Connecticut Lottery Lucky for Life® draw game expands from two drawings per week to seven drawings per week starting Monday, July 19, 2021

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Tara Chozet 

Release Date:  July 15, 2021

Contact:  Tara Chozet, (860) 713-2696

Fax: (860) 713-2695



Daily chances to win up to $365,000 a year for life and $25,000-a-year-for-life prizes

ROCKY HILL, CT/July 15, 2021 – CT Lottery players will soon have a chance for a lifetime of winning every day when the Lucky for Life® draw game expands from two drawings per week to seven drawings per week starting Monday, July 19, 2021, giving players a daily shot at winning 365,000 ($1,000-a-day) for the rest of their lives.

The cost per play, how the game is played and the prize structure will remain the same.  Drawings will be conducted nightly, and the results can viewed at

“We’re proud to see the national growth of Lucky for Life, since Connecticut created the game in 2009,” said Greg Smith, President and CEO, Connecticut Lottery Corporation. “The daily drawing will improve the chances for players to win these lifetime prizes in all participating states.”

Connecticut has had one top-prize winner ($1,000 per day, for life), and 32 second-prize winners ($25,000 per year, for life) since 2015, when the game launched beyond New England.

Lucky for Life® tickets are $2 per play and are on sale at any lottery retailer licensed within the participating states until 9:30 p.m. ET on the night of the drawing. Winning tickets must be redeemed in the state in which they were purchased.

To play Lucky for Life®, a player must select five (5) out of 48 numbers and one (1) out of 18 numbers in the Lucky Ball Pool.  Players matching all five numbers, plus the Lucky Ball, win $1,000 a day, every day, for the rest of their life.  Players matching the first five numbers correctly, but do not match the Lucky Ball, win $25,000 a year for their lifetime.  Each of the lifetime prizes are guaranteed for a minimum of 20 years, but will continue to be paid out for the duration of each winner’s lifetime.

The Evolution of Lucky for Life®


About CT Lottery:

Lottery sales benefit Connecticut's residents in valuable ways. In fiscal year 2021, players won more than $925 million in prize money and Retailers earned more than $83 million in commissions. At the same time, the CT Lottery provided $418 million to support the valuable services and programs funded by the state’s General Fund including public health, libraries, public safety, education and more.  Since the Lottery began in 1972, our contributions to the General Fund have exceeded $10.6 billion. 

The CT Lottery reminds the public that purchasers must be 18 or older.  If you gamble, use your GameSense.  For information about the CT Lottery, stop by any CT Lottery retailer, visit CTLOTTERY.ORG, join us on Facebook (, Instagram (, Twitter (, or call (860) 713-2700.

About Lucky for Life®:

To follow the luck that lasts a lifetime, visit, or stop by your local lottery retailer.  Age restrictions apply.  Please play responsibly.

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