the game, ranging from the grand prize of $1,000 a day for life to a $4 prize for matching just the Lucky Ball number.

The grand prize of $1,000 a day for life is paid out as an annuity, which means the winner will receive $1,000 every day for the rest of their life. Alternatively, the winner can choose a one-time cash payment of $5.75 million.

Lucky for Life prize table

Match                          Prize amount
All five numbers + Lucky Ball $7,000 a week for life
All five numbers $25,000 a year for life
Four numbers + Lucky Ball $5,000
Four numbers $200
Three numbers + Lucky Ball $150
Three numbers $20
Two numbers + Lucky Ball $25
Two numbers $3
Any numbers + Lucky Ball $6
Just the Lucky Ball $4

Lucky for Life Prize Options

The top and second prize winners can opt for a Cash Option instead of the Annuitized Payment option, as outlined in the table below. The minimum payment period for both prizes is 20 years.

Top Prize

Winners Annuitized  Cash
1-14 $1,000 a day for life* $5,750,000*
15 or more (Not annuitized payment option) $7,125,000*

*The amount is divided by the number of winners.

Second Prize

Winners Annuitized Cash
1-20 $25,000 a day for life $390,000
21 or more (Not annuitized payment option) $9,400,000*

*The amount is divided by the number of winners.

Game Curiosities

Lucky for Life was launched in Colorado in July 2016, and it quickly became one of the state’s most popular lottery games. In the first draw, held on July 18, there was no winner of the top prize and the combination was 3 4 10 17 41, Lucky Ball 17.

One of the most popular, Launched in July 2016

The first Colorado top winner of the game was a woman from Boulder, who won $25,000 a year for life.

The first winner was a woman, Prize for life

Since its launch in Colorado, Lucky for Life has generated millions of dollars in revenue for the state’s lottery fund, which is used to support parks, wildlife conservation, and other programs.

Social contribution, Parks, wildlife conservation and other programs

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