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General Rules That Apply to All Draw Games

  1. It is the player’s responsibility to check his or her ticket to make sure it represents the correct game, draw date, numbers requested and has a visible bar code or serial number.

  2. Winning tickets must be claimed within 180 days of the last winning draw date on the ticket.

  3. Purchased tickets are only valid for the dates shown on the ticket.

  4. The ticket, not the playslip, is the only valid proof of your number selection, and it is the only valid receipt to claim a prize.

  5. All tickets, transactions and winners are subject to the directives of the executive director of the Missouri Lottery, the rules and regulations of the Missouri Lottery and the Missouri Statutes, and tickets are only offered for sale in accordance with the same.

  6. Upon purchasing a ticket, the player agrees to abide by the Missouri Statutes and all rules and regulations of the Missouri Lottery.

  7. A ticket is a bearer instrument. It is recommended that the ticket be signed at the time of purchase.

  8. The Missouri Lottery is not responsible for lost or stolen tickets. Tickets are void and will not be paid if determined stolen, unissued, illegible, mutilated, altered in whole or part, misregistered, defective, incomplete, printed or produced in error, multiply-printed, or if the ticket fails any of the Missouri Lottery’s confidential validation tests. Liability for void tickets is limited to replacement of the ticket or refund of sales price.

  9. Tickets may not be sold to or redeemed by minors under the age of 18.

  10. The holder of a winning ticket may win in only one prize category per play board and shall be paid the prize in the highest category won.


Lucky for Life Game Rules

A player must select five different numbers between 1 and 48 and then select one number (the Lucky Ball) between 1 and 18. The cost for one play is $2. A player may select each set in one of three ways: by verbally communicating the numbers to the retailer, by completing a playslip or by requesting a “Quick Pick.” A Quick Pick is a computerized randomly-selected set of numbers available through the Draw Games terminal. Lucky for Life is drawn twice a week – Monday and Thursday -at approximately 9:38 p.m. The more numbers the player matches to those drawn, the more he or she wins.


How to play Lucky for Life using a playslip

  1. The playslip has five play boards (“A” through “E”). You may play 1, 2, 3, 4 or all 5 boards. You must play five numbers in the top portion and one number, the Lucky Ball, in the bottom portion of each board. Each board contains two sets of numbers. The top portion is numbered from 1 through 48 and the bottom portion is numbered from 1 through 18. Cost per board is $2.

  2. Select five numbers in the top portion and one number, the Lucky Ball, in the bottom portion by placing a heavy [l] in each box, beginning with board A. If you want the terminal to select the numbers randomly for you, mark the box next to “QP” for “Quick Pick.” If you make a mistake, mark the “VOID” box on that board and select your numbers on the next board.

  3. Use only a blue or black pen or use a pencil for marking selections. The terminal will not accept red ink.

  4. To play your numbers for more than one drawing at a time, mark the appropriate box on the top of the playslip next to“MULTIDRAW.” This will play only your selections in boards “A” through “E” for that number of drawings.

  5. You can play Lucky for Life for 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 10 or 15 drawings.


How to play Lucky for Life verbally

At the discretion of the retailer, Lucky for Life may be played by making a verbal request for a ticket. The player must provide the clerk with the following information:

  1. The dollar amount to be played;
  2. The numbers to be played - either player-selected or “Quick Pick;” and
  3. The number of draws to be played.

Lucky for Life tickets CANNOT be canceled.


Payment of Prizes

  1. All winning Game Tickets, including the Top Prize and second prize winning Tickets, shall be paid in accordance with these Official Game Rules and jurisdictional laws.  The Missouri Lottery will withhold taxes and other required withholdings in accordance with applicable federal and jurisdictional laws.  To be a valid Game Ticket and eligible to receive a prize, a winning Game Ticket shall satisfy all the requirements established for the validation of winning Game Tickets sold through the Lottery’s Draw Game Gaming System, and any other requirements adopted by the participating lottery directors.  Party Lotteries shall not be responsible for Game Tickets that are altered in any manner.

  • Top Prize and Second Prize Payments.  Except in the case of a Cash Option payment or a Lump Sum Cash Payment paid in accordance with these Official Game Rules, annuitized prize payments shall be made for the measuring life of the Top Prize or second prize Winner.  All annuitized payments shall be made for a minimum of twenty (20) years.  The measuring life as defined in “Prize Liability Limits” section (1)(e) and (2)(d) of these Official Game Rules shall be determined at the time the Top Prize or second prize is claimed.  In the event annuitized prize payments are assigned, if allowable under jurisdictional law, or assigned by a court order, the measuring life at the time the Top Prize or second prize was claimed shall not change and limit or extend the number of annuitized payments due any assignee, court-ordered or otherwise.  In the event of the death of a Top Prize or second prize Winner during the annuity payment period, the Missouri Lottery, with the approval of the Participating Lotteries, upon petition of the estate of that Winner (the “Estate”) to the Lottery, and subject to the Missouri Lottery’s jurisdictional laws, may accelerate the payment of all the remaining lottery proceeds to the Estate. 

        1. If the annuitant dies during the annuity payment period but before the guaranteed prize amount has been paid, the Estate shall receive the remaining payments equal to the minimum guaranteed prize amount.

        2. If the annuitant dies during the annuity payment period but after the minimum guaranteed prize amount has been paid, all payments shall stop.

  • Low-Tier Set Prize Payments.  All low-tier Set Prizes (all prizes except the Top Prize and second prize) shall be paid in one (1) single cash payment. Prizes shall be rounded to the nearest whole dollar.


Entitlement to Prizes by Winners
- The holder of a winning Game Ticket shall be entitled only to the prize won by matching the Winning Numbers in the highest matching prize category.


Prize Liability Limits

  1. Except as provided in these Official Game Rules, the Top Prize (Prize Level #1) shall be annuitized and based on a Top Prize liability that will be split equally among the number of winning Game Tickets. A Top Prize Winner may request the Cash Option, the amount of which is to be established by the Participating Lotteries for a defined period of Drawings. Notice of the amount of and changes to the Cash Option shall be posted on the Game’s website and/or published by the Missouri Lottery at least thirty (30) days prior to the first Drawing to which it is applicable (the “Published Notice”). Under certain circumstances, as detailed below, the Top Prize is required to be paid in a single Lump Sum Cash Payment and no Annuitized Payment Option is available.

  • ¹One (1) Top Prize Winner. If there is one (1) Top Prize Winner, the annuitized prize value will be seven thousand dollars ($7,000.00) per week for life. As an alternative to the Annuitized Payment Option, the Top Prize Winner may request the Top Prize Cash Option in the amount set forth in the Published Notice.

  • ²Two (2) to Fourteen (14) Top Prize Winners. If there are between two (2) and fourteen (14) Top Prize Winners, the Annuitized Payment Option, based on an annuitized prize value of seven thousand dollars ($7,000.00) per week, will be divided by the total number of Top Prize Winners. The minimum annuitized prize value for this category will be five hundred dollars ($500.00) a week for life. Any of these two (2) to fourteen (14) Top Prize Winners may choose the Cash Option as an alternative to the Annuitized Payment Option. The amount of the Cash Option for this category will be the amount of the Top Prize Cash Option set forth in the Published Notice divided by the total number of Top Prize Winners. The minimum Cash Option for this category will be the amount set forth in the Published Notice.

  • ³Fifteen (15) or more Top Prize Winners. If there are fifteen (15) or more Top Prize Winners, the Top Prize liability shall be capped at seven million one hundred twenty-five thousand dollars ($7,125,000.00), shall be split equally among all Top Prize Winners, and shall paid in one (1) Lump Sum Cash Payment, without an Annuitized Payment Option. The minimum prize value for this category shall not be less than any lower tier prize paid in that respective Drawing.

  • The Winner(s) of the Top Prize who do not request the Cash Option shall be paid their appropriate Top Prize share on a weekly basis, or according to such other schedule of payments set at the discretion of each Party Lottery, for a minimum period of twenty (20) years. The first Top Prize payment will be made when the prize is claimed at the Missouri Lottery’s Headquarters.

  • Measuring Life. For a single Wager, the measuring life of a Top Prize Winner used to determine the duration over which the Top Prize is paid, shall be the natural life of the individual determined by the Selling Lottery to be the Top Prize Winner. If the Top Prize under a single Wager is being claimed by more than one (1) natural person or by a legal entity, the measuring life for that Top Prize Winner shall be twenty (20) years.

  • If paid in a Lump Sum Cash Payment, Top Prize amounts will be rounded to the nearest whole dollar.

  1. Except as provided in these Official Game Rules, the second prize (Prize Level #2) Winner will be paid twenty-five thousand dollars ($25,000.00) a year for life. A second prize Winner may request the Cash Option, the amount of which is to be established by the Participating Lotteries for a defined period of Drawings. Notice of the amount of and changes to the Cash Option shall be posted on the Game’s website and/or by each Party Lottery’s Published Notice. Under certain circumstances, as detailed below, the second prize is required to be paid in a single Lump Sum Cash Payment and no Annuitized Payment Option is available.

  • One (1) to Twenty (20) Second Prize Winners. If there are between one (1) and twenty (20) second prize Winner(s), the annuitized prize value will be twenty-five thousand dollars ($25,000.00) per year for life. Any of these one (1) to twenty (20) second prize Winner(s) may choose the second prize Cash Option as an alternative to the Annuitized Payment Option. The amount of the Cash Option for this category will be set forth in the Published Notice.

  • Twenty-one (21) or more Second Prize Winners. If there are twenty-one (21) or more second prize Winners, the second prize liability shall be capped at nine million four hundred thousand dollars ($9,400,000.00), shall be split equally among all second prize Winners, and shall be paid in a single Lump Sum Cash payment, without an Annuitized Payment Option. The minimum prize value for this category shall not be less than any lower tier prize paid in that respective Drawing.

  • The Winner(s) of the second prize who do not request the Cash Option shall be paid their appropriate second prize share on an annual basis for a minimum period of twenty (20) years. The initial second prize payment will be made when the prize is claimed at the Missouri Lottery’s Headquarters; subsequent second prize payments will be made annually thereafter.

  • Measuring Life. For a single Wager, the measuring life of a second prize Winner used to determine the duration over which the second prize is paid shall be the natural life of the individual determined by the Selling Lottery to be the second prize Winner. If the second prize under a single Wager is being claimed by more than one (1) natural person or by a legal entity, the measuring life for that second prize Winner shall be twenty (20) years.

  • If paid in a Lump Sum Cash Payment, second prize amounts will be rounded to the nearest whole dollar.

  1. Except as provided in these Official Game Rules, the third prize (Prize Level #3) will be paid as a five thousand dollar ($5,000.00) Set Prize. If there are more than one thousand (1,000) Winners of this prize level in a single Drawing, the total prize liability of five million dollars ($5,000,000.00) ($5,000.00 x 1,000) will be split equally among the Winners. Under no circumstances, however, will the value of the third prize fall below a minimum prize value of two hundred dollars ($200.00) per Winner, regardless of the number of Winners. Third prizes will be rounded to the nearest whole dollar and paid in a single cash payment.

 


Selling Hours

All Draw Games are available for purchase from 5 a.m. to 2 a.m. (Club Keno until 1:52 a.m.) seven days a week at any Draw Games retailer, except during Draw Breaks.

Draw Breaks

The process of selecting winning numbers for each game is referred to as a “Drawing” or “Draw.” A “Draw Break” is when sales are suspended for a particular game so that the wagers for that “Drawing” may be balanced and the winning numbers drawn. The draw breaks for each game are listed below:

 
DRAW BREAK
Pick 3, Pick 4
12:45 p.m. – 12:59 p.m. & 8:59 p.m. – 9:15 p.m. daily
Show Me Cash
8:59 p.m. – 9:15 p.m. daily
Lotto
8:59 p.m. – 9:15 p.m. Wednesday and Saturday
Powerball
8:59 p.m. – 10 p.m. Wednesday and Saturday
Mega Millions
8:59 p.m. – 10 p.m. Tuesday and Friday
Lucky for Life
8:30 p.m. – 9:39 p.m. Monday and Thursday
Club Keno
Every 4 minutes starting at 5 a.m. each day


How to Check Your Numbers

  1. Watch the televised drawing on your local Lottery station or check local newspapers or radio stations.

  2. Check with your Lottery retailer for the winning numbers. Request a winning numbers report or check tickets at a Check-A-Ticket machine.

  3. Visiting the Winning Numbers page on this website.

  4. Subscribe to the Lottery’s FREE daily Winning Numbers email newsletter.

  5. Call the Lottery hot line nearest you to hear a recorded message of the current winning numbers:

    Jefferson City – (573) 751-1111
    Kansas City – (816) 795-0203
    Springfield – (417) 888-4271
    St. Louis – (314) 340-5805

  6. Visit the nearest Lottery regional office in Jefferson City, St. Louis, Springfield or Kansas City.

  7. Request numbers by postal mail or e-mail.

    Send appropriate return postage to:
    Winning Numbers
    Missouri Lottery
    P.O. Box 1603
    Jefferson City, MO 65102-1603

    Comprehensive list: 11 first-class postage stamps
    Current-year List: One first-class postage stamp

    Request an email attachment of these lists at webmail@molottery.com.

  8. Sign up through the My Lottery Players Club to receive Winning Numbers free via text messaging.


How to Claim Your Prize

Claim winning tickets up to and including $600 at any Draw Games retail location.

Claim winning tickets of more than $600 at Missouri Lottery redemption centers or by mailing in your ticket with a completed claim form. A claim form must accompany winning tickets of more than $600. A claim form is available at any Lottery retailer or here on our website.

Mailing Instructions

  1. The claimant's name, address, telephone number and signature must be on the back of the ticket.

  2. The Lottery suggests that the claimant makes and retains a photocopy of both the front and back of the ticket for their personal records.

  3. If the prize is more than $600, a completed claim form, which is available from a Lottery retailer, at Lottery regional offices or through the Lottery’s website, must accompany the ticket. A copy of the completed claim form should be made and retained by the claimant.

  4. The claim form and original ticket should be mailed to:

    Ticket Redemption
    Missouri Lottery
    P.O. Box 7777
    Jefferson City, MO 65102-7777

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*In the event of a discrepancy, official winning numbers prevail over any numbers posted on this website.