Below you will find answers to commonly asked questions. Click a header to expand the question and see the answer, only one will show at a time.
Any specially marked instant ticket is eligible for a second chance at winning the top prize for the game. CLICK HERE for a list of all 2nd Chance top prize drawings eligible tickets.
Tickets from all instant games are eligible to be entered until the deadline for the top prize drawing for the game is held. If a game does not have a top prize drawing tickets for the game are eligible to be entered until the first quarterly drawing after the game closes. CLICK HERE for a list of all eligible tickets.
As there is only one prize per drawing, a player may not win more than once.
Per drawing date, a player can only win the highest prize once and shall not be eligible to win any other prizes for the second chance drawing held on that date.
Per drawing date, a prize winner below the top prize level can only win one time per prize level. For example, if the prize levels (below the top prize level) are $50, $25 and $10, a prize winner can win a maximum of one time per $50, $25 and $10 prize level for the second chance drawing held on that date.
2nd Chance top prize drawings are held on a quarterly basis. The drawing date for each game is determined once the game ends. Once the drawing date is scheduled, the date and other details, such as the deadline for entries will be posted on this website.
Second chance drawings are held on a quarterly basis in March, June, September and December typically on the second Wednesday of the month. CLICK HERE for a list of drawing dates.
Non-winning tickets entered for any specially marked eligible game will be included in a 2nd Chance top prize drawing for that game after the game ends. The drawing will include only tickets from that specific game. The prize will be the top prize offered for that game. For example, if a player enters a non-winning ticket from "Triple 7s" (Game 1273), the ticket will be entered into a drawing for the top prize of that game ($7,777) once the game is ended.
Please refer to the diagram on the ENTER NOW screen to be sure you are entering the correct numbers. For each entry, enter the Entry Number, which is the 14-digit number on the front of the ticket located in the scratch off area. Then enter its Ticket Number, which is the 12-digit number on the back of the ticket at the top.
First, check your ticket to confirm that it is an eligible game and that it is not a winning ticket. Then confirm that you are entering the correct digits from your ticket. If you still cannot enter the ticket we will need to receive more information about the ticket. Please send us a note through the Contact page.
One possibility may be that you are inadvertently double-clicking when submitting entries instead of clicking just once, and the system reads the second click as another attempt to submit the entry again. You can check this by reviewing the entries on the "Entry History" page.
If you still experience problems, Please send us a note through the Contact page of this website.
If you make ten unsuccessful attempts to enter a ticket, you will be locked out of the system for 24 hours. If you continue to have a problem with this, Please send us a note through the Contact page of this website.
When you submit your entry, you will see a confirmation message identifying the ticket number of the entry and telling you that your entry has been recorded. You can also view your entry history on the "Entry History" page.
Winners will be contacted using the information they provided when they registered. The names of winners will be posted on this website the day after any drawing.
After registering your ticket, please dispose of it properly. Remember, that Vermont Lottery tickets are 100% recyclable. No ticket needs to be presented to win.
Your chance of winning a prize will vary based on the total number of entries that are received for a drawing and the total number of entries that you have submitted.