Arizona Lottery Rolls Out New Lucky Life Scratch-Offs
Jan. 6, 2014 – A new year means new games for Arizona Lottery players, who now have a chance to live the lucky life thanks to a new family of scratch-off games. Aptly named Lucky Life, each of the four new tickets offer players a chance to win themselves a weekly “salary” from the Lottery for life.
The lottery announced Monday that the Lucky Life family of scratch-offs would include four new tickets, spanning as many price points. The series of games includes $1, $2, $5, and $10 tickets, each offering grand prizes with weekly payments.
Each grand prize has a payout period of 20 years. Winners on the $1 ticket will be able to collect $500 a week per year, or $26,000 per year (before taxes). The $2 ticket would provide grand prize winners with $52,000, in $1,000 weekly payments; the $5 ticket’s top prize is $2,500 per week for a total of $130,000 each year; the $10 ticket offers players a chance to win $5,000 a week, totaling $260,000 each year.
Each prize includes a lump-sum option for winners who want their cash up-front.
The prize structure for the new Lucky Life tickets is unique, not only because it offers weekly winnings as a top prize, but also because the the prizes are some of the highest ever handed out by the Lottery.
“With the Lucky Life series, each price point will offer the highest top prizes ever for Scratchers tickets in Arizona,” said Karen Bach, director of budged, products and communications for the Arizona Lottery, in Monday’s press release.
Along with opportunities to win weekly payments, Lucky Life players will also be able to enter into special Second Chance contests for each of the four tickets.
Non-winning tickets from the $1 game can be entered into a drawing for $2,500; tickets from the $2 game can be entered into a drawing for $10,000; tickets from the $5 game can be entered into a drawing for $50,000; and tickets from the $10 game can be entered into a drawing for $100,000.
To help introduce players to the new Lucky Life game, the Arizona Lottery is holding a launch event at their headquarters in Phoenix tomorrow, Jan. 7, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Players who purchase a $10 Lucky Life ticket at the event will receive a $5 ticket free, and will also be entered for a chance to win one of two “Ultimate Sports Packages,” which include free tickets and autographed memorabilia from Arizona’s professional sports teams.
Mascots from the Phoenix Coyotes, Phoenix Suns, and Arizona Cardinals will be on hand to help celebrate the Lucky Life release, and the Lottery’s street team will have their “Spin-to-Win” wheel out offering players extra chances to win prizes.
For those players who can’t make it to Phoenix for the Lucky Life launch event, the Arizona Lottery will still be giving away free $5 tickets (with purchase of a $10 Lucky Life ticket) to players who go to the Lottery’s Tucson office tomorrow.