$25,000 A Year For Life Winner For North Dakota

Congratulations to the North Dakota Lottery on their $25,000 a year for life winner from the August 8 Lucky for Life® drawing.  According to lottery officials, the second prize Lucky for Life® winning ticket was sold in Drake, North Dakota. The winning numbers were 20-29-31-33-40 LB: 10. The ticket has yet to be claimed.

North Carolina Grandmother Wins $25,000 A Year For Life Prize

For Brenda McCannon of Canton, North Carolina, winning the prize of a lifetime means she can create lasting memories with her 15 grandchildren.

McCannon tried her luck Monday, August 1, in a new lottery game, Lucky For Life, and won the second prize $25,000 A Year For Life. The first thing she plans to do is get a van that will hold the whole crew.

“We’ve got 15 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren,” McCannon said. “This way we can all go places at the same time.”

When McCannon’s husband told her she won, she couldn’t believe it.

“It’s overwhelming,” McCannon said. “I’ve never seen so much money.”

McCannon claimed her prize Tuesday at lottery headquarters in Raleigh. Players who win the game’s top prize of $1,000 A Day For Life or the second prize of $25,000 A Year For Life can collect the payment for as long as they live.
McCannon also had the option of getting a lump sum of $390,000. She chose the cash option. After federal and state tax withholdings, she took home $265,853.

McCannon bought the $2 Quick Pick ticket at Lankfords Grocery on North Main Street in Canton. She matched all five white balls, beating the odds of one in 1.8 million to win the game’s second prize.

This is the 7th time since the game launched in February that a ticket sold in North Carolina has won the $25,000 A Year For Life prize. In Monday’s drawing, a ticket sold in Ohio won the top prize of $1,000 A Day For Life.

21 lotteries play Lucky For Life. In all there are 10 ways to win a prize playing the game. Drawings are held every Monday and Thursday night.

Ticket sales from games like Lucky For Life made it possible for the lottery to raise more than $600 million for the state last year. For details on how over $18.8 million in lottery funds has made a difference in Haywood County, click on the “For Education” section of the lottery’s website.

August Brings Blast Of Lucky Winners, Ohio Gets Top Prize

August came in with a blast of Lucky for Life® winners following last night’s drawing!

The winning numbers were:  7-17-24-29-45; Lucky ball: 14

The Ohio Lottery’s Lucky for Life® game is now on the map in Cincinnati after Reading Village Market, 8400 Reading Road, sold the $1,000 a Day for Life top prize in the multi-state game.

The player used auto pick to choose the ticket’s winning numbers.  The winner has not yet come forward to claim the prize and has 180 days from the draw date to file a claim.  This is the second top prize win for Ohio since joining the game in November 2015.  The first $1,000 a day for life prize was sold at Lakeside Plaza in London, Ohio, for the Feb. 15, 2016 drawing.  That ticket was claimed by the Lucky Lottery Collection Trust.

In addition to the top prize winner for Ohio, there were two 2nd prize wins in Colorado and North Carolina. The win in Colorado comes just two weeks after that lottery’s launch of the Lucky for Life® game. A player in El Jebel bought the winning ticket at City Market. It’s worth $25,000 a year for life.

Last evening’s drawing also had five 3rd prize wins worth $5,000. Two wins each for Arkansas and Massachusetts, as well as one for North Dakota.

To date, Lucky for Life® has had over 17 Million “Lucky Winners” since the game became a multi-state game in 2015.


Multiple States Claim 3rd Prize Winners

Congratulations to Iowa, Michigan, Missouri, North Dakota and Rhode Island. They all had 3rd prize, $5,000 winners in last night’s Lucky for Life drawing on July 25, 2016. North Dakota was especially lucky, they had two 3rd prize winners!





Two Minnesota Men 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.

Someone got Lucky for Life!

Ohio has had a few winners of $25,000 a year for LIFE, but last night they got an even bigger winner in the Lucky for Life game! One lucky player in Ohio is set to get $1,000 a day for LIFE after matching all six numbers in the Lucky for Life drawing held Monday, February 15.

The winning numbers were 1-4-11-25-27 and 17 for the lucky ball. The winner chose the numbers to win the top prize in the multi-state draw game. The winner has 180 days to come forward and claim the prize.

Lakeside Plaza at 3180 Old Columbus Road in London sold the winning ticket. The retailer receives a selling bonus of $57,500 for selling the top prize winning ticket.

The Ohio Lottery began selling Lucky for Life on November 15, 2015. This is the first top prize winning ticket sold in Ohio. Players choose five numbers from one to 48 and one lucky ball number from one to 18. The top prize is $1,000 a day for life and has an annuity option of $365,000 a year for life before taxes.

Big news: ‘Lucky for Life’ draw game starts in North Carolina

What would you do with an extra $1,000 a day for the rest of your life?  North Carolina players are getting a chance to find out. When tickets go on sale Sunday, Feb. 7, we’ll become the 20th state that plays Lucky for Life – and the top prize is like nothing we’ve seen before.

While the main attraction of the multistate games Powerball and Mega Millions are jackpots that can grow larger and larger, what makes Lucky for Life fun and distinct is its fixed top prize of $1,000 a day, every day, for the rest of a winner’s life! At $25,000 a year for life, the second prize also lasts a lifetime. Tickets are $2 per play.

Lucky for Life has drawings twice a week, on Mondays and Thursdays. That means, besides daily drawings for North Carolina’s Pick 3, Pick 4, Cash 5, and All or Nothing games, now we’ll have big multistate drawings six nights a week.

How do you play Lucky for Life?

•    Choose five numbers from 1 to 48 plus a Lucky Ball number from 1 to 18, or Quick Pick
•    You can select multi-draw to play your numbers up to 26 consecutive drawings
•    Drawings are held at approximately 10:38 p.m. with sales closing at 9:30 p.m. on drawing days

The overall odds of winning a prize are 1 in 7.77. Here are the big prizes and odds of winning them:

•    Match all five white balls and the Lucky Ball to win $1,000 a day for life (1 in 30.8 million)
•    Match all five white balls and win $25,000 a year for life (1 in 1.8 million)
•    Match four white balls and the Lucky Ball to win $5,000 (1 in 143,000)


On Sunday, January 31, more than 400 North Dakota Lottery retailers across the state will begin sales of “Lucky for Life™,” the North Dakota Lottery’s newest game.

Lucky for Life features a top prize of $1,000 a day for life, as well as a second prize of $25,000 a year life. Drawings are held twice a week, on Mondays and Thursdays.

Tickets are $2 per play. Players select five white numbers and one yellow “Lucky Ball” number. Players can choose a “multi-draw” option to play their numbers up to nine consecutive times.

The Lucky for Life multi-state game is played in 17 states and Washington, D.C.

Sales for Lucky for Life begin on Sunday, January 31, 2016 and the first drawing will take place on Monday, February 1, 2016. For Lucky for Life official game rules or additional Lucky for Life game information, visit us on the web at LOTTERY.ND.GOV.