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Minnesota Lottery to discontinue Lucky for Life

May 11, 2021, 4:41 pm

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Minnesota is the latest state to end participation the multi-state game

By Kate Northrop

The Minnesota Lottery revealed that it will no longer offer the Lucky for Life multi-state draw game after the drawing on Jun. 28, 2021.

The Lottery also announced that "advance draw purchases will be limited" in Minnesota starting this Thurs., May 13.

Players will gradually be able to purchase fewer advance draws with each consecutive drawing, with 13 advance draws available during the sales period between 8:10 pm on Thurs., May 13 and 8:10 pm on Mon. May 17.

Lottery Post reached out to the Lottery to find out why they are removing the game from their repertoire but was not provided a specific reason.

"The Minnesota Lottery continually evaluates our games and makes changes in order to offer the best possible game lineup for our players and Minnesota," Director of Public Affairs Erika Helvick Anderson told Lottery Post.

Lottery Post also asked the Lottery whether there are any plans to replace Lucky for Life one it departs the lineup or if there are any game announcements in store for players. There will not be a specific game to pick up where Lucky for Life left off, but it did not have any further insight as to what types of updates players can expect in the future.

"There will not be a replacement for the Lucky for Life game at this time, but we are always considering the possibility of new games," Anderson continued.

Minnesota is the latest state to end its participation in the Lucky for Life multi-state game. The South Carolina Lottery recently announced that it will also discontinue the game from its lineup this June. Their announcement came just days before it was revealed that the game would be moving to a daily draw format.

Currently, there are 25 states that offer Lucky for Life. South Carolina and Minnesota's departures this coming June will knock that down to 24.

Although the game is set to end in both South Carolina and Minnesota, winners in Lucky for Life will always have one year from the date of the drawing to claim prizes.

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WISCONSIN
United States
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November 7, 2019
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Here I was trying to decide if I was going to go with the daily purchases or not - MN made the decision for me LOL!

Ol' Kenny is going to win big just a loser

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    Clinton twp Michigan
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    December 13, 2020
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    Try to win the three and the four digit is worse than going to the casino and trying to win, Lottery is a freaking ripoff don't waste your money!

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      ma
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      March 15, 2018
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      It is not a game older players like. Not enough life left to get the full benefit if you win. The one time payout is too paltry to appease to most. Good for younger players but they prefer scratch tickets.

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        May 6, 2021
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        You are better off investing money in crypto than buying lottery tickets.

        Mark Cuban said dogecoin is better investment than lottery tickets.

         

        I heard a lot of people strike rich on dogecoin this year.

         

        They are planning to add cash for life.

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          Simpsonville
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          January 22, 2015
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          Initially was excited about the changes coming July.   Only change was increasing plays to 7 days/week. 

           

          My hopes for the Lucky Ball that it would have been changed from 1-15 to match C4L's 1-4, but didn't happen.

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            March 19, 2020
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            It is not a game older players like. Not enough life left to get the full benefit if you win. The one time payout is too paltry to appease to most. Good for younger players but they prefer scratch tickets.

            There is a cash option for players wining the top prizes.

            Match the first five numbers for a $25,000 for life OR take $390,000 cash.

            Match all six numbers chose between $1,000 a day for life OR $5,750,000 cash.

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              March 19, 2020
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              I will no longer play Lucky For Life when it changes to daily drawings.  If I can't afford to buy a ticket for every drawing I don't play.

              It would be a gut punch to skip a drawing when my numbers were drawn. Better just to drop it and use the funds in my state lotto

              game.

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                Simpsonville
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                There is a cash option for players wining the top prizes.

                Match the first five numbers for a $25,000 for life OR take $390,000 cash.

                Match all six numbers chose between $1,000 a day for life OR $5,750,000 cash.

                Rules set forth by the New England Lotteries says if more than one winner in either category you mentioned will then be pari-mutuel payouts.

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                  Florida
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                  January 2, 2018
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                  There is a cash option for players wining the top prizes.

                  Match the first five numbers for a $25,000 for life OR take $390,000 cash.

                  Match all six numbers chose between $1,000 a day for life OR $5,750,000 cash.

                  The second prize is not appealing at all. Unhappy