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$1,000 a day for life lottery ticket bought in Great Falls

Posted at 3:52 PM, Apr 09, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-09 20:10:43-04


GREAT FALLS- A Montana Lottery player has won a $1,000 a day for life prize after purchasing a ticket at a Great Falls convenience store.

The winning ticket for the Lucky for Life game was sold at the Holiday Stationstore at 601 Northwest Bypass in Great Falls.

The prize is worth at least $5.7 million – and potentially more, depending on the winner’s lifespan. The odds of winning the prize are 1 in 30.8 million, according to a press release.

The drawing was held on April 8, and the winner has not claimed the prize.

Montana is one of 26 U.S. lotteries that sell Lucky for Life tickets, which cost $2. The top prize is $1,000 a day for life.

Under game rules, a winner receives $1,000 a day for as long as they live. There is no cap on the amount a winner may win as long as they are alive. If a winner dies before 20 years, their named beneficiary receives $1,000 a day until 20 years after the date the winner claimed the prize, which equates to $5.7 million.

Winners may also choose to claim $5.7 million in one lump sum.