Someone who bought a lottery ticket at a Davenport supermarket has won Iowa’s second big prize in the Lucky for Life game.
The Davenport ticket matched the first five numbers but missed the Lucky Ball in last night’s drawing to win the game’s second prize of $25,000 a year for life. The lucky ticket was purchased at Hy-Vee, 4064 E. 53rd St. in Davenport.
The winning numbers in last night’s Lucky for Life drawing were: 13-21-27-35-43 and Lucky Ball 14.
Hy-Vee will get a $500 bonus from the lottery for selling the winning ticket at one of its stores.
Iowa became the 18th state to offer Lucky for Life when sales started here in late January. Lucky for Life is a $2 game with drawings twice a week, at 9:38 p.m. on Mondays and Thursdays. Players choose five numbers from a pool of 48 for the white balls and 1 out of 18 numbers for the Lucky Ball. Players can win the game’s top prize of $1,000 a day for life by matching all six numbers selected in one of its drawings. The game’s second prize – for matching the first five numbers but missing the Lucky Ball – is $25,000 a year for life. Other prize levels in the game range from $4 up to $5,000.
The game’s top two prize levels are described as “lasting as long as you do,” meaning they are truly for life. The minimum guaranteed payout for those two prize levels is 20 years, and there’s a lump-sum option for those who would prefer that.
The top two prize levels in Lucky for Life have to be claimed at Iowa Lottery headquarters in Clive. If the winner or winners of the Davenport ticket need information before coming forward to claim the prize, they’re welcome to call us here at the lottery at 515-725-7900.
In March, a Sioux City man won Lucky for Life’s prize of $25,000 a year for life with a ticket he bought at a Hy-Vee store in his community. Roy King, 62, said he’d seen a sign about Lucky for Life and decided to give it a try. He won his big prize with the fourth ticket he purchased in the game. He and his wife planned to use the lottery winnings to plan for retirement.