The Ohio Lottery Lucky For Life

Lucky For Life

03/23/2017
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TOP PRIZE : $1,000 A DAY FOR LIFE

Monday and Thursday

10 Ways To Win

Drawings are held Monday and Thursday, at approximately 10:35 pm eastern time.  Winning numbers will be displayed here after the drawings and can be viewed on the Official Lucky for Life website.  The drawing can be viewed from a link on our Daily Drawings page too.

Match Win Odds
$1,000 a DAY for LIFE* 1 in 30,821,472
$25,000 a Year for LIFE 1 in 1,813,028
$5,000 1 in 143,356
$200 1 in 8,433
$150 1 in 3,414
$20 1 in 201
$25 1 in 250
$3 1 in 15
$6 1 in 50
$4 1 in 33

*If there are two or more jackpot winners in a draw, the prize is shared equally among the number of winning tickets.

Overall odds of winning any prize: 1 in 8.

How To Play

  • Each wager costs $2.
  • Each wager is comprised of two (2) sets of numbers.
  • For each wager, select five numbers from a pool of 1 to 48, and one Lucky Ball number from a second pool of numbers, 1 to 18.
  • Players may select their own numbers or use the Auto Pick feature. Auto Pick can be used for the five draw numbers and the Lucky Ball separately, or for both.
  • Players may give their numbers to the retailer or may place their wagers by using a bet card.
  • There are 5 play areas per bet card.
  • Players may wager for up to 10 consecutive draws.
  • Drawings are held Monday and Thursday, at approximately 10:35 pm eastern time.  On those days, sales for the draws will end at 9:30 pm.

Play it Again

What is “Play it Again”?

The “Play it Again” feature is part of most Ohio Lottery on-line games, including Mega Millions/ MEGAPLIER, Powerball/Power Play,  Lucky For Life, Classic Lotto/KICKER, Pick 3, Pick 4, PICK 5, Rolling Cash 5, and KENO BOOSTER. A second barcode, printed on each ticket above the game logo, permits a retailer to scan the ticket with the 2D reader and duplicate the exact wager information for the next scheduled drawing.

Why was the “Play it Again” feature added?

“Play it Again” was added as a convenience for players because it eliminates the need for a new bet card. The feature also allows retailers to reproduce a customer's wager by eliminating the need to manually enter the numbers.

How does it work?

Once the added bar code at the top of a ticket is scanned by the 2D reader the terminal will print out the exact wager showing on that ticket. The terminal will show a confirmation screen before printing the wager so the customer can verify the cost of the new wager.

What does it cost?

There is no additional charge for “Play it Again”. The customer pays only the cost of the duplicated ticket.

How does “Play it Again” work for the Bundle Play package?

The “Play it Again” feature will work only with the specific game ticket scanned by the retailer.

How does “Play It Again” work on Bundle Play tickets?

Once the added bar code at the top of any Bundle Play ticket is scanned by the 2D reader, the terminal will print out the exact wager showing on that ticket.  Using “Play It Again” on a Bundle Play ticket will only reproduce that game wager.  The entire Bundle Play package will not be duplicated.

If the ticket has the “Play it Again” barcode, can it be read regardless if it’s a winning, non-winning or expired ticket?

Yes. The “Play it Again” barcode located at the top of the ticket will read just like a bet card and duplicate the wager regardless of the status of the ticket.

Can I use “Play it Again” on the self-service terminals?

Yes.  Simply scan the PIA barcode to duplicate all wager information, including a new KICKER number to produce your new wager.

Question & Answer

What is Lucky for Life?

Lucky for Life is a $2.00 multi-state draw game, with a top prize of $1,000 a day for life, and a second prize of $25,000 a year for life.

What is the Annuity and what is the Cash Option for Lucky for Life?

  • Top Prize Annuity Option = $1,000 a day for life
  • Top Prize Cash Option = $5,750,000 one-time payment
  • Second Prize Annuity Option = $25,000 a year for life
  • Second Prize Cash Option = $390,000 one-time payment
  • The top prize annuity is paid either weekly ($7,000 per week) or annually ($365,000)

How often are Lucky for Life drawings held?

Lucky for Life drawings are held on Monday and Thursday evenings at approximately 10:35 pm, Eastern Time.

When do the pools close on Monday and Thursday?

Pools close at 9:30 pm, Eastern Time.

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

The jackpot is divided equally among the number of  winning tickets.

How do I claim my prize?

  • You need the original winning ticket to claim your prize.
  • Lucky for Life Life tickets purchased in Ohio can only be cashed in Ohio.
  • You will have 60 days to choose the annuity payments or the cash option.
  • Up to $599 – Present your ticket to any Ohio Lottery Retailer for validation and immediate prize payment.
  • $600 to $5,000 – Present your ticket to any Ohio Lottery Retailer for validation and receive a Pay-to-Bearer receipt and a Claim Form for check processing OR present the Pay-to-Bearer receipt and completed claim form to an authorized bank cashing location and receive payment the same day.
  • Over $5,000 – Present your ticket to an Ohio Lottery office for validation and check processing.
  • You must validate and cash your winning ticket within 180 days of the drawing date.
   

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