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New Lucky for Life Lottery Draw Game Offers Two For Life Prizes
Tue, 27 Jan 2015 20:03:46 GMT
What would you do if you won $1,000 a day, every day, for LIFE, or an equally amazing $25,000 a year for LIFE by playing a Lottery game? On January 27, Lottery players throughout Montana, along with 13 other participating states, will get the chance to find out when tickets go on sale at the more than 850 lottery retailers across the state!

Lucky for Life is the newest draw game product introduced by the Montana Lottery since Mega Millions was introduced in 2010.

"Lottery customers enjoy the 'for life' concept," said Angela Wong, Montana Lottery Director. "Imagine winning a prize that continues to be paid on an on-going basis throughout the winner's natural life. We are excited for our customers' reactions to this exciting way to play and win, for life."

"Demand for a 'for life' game is high with lottery customers. Lucky for Life holds great potential for our state, players, and retailers," says Wong. "What's exciting about this game is the unique blend of prizes and odds created by the gaming designers, which allows players to feel the win at all levels and reward them with meaningful prizes," Wong added.

The game follows a standard "match and win" format, and consumers will find educational materials in-store at local retailers as well as available online at montanalottery.com/luckyforlife.

Two pools of numbers are used in each drawing: a 5 of 48 selection of numbers, and a 1 of 18 number selection completes each play. Prize amounts are based on matches made and odds for each match.

Features that make Lucky for Life a unique addition to the Lottery's product portfolio include:

A top prize of up to $1,000 a day for life, payable as an annuity or lump sum.

A second prize of up to $25,000 a year for life, payable as an annuity or lump sum.

"For Life" prizes are payable for the length of a winner's natural life. At minimum, 20 years of payments are guaranteed; however payments could last much longer, based on the lifespan of a winner.

Following each drawing, players will be able to view the drawing via upload on, the Montana Lottery's social media and web sites.

Tickets cost $2 each, and offer a minimum prize of $3 as a winning experience.

Eight prize levels besides the two ?for life? levels are available to win.

Overall odds are similar to scratch game odds, and are set at 1 in 7.8.

Top prize odds offer a life changing experience but with odds more familiar to lotto style games, and are set at 1 in 30,821,472 for the $1,000 a day for life prize.

On Tuesday, January 27, the new Lucky for Life draw game will launch 14 states across the country including: Arkansas, Connecticut, Delaware, Idaho, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, South Carolina and Vermont.

The first drawing will take place on Thursday, January 29 at 8:35 PM. Get your tickets by 7:30 PM for a shot at luck that lasts a lifetime!

To follow the luck that lasts a lifetime, visit www.montanalottery.com/luckyforlife or stop by your local Lottery retailer.

The Montana Lottery was created by referendum in 1986. Since then, it has paid over $483 million in prizes and returned approximately $217 million to the State of Montana.

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Columbia Falls man claims $12,000 Scratch prize
Fri, 30 Jan 2015 20:47:39 GMT
Eric Peterson from Columbia Falls came in to Lottery headquarters today with his family to claim a $12,000 Scratch prize he won while playing ?Magic Money Bingo? with a ticket he purchased at Junction Gas, 7322 US Hwy 2 E.; Columbia Falls.

Eric left his Scratch tickets in his car for a couple of days before he got a chance to scratch them and when his wife, Mindy, originally scratched the ticket she thought they only had a $100 win. Upon closer inspection, Eric realized his win was much bigger. Although Eric was still in shock he wanted to pass some advice on to other players, ?winning tickets are out there and you can?t win if you don?t play?.

Eric plans to save most of his winnings but also plans on taking a nice vacation over the summer.

?Magic Money Bingo? debuted August 13, 2014 with top prizes up to $12,000.

The Montana Lottery was created by referendum in 1986. Since then, it has paid over $483 million in prizes and returned approximately $217 million to the State of Montana.

Butte woman claims $290,000 Montana Cash Prize
Thu, 29 Jan 2015 21:23:27 GMT
What would you do if you found out you won the $290,000 Montana Cash Jackpot? Julie Mayson from Butte wasted no time when she found out she had a winning ticket. She came to Lottery Headquarters today and claimed the $290,000 Montana Cash jackpot from the January 28 drawing, with a ticket purchased at Albertsons, 1301 Harrison Ave.; Butte. Julie?s winning ticket was the second largest jackpot ever hit for Montana Cash in the long history of the game.

Julie and her husband live in Butte and both work for Northwestern Energy. Julie checked her numbers on the Montana Lottery website, montanalottery.com, on Wednesday night and couldn?t believe it when she realized she had won the Montana Cash jackpot. She kept asking her husband, ?are you sure, are you sure?? Julie plans to pay some bills with her winnings, put some away for retirement and currently has three daughters in college. Julie?s belief on playing the Lottery mirrors the famous Journey song, ?Don?t stop believing.? When asked what her advice was for other players, she stated ?keep trying, you do win. I believed all along!?

Montana Cash is one of the Montana Lottery?s longest running games and re-launched May 11, 2014, with exciting changes. Jackpots now start at $40,000 and increase until it is won. With these changes, jackpots have been able to grow bigger, meaning more money for Montana Cash players. In addition, there are all new prize levels and the overall odds are improved. The Montana Cash jackpot is $40,000 for Saturday?s drawing.

The Montana Lottery was created by referendum in 1986. Since then, it has paid more than $483 million in prizes and returned more than $217 million to the State of Montana.

New Lucky for Life Lottery Draw Game Offers Two For Life Prizes
Tue, 27 Jan 2015 20:03:46 GMT
What would you do if you won $1,000 a day, every day, for LIFE, or an equally amazing $25,000 a year for LIFE by playing a Lottery game? On January 27, Lottery players throughout Montana, along with 13 other participating states, will get the chance to find out when tickets go on sale at the more than 850 lottery retailers across the state!

Lucky for Life is the newest draw game product introduced by the Montana Lottery since Mega Millions was introduced in 2010.

"Lottery customers enjoy the 'for life' concept," said Angela Wong, Montana Lottery Director. "Imagine winning a prize that continues to be paid on an on-going basis throughout the winner's natural life. We are excited for our customers' reactions to this exciting way to play and win, for life."

"Demand for a 'for life' game is high with lottery customers. Lucky for Life holds great potential for our state, players, and retailers," says Wong. "What's exciting about this game is the unique blend of prizes and odds created by the gaming designers, which allows players to feel the win at all levels and reward them with meaningful prizes," Wong added.

The game follows a standard "match and win" format, and consumers will find educational materials in-store at local retailers as well as available online at montanalottery.com/luckyforlife.

Two pools of numbers are used in each drawing: a 5 of 48 selection of numbers, and a 1 of 18 number selection completes each play. Prize amounts are based on matches made and odds for each match.

Features that make Lucky for Life a unique addition to the Lottery's product portfolio include:

A top prize of up to $1,000 a day for life, payable as an annuity or lump sum.

A second prize of up to $25,000 a year for life, payable as an annuity or lump sum.

"For Life" prizes are payable for the length of a winner's natural life. At minimum, 20 years of payments are guaranteed; however payments could last much longer, based on the lifespan of a winner.

Following each drawing, players will be able to view the drawing via upload on, the Montana Lottery's social media and web sites.

Tickets cost $2 each, and offer a minimum prize of $3 as a winning experience.

Eight prize levels besides the two ?for life? levels are available to win.

Overall odds are similar to scratch game odds, and are set at 1 in 7.8.

Top prize odds offer a life changing experience but with odds more familiar to lotto style games, and are set at 1 in 30,821,472 for the $1,000 a day for life prize.

On Tuesday, January 27, the new Lucky for Life draw game will launch 14 states across the country including: Arkansas, Connecticut, Delaware, Idaho, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, South Carolina and Vermont.

The first drawing will take place on Thursday, January 29 at 8:35 PM. Get your tickets by 7:30 PM for a shot at luck that lasts a lifetime!

To follow the luck that lasts a lifetime, visit www.montanalottery.com/luckyforlife or stop by your local Lottery retailer.

The Montana Lottery was created by referendum in 1986. Since then, it has paid over $483 million in prizes and returned approximately $217 million to the State of Montana.

Montana Sports Action Fantasy Football Results - January 18
Tue, 20 Jan 2015 16:08:00 GMT
Here are the statistics for Montana Sports Action Fantasy Football Conference Championships ending January 18.

Total Prize Pool: $?5,?146.60

Number of 1st Prize winners:
1? - ?Dottys Casino, Belgrade $2,573.30 ?(50?.00% ?of prize pool?)

Number of 2nd Prize winners:
1 - Lucky Bullet, Malta $1,544.00 (30.00% of prize pool)


Number of 3rd Prize winners:
1? - ?Bullseye Casino, Helena $?1,,029.30 (20?.00% ?of prize pool)

1st Prize Point Accumulation: 98.44

2nd Prize Point Accumulation: 98.04

3rd Prize Point Accumulation: 97.96

Montana Sports Action is a Fantasy Sports Wagering game facilitated by the Montana Lottery on behalf of the Montana Board of Horse Racing.

Billings woman claims $100,000 Montana Millionaire prize
Fri, 16 Jan 2015 20:18:03 GMT
The Montana Millionaire drawing was a little over two weeks ago, but it seems like we have been waiting a lifetime to finally meet our second $100,000 winner. Patricia Ninichuck of Billings has claimed 2014?s final $100,000 Montana Millionaire prize with a ticket from McFiny?s, 3306 Rimrock Rd., Billings.

Patricia?s husband was the one holding on to their tickets. He was on the road for business during the drawing so they just recently checked their tickets and realized they are big winners!

Patricia and her husband are frequent lottery players and stated that they ?purchased a lot of Montana Millionaire tickets and it has certainly paid off!? Patricia plans to use most of the winnings on bills but hinted that there may be some fun too.

The Montana Millionaire Final Drawing was held on December 30, 2014 due to an early sellout and included the $1 million grand prize as well as two $100,000 prizes and three $10,000 prizes. Early Bird Drawings for $10,000 each were held on November 28 and December 19.

The Montana Lottery was created by referendum in 1986. Since then, it has paid over $483 million in prizes and returned approximately $217 million to the State of Montana.