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Multi-state Lucky for Life game comes to Kentucky

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Posted: March 24, 2015, 9:19 am - IP Logged

Hopefully Oklahoma will get this game.

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    Posted: March 24, 2015, 10:10 am - IP Logged

    This sounds like the NJ Cash for Life. Article mentions 15 states but assume it's a different game since the names are different.

    Good feature is that the prize money will go to the winner's estate ,in the event they expire before the 20 years payout annuity.

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      Posted: March 24, 2015, 10:11 am - IP Logged

      I hope Maryland would bring this game to the State.

      I have played it in Delaware.

      This would be better than that Monopoly club whiich very few understood.

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        Posted: March 24, 2015, 10:27 am - IP Logged

        Now available in 15 states plus D.C.

        The Kentucky Lottery is now offering the multi-state game called Lucky for Life that has a top prize of $1,000 a day, every day, for the rest of the winner's life, or for a minimum of 20 years paid to the player's estate, in case of death.

        Tickets for the game, which is structured similar to the popular, high-jackpot Powerball game, went on sale Sunday throughout Kentucky.

        Lucky for Life tickets sell for $2 each, with drawings on Monday and Thursday evenings. In the drawing, five numbers are chosen at random from a set of 48 and one ball, the Lucky Ball, is drawn from a set of 18.

        Kentucky Lottery spokesman Chip Polston said the odds of matching all six numbers are about one in 30.8 million. There is a one-time cash option available of $5.75 million.

        A second prize for matching just the first five numbers, but not the Lucky Ball, is $25,000 a year — also for the winner's life, or for a minimum of 20 years paid to the player's estate, in case of death, Polston said.

        In addition to the top prize and second prize, there are eight other cash prizes players can win by matching numbers drawn.

        Arch Gleason, the Kentucky Lottery president and CEO, said, "Players always have a question about games like this. They want to know if we keep the money, if something happens to them shortly after their win. Lucky for Life has a minimum 20-year payment for the first and second prizes, if a player passes away, and those continued payments would go to a winner's estate."

        The Lucky for Life drawings on Monday and Thursday nights will be at 10:35 Eastern time, and the winning numbers are published on Lottery Post's Kentucky Lottery Results page minutes after the draw.

        Lucky for Life, which started as a New England game, is now sold in 15 states plus the District of Columbia.

        The Kentucky Lottery has earned $4.2 billion for the Kentucky state treasury since 1989. Most of the lottery dividends go to support college scholarships, education grants and literacy programs.

        Nice. If they make this game where you can buy more then 10 draws at a time, it could be worth the five hour road trip.

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          Posted: March 24, 2015, 10:34 am - IP Logged

          Nice. If they make this game where you can buy more then 10 draws at a time, it could be worth the five hour road trip.

          I Agree!  Very true!!!

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          Come on Jackpot!!!

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            Posted: March 24, 2015, 12:02 pm - IP Logged

            This game can brag at producing the fewest top prize winners in the country. The last time someone won the $1,000 A WEEK DAY FOR LIFE prize was in draw # 148 on 08/12/2013. Welcome abroad KY players!

            That does seem strange that they've gone without a grand prize winner so long.  There may not be many people playing it.  Someone should have hit by now.

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              Posted: March 24, 2015, 12:40 pm - IP Logged

              I like this game, I have won a decent amount of money on it and the prizes are good, especially the top 2 prizes. If it is having poor sales I would say it is more due to a lack of poor promotion than anything else. 

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                Posted: March 24, 2015, 1:43 pm - IP Logged

                I really hope WA State Lottery is paying attention to this thread and it would be awesome to have this game replace the current lucky for life game that cost $5.. Which is $1000 a week for life and this new game that is offered beats it by offering $7000 a week for life.. 

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                  Posted: March 24, 2015, 1:45 pm - IP Logged

                  Where could i buy it online from WA state?

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                    Posted: March 24, 2015, 4:33 pm - IP Logged

                    Nice. If they make this game where you can buy more then 10 draws at a time, it could be worth the five hour road trip.

                    According to Missouri Lottery website you can play up to 15 drawings.

                    Options:

                      
                      Multi-Draw:   Play the same numbers for up to 15 consecutive drawings by selecting "MULTI DRAW."

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                      Posted: March 24, 2015, 5:18 pm - IP Logged

                      Your comment assumes that the lottery is crooked.  Because if they could somehow create a tally of numbers being posted by people here, what use would that be to them?  To beg and plead with the spinning ball hopper machines to pretty-please not draw those numbers?  Or are you suggesting that they can (like a magician) make the balls come out the way they choose?

                      And if you feel that way, why on Earth would you play a crooked game???!!!

                      On your MM/PB question, it's all about mathematics.  They have some pretty smart people who develop the game matrices in a way that balances the amount of tickets played with the expected number of times that it will be won.  They don't need to resort to "rigging the drawings" or anything else that would put them in jail, they simply design the games to be mathematically a certain way.  Sometimes people win more, sometimes less.

                      No way I would want to play a crooked game. However, many people here say if you come up with a really successful system, you should keep it to yourself. There has to be a reason for that.

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                        Posted: March 24, 2015, 8:53 pm - IP Logged

                        The jackpot and 2nd prize both have cash options.  The top prize cash is $5,750,000.00 which would be well worth it to me.  Second prize is only $390,000.00 cash, but if I were to win I'd probably still take the cash at this stage in life.

                        the cash options aren't that great considering the large matrix of numbers you have to get right to win them. better off playing the other games with better cash options. see powerball and mega millions cash option 2nd tier prizes compared to this one. better off funneling the money into those than this.  game appeals to a younger demographic to be sure but most lottery players were born before 1965 which negates the long term benefit of this game

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                          Posted: March 24, 2015, 9:22 pm - IP Logged

                          I reckon I'll give it a try.

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                            Posted: March 25, 2015, 9:49 am - IP Logged

                            Doesn't look like Oklahoma will be getting this game or any other game for that matter.

                            From OLC we have looked into games like this before and unfortunately our state's 35% profit restriction keeps us from being able to participate in games of this nature. The other states involved do not have the legislative constraints that we operateunder and can afford to properly fund games like this and Scratchers at price points above $5. If something ever changes with the profit restriction we can look into game of this nature. To help, please contact your local legislator to discuss removing or reducing the 35% profit restriction. Thank you for your support of the Oklahoma Lottery.

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                              Posted: March 25, 2015, 10:02 am - IP Logged

                              Doesn't look like Oklahoma will be getting this game or any other game for that matter.

                              From OLC we have looked into games like this before and unfortunately our state's 35% profit restriction keeps us from being able to participate in games of this nature. The other states involved do not have the legislative constraints that we operateunder and can afford to properly fund games like this and Scratchers at price points above $5. If something ever changes with the profit restriction we can look into game of this nature. To help, please contact your local legislator to discuss removing or reducing the 35% profit restriction. Thank you for your support of the Oklahoma Lottery.

                              It looks like maybe lottery players are going to have to get the laws changed if you guys want better games. You all seem to have a lot of restrictions in place when it come to the type of lotteries that you are allowed to have there. Unhappy

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