Lucky for Life Help and FAQs

We have compiled a list of FAQs related to the Lucky for Life lottery to make sure you have the best possible lottery experience. Cannot find your question here? You can also touch- base with our Customer Experience Team with your questions!

What is Lucky for Life?

Lucky for Life is an awesome daily lottery from the birthplace of aviation, the state of Ohio.
Official tickets for the lottery can be purchased from or any authorized Lucky for Life retailer. The top prize is $1,000 a day for the rest of your life, and a second prize of $25,000 a year for the rest of your life.

When did Lucky for Life start?

Lucky for Life was introduced in 2009, and since then the lottery has grown in popularity.

What is Lucky for Life drawing time?

Lucky for Life draws take place every day at 10:35 pm Eastern Time.

How to play Lucky for Life?

This can be done in just a few easy steps. Select 5 numbers from a pool of 1 to 48 and 1 Lucky ball from a second pool of 1 to 18, and complete as many entries as you wish. In case you don’t have your lucky numbers, you can use the ‘Quick Pick’ button to have the system randomly choose the numbers for you.

What happens if there is more than one jackpot winner in a draw?

If more than one winner draws the same ticket for the jackpot, then the prize is divided equally among the winners.

How do I know if I won a Lucky for Life prize?

If you win, you will be immediately notified by email. You can also compare your numbers with the winning numbers from our Lucky for Life results page , which is updated after every draw.
If you are unsure whether you’re one of the lucky winners, you may contact a member of our Customer Experience Team who will be more than happy to answer your questions.

What is the Lucky for Life payout chart?

There are 10 different prize tiers in the Lucky for Life draw, with specific prizes for each tier, except for the jackpot. You can find the Lucky for Life payout for each specific tier in the table below:

MatchPrizeOdds of Winning
5 + Lucky Ball$1,000 a Day for Life*1:30,821,472
5$25,000 a Year for Life1:1,813,028
4 + Lucky Ball$5,0001:143,356
3 + Lucky Ball$1501:3,414
1 + Lucky Ball$61:50
Lucky Ball$41:33

* If there is more than one winner for a particular prize tier, the prize is divided between the winners.
Match as many numbers as you can for a chance to win a prize that keeps paying out for life!

What are Lucky for Life odds?

The odds of winning a jackpot are 1 in 30,821,472 but overall lottery odds of winning any prize are 1 in 8. You can check Lucky for Life odds for other prize tiers in the table above.

How does the Lucky for Life payout work?

All prizes up to $599 will be paid directly into your player account at the earliest possible time. Once the winnings have been deposited in your account, you can then withdraw them or use for the future ticket purchases.

If you win a top prize or Jackpot, you will need to get in touch with our Customer Experience Team to arrange for receipt of your ticket, as the payment method for your prize will differ from the process for smaller windfalls.