Lucky For Life – Iowa Lottery

By Milo Cruz
Last Updated: March 8, 2019

Lottery Lucky For Life logo

Lucky For Life lets players play for a chance to win a top prize of $1,000 a day for life. The second prize is $25,000 per year for life, which isn’t too shabby either

Lucky For Life Drawing Schedule

Lucky For Life has drawings every Monday and Thursday at approximately 9:38 PM CT.

Tickets may be purchased until 8:30 PM on draw nights.

Lucky For Life Payout and Mechanics

To play Lucky For Life, just pick 5 numbers from 1 to 48, plus a Lucky Ball number from 1 to 18.

Tickets cost $2 per play.

Lucky For Life Payouts and Odds

Numbers MatchedPrizeOdds
5 of 5 + Lucky Ball$1,000/day for life1 in 30,821,472
5 of 5$25,000/year for life1 in 1,813,028
4 of 5 + Lucky Ball$5,0001 inĀ 143,356
4 of 5$2001 in 8,433
3 of 5 + Lucky Ball$1501 in 3,414
3 of 5$201 in 201
2 of 5 + Lucky Ball$251 in 250
2 of 5$31 in 15
1 of 5 + Lucky Ball$61 in 50
Lucky Ball$41 in 33

Overall odds of winning a prize: approximately 1 in 7.8.

Lucky For Life Prize Claiming

Prizes up to $600 can be claimed at any Iowa Lottery retail agent location.

Prizes more than $600 can be claimed by mail or from an Iowa Lottery office. However, prizes that go beyond $250,000 must be claimed in person, and only at the headquarters in Clive.

“For Life” prizes are paid out for a minimum period of 20 years, or can be claimed as a single cash payment. Winners have a period of 60 days from the time they claim their prize to choose between the annuity or cash option.

All winners have 365 days after the winning draw to claim their prize.

Lucky For Life Numbers and Results

To find the latest winning Lucky For Life numbers, you can visit the following links: