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60 chances to win $5,000 will heat up this summer

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Soon it’ll be hot outside but we’ve got something cool for Lucke-Zone members this summer: On top of receiving Lucke-Rewards points, each eligible ticket you enter will automatically give you a shot to win $5,000 in a Hot Summer Second-Chance Drawing. In each of three drawings, 20 prizes of $5,000 will be awarded for a total of 60 winners.

Any ticket purchased and entered during an entry period gives you a chance to win. Here are the key dates you need to know:

  • Drawing 1: Entry from June 6 - June 30 (Drawing on July 3)
  • Drawing 2: Entry from July 1 - July 31 (Drawing on Aug. 7)
  • Drawing 3: Entry from Aug. 1 - Sept. 3 (Drawing on Sept. 11)

Just as with Lucke-Rewards points, non-winning instant tickets and all draw game tickets are eligible to win in a Hot Summer Second-Chance drawing. This includes non-winning tickets for MONOPOLY and Star Trek that have their own separate second-chance drawings.

The lottery will attempt to notify winners by e-mail within 48 hours of a drawing. Once a winner has responded to notification, the Winners page will be updated. A $5,000 winner will claim the prize at one of the lottery’s regional offices. A winner’s name will be announced only after he or she has been notified and the claim process is complete.

For more information on this promotion starting June 6, check out the Second-Chance page. Stay cool and good luck!

65 Comments

On 5/09/2013 09:21, rightone said

nice to know that you are thinking a new ideas to distribute this wealth around for using the lottery tickets that has been previously purchased. Thanks for sharing the wealth with people that are in need in these trying time. Keep up the good work. I have a good idea for the lottery called find the number. Its a fun game and its a games of skill...........Nelson

On 5/09/2013 09:40, earl2212 said

oh wow!! you talking about something hard to win,watch this game. how many points will you have to give up to try for this? about 75/1 point. oh yes! second chance sch/offs tickets produce a lot of non-winning tickets in the stores. is there anyone keeping a running record like i am of all the non-winning second chance tickets.

On 5/09/2013 09:42, Lucke-Zone said

@ EARL2212 - Someone with just one entry in the drawing has a chance to win $5,000. It's an opportunity to win at zero additional cost to members of the Lucke-Zone. In addition to non-winning scratch-off tickets, ALL draw games tickets can be entered for more chances to win, too. Best of luck to you if you enter for a chance to win :-)

On 5/09/2013 10:01, kbo80 said

Woohoo even though I don't win, I love these games and to see others win. This really going to be interesting.

On 5/09/2013 11:14, jterry said

I like this! I would LOVE for lucke rewards to soon do instant winning when you enter a ticket. I know you get double points but it would be so nice to enter a non winning number and it show you won a cash prize!!!

On 5/09/2013 02:20, Lucke-Zone said

@ JTERRY - Creative idea!!

On 5/09/2013 03:10, outlookin494 said

fantastic, its' promotions like these that make me a number 1 NCEL player! I appreciate the opportunity that NCEL is giving its' players a real second chance to win big money! "NCEL", keep up the good work.

On 5/09/2013 03:58, 1rock2king said

I notice on the cash5 payout page, when you click on the payout of a winner, it don't show the city where the jackpot was won from. Is that coming back?

On 5/09/2013 04:03, 1rock2king said

Good to have more chances to win! after taxes on 5,000...Will Have a little bit left! Take a nice beach trip on that!

On 5/09/2013 05:36, vlPlayer said

I agree with JTerry.The extra points are great,but to win some cash on a instant with some of these non winning tickets, is a super idea.I think that you would see alot more lucke zone players.

On 5/09/2013 05:56, Blessed said

How many points will it take for an entry into the 60 for $5,000? Thank you

On 5/09/2013 07:52, brenda said

i will like to see more winner in my area.

On 5/09/2013 08:19, Player said

omg I cant wait for this right here... I think this is going to be perfect

On 5/09/2013 08:23, La Blanch said

I look forward to new games!!! Good LUCK everyone....

On 5/09/2013 08:25, Player said

I've thought the same thing JTERRY! That would be exciting!

On 5/09/2013 08:27, Lucke-Zone said

@ PLAYER (SH) - This promotion works differently from the Lucke-Rewards drawings. Basically, every non-winning instant ticket and every draw game ticket you enter here in the Lucke-Zone gives you a chance to win in a Hot Summer Second-Chance drawing! Just remember, you have to buy and enter the ticket during one of the entry periods mentioned in the blog above. Good luck!

On 5/09/2013 08:29, Lucke-Zone said

@ 1R2K - That information is updated by the lottery staff.. how quickly it is done will vary, but, no, that information hasn't gone away :-)

On 5/09/2013 09:34, turbo said

So, there is no point of me saving my points for the hot summer drawing, since the only tics that count are ones purchased that month. Correct?

On 5/09/2013 10:00, Player said

I appreciate any opportunity to make an extra dollar. They don't seem to come too easy these days. Thankful...

On 5/10/2013 12:44, Cassandra said

I just don't understand I haven't won yet sometimes I enter over 60 entries. I WANNA WIN, do I just give up or what Please Tell me always Cassandra

On 5/10/2013 06:44, pkeys said

Thank you for the second chance. Did the monopoly drawing take place

On 5/10/2013 08:17, Lucke-Zone said

@ PLAYER (K13) - Your comment can't be posted to due the vulgar language in it. Let's be clear about something: Often, our comments share information with players that make it clear that it takes a lot of luck to win - we say again and again that there's never a guarantee of winning a prize playing the lottery. We're sorry to hear that you don't trust that the lottery is operated fairly for players like you. But, we still wish you the best.

On 5/10/2013 08:23, Lucke-Zone said

@ PKEYS - Yes, it was. Similar to the notification/claim process for Lucke-Rewards drawings... winners in the MONOPOLY drawings will only be announced after they respond to the lottery's notification AND complete the claim process. As you may have noticed, this can take several days. The winner page will be updated as soon as that info is available! :-D

On 5/10/2013 08:30, Player said

I wish i can win for once in my life time it wounld be good.

On 5/10/2013 08:32, Lucke-Zone said

@ CASSANDRA - Any time you have even one entry in a Lucke-Rewards drawing, you have a chance to win. At the same time there are many other Lucke-Zone members entering for a chance to win. There are often more than 100,000 total entries in a given Lucke-Rewards drawing. Just as with scratch-off games and other lottery drawings, it takes a lot of luck to win a Lucke-Rewards prize. Good luck to you!

On 5/10/2013 08:33, Lucke-Zone said

@ TURBO - That's exactly right. There's no advantage to saving up tickets purchased now to enter later, since the ticket must be purchased AND entered during the Hot Summer promotion period in order to get entries into one of those drawings. Good luck to you!!

On 5/10/2013 11:18, Cassandra said

Ok I gotcha, thank you for replying....Have a bless day...I am going to pray that I win Lord knows my family needs it our van broke down so we need all the funds we can get for a family as big as mine. That van was our only transportation mercy we need some luck or blessing always Cassandra....

On 5/10/2013 12:27, chris28411 said

With all of the games out there how in the world can you tell that a scratch off ticket was purchased during the valid dates or are we talking about only pick 3, 4 cash 5, mega and powerball tickets?

On 5/10/2013 01:26, Lucke-Zone said

@ CHRIS28411 - Like any other sales organization of significant size, the lottery automatically tracks sales of all lottery tickets at all retailers 365 days a year.

On 5/10/2013 01:51, littlewilly said

if I win I am going to open a soup kitchen,and a homeless shelter,buy my wife a log cabin on a lake,and all my family members a cabin as well,fish all weekend,work at the shelters twice a week.im talking about the big one.dream on and play!!

On 5/10/2013 04:29, turbo said

Thanx, for verifying my assumption. I'm sure others were thinking and wondering the same thing.I'll just make sure I save some for the grill and chill drawings, cause that's what I love to do! Cheers!

On 5/10/2013 05:09, Player said

How come you can see the drawing of lottery on tv.if you by a scratch ticket you can see when you scratch what you win or lose. BUT why can't they come up with something so we can see when they draw for second chance drawings. I think it would be more ligit and make a lot of people happy.

On 5/10/2013 10:46, Jimbo said

I find it odd that in a game of chance, everyone whines if they miss it- odds are you are NOT going to win- due to quantities of tickets sold PLUS the matrix of choices in the numbers. BUT you can't win- if you don't enter! I don't stress it- I buy ONE ticket per drawing for Mega and ONE ticket per drawing for Powerball...odds are as good for 1 as for 100. I love the idea of a 2nd chance...odds are BETTER here because many WON'T take the time to enter- so out of 1 in 1,000,000,000 for the big drawings, here it's only 1 in 1,000,000- and as always- if you don't enter, you can't win. Easy to comprehend.

On 5/11/2013 12:28, Player said

Well I haven't won yet but I will not give up .When it do happen.I know it was meant to be.Dont get discoureage. Have faith.

On 5/11/2013 07:27, PungoCreeker said

I also think instant winning when you enter non-winning tickets is a great idea.

On 5/11/2013 12:02, Lucke-Zone said

@ PLAYER (R01) - Lucke-Rewards and second-chance drawings are different from draw games that use ball machines and instant games that you scratch. They're conducted using a random number generator, under the supervision of an auditor, according to specific security procedures. Without boring you with a tedious list of details, it wouldn't be interesting to watch. Televised drawings are expensive and time-consuming to produce, and require TV stations to broadcast them to the general public. Lucke-Rewards drawings are exclusive to Lucke-Zone members at no additional cost to players; doing them in this way makes it possible for the lottery to award cash and other prizes to the winners.

On 5/11/2013 12:38, Player said

It would be awesome to be a winner. I know that things happen for a reason and when it happens, it was meant to be.

On 5/11/2013 12:57, Player said

I think the second chance drawing is a great idea.It gives the lucke members something to look forward to.I haven't won yet.But when it happen I know it was meant to be.Until then I will continue to play.Good luck everyone.

On 5/11/2013 01:03, Cassandra said

Ok how do you know if you won I am confused .............always Cassandra

On 5/11/2013 09:35, Player said

I I like recycling chance because it's really have people really will be a chance in the whole people of formal release so everybody can have this chance

On 5/12/2013 09:02, Jmarc said

So I was wondering is the drawing system a computer program or is a person who does the stoping of number generator. I was also curious if it is better to enter every drawing once at a or mulitpul enterys at a time

On 5/12/2013 10:23, wilesha said

I enjoy playing. I hope to see more winners then losing tickets. Earlier, a bright idea surfaced from a poster above...instant cash winner on the lucke-zone page. Lotto staff, what do you think about this idea?

On 5/12/2013 11:05, Player said

maybe you can have a drawing to win a free car mabe a volkswagan passat and since i thought of the idea maybei would get a free volkswagon. thanks

On 5/12/2013 12:22, Player said

is there any way you could add a real time "total entries ticker" on a second chance drawing that lets you know exactly how many total entries there are in that particular second chance drawing? So a person could know there odds for the drawing?

On 5/12/2013 05:01, Lucke-Zone said

@ PLAYER (JP1011) - The Lucke-Zone wasn't set up that way, but we will forward your suggestion.

On 5/12/2013 05:12, Lucke-Zone said

@ JMARC - To answer your first question, the random number generator is started by the lottery staff but it does not require a person to "stop" it in order for the random results to be generated. To answer your second question, its really up to each Lucke-Zone member whether it'd be more fun to have lots of entries in one drawing or fewer entries in lots of drawings... either way, it'll take luck to win - so, good luck to you!

On 5/12/2013 05:17, Lucke-Zone said

@ CASSANDRA - If you mean the results of the Hot Summer Second-Chance drawings: After a drawing is held, the lottery will attempt to notify winners first by e-mail within 48 hours of the drawing. Good luck to you!

On 5/13/2013 09:33, Lucke-Zone said

@ WILESHA - We appreciate yours and everyone else's ideas and suggestions for the Lucke-Zone. The Lucke-Zone site and Lucke-Rewards program aren't set up to offer instant prizes. As time goes on, though, more program features will be introduced. For now, we hope you enjoy the points and drawings :-)

On 5/13/2013 05:58, Player said

I know you answer the same questions over and over but i agree with above comment. It would be great to have a running live count on total number of entries for each drawing. The current entry number doesn't even say how many entries you have made on email confirmation. It seems all drawings are lumped together on entry number you get in the email. i know the number is shown on the winners page but a running total would be more transparent and maybe some questions would be answered as to why after entering 100 times you did not win because 100,000 people have also entered.

On 5/14/2013 08:31, Lucke-Zone said

@ PLAYER (LG) - We hear you and the other players who have suggested this. It's possible that a feature like this could be added at some point.

On 5/14/2013 12:38, SK said

I get one entry # even if i did multiple entries for a drawing. Am I not supposed to get an entry number for each entry of a drawing?

On 5/14/2013 03:07, Player said

I don't understand if this is education lottery then why don't the state have money to pay its teachers and keep cutting them back. And all these thousands of dollars and hundreds of thousands of dollars that people supposly when every week and month where's the money coming from if BC is that broke. Ummm makes you wonder. Then you enter galore amount of tickets in 2 and chance and you still lose unless you know someone.

On 5/14/2013 03:39, Sandy said

what the reason foe not being able to save your points and enter them in the Hot Summer Promotions ! If there your points looks like you could save um and use when U want!

On 5/14/2013 04:56, Lucke-Zone said

@ PLAYER (R01) - The $456.7 million that the lottery transfered to the state made a big difference for specific programs: teachers' salaries in grades K-3, school construction, prekindergarten for at-risk four-year-olds, and college scholarships and financial aid based on need. While $456.7 million is a large sum of money, is is equal to about 5% of what the state spends on education. Lottery funds for education will never cover every need, it will always be a comparatively small but important source of funding for education.

On 5/14/2013 04:58, Lucke-Zone said

@ SANDY - Promotions often have a beginning and ending date. The Hot Summer promotion starts June 6. Remember, the Lucke-Rewards program is an extra benefit to players for more chances to win at no extra cost. We wish you the best of luck.

On 5/14/2013 04:58, Lucke-Zone said

@ SK - Please call our player customer service number toll-free to talk it through with someone on our team: 1-800-201-0108

On 5/14/2013 08:42, Player said

TO LUCKE ZONE i have to admit no matter how bummed out i get on my life and losing so much and badly in lottery, which causes me to take my frusterations out on this blog. Ya always seem to reply very curteous. And dispite my attitude i greatly greatly appreciate that.

On 5/15/2013 12:13, kelly said

whats the overall percentages of Q.P.s and pick your own numbers.

On 5/15/2013 02:41, Lucke-Zone said

@ KELLY - According to a survey from a few years ago, about 75% of draw game players Quick Pick, 25% choose their own #'s. Winning tickets were (unsurprisingly) in the same general proportion

On 5/15/2013 02:43, Lucke-Zone said

@ PLAYER (R01) - We appreciate the meaning of your comment. We also understand that folks play the lottery hoping to win... while we appreciate you as a player, who you are as a person is far more important. So we hope that, if you play games of chance, it's only to the extent you're enjoying yourself. Otherwise, there's so many more important things in life. Thanks again for your comment and for being a part of the Lucke-Zone :-)

On 5/16/2013 01:36, Sandy said

i no promo have a beging and end! im curoius on how are u all gona tell when the tickets are purchased? i guess your gona go back and look at dates ?

On 5/16/2013 04:09, Lucke-Zone said

@ SANDY - When a ticket is sold, the day and time of sale is information that is recorded in the lottery's sales database.

On 6/04/2013 03:17, Player said

lord please let me win something sure do need it i.good luck to everyone

On 6/29/2013 06:20, 1rock2king said

Maybe the next game, up the ante to 10,000?

On 7/13/2013 07:02, jean44 said

Looking forward to next, drawing hoping to win.

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