General information about LuckyForLife US
This is the US based lottery game that was launched in March, 2009, or 10 years, 6 months and 15 days ago. Lucky for Life Lottery is currently available to the residents of 24 states and the District of Columbia. Previously, the lottery was known as Lucky-4-Life. The game-play format used to be different: up to 2013, this was the 5/43 + 1/43 version, while the previous format was 5/40 + 1/21. The game's current format was only introduced in 2015. The lottery is operated by Connecticut Lottery Corporation. In case you want to know more about Connecticut Lottery Corporation, here is their official website: http://www.luckyforlife.us. Lucky for Life results may be found there as well, by the way. As for their support service, Connecticut Lottery Corporation can be reached via the following contact details:
- Email: [email protected]
Keep in mind that players must be 18 or over to play. The exceptions are Nebraska, where it is 19, and Iowa, where it is 21.
Check Lucky for Life results
Lucky for Life results are aired right after the drawings that take place in the headquarters of Connecticut Lottery Corporation in Hartford. At the moment, draws are held two times a week. To be more precise, they are held on Monday and Thursday, at 10:38 PM Eastern Time. The numbers are drawn using two drawing machines and numbered balls. In case you were curious, the first ever draw was held in March, 2009, or 10 years, 6 months and 15 days ago.
How it works: picking up Lucky for Life numbers
The currently applied format is as follows: 5 / 48 + 1 / 18. As you can see, players are to choose five main Lucky for Life numbers from the range between 1 and 48 Lucky for Life numbers. Also, according to LuckyForLife US rules, one bonus number is to be additionally picked up from the range of 1-18. As you might know, the bonus number is called Lucky Ball.
LuckyForLife US winning odds & prize categories
The lottery currently offers 10 prize categories. The amount of the top prize is fixed, which means that Lucky for Life Lottery is not the one to bring you a record-high jackpot. For now, it accounts for $1,000 a day for life, while the second prize is $25,000 a year for life. Sounds amazing, doesn't it?! As shown by official estimates, the odds of winning the top prize are 1 in 30,821,472. In particular, you will have to correctly guess all the five main and the bonus Lucky for Life numbers. For more information, please look at the table below:
5 + 1
$1,000 a day for life
1 : 30,821,472
$25,000 a year for life
1 : 1,813,028
4 + 1
1 : 143,356
1 : 8,433
3 + 1
1 : 3,413
1 : 201
2 + 1
1 : 250
1 : 15
1 + 1
1 : 50
0 + 1
1 : 32
The overall winning chances, in turn, are 1 in 7,8.
LuckyForLife US prices
The minimum cost of playing is $2. The lottery does not offer any opportunities to multiply prizes. No add-on games are provided, either.
Hot and cold Lucky for Life numbers
The lottery’s most often drawn numbers are 21, 44, 02, 10, and 12. The cold, or the least frequent numbers are 39, 45, 29, 38, and 34.
Payouts of LuckyForLife US prizes
In case you happen to win Lucky for Life Lottery jackpot, be ready to decide between the lump sum and annual payments. Keep in mind that the minimum payment period for the top and second prizes is 20 years. As for prizes of other categories, in most cases they can be received at lottery retailer locations, although the rules of claiming can vary from state to state. Unfortunately, Lucky for Life Lottery winnings are subject to taxation, although tax regulations depend on the state. One more thing to take into account is that all the prizes are to be claimed within the time period starting from 180 days to one year (again, depending on the state) from the day of the draw or otherwise the winning ticket expires, regardless of Lucky for Life results.