Aug. 11, 2014 – Arkansas, Georgia, and Kentucky Lottery players have only a few drawings left before Decades of Dollars, a twice-weekly, multi-state draw game with a top prize of $250,000 per year for 30 years, ends its run.
Decades of Dollars was launched in each of the three states and Virginia in 2011 and is now being discontinued to make way for a new multi-state, premium draw game.
The final Decades of Dollars drawing in each state will be Thursday, Oct. 16, which leaves just 20 more drawings in the game’s run.
Each ticket costs $2, and the game is played much the same as Powerball or Mega Millions: players choose six numbers between 1 and 47, then try to match their ticket to the six winning numbers in each drawing.
Players who match all six numbers win the quarter-million-dollar per year prize, but there are three other prizes that players can win with Decades of Dollars.
Players can win the game’s second prize, worth $10,000, by matching five of the six winning numbers. Matching four numbers will win players a $100 prize, the prize for matching three numbers is $10, and players who match two numbers win $2 or a free ticket.
Decades of Dollars drawings are held every Monday and Thursday at 11 p.m. ET. After the drawing tonight, Monday, Aug. 11, advance play sales will begin being limited to the number of drawings remaining; 19 plays after tonight’s drawing, 18 after Thursday’s drawing, and so on.