As the name suggests, they're a second chance to win cash and prizes. Rules vary by state, but the general concept is this: If you buy lottery tickets — drawing-style or scratch-offs — for certain games, your non-winning tickets can win you prizes in random drawings.
In respect to this, how do you know if you win a second chance lottery?
Scratchers 2nd Chance How To Play
- Step 1: Play. Play any Scratchers® game with the 2nd Chance logo on the back.
- Step 2: Sign In. Sign into your account.
- Step 3: Enter. Enter your non-winning code via the Lottery mobile app or on the Scratchers 2nd Chance page.
- Step 4: Check. To check if you've won, simply sign into your account after the drawing.
Do you have to keep your ticket for second chance?
To claim a second-chance drawing prize, you DO NOT need to submit the original tickets. After making sure your ticket has not won a prize through regular game play, it is safe to discard it once it's been entered.
How long do you have to claim a winning lottery ticket in California?
You have up to one year from the date of the draw to claim the jackpot prize. For all other MEGA Millions prizes, you have 180 days to claim your prize.