Winning $ 1,000 a week for the rest of your life sounds fantastic, but did you know there are other lotteries out there that will award you even bigger prizes, where you can win $ 5.000 a week for life or even $ 1,000,000 a year for life. All these prizes are offered by the New York Lottery, one of the oldest state-run lotteries, through its instant scratch card games. You don't need to wait for the draw; You'll know immediately if you've won, even before you've left the store where you bought the ticket.
If you want to win $ 5,000 a week for life, you can try your luck with the Set for Life scratch-off game, which sells for $ 10 a ticket. To play, scratch off the upper section to reveal the six winning numbers; then scratch off the lower section to reveal your 15 numbers. If any of your numbers matches the winning numbers, you win the prize shown. You can win up to fifteen times. If you reveal a coin symbol, you win the prize shown automatically. If you reveal a star symbol, you win ten times the prize shown. And if you reveal the "Life" symbol then you win the grand prize of $ 5,000 a week for the rest of your life. Apart from the grand prize, you can win minor prizes ranging from $ 10 to $ 50,000. If you're feeling even luckier, you can try for $ 10,000 a week for life with the Win for Life Spectacular, which retails for $ 20 a ticket. Game mechanics are similar to the Set for Life game although the minor prizes are larger, ranging from $ 20 to $ 100,000.
Or if you would like to win bigger amounts but over a shorter period of time, you can try the $ 500,000,000 Extravaganza, which retails for $ 20 a ticket. There will be 8 winners of the $ 5,000.000 grand prize, which pays out $ 250,000 a year for 20 years, 12 winners of the $ 2,000,000 prizes which pays $ 100,000 a year for 20 years and 84 winners of the $ 1,000,000 prize, which pays $ 50,000 a year for 20 years. There are also minor prizes ranging from $ 20 to $ 5,000. All you need to win is to match any of your fifteen numbers with the ten winning numbers; a coin symbol means an automatic win while a star symbol means you win 10 times the prize amount shown.
Finally, the biggest payoff of all is offered by the Win $ 1,000,000 a Year for Life scratch-off card, which retails for $ 30 but which guarantees you one million a year for the rest of your life if you reveal the Life symbol on your scratch card . Minor prizes range from $ 30 to $ 50,000.
To protect your winnings, instantly sign the back of your winning ticket to ensure that nobody else can claim your prize in case you lose your ticket. If you win the jackpot prize, you can claim it at a Customer Service Center or mail the ticket with a completed claim form to the New York Lottery office at Schenectady. You can only claim prizes one year from the winning draw date, after which they expire.