Check the latest Lucky for Life numbers from the DC Lottery. With this exciting annuity draw game, you can win an entire lifetime of $1,000 daily cash payouts.
Lucky for Life was introduced in Connecticut in March 2012 and added larger prizes the following year, including the second prize of $25,000 a week for life. The game now features an impressive 10 prize levels and is played in 26 jurisdictions.
You have two chances to hit it big every week, with drawings every Monday and Thursday night at 10:38 pm ET. On draw nights, pick up your tickets by 9:30 pm.
How to Play
Grab a bet slip and choose five numbers from 1 to 48 and mark them in the top section. Next, choose one Lucky Ball number from 1 to 18 and mark it in the bottom section. To have the lottery computer randomly select some of all of your numbers, just check the "QP" box for a Quick Pick.
Each play costs $2. You can play up to five times on each bet slip - each board marked A-E is one play.
Would you like a convenient way to enter multiple draws without making extra trips out? Multi-draw lets you play your lucky numbers for up to 20 advance draws in a row. Simply mark the number of draws you want to enter: 1, 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, or 20 consecutive draws.
The total cost of your ticket reflects how many plays and multi-draws you've chosen. For example, the cost of three Lucky for Life plays plus two multi-draws is $12.
Match all six numbers the lottery draws to win the first prize of $1,000 a day for life. Match all five main numbers, but not the Lucky Ball, and win the second prize of $25,000 a year for life. There are also a further eight prize levels.
You need to be 18 or older to purchase a Lucky for Life ticket or claim a prize.
Prizes and Odds of Winning
There are 10 Lucky for Life prize tiers. The top two prizes are annuities, and the lower prize levels are fixed cash amounts. The table below shows what you can win and the odds per play.
|5 of 5 + Lucky Ball||$1,000 a day for life||1 in 30,821,472|
|5 of 5||$25,000 a year for life||1 in 1,813,028|
|4 of 5 + Lucky Ball||$5,000||1 in 143,356|
|4 of 5||$200||1 in 8,433|
|3 of 5 + Lucky Ball||$150||1 in 3413|
|3 of 5||$20||1 in 201|
|2 of 5 + Lucky Ball||$25||1 in 250|
|2 of 5||$3||1 in 15|
|1 of 5 + Lucky Ball||$6||1 in 50|
|Lucky Ball Only||$4||1 in 32|
|The overall odds of winning any Lucky for Life prize are approximately 1 in 7.7|
How to Claim a DC Lucky for Life Prize
Congratulations on your Lucky for Life win! Here are the steps to successfully claim your prize.
For safety, sign the back of your ticket right away and keep it in a secure place.
DC Lottery winners have 180 days from the date of the winning draw to claim before the prize expires and is gone for good.
All prizes may be claimed by mail, or via one of the following options.
Wins of up to $600 may be cashed at a retailer or the DC Lottery Prize Center. If you've won more than $600 and up to $5,000, head over to a Retailer Plus location or the Prize Center. And if you've been lucky enough to win over $5,000, you'll need to visit the Prize Center in person.
Lucky for Life prizes are income and if the amount is above $5,000, Federal and District tax withholdings apply.
For more information, visit the Where to Claim Prizes page.