Starting in August, Nebraska Lottery players will be able to play Lucky for Life, a multi-state Lotto game offered by 23 lotteries across the United States.
Lucky for Life is a $2 Lotto game with a top prize of $1,000 a day for life. Tickets will go on sale at retailers across Nebraska on August 20.
“There are many details yet to be determined, but we are excited to add Lucky for Life to our product lineup,” said Brian Rockey, Nebraska Lottery Director. “The prizes are unique and contrast well with our existing Lotto games. We think our players will appreciate the opportunity to win a prize that will last their lifetime. Plus, a portion of every ticket sold goes to support good causes across Nebraska.”
Proceeds from the sale of Lottery tickets benefit the environment, education, the Nebraska State Fair, and compulsive gamblers assistance. Over $637 million has been raised for the Nebraska Lottery’s beneficiary funds since the Lottery began in 1993.
Each Lucky for Life play costs $2. Players select five white ball numbers from 1 to 48, and one yellow “lucky” ball number from 1 to 18 for one play. To win the $1,000 a day for life top prize, players must match all six winning numbers. A second prize of $25,000 a year for life can be won by matching all five white ball numbers. Other cash prizes range from $5,000 to $3. More information is available at the official Lucky for Life website, LuckyforLife.us.
The odds of winning the $1,000 a day for life prize are 1 in 30,821,472, while the overall odds of winning any prize are 1 in 7.8. “For Life” prizes can be paid as an annuity for the length of a winner’s natural life, or as a lump sum payment. A minimum of 20 years’ worth of payments is guaranteed with the annuity option.
Lucky for Life drawings are held every Monday and Thursday night at 9:38 p.m. (CT). Winning numbers will be available at the Nebraska Lottery website, nelottery.com, and on the Nebraska Lottery Player’s Hotline at 800-224-LUCK (402-471-6139 in Lincoln).
The 23 lotteries currently offering Lucky for Life are: Arkansas Lottery; Colorado Lottery; Connecticut Lottery Corporation; D.C. Lottery & CGCB; Delaware State Lottery; Idaho Lottery; Iowa Lottery; Kansas Lottery; Kentucky Lottery Corporation; Maine Lottery; Massachusetts Lottery; Michigan Lottery; Minnesota State Lottery; Missouri Lottery; Montana Lottery; North Carolina Education Lottery; North Dakota Lottery; New Hampshire Lottery; Ohio Lottery; Rhode Island Lottery; South Carolina Education Lottery; Vermont Lottery; and the Wyoming Lottery.