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How to Play Lucky for LifeTM

Pick 5 of 48 and 1 of 18 (as of 01/27/2015)

On a Lucky for LifeTM play slip mark five (5) numbers of your choice from 1 to 48 in a single panel and one (1) Lucky Ball number from 1 to 18. You may play up to five (5) panels on a single play slip. The cost is $2.00 per play.

lucky for life play slip

Draws are held every Monday and Thursday at approximately 10:38 PM with a cutoff of 9:30 PM to purchase tickets for that evening's draw. All draws are based on Eastern Time.

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Quick Pick

On a Lucky for Life play slip, mark the QUICK PICK (QP) box on each play, or ask the clerk for a Quick Pick, to let the computer terminal randomly pick numbers.

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Multiple Draws

You may purchase a ticket good for up to 20 draws by marking the number of draws under the MULTI DRAW column on the play slip. The cost will depend on the number of panels and draws you play. The maximum value of a single Lucky for Life ticket shall not exceed $100.

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Matches, Prizes and Odds (as of 01/27/2015)

Match Prize Amount Odds
5 of 5 + Lucky Ball $1,000/Day for Life* 1:30,821,472
5 of 5 $25,000/Year for Life* 1:1,813,028
4 of 5 + Lucky Ball $5,000* 1:143,356
4 of 5 $200 1:8,433
3 of 5 + Lucky Ball $150 1:3,413
3 of 5 $20 1:201
2 of 5 + Lucky Ball $25 1:250
2 of 5 $3 1:15
1 of 5 + Lucky Ball $6 1:50
0 of 5 + Lucky Ball $4 1:32

Overall odds of winning a prize are approximately 1:7.8

* Subject to published Lucky for Life rules, these prize amounts may be split if there are multiple winners. Split prizes may be lower than the published prize amounts. The FOR LIFE PRIZES may be paid after the player becomes entitled to the prize with a per winner annuity. Annuity will be paid for life, but for no less than 20 years.

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Check your ticket(s) carefully. Be sure your ticket accurately reflects the numbers you want to play. Your play slip does not constitute evidence of a ticket purchase or of numbers selected.

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Cancellation Policy

Lucky for Life tickets may not be cancelled.

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How to Find Winning Numbers

Each Monday and Thursday evening at 10:38 PM (ET), five (5) numbers from 1 to 48 will be drawn plus one (1) Lucky Ball number from 1 to 18. You win by matching the numbers drawn with the numbers on your Lucky for Life ticket for that draw date. Winning numbers may be viewed by visiting vtlottery.com. Winning numbers are also available at Vermont Lottery agent locations (where Lucky for Life is sold) following the draw, or by calling 1-800-322-8800 (VT only) or 1-802-479-5686.

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How to Claim Your Prize

  • Sign the back of your Lucky for Life ticket in the space provided. YOU MUST PRESENT THE TICKET TO CLAIM A PRIZE.
  • If your prize is less than $500, take your winning ticket to any Vermont Lottery agent location where Lucky for Life is sold for validation and payment.
  • If your prize is $500 or more, obtain a Claim Form from a Vermont Lottery agent location where Lucky for Life is sold. Follow the instructions on the Claim Form to submit your claim.
  • Any prize can be claimed at the Vermont Lottery. Cash prizes up to $5,000 can be claimed at any People's United Bank in Vermont. Claim Forms are available at the Vermont Lottery and at any People's United Bank. Upon winning the jackpot the player may choose, following ticket validation, to receive their payments weekly, monthly or annually. Payment choice must be made within 60 days of validating a winning ticket at Vermont Lottery headquarters.
  • IMPORTANT: All prizes must be claimed within one (1) year of the winning draw date on the ticket.

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