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Scratchers 2nd Chance Official RULES


Ten winners of $1,000 for each Pool Draw and one winner of the End of Game Top Prize amount for each specific Scratchers® game.

How to Enter

All registered 2nd Chance players who purchase one or more eligible non-winning Scratchers tickets can enter each eligible ticket at Scratchers 2nd Chance.  Players must login to their existing 2nd Chance account or create an account at CA Lottery in order to submit a ticket entry.  Drawing participants may not enter more than 1,000 submissions for 2nd Chance per calendar month based on the Submission Limitation Policy.  Learn more about the Submission Limitation Policy.


Scratchers 2nd Chance Drawings will take place in accordance with Lottery Regulations and procedures.  Five alternate winners will be chosen per drawing in the event a selected entry is not valid. In no event will Scratchers 2nd Chance entries be accepted after the associated Scratchers game’s 2nd Chance End of Game Top Prize entry deadline. 

All timely entries are eligible for at least two types of Scratchers 2nd Chance drawings: pool drawing and End of Game Top Prize drawing. 

Pool drawings occur on a progressive basis, meaning the entry deadline for one pool drawing is immediately followed by the beginning of a new pool drawing entry period.  Eligible entries received after a pool draw entry deadline will automatically be entered into the pool for the next drawing.  Entries are eligible for only one pool drawing.

Additionally, eligible entries will be entered into the Scratchers 2nd Chance End of Game Top Prize drawing for the specific Scratchers game associated with that non-winning ticket.  When an End of Game Top Prize drawing occurs, all valid ticket entries for that game that are received by the Lottery before the entry deadline will be eligible for the End of Game Top Prize drawing.

How to Win

Entry deadlines and details will be posted on the Lottery website.  Entry deadlines are subject to change by the Lottery.  The Lottery will randomly select winners from the eligible internet entries received for each Scratchers 2nd Chance Pool Drawing and Scratchers 2nd Chance End of Game Top Prize Drawing.  Draws will be conducted in quarterly intervals, at a minimum.  Scratchers 2nd Chance winners’ names from each drawing will be posted on the Lottery website. Using the contact information provided to the Lottery by the player, the Lottery will notify each winner by e-mail to login into their account for “important information.”  Players must provide their true, full legal name when registering for the 2nd Chance program.  Only the person identified by name as the Winner on the Lottery website at the time the Winner’s name is posted may claim the prize from the Lottery.  Upon login to the Lottery’s website, the winner will be notified of the winning prize.  Winners must submit a Winner Claim Form in accordance with Lottery Regulations and procedures.  Players may not win more than one prize in each drawing.

Eligibility and Participation

Participants must be 18-years of age or older and must meet eligibility requirements at the time of the program drawing.  To enter Scratchers 2nd Chance drawings, participants must register as a player on the Lottery website.  When registering, participants must provide a valid California address and enter submissions from a location within California to be eligible for Scratchers 2nd Chance drawings.  In addition, participants must provide true and current information. Failure to provide participant’s full legal name will make participant ineligible to receive prizes from the California Lottery.  In Scratchers 2nd Chance Draws, only the person identified by name as the Winner on the Lottery website at the time the Winner’s name is posted may claim the prize from the California Lottery.  This program is not open to certain Lottery vendors or employees of the California Lottery, their agents, and their family members residing in the same household.


The odds of winning any prize vary based on the total number of entries that are received and the total number of entries each player submits.  Players may not win more than one prize in each drawing.

Additional Terms

Participants are responsible for complying with these Official Rules in addition to state and federal law and California Lottery Regulations.  Proof of age, eligibility, and identity must be furnished upon request. Participants agree to the Lottery’s use of their name, likeness, and hometown for advertising and publicity purposes, without compensation.  All taxes are the responsibility of the winner.  By participating in the program, and/or accepting any prize or promotional award, participants agree to and do release and hold harmless the California Lottery and its commissioners, employees, agents, and officers from any claim, demand, judgment, award, and/or any liability of any kind whatsoever.  The Lottery reserves the right to modify or terminate this program at any time. In the event of a conflict, these Official Rules supersede any applicable general rules or advertisements of the Lottery.

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