What would you do if you had an extra $1,000 a week to spend? Would you take out a loan on a new car? Have your house refurbished? Buy a new TV? Take a vacation? Or do all of them, why not? If you would like to try your luck at winning $1,000 a week for the rest of your life, you can join the KY Win for Life lottery game. If you win the grand prize, you’ll receive a quarterly check of $13,000 (less the applicable taxes) for the rest of your life. And betting costs only $1.00 per game.
How do you play the KY Win for Life game? All you have to do is pick six numbers from one to forty-two in one of the play areas of the Win for Life playslip (each playslip has five play areas). Or you can ask the computer to pick six numbers for you using the Quick Pick option. The official Kentucky Lottery site also has a lucky number cruncher application for all of its lotto games that you can use to pick numbers to bet. After you’ve picked your numbers, mark how many draws you would like to play on the playslip; you can play up to 16 consecutive drawings using the same numbers. Or you can play single draws and then use your non-winning ticket to bet the same number for the next draw by presenting it to the retailer and asking to “play it again”.
During the draws, which are held every Wednesday and Saturday, six numbers will be drawn for the winning combination. Then a seventh, Free Ball number will be drawn. If your ticket matches all six numbers in the winning combination, you’ve won the grand prize. However, if you’ve only gotten five numbers plus the Free Ball number, then you’ve won $1,000 a week for a year or a total cash prize of $52,000. There are also consolation prizes you can win if you match four up to three numbers, and the prizes will be bigger if one of the numbers you match is the Free Ball number.
To find out if you’ve won, you can watch the live draws held at 11 pm Eastern Time/10 pm standard time on Kentucky Lottery network stations such as WKRP Cincinnati, Louisville the CW and Lexington the CW KYT. You can also listen to draws on participating local radio stations, look for the results in local newspapers and posted at Kentucky Win for Life outlets, or you can visit the Kentucky Lottery website where you can search the site for specific numbers and dates to see if you’ve won in the past.
Once you’ve won, make sure to sign the back of the ticket as proof of ownership and to make sure that no one else can claim your prize in case you lose it. Winning tickets can be validated the morning after the winning draw. You can claim major prizes at the Kentucky Lottery Headquarters in Louisville, KY while smaller prizes $25.000 and below can be claimed at regional offices, prizes $5,000 and below at authorized cashing agents and prizes $600 and below at Win for Life outlets. Note that all prizes must be claimed within six months (180 days) from the winning draw date.