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Posted: January 20, 2015, 11:03 pm - IP Logged

I've been looking for the new game rules. Can anyone point me in the right direction? I believe the new rules start next week..

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    Posted: January 20, 2015, 11:14 pm - IP Logged

    Montana has their page up for the game: http://www.montanalottery.com/luckyforlife#howToPlay

    I'm still waiting for Idaho to put something up for the game on their site. They keep sending emails and are promoting the game but they haven't put anything up on the main site which is weird.

    Wikipedia also shows the changes:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lucky_For_Life

    On January 25, 2015, Lucky for Life, which began as a Connecticut-only game six years prior, will expand into other regions of the United States,[citation needed] and add eleven members to the six current; 17 lotteries including the District of Columbia. The double matrix will become 5/48 + 1/18. First- and second- prizes will remain unchanged; most other prize amounts will be increased.

    The new LFL members will begin ticket sales on January 25, 2015; the first drawing for these tickets will be January 29, 2015. Tickets sold on January 25 and 26, 2015 in the original six LFL states will be for the January 26 drawing; these lotteries will begin sales for the new version of LFL on January 27 for the January 29 drawing.

    As it no longer will be a regional game, its "nickname" will become The Game of a Lifetime.

    Prize amounts effective January 29, 2015 (first draw with 5/48 + 1/18 double matrix):

    • 5+1 and 5+0: unchanged (unknown is whether cash option amounts will be different)
    • 4+1: $5,000
    • 4+0: $ 200
    • 3+1: $ 150
    • 3+0: $ 20
    • 2+1: $ 25
    • 2+0: $ 3
    • 1+1: $ 6
    • LB only: $4

    New members:

    • Arkansas
    • Delaware
    • District of Columbia
    • Idaho
    • Iowa
    • Kentucky
    • Michigan
    • Minnesota
    • Missouri
    • Montana
    • South Carolina
    • Texas

    While the minimum age to play LFL has always been 18, Iowa, where 21 is the minimum age for purchasing lottery tickets, will become the first LFL member where the minimum age is higher upon the game's expansion.

    "No one remembers the person who almost climbed the mountain, only the person who eventually gets to the top."

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      Posted: January 21, 2015, 11:20 am - IP Logged

      Montana has their page up for the game: http://www.montanalottery.com/luckyforlife#howToPlay

      I'm still waiting for Idaho to put something up for the game on their site. They keep sending emails and are promoting the game but they haven't put anything up on the main site which is weird.

      Wikipedia also shows the changes:

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lucky_For_Life

      On January 25, 2015, Lucky for Life, which began as a Connecticut-only game six years prior, will expand into other regions of the United States,[citation needed] and add eleven members to the six current; 17 lotteries including the District of Columbia. The double matrix will become 5/48 + 1/18. First- and second- prizes will remain unchanged; most other prize amounts will be increased.

      The new LFL members will begin ticket sales on January 25, 2015; the first drawing for these tickets will be January 29, 2015. Tickets sold on January 25 and 26, 2015 in the original six LFL states will be for the January 26 drawing; these lotteries will begin sales for the new version of LFL on January 27 for the January 29 drawing.

      As it no longer will be a regional game, its "nickname" will become The Game of a Lifetime.

      Prize amounts effective January 29, 2015 (first draw with 5/48 + 1/18 double matrix):

      • 5+1 and 5+0: unchanged (unknown is whether cash option amounts will be different)
      • 4+1: $5,000
      • 4+0: $ 200
      • 3+1: $ 150
      • 3+0: $ 20
      • 2+1: $ 25
      • 2+0: $ 3
      • 1+1: $ 6
      • LB only: $4

      New members:

      • Arkansas
      • Delaware
      • District of Columbia
      • Idaho
      • Iowa
      • Kentucky
      • Michigan
      • Minnesota
      • Missouri
      • Montana
      • South Carolina
      • Texas

      While the minimum age to play LFL has always been 18, Iowa, where 21 is the minimum age for purchasing lottery tickets, will become the first LFL member where the minimum age is higher upon the game's expansion.

      From South Carolina's website: New Lucky for Life game: 5/48 & 1/18 [Multistate]

      Prize Categories and Odds

      Matching NumbersLucky for Life PrizeGame Odds
      5 + 1 (Lucky Ball)$7,000/Week for Life*1 in 30,821,472
      5 + 0$25,000/Year for Life*1 in 1,813,028
      4 + 1 (Lucky Ball)$5,000**1 in 143,356
      4 + 0$2001 in 8,433
      3 + 1 (Lucky Ball)$1501 in 3,413
      3 + 0$201 in 201
      2 + 1 (Lucky Ball)$251 in 250
      2 + 0$31 in 15
      1 + 1 (Lucky Ball)$61 in 50
      0 + 1 (Lucky Ball)$41 in 32

       

      LUCKY FOR LIFE CASH OPTION DETAILS

      Top Prize Cash Option
      1 winnerFive million, seven hundred fifty thousand dollars ($5,750,000)
      2 to 14 winnersFive million, seven hundred fifty thousand dollars ($5,750,000)***
      ***divided by the number of winners
      Top Prize Lump Sum Cash Payment
      15 or more winnersSeven million, one hundred twenty-five thousand dollars ($7,125,000)***
      ***divided by the number of winners
      Second Prize Cash Option
      1 to 20 winnersThree hundred ninety thousand dollars ($390,000)
       
      Second Prize Lump Sum Cash Payment
      21 or more winnersNine million, four hundred thousand dollars ($9,400,000)***
      ***divided by the number of winners

       

      Tickets are $2.00 each play. [Like Powerball]

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        Posted: January 21, 2015, 1:08 pm - IP Logged

        I wish NC would pick it up Id drop powerball and megamillions for that

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          Posted: January 21, 2015, 2:22 pm - IP Logged

          I wish NC would pick it up Id drop powerball and megamillions for that

          For winning a million dollars, Powerball is roughly comparable. Powerball 2nd tier odds is 1 in 5,153,633. The cash value of the 2nd tier prize in Lucky for Life is ~$390,000 though roughly 2.8 times easier to win. All in all, both Powerball and Lucky for Life are about comparable, when adjusted on a wager basis ($2 for one MM; $6 for 3 LFL - playing same numbers 3 times), in regards to the 2nd tier.

          However, if the top jackpot is what one really seeks, playing Mega Millions with Megaplier is the far better way to go about it. While Lucky for Life odds, when adjusted to compare apples to apples, is better, that assumes there's only one jackpot winner. If there's more than one winner, the jackpot $7,000/week for life (~$5,750,000 cash) automatically splits.

          Mega Millions 2nd tier prize with Megaplier, except California, is fixed at $2 million to $5 million cash (averaging around $3 million) regardless of number of winners to a capped level that's unlikely to occur in most drawings - don't think it's ever happened.

          With all that said, overall payback for Lucky for Life is somewhat better at ~59% verses ~50% for MM and PB. So one should get more playtime with it.

          However, for the big prizes, in particular 2nd tier, MM and PB (until April when PB changes - after that, PB may no longer be worth playing except when jackpot exceeds $400 million annuity / $275 million cash) still have their place, and shouldn't be dismissed.

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            Posted: January 22, 2015, 12:28 am - IP Logged

            Five days 'til the drawing with the new states added, four days or less until someone posts a system.
            Scared

            Those who run the lotteries love it when players look for consistency in something that's designed not to have any.

            Lep

            There is one and only one 'proven' system, and that is to book the action. No matter the game, let the players pick their own losers.

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              Posted: January 22, 2015, 8:29 am - IP Logged

              Montana has their page up for the game: http://www.montanalottery.com/luckyforlife#howToPlay

              I'm still waiting for Idaho to put something up for the game on their site. They keep sending emails and are promoting the game but they haven't put anything up on the main site which is weird.

              Wikipedia also shows the changes:

              http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lucky_For_Life

              On January 25, 2015, Lucky for Life, which began as a Connecticut-only game six years prior, will expand into other regions of the United States,[citation needed] and add eleven members to the six current; 17 lotteries including the District of Columbia. The double matrix will become 5/48 + 1/18. First- and second- prizes will remain unchanged; most other prize amounts will be increased.

              The new LFL members will begin ticket sales on January 25, 2015; the first drawing for these tickets will be January 29, 2015. Tickets sold on January 25 and 26, 2015 in the original six LFL states will be for the January 26 drawing; these lotteries will begin sales for the new version of LFL on January 27 for the January 29 drawing.

              As it no longer will be a regional game, its "nickname" will become The Game of a Lifetime.

              Prize amounts effective January 29, 2015 (first draw with 5/48 + 1/18 double matrix):

              • 5+1 and 5+0: unchanged (unknown is whether cash option amounts will be different)
              • 4+1: $5,000
              • 4+0: $ 200
              • 3+1: $ 150
              • 3+0: $ 20
              • 2+1: $ 25
              • 2+0: $ 3
              • 1+1: $ 6
              • LB only: $4

              New members:

              • Arkansas
              • Delaware
              • District of Columbia
              • Idaho
              • Iowa
              • Kentucky
              • Michigan
              • Minnesota
              • Missouri
              • Montana
              • South Carolina
              • Texas

              While the minimum age to play LFL has always been 18, Iowa, where 21 is the minimum age for purchasing lottery tickets, will become the first LFL member where the minimum age is higher upon the game's expansion.

              As far as I know Texas is not in on this game. I haven't read anything on TLC's website about it.

              TLC is starting up a game called Triple Chance later this year. Top prize for it will be $100000. Cost $2 for 3 lines.

              CAN'T WIN IF YOU'RE NOT IN

              A DOLLAR AND A DREAM (OR $2)

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                Posted: January 22, 2015, 8:58 am - IP Logged

                As far as I know Texas is not in on this game. I haven't read anything on TLC's website about it.

                TLC is starting up a game called Triple Chance later this year. Top prize for it will be $100000. Cost $2 for 3 lines.

                Yeah, I'm pretty sure that the list posted is inaccurate. Only nine (8?) states are participating in the expansion. They originally hoped for 12-15 but the higher payout conflicts with several lotteries' portfolios and statutes. If the game proves popular then they may re-consider. I know NC and GA are out for sure.

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

                2017: 0% (0 tickets)
                P&L % = Total Win($)/Total Wager($) - 1

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                  Posted: January 22, 2015, 12:41 pm - IP Logged

                  Yeah, I'm pretty sure that the list posted is inaccurate. Only nine (8?) states are participating in the expansion. They originally hoped for 12-15 but the higher payout conflicts with several lotteries' portfolios and statutes. If the game proves popular then they may re-consider. I know NC and GA are out for sure.

                  Yeah Todd just posted a list of states who are participating which is probably accurate.

                  The new jurisdictions participating in the lucky for Life game starting Jan. 27 are:

                  • Arkansas
                  • Delaware
                  • District of Columbia
                  • Idaho
                  • Iowa
                  • Kentucky
                  • Michigan
                  • Minnesota
                  • Missouri
                  • Montana
                  • South Carolina

                  "No one remembers the person who almost climbed the mountain, only the person who eventually gets to the top."