The Lottery’s always looking for ways to give YOU more Reasons to Smile, which includes our second-chance drawings. The Lottery has three current second-chance drawings you can enter NOW for a chance to win once-in-a-lifetime experiences! 

Living Lucky with Luke Combs Final Drawing Deadline: Sept. 25, 2023  

Powerball First Millionaire Drawing Deadline: Oct. 2, 2023 


In Louisiana, Lottery proceeds fund K-12 public education, with the first $500,000 going to help fund problem gambling programs. In 2004 an amendment was passed to dedicate these proceeds to the Minimum Foundation Program, which funds K-12 public education in the state. To date, more than $4.5 BILLION has been transferred to the state thanks to you, our players! See more about where the money goes!

Responsible Gaming

Lottery games are meant to be a fun form of entertainment and we are determined to help our players keep it that way by stressing the importance of playing responsibly!

As a member of the National Council on Problem Gambling, the Louisiana Lottery takes this effort seriously by distributing problem gambling awareness brochures in all of its retailer play centers; printing the problem gambling helpline number on all tickets, advertisements, news releases and sales materials; and encouraging players to adhere to responsible play techniques throughout the year.

In addition, the first $500,000 in Lottery proceeds each year goes to the Problem and Compulsive Gambling dedicated state fund that is managed through the Louisiana Department of Health-Office of Behavioral Health. The Lottery is committed to helping raise awareness of problem gambling and support referrals to the state's helpline, 877-770-7867.

Janet M. Miller, MS, LAC, CCGC, CCDP-D

Executive Director, Louisiana Association on Compulsive Gambling, Bossier City

"The Lottery has always been a part of the coalition of concern about problem gaming in conjunction with the Department of Health and LACG. Their involvement in promoting responsible gaming and our help line is so important. In fact, they were really on the forefront of promoting the line on their products. We want people to have fun when they gamble but also know that if they have a problem, we are here to help. The Lottery understand and supports this. In addition, their dedicated funding helps provide world-class treatment and prevention resources."


Teamwork makes the dream work! The Lottery's partnerships with more than 2,700 local businesses from convenience stores to gas stations to grocery stores is mutually beneficial and we are very appreciative of all our retailers do! Here's what some of our top retailers have to say about how the Lottery positively impacts their business.

Unique General Store Owner Suresh Sadhwani says selling Lottery games helps with sales of other products and brings in more customers!

"It's like free advertising! When you put out the Lottery sign, it draws customers in, and they pick up other items when they're here!"

Food N Geaux Owner Duc Nguyen says Lottery customers are very loyal and his store sees repeat customers on a daily basis!

"More than 90% of them purchase other items with their tickets, mostly our food. And when they win, it brings them back. The fact that a portion of Lottery sales goes to education also makes it rewarding to us."

Kajeunes Food Mart Owner Emon Saiful says the Lottery is like the soul to his business because it not only brings in new customers, but it also promotes relationship building with them!

"I enjoy listening to players' stories because Lottery products can make a difference in their lives. One of my regular customers won $500 playing his favorite number at my store, and that really built up that customer relationship."

Super Al Owner Rawhi Roy Mashni says the Lottery brings in foot traffic with customers dedicated to playing their favorite games. Along with their Lottery purchase, they buy additional products available in his store.

"The Lottery ensures that we have sufficient inventory to meet our customers' needs and provides a variety of games to entertain those loyal players. Our store is very pro-Lottery and treats players with friendly, enhanced service. Because of that, they say they wont go anywhere else!"

Excel Express Owner Kunal Arya says any customer that purchases at his store is a good customer, and Lottery games bring in good customers!

"The Lottery is like a service we offer, and it makes our customers happy! When these customers are happy, they stick around and spend money on other items we have in our store."

Raceway Owner Rohit Bhagat says selling Lottery products at his location gets more people to come inside.

"Many Lottery customers visit regularly, multiple times a week, to get their Lottery tickets. When they do, they look around at the other amazing things our store has to offer, like our food or beverages, and purchase those as well!"


The Louisiana Lottery prides itself on giving players a chance to win big and make memories with thousands of winners every day all over the state!

Since the Lottery's inception, more than $5 billion has gone to lucky winners. In addition to cash prizes, winners have also enjoyed incredible second-chance experience and merchandise prizes.

Take a look at a few of our recent big winners! We love to share their celebration stories!

$12,000 scratch-off winner Jessica Travis of Ponchatoula

$100,000 Powerball winner John Hills of Melville

$600 Pick 4 winner LaTosha Duffie of Bastrop

Saints Second-Chance Drawing Season Prize Package winner Johntel Moore of Baker

Reason To Smile Promotion

Reason to Smile Facebook Timeline Promotion
July 21-23, 2023

Contest Description:
Louisiana residents who are at least 21 years of age are invited to enter the Lottery's Reason to Smile Facebook timeline promotion for a chance to win one of 10 Celebrate Lottery Week prize packages.

How to Enter:
Beginning Friday, July 21, eligible participants are invited to post their favorite Lottery experience as a comment to the Lottery's designated Facebook post by 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, July 23 for a chance to win a prize package. Prize packages will include a Lottery NASCAR Powerball Playoff T-shirt, stadium cup, mascot sports bottle, duffle bag and a koozie.

No entries will be accepted in person, by mail or through any other method. Only one entry per person is allowed. No purchase is necessary to submit an entry for the promotion. Winners will be randomly selected from the field of entries.

Inappropriate or offensive comments or photos will be deleted and not considered as entries.

Winners will receive a Louisiana Lottery Celebrate Lottery Week prize package that will include a Lottery NASCAR Powerball Playoff T-shirt, stadium cup, mascot sports bottle, duffle bag and a koozie.

Prizes have no cash value. In the unlikely event the Lottery is unable to fulfill a stated prize due to circumstances beyond its control, a prize(s) of equal or greater value will be substituted at the Lottery's sole discretion.

Winner Selection & Notification:
Ten (10) winners will be randomly chosen from the field of eligible entries to receive a prize package by 5 p.m. on Monday, July 24.

Once the winners have been chosen, they will be contacted via direct message on Facebook and asked for their physical mailing address. The winners have one week after any form of attempted communication by the Lottery to verify their eligibility status or their prize will be forfeited; the Lottery may, at its discretion, assign an alternate winner in those cases.

Entrants grant permission to the Lottery to have their name and social media handle included in the Lottery's publicity efforts. Entrants also agree to be recognized publicly on the Lottery's Facebook page.

This promotion is open to Louisiana residents at least 21 years of age. Residency and age will be verified. The following individuals are excluded from participating in Louisiana Lottery promotions:

  • Any member of the Board of Directors, officer or employee of the Louisiana Lottery Corporation.
  • Any spouse, child, brother, sister or parent residing in the same household of any Louisiana Lottery employee, officer or member of the Board of Directors.
  • Any employee of any company or vendor awarded a contract or subcontract to conduct business with, assigned to perform services for or provide goods to the Louisiana Lottery for any duration in the 2023 calendar year. This includes but is not limited to advertising agencies, gaming system vendors, printers, auditors, promotional product suppliers, etc.
  • Any spouse, child, brother, sister or parent residing in the same household of any company or vendor awarded a contract or subcontract to conduct business with, assigned to perform services for or provide goods to the Louisiana Lottery for any duration in the 2023 calendar year.

Any person who falls into one of the categories listed above or who does not meet the age and residency requirements will be deemed ineligible to participate.

All contest entrants agree to comply with these rules and accept the Lottery's interpretation of them in executing the contest.

In addition, entrants agree to participate in the Lottery's publicity efforts in conjunction with this contest, including but not limited to photo publication, press releases, interviews and media coverage.

Entrants also acknowledge that in matters of administering the contest, the decisions of the Louisiana Lottery Corporation are binding and final.

The Louisiana Lottery is solely responsible for conducting and administering this contest. The Louisiana Lottery shall have no responsibility or liability for any actual or claimed harm that may arise due to promotional materials or prizes. Participants agree to indemnify and hold harmless Facebook or the Louisiana Lottery Corporation and its promotional partners.

The Louisiana Lottery is not responsible or liable for any error, omission or any technical problem related to its promotions, including but not limited to entries and submissions, website problems, applications problems, Internet problems or problems with a participant's computer. If for some reason a promotion is not capable of running as originally planned, the Lottery has the right to modify, suspend or cancel all or any portion of the promotion's rules.

Facebook and their affiliates, shareholders, officers, directors, agents, representatives and employees will have no liability or responsibility for any claim arising in connection with participation in their promotions or the prizes awarded. Facebook has not offered or sponsored Lottery promotions in any way.