Lucky for Life Switching to Daily Drawings in July

Lucky for Life logoStarting July 19, the multi-state Lucky for Life Lotto game will hold drawings Monday through Sunday, seven days a week.

Currently, Lucky for Life drawings are held twice a week on Monday and Thursday evenings. Moving to daily drawings will give players more opportunities to win the top prize of $1,000 a day for life.

“The decision by the game group to add drawings increases the opportunities for players to win $1,000 a day for life, and reinforces the overall brand nationwide,” said Brian Rockey, Nebraska Lottery Director. “We also expect to generate additional proceeds for good causes across Nebraska.”

To prepare for the change to seven day draws, starting on April 26 the amount of drawings that can be purchased in advance for Lucky for Life will be temporarily reduced. The maximum number of drawings that can be purchased on a multi-draw ticket decreases by one after each successive drawing. Beginning Friday, July 16, players will again be able to purchase tickets for up to 12 weeks of drawings (84 draws).

In August 2017, the Nebraska Lottery become the 25th lottery to join the multi-state Lucky for Life Lotto game. To date, one $25,000 a year for life and 55 $5,000 winning Lucky for Life tickets have been sold in Nebraska.

Lucky for Life tickets will still cost $2 per play, and prizes will remain unchanged. Players select five white ball numbers from 1 to 48, and one yellow “lucky” ball number from 1 to 18 for one play. To win the $1,000 a day for life top prize, players must match all six winning numbers. The second prize of $25,000 a year for life can be won by matching all five white ball numbers. Other cash prizes range from $5,000 to $4. Lucky for Life tickets can be purchased 5:00 a.m. to 3:00 a.m. CT any day of the week except from 8:30 p.m. to 8:33 p.m. CT on drawing nights.

Published on 03/30/2021