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.