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New England's 'Lucky for Life' game to gain second lifetime prize

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Lucky for Life, the multi-state draw game that offers lottery players throughout New England the opportunity to win up to $1,000 a day, every day, for their entire life, is going to get a lot more "lively" with the addition of another lifetime prize to its robust prize offerings.

Beginning with the September 19, 2013 drawing, Lucky for Life's second-tier prize will be elevated to a $25,000 a year for life payout, making it the only game in the country that offers two lifetime prizes. This new prize replaces the game's current second prize — a one-time, lump sum payment of $25,000.

"We've spoken extensively to Lucky for Life players across New England and it comes as no surprise — they want more lifetime prizes," said Greg Smith, Executive Director of the Vermont Lottery. "The changes that we're introducing this fall will provide players with what they've been asking."

Lucky for Life launched in March, 2012 and is the first and only lottery game to be played in all six New England states. In its 18 months in the marketplace, the game has produced seven top prize winners and upwards of 150 second prize winners.

Lucky for Life will continue to offer players 10 total ways to win. With the addition of this exciting new prize, players will now choose their first five numbers from a field of 43 and one (1) Lucky Ball number out of a field of 43. Those matching all six numbers drawn will still win the game's $1,000 a day for life top prize, while those matching the first five numbers drawn will win the new $25,000 a year for life second prize. Both "for life" prizes will be guaranteed for a minimum of 20 years, but will continue to be paid out for the duration of each winner's lifetime.

In addition to its coveted lifetime prizes, Lucky for Life also features other desirable cash prizes ranging from $3,000 down to $2. The overall odds of winning a prize in the game are 1 in 8.6. A lump sum option will be offered on the lifetime prizes, all lower-tiered prizes are paid out in one-time, lump sum payments.

Lucky for Life tickets are $2 each and can be purchased at lottery retailers in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont. All winning tickets must be redeemed in the state they were purchased.

Drawings are held every Monday and Thursday at 10:38 p.m. in Connecticut and aired live on FOX CT/Channel 61 in Hartford with game results and drawing videos posted on Lottery Post's lottery results page.

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Posted: September 5, 2013, 5:00 pm - IP Logged

Lucky for Life, the multi-state draw game that offers lottery players throughout New England the opportunity to win up to $1,000 a day, every day, for their entire life, is going to get a lot more "lively" with the addition of another lifetime prize to its robust prize offerings.

Beginning with the September 19, 2013 drawing, Lucky for Life's second-tier prize will be elevated to a $25,000 a year for life payout, making it the only game in the country that offers two lifetime prizes. This new prize replaces the game's current second prize — a one-time, lump sum payment of $25,000.

"We've spoken extensively to Lucky for Life players across New England and it comes as no surprise — they want more lifetime prizes," said Greg Smith, Executive Director of the Vermont Lottery. "The changes that we're introducing this fall will provide players with what they've been asking."

Lucky for Life launched in March, 2012 and is the first and only lottery game to be played in all six New England states. In its 18 months in the marketplace, the game has produced seven top prize winners and upwards of 150 second prize winners.

Lucky for Life will continue to offer players 10 total ways to win. With the addition of this exciting new prize, players will now choose their first five numbers from a field of 43 and one (1) Lucky Ball number out of a field of 43. Those matching all six numbers drawn will still win the game's $1,000 a day for life top prize, while those matching the first five numbers drawn will win the new $25,000 a year for life second prize. Both "for life" prizes will be guaranteed for a minimum of 20 years, but will continue to be paid out for the duration of each winner's lifetime.

In addition to its coveted lifetime prizes, Lucky for Life also features other desirable cash prizes ranging from $3,000 down to $2. The overall odds of winning a prize in the game are 1 in 8.6. A lump sum option will be offered on the lifetime prizes, all lower-tiered prizes are paid out in one-time, lump sum payments.

Lucky for Life tickets are $2 each and can be purchased at lottery retailers in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont. All winning tickets must be redeemed in the state they were purchased.

Drawings are held every Monday and Thursday at 10:38 p.m. in Connecticut and aired live on FOX CT/Channel 61 in Hartford with game results and drawing videos posted on Lottery Post's lottery results page.

yeeeehaaa....love it!

My only problem with this game is the cutoff time because it seems illogical

 

5. Drawing Procedures. Draw pools shall be closed in Connecticut a minimum of sixty (60) minutes prior to the

scheduled draw.

"...Life is not a matter of holding good cards,but sometimes playing a poor hand well...
'Fortune Cookie wisdom'

 


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    $25,000 a year = $2083.33 a month. After withholdiing taxes at the rate of 30%  you're left with $1458.33 a month for life. I already play this game so hopefully I will hit either of the two top prizes Drum

    Alright, my turn.

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      Posted: September 5, 2013, 6:55 pm - IP Logged

      Other than the new cash options, this is bad for players. Not to mention the new atrocious top prize odds, the returns are lowered from 58.6% to 55.8%. In dollars, that's about 5.6 cents less.

      If the chances of winning the jackpot are so slim, why play when the jackpot is so small? Your chances never change, but the payoff does.

      If a crystal ball showed you the future of the rest of your life, and in that future you will never win a jackpot, would you still play?

      Money returned that is less than or equal to the amount wagered should not be considered a "win," but rather a second chance.

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        Posted: September 5, 2013, 8:22 pm - IP Logged

        yeeeehaaa....love it!

        My only problem with this game is the cutoff time because it seems illogical

         

        5. Drawing Procedures. Draw pools shall be closed in Connecticut a minimum of sixty (60) minutes prior to the

        scheduled draw.

        "Draw pools shall be closed in Connecticut a minimum of sixty (60) minutes prior to the scheduled draw."

        I don't like that part either.

        We know it's not necessary.

        And it makes it look like they need the time to put the fix in.

        I'm not saying they are.

        I'm just saying they're needlessly making it look like they could be.

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          Posted: September 5, 2013, 8:41 pm - IP Logged

          Lucky for Life, the multi-state draw game that offers lottery players throughout New England the opportunity to win up to $1,000 a day, every day, for their entire life, is going to get a lot more "lively" with the addition of another lifetime prize to its robust prize offerings.

          Beginning with the September 19, 2013 drawing, Lucky for Life's second-tier prize will be elevated to a $25,000 a year for life payout, making it the only game in the country that offers two lifetime prizes. This new prize replaces the game's current second prize — a one-time, lump sum payment of $25,000.

          "We've spoken extensively to Lucky for Life players across New England and it comes as no surprise — they want more lifetime prizes," said Greg Smith, Executive Director of the Vermont Lottery. "The changes that we're introducing this fall will provide players with what they've been asking."

          Lucky for Life launched in March, 2012 and is the first and only lottery game to be played in all six New England states. In its 18 months in the marketplace, the game has produced seven top prize winners and upwards of 150 second prize winners.

          Lucky for Life will continue to offer players 10 total ways to win. With the addition of this exciting new prize, players will now choose their first five numbers from a field of 43 and one (1) Lucky Ball number out of a field of 43. Those matching all six numbers drawn will still win the game's $1,000 a day for life top prize, while those matching the first five numbers drawn will win the new $25,000 a year for life second prize. Both "for life" prizes will be guaranteed for a minimum of 20 years, but will continue to be paid out for the duration of each winner's lifetime.

          In addition to its coveted lifetime prizes, Lucky for Life also features other desirable cash prizes ranging from $3,000 down to $2. The overall odds of winning a prize in the game are 1 in 8.6. A lump sum option will be offered on the lifetime prizes, all lower-tiered prizes are paid out in one-time, lump sum payments.

          Lucky for Life tickets are $2 each and can be purchased at lottery retailers in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont. All winning tickets must be redeemed in the state they were purchased.

          Drawings are held every Monday and Thursday at 10:38 p.m. in Connecticut and aired live on FOX CT/Channel 61 in Hartford with game results and drawing videos posted on Lottery Post's lottery results page.

          It sound as if the players of game Luck For Life will be content, with the new lifetime prizes. I have often wondered if a couple win a lifetime prize together, if something happen to one, does the remaining person still continue to collect payments on a lifetime prize. This games prizes sounds great.

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            $25,000 a year = $2083.33 a month. After withholdiing taxes at the rate of 30%  you're left with $1458.33 a month for life. I already play this game so hopefully I will hit either of the two top prizes Drum

            That's true, but the same could be said for the old second prize -- except you only got it once instead of every year for the rest of your life.

             

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              Posted: September 5, 2013, 10:14 pm - IP Logged

              Two lifetime prizes Thumbs Up

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                Posted: September 5, 2013, 10:16 pm - IP Logged

                That's true, but the same could be said for the old second prize -- except you only got it once instead of every year for the rest of your life.

                Well, according to the lottery, the winner will only live 20 more years Wink

                If the chances of winning the jackpot are so slim, why play when the jackpot is so small? Your chances never change, but the payoff does.

                If a crystal ball showed you the future of the rest of your life, and in that future you will never win a jackpot, would you still play?

                Money returned that is less than or equal to the amount wagered should not be considered a "win," but rather a second chance.

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                  They had to do something to boost interest. It took almost a year to get a top winner.

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                    I am very happy to see them make the change on the 2nd prize win. The 2nd prize of 25,000 for matching 5 numbers always seemed too low in comparision to winning 100,000 by getting 5 numbers on Mass Cash. The only downside I see to this new version is the switching of the lucky number going from numbers 1 out of 21 to the new version 1 out of 43 numbers.  Why does the lottery always want to make it even harder to win than before? Now that they have changed the 2nd tier prize to 25,000 for life I will go back to playing it when the change occurs.

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                      I am very happy to see them make the change on the 2nd prize win. The 2nd prize of 25,000 for matching 5 numbers always seemed too low in comparision to winning 100,000 by getting 5 numbers on Mass Cash. The only downside I see to this new version is the switching of the lucky number going from numbers 1 out of 21 to the new version 1 out of 43 numbers.  Why does the lottery always want to make it even harder to win than before? Now that they have changed the 2nd tier prize to 25,000 for life I will go back to playing it when the change occurs.

                      sure, the 2nd prize will now have some appeal. however they greedily expanded the field from 40-43 and the lucky number from 21-43 which pretty much eliminates any chance of winning it. that along with hefty 2.00 price tag further makes this a bad play for anyone over the age of 40. you would be better off trying to snag the 2nd place prize in powerball than this. without substantiated proof it seems most players who play these types of games are over 40. this game has not caught on at all in the new england area with the old format thus the panic in the lottery office to change it (more ticket sales less frequency of payouts) is always their goal. as far as it closing 1 hour before the draw isn't even remotely an issue as i have yet to hear anyone panicing because they failed to get their lucky for life tickets in. now even the lower tiered prizes will be more difficult. unless you're under age 30 i would avoid this game and funnel your cash into a more hittable game such as cash 5 or your states lotto type game which has been generally ignored by the players in favor of the multi state ones. i think this "lucky for life" game will have a shorter life span than most of it's players.

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                        what did ny get?

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                          That's true, but the same could be said for the old second prize -- except you only got it once instead of every year for the rest of your life.

                          True

                          Alright, my turn.

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                            what did ny get?

                            An Anthony Weiner Pizza (sausage and meatballs).