$25,000 A YEAR For LIFE Ticket Sold In Maine

Congratulations to the Maine Lottery on their second $25,000 a YEAR for LIFE win following Lucky for Life®’s drawing on January 16, 2017! There were also two $5,000 wins each in Massachusetts and North Carolina, as well as one each in Colorado, Connecticut, Minnesota, Ohio and Vermont. The winning numbers were: 5-6-24-25-26 LB-1

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Michigan Man Says $25,000 A Year For Life Win Means Fresh Start

A Michigan man is looking forward to having a “solid financial foundation” after winning $25,000 a year for life playing Lucky For Life®!

Anthony D’Angelo, 56, matched the five white balls drawn Dec. 26, 2016 – 01-04-27-35-45 – to win the big prize. According to Michigan Lottery officials, he bought the ticket at the CVS Pharmacy, located at 46850 Romeo Plank Road in Macomb. D’Angelo is the 10th Michigan winner of a lifetime prize in the Lucky For Life game.

“I was sitting at the table with my wife checking my ticket circling each number I matched,” said D’Angelo. “When I got to the last line and had five numbers circled I handed her the ticket and said ‘Look at this!’ Neither of us could believe what we were looking at.”

D’Angelo visited Lottery headquarters Monday to claim the big prize. He chose to receive payments of $25,000 annually for 20 years or life, whichever is greater. He could have opted to receive a one-time lump sum payment of $390,000.

“Choosing the annual payments will give me and my family some financial security each year,” said D’Angelo. “It’s nice to know that I’ll have something coming in for at least the next 20 years.”

With his winnings, D’Angelo plans to pay some bills.

“I lost my job a few years ago, and worked several jobs to make ends meet for my family,” said D’Angelo. “I ended up having a heart attack from all of that stress, and I’m still paying those bills now. It will be nice to have that all behind me.”

While he’s happy to be paying off some bills, D’Angelo also is looking forward to the relief that getting $25,000 a year will bring.

“I can’t even describe how much weight this lifts off of my shoulders. Having $25,000 a year guaranteed to arrive will be so helpful to my family,” D’Angelo said.

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$25,000 A Year For Life Winner Supports The Homeless And His Loving Family

January 04, 2017 — “Something is going to happen—the numbers are going to hit!” Manual Baez told his family as they watched their favorite football team, the Dallas Cowboys, cruise to a recent victory. Baez told CT Lottery officials that he just knew his Lucky for Life® numbers were going to come in on the December 26th drawing.

The winning Lucky for Life numbers on December 26, 2016 were — 1 – 4 – 27 – 35 – 45; the Lucky Ball number was 18. Baez’s numbers matched 5 numbers but missed matching the Lucky Ball resulting in a $25,000 a Year for Life prize! Baez took the lump sum option valued at $390,003.

“You have to be kidding me,” Baez said aloud when he checked his tickets. Overcome with emotion, Baez headed home to share the amazing news. The numbers picked all have special meaning to Baez and his family; they are a combination of all their birthdays. Most ironically, the last two numbers are the ages that Baez and his wife will be turning this year.

Baez is keen on spending his winnings responsibly by “getting back to zero” and paying bills and rent for a year. However, the Baez family is not the only one who will benefit from the chance Lottery win; Baez recently took another family into his household who would otherwise be homeless. Baez simply sees his Lucky for Life prize as another opportunity to assist others around him.

“We’re going to plan it out and help our family,” Baez said humbly. Eventually, the lucky winner plans to treat himself to well-deserved and much needed time off. “We’re solemn—we’re thankful and were taking a vacation we’ve never been on.”

For selling the winning ticket, 7-Eleven store #15123A located on 903 Hartford Turnpike in Vernon, Connecticut will receive a $2,500 check.

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Lucky Grandmother Gets Big Surprise, Wins For Life

Rosemary Loveland has been playing the same Lottery numbers since the Idaho Lottery began.  On Friday morning, she received the surprise of a lifetime while checking her Lucky for Life tickets from Thursday, September 15, 2016. The winning numbers were: 01-04-16-28-29 LB: 10

“I looked at the numbers and I thought I was gonna have a heart attack.  You bet I recognized them right away,” explained Loveland.  “I called my daughter and told her ‘I did it! I did it! I did it!’”

What Loveland did was win the second-tier prize on the Idaho Lottery Draw Game Lucky for Life®.  New to playing the game, Loveland knew she’d won a big prize but was uncertain exactly how much she’d won until she called the Lottery offices.  For matching the first five numbers, but not the Lucky Ball, players have a choice of collecting $25,000 a year for life with a minimum twenty-year payout – one half-a-million dollars – or, they may select a one-time, lump sum cash payout of $390,000.

“I always thought I’d be lucky to win $25, but to win a half-a-million, wow!” exclaimed Loveland.

A retiree in 1984, Loveland decided to take the one-time lump sum cash option of $390,000.  She plans to invest her winnings for her children and grandchildren.

Loveland purchased her winning ticket at Albertsons on Five Mile and Ustick in Boise. This store previously sold a $191,100 winning ticket in June 2011 on the Lottery Game “Winner Take All Raffle”.

Lucky for Life® began in Idaho in January 2015 and is played in only twenty-one North American Lottery jurisdictions. The game is drawn on Monday and Thursday nights. The top prize in the game is $1,000 a day for life with a twenty year minimum and no maximum payout.

As she left the Lottery, Loveland said she was looking forward to the fun she would have in trying to deposit the large, oversized check she received from the Lottery.

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Quick Pick Lands Couple $25,000 A Year for Life Prize

An El Dorado Springs couple is now “lucky for life” after claiming a $25,000 a year for life second-tier prize in the Missouri Lottery Draw Game.

Robert, 53, and Kathryn, 60, Foley claimed their prize at the Lottery’s Springfield regional office on Aug. 26 after using Quick Pick to correctly match five numbers in the Aug. 18 drawing, which were:  1, 2, 14, 19 and 48.

While claiming their prize, Robert disclosed that he has been playing Lucky for Life® since it was first introduced in Missouri in January 2015, and that he typically makes all of his Missouri Lottery purchases from S & B Liquors, 3320 E. Highway 54 in El Dorado Springs, which received a $250 bonus for selling the winning ticket.

The couple, who found out they had won their prize by checking their numbers at MOLottery.com, decided to take the $390,000 cash option over the annuity:  a guaranteed minimum $25,000 a year for 20 years. With their prize, the couple is looking forward to paying off bills and padding their savings account.

Lucky for Life is a $2 per play multi-state Draw Game that features 10 ways to win. The Foleys are the fourth Missouri Lottery Lucky for Life players to win a $25,000 a year for life second-tier prize since the Draw Game was introduced. Lucky for Life drawings are held on Mondays and Thursdays at 9:38 p.m. Research all current and past winning numbers at MOLottery.com.


Supermarket Employee Wins $25,000 A Year For Life Prize At Work

A Quad Cities man said his boss had a little fun when it came to helping him determine that he’d won a prize of $25,000 a year for life in the Lucky for Life® lottery game. That’s because Kevin Reynolds’ boss had a good idea that Kevin was the winner before he even knew it.

“They sat me down and they said, ‘Is there something you need to tell me?'” Reynolds, of Bettendorf, remembered with a laugh as he claimed his prize Thursday at lottery headquarters in Clive. “I said, ‘I don’t know what you’re talking about.’ And they said, ‘We know you play the lottery. Have you checked your tickets?'”

Reynolds works in the produce department at the Davenport supermarket where he bought his winning ticket. And after reviewing security-camera footage with the lottery, store management thought Kevin might be the man they could see in the footage purchasing the ticket.

“And sure enough, I checked it right there in front of them,” Reynolds said. “All I could say was, ‘Wow. Wow.'”

Reynolds’ ticket matched the first five numbers but missed the Lucky Ball in Monday’s Lucky for Life drawing on August 25, 2016, which earned him the game’s second prize of $25,000 a year for life. He bought his winning ticket at Hy-Vee, 4064 E. 53rd St. in Davenport. Hy-Vee will receive a $500 bonus from the lottery for selling the winning ticket at one of its stores.

The winning numbers in Monday’s Lucky for Life drawing were: 13-21-27-35-43 and Lucky Ball 14.

Players can win Lucky for Life’s top prize of $1,000 a day for life by matching all six numbers selected in one of its drawings. The game’s second prize – for matching the first five numbers but missing the Lucky Ball – is $25,000 a year for life. The game’s top two prize levels are described as “lasting as long as you do,” meaning that they are truly for life. The minimum guaranteed payout for those two prize levels is 20 years, and there is a lump-sum option for players who prefer that.

Reynolds, 56, chose to receive his prize in annual payments and received his first check for $25,000 on Thursday. He plans to use his lottery winnings to plan for retirement.

“I think this is going to ease the burden a little bit for my retirement,” he said. “This will help out.”

Reynolds, who won his big prize with an easy-pick ticket, said he’ll continue to play the lottery from time to time.

“I won’t expect to win big again, but I might play once in a while,” he said..

Iowa became the 18th state to offer Lucky for Life when sales debuted in late January. Reynolds is the state’s second big winner in the game since its Iowa start. Roy King of Sioux City won a prize of $25,000 a year for life in March.

Lucky for Life is a $2 game with drawings twice a week, on Mondays and Thursdays. Players choose five numbers from a pool of 48 for the white balls and 1 out of 18 numbers for the Lucky Ball.

The odds of winning Lucky for Life’s top prize are about 1 in 30.8 million, as compared to odds of about 1 in 292.2 million of winning the Powerball® jackpot; and odds of about 1 in 259 million of winning the Mega Millions® jackpot.

Prize: $25,000 a year for life
Chosen to receive as: Annuity option of $25,000 a year for life, with annual payment of $25,000 for at least 20 years
Federal Withholding: $6,250
State Withholding: $1,250
Net Amount: $17,500

Men With Same First Name Share $25,000 A Year Lucky For Life® Prize

Carlos Vega Vega and Carlos Vega-Moreno, both of Cold Spring, shared a $25,000/year for life prize won on June 27, 2016. They selected the $390,000 cash option and claimed the prize on July 7.

The winning ticket was purchased at Stop-N-Go, 2715 Clearwater Road in Cold Spring.


Birthday Numbers Payout Lucky for Life Top Prize!

Opting for the one-time cash payout, Manchester, NH resident Robert Keefe received his $5.75 million Lucky For Life top prize at New Hampshire Lottery headquarters today. As the top prize winner, Keefe had the option of taking home $1,000 a day for life, or the one-time cash payout of $5.75 million, before taxes. Keefe bought his winning ticket at the Hannaford Supermarket at 859 Hanover Street in Manchester for the drawing on March 3. Keefe is the second Lucky For Life top prize winner from New Hampshire since the game launched in March 2012.

Keefe, who was born in Las Vegas but has lived in New Hampshire for most of his life, plays all of the New Hampshire Lottery’s jackpot games, including

Powerball, Mega Millions, Megabucks and Lucky For Life. In fact, Keefe has never missed a drawing. He uses the same numbers for all of the games with his numbers representing birthdays.

“We were so thrilled to meet our big Lucky For Life Winner and New Hampshire’s newest millionaire! Congratulations to Robert Keefe,” said Charlie McIntyre, Executive Director of the New Hampshire Lottery Commission. “It is so gratifying for the New Hampshire Lottery when a loyal, long-time player wins the top prize. We wish all the best to Mr. Keefe!”

Keefe’s winning ticket was a multi-draw ticket, good for eight consecutive Lucky For Life drawings from February 8 through March 3. It was on the final and last drawing that his ticket won the top prize of $1,000 a day for life. Keefe is the 10th top prize winner in all states since the game’s inception.

The winning numbers for the March 3 drawing were 3-4-10-18-21 Lucky Ball: 2.

Richard Higgins of Manchester became the first player from New Hampshire to win Lucky For Life’s top prize of $1,000 a day for life in August 2013. Higgins purchased the winning ticket at Bunny’s Superette at 75 Webster Street in Manchester.

In January 2015, Lucky For Life, now known as “The Game of a Lifetime,” was expanded to offer larger prize amounts and improved odds. In addition to its top prize, the game also features a $25,000 second prize and other cash prizes ranging from $2,000 to $2.


Lucky for Life Has First “$1,000 A Day Life” Top Prize Winning Ticket!

November 20, 2015 – Of the 96,307 winning tickets sold across 17 states in last night’s Lucky for Life draw game, one incredibly lucky person who purchased ticket in South Carolina is starting out today $1,000 A DAY FOR THE REST OF THEIR LIFE richer—as the game’s very first top prize winner!

The winning Lucky for Life numbers for November 19, 2015 were 7-14-21-32-33 with the Lucky Ball number, 14.

In addition to South Carolina’s colossal top prize win, a Lucky for Life second prize winning ticket worth $25,000 A YEAR FOR LIFE was also sold in Michigan.  Since the game’s first drawing was held on January 29, Lucky for Life has created a total of 34 second prize winners to date.

Lucky for Life is a unique lottery game because its top prize value is based on the longevity of the winner.  The minimum guaranteed amount Lucky for Life top prize annuity winners could receive is $7,300,000 ($1,000 a day for 20 years), but winners who live longer than that will receive prize payments for the remainder of their natural life.  Lucky for Life top prize winners also have the option to claim their prize in a one-time cash lump sum of $5,750,000.


A Day Off Turns Into “Luck that Lasts a Lifetime”

The Montana Lottery’s newest game, Lucky for Life™, has yet another $25,000 a year for life winner.  Iva Johnston of Missoula came to Lottery headquarters today to claim her $25,000 a year for life prize with a ticket they purchased at Ole’s, 3705 Highway 200 East; Missoula.

Iva took the day off of work to come claim her prize. As Lucky for Life™ has only been a part of the Montana Lottery’s lineup for five months, she is the second person in the state to win $25,000 a year for life and the 21st person to win this prize level since the game started nationwide.

Lucky for Life is the newest draw game product introduced by the Montana Lottery since Mega Millions was introduced in 2010. Lucky for Life boasts a top prize of $1,000 a day for life, payable as an annuity or lump sum and a secondary prize of $25,000 a year for life, payable as an annuity or lump sum. The Montana Lottery has paid out 12 $5,000 prizes as well as two $25,000 a year for life prizes so far!