RALEIGH, NC (WWAY) — North Carolinians have a daily chance to win a lifetime cash stash now that the Lucky for Life draw game has begun.
The game, played in 23 states including North Carolina, is the only lottery game in North Carolina to offer a first prize of $1,000 a day for life and a second prize of $25,000 a year for life. life. Winners receive these awards every year for the rest of their lives.
No other game changes are planned. Tickets remain $2. The prices are the same. And the chances of winning these prizes are the same.
“Winning a lifetime cash stash would be a dream come true,” said Mark Michalko, executive director of the NC Education Lottery. “We hope people in North Carolina have the chance to play this fun game any day of the week they like. The daily drawings will help us continue to reach our fundraising goals for education.”
Since the start of the game in North Carolina, someone in the state has won the top prize of $1,000 a day for life four times, including a Winston-Salem woman who used her $1 winning ticket. $000 a day to fulfill his dream of starting a ministry to help others. . Someone has won the second prize for life, $25,000 a year for life, 35 times, including an 85-year-old grandfather from Clemmons who gave the winning ticket to his 22-year-old granddaughter.
Players have 10 ways to win in the game. Some of the 10 prizes are:
- $1,000 a day for life by matching all six numbers, including the “Lucky Ball” number. The odds are 1 in 30.8 million.
- $25,000 a year for life by matching the first five digits – but not the “Lucky Ball”. The odds are 1 in 1.8 million.
- $5,000 by matching the first four numbers of the white balls and the Lucky Ball. The odds are 1 in 143,000.
Each of the lifetime prizes are guaranteed for a minimum of 20 years, but will continue to be paid out for the lifetime of each winner.
Lucky for Life is one of four lottery games in North Carolina where players have the option of purchasing their tickets through online play, either through the lottery’s website or with the official mobile app of the NC lottery. To learn more about the game, visit the lottery website to find out how to play.
Ticket sales from raffle games like Lucky for Life help the lottery raise more than $725 million a year for education. For more details on how the money raised by the lottery made a difference in all of North Carolina’s 100 counties last year, click on the “Impact” section of the lottery’s website.