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Get Your Extra Play with 2ND CHANCE

Non-winning Scratchers® tickets get another chance to win cash and prizes in WEEKLY Scratchers 2nd Chance draws, with 32 winners and $100,000 in cash and prizes every week! And the play never ends with seasonal Scratchers 2nd Chance SPECIAL PROMOTIONS throughout the year, with multiple chances to win cash, merchandise and unique experiences.

To get started, all you need to do is sign up for a California Lottery® account. 



How Scratchers 2nd Chance Works

Getting a 2nd Chance is easy. If you don’t have an account, it just takes a few minutes to register. Once registered, you can enter your non-winning Scratchers in two ways:

1. Log into My Account on calottery.com and submit the 2nd Chance code on your non-winning Scratchers ticket. 
2. Scan your code into 2nd Chance using the California Lottery Official App. 

Entering your non-winning Scratchers ticket into 2nd Chance gives you the chance to win up to $25,000. Every $1 you play equals another 2nd Chance entry. A $5 ticket gives you five entries, a $10 ticket gives you 10 entries and so on.


Your Scratchers 2nd Chance Codes Become Draw Entries

32 winners every week with prizes totaling $100,000!
As soon as you submit your Scratchers 2nd Chance codes, you’re automatically entered into the applicable weekly draw. With up to 500 total 2nd Chance codes you can submit a month, you have lots of chances to win! Plus, discover more play with special promotional draws throughout the year that will give you the opportunity to collect cash, merchandise, and unique experiences.


Other Ways to Win with SuperLotto Plus and Fantasy 5

Not only can you submit your non-winning Scratchers into weekly 2nd Chance drawings, but your eligible SuperLotto Plus and Fantasy 5 tickets also offers more ways to win weekly with 2nd Chance. Learn more here!

Recent Winners

  • Card 1 Scratchers 2nd Chance $25,000
  • Card 2 Scratchers 2nd Chance $25,000
  • Card 3 Scratchers 2nd chance $25,000
  • Card 4 2nd Chance Winner $25,000
  • Card 5 2nd Chance Winner $25,000
  • Card 6 2nd Chance Winner $25,000
  • Card 7 2nd Chance Winner $25,000
  • Card 8 2nd Chance Winner $25,000
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Scratchers 2nd Chance winner of $25,000 Mohamed S. of Antioch

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Scratchers 2nd chance winner Talon Q of Lompoc

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Michael H of Oakland 2nd chance winner

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Danny L. of Los angeles 2nd Chance winner

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Francisco A of San Jose 2nd Chance winner

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Just follow these simple steps to submit your Scratchers 2nd Chance codes.

Buy a Scratchers ticket. If it isn’t an instant winner, use the 2nd Chance code on your Scratchers ticket to enter the Weekly Scratchers 2nd Chance draws. You get one entry for every $1 you spend.

Submit your Scratchers 2nd Chance code on calottery.com by entering the first 13 digits of your entry code (see 1 below) and first 7 digits of your ticket ID (see 2 below).  

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Or, for a fast and easy way to play, submit your Scratchers 2nd Chance code on the California Lottery Official App by scanning the barcode (see 3 above). 

Know the draw times. Scratchers 2nd Chance draws take place every week after the entry deadline at 11:59 p.m. on Saturday. Entries submitted after 11:59 p.m. will be entered into the following week’s draw.

Submit up to 500 total 2nd Chance codes each month. Each 2nd Chance code is a draw entry that’s automatically placed into all applicable draws at least once. There are two types of draws: Weekly Scratchers 2nd Chance draws and special promotional draws. Be on the lookout for special promotional draws from us in your inbox or at calottery.com.  

Keep track of your submissions on your California Lottery account. You can view and sort your 2nd Chance code submissions by date and draw. In addition, you can see how many draws each of your submissions is entered into. View My Submissions.

Use any of these ways to see if you’re a 2nd Chance winner:

Scratchers 2nd Chance Official Rules


  • Two (2) $25,000 winners
  • Five (5) $5,000 winners
  • Twenty-five (25) $1,000 winners

How to Enter

You need to sign into your verified My Account or register for a Lottery account to submit a code. You can enter up to 500 total codes for 2nd Chance drawings each month. Each non-winning Scratchers 2nd Chance code you enter is a submission, and ones that offer multiple entries only count as 1 submission. Entry deadlines and details on the California Lottery website are subject to change.


Drawings take place weekly according to California Lottery regulations and procedures. In case a selected entry is ineligible or invalid, 5 alternate winners are chosen in every drawing. Each entry is only eligible for 1 drawing. All timely entries are eligible for at least one 2nd Chance drawing: a weekly pool draw for the specified program. Certain Scratchers tickets may also have additional promotional drawings that you will be automatically entered into at the time of code entry. In no event will Scratchers 2nd Chance entries be accepted or valid after 180 days from the end-of-game date for the specific Scratchers. 

Winner Selection and Notification

The California Lottery will randomly select winners from each drawing’s eligible entries and post them on the Results & Winners page. The California Lottery will notify each winner by e-mail to login into My Account for “important information.” 

Eligibility and Participation

You must be 18 or older and meet the eligibility requirements at the time of the drawing to participate in 2nd Chance drawings. You must register on the California Lottery website with a valid California address. Submissions must be entered within California. You must provide your full legal name when you register for 2nd Chance to be eligible for prizes. If your name changes due to marriage or for any other reason, you must change it on the California Lottery’s registration page before the drawing to be eligible for a prize. You must submit a 2nd Chance Claim Form (PDF) to receive your prize. 2nd Chance is not open to certain California Lottery vendors or employees, their agents and family members who live in the same household.


Your odds of winning vary depending on the total number of entries received and the total number of entries each player submits.

Additional Terms

You are responsible for complying with these official 2nd Chance rules, along with state and federal laws and California Lottery regulations. Proof of your age, eligibility and identity must be furnished upon request. You agree that the California Lottery can use your name, photo, likeness and hometown for advertising and publicity purposes, without compensation. You are responsible for all taxes if you win. By participating in 2nd Chance and/or accepting any prize or promotional award, you agree to release and hold harmless the California Lottery and our commissioners, employees, agents and officers from any claim, demand, judgment, award and/or any liability of any kind. The California Lottery has the right to modify or end the 2nd Chance program at any time. In the event of a conflict, these official rules supersede any applicable general rules or advertisements of the California Lottery.

Information Collection and Terms of Service
To protect your privacy, the California Lottery limits and protects the personal information we collect and maintain. To learn more about our information collection, use and access, read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.

2nd Chance winners are selected in a weekly random drawing. The entry deadline is at 11:59 p.m. every Saturday, and Draws are held within 5 business days of the deadline.

Sign into My Account or register for a Lottery account. There are two ways to submit the 2nd Chance code on your SuperLotto Plus, non-winning Scratchers, or $5 or more Fantasy 5 ticket. (1) When you are logged into your account from a laptop or desktop, you can enter your 2nd Chance codes manually. See below images for where you'll find your 2nd Chance codes. (2) For a fast and easy way to play, you can also submit your ticket using the California Lottery Official Mobile App by scanning the barcode on the front of your tickets. 

Every time you submit a 2nd Chance code, it appears on your “My Submissions” page. All your entries will be there, so it’s easy to check them against the 2nd Chance codes you have.

After you sign in to your account, you’ll see your prize and a link to a 2nd Chance Winner Claim Form (PDF). You’ll be asked to download, complete and mail the claim form to:
California State Lottery
Attn: 2nd Chance Promotion
700 North 10th Street MS: 2–2
Sacramento, CA 95811-0336

Just sign in and go to “My Profile.” After you update your information, simply hit “Save.” If you update your email address, the Lottery will send you a verification email. If you don’t see it in your inbox, check your junk/spam folder. Add us to your safe senders list so this doesn’t happen in the future.

Allow 8 weeks to receive your prize. If you have any questions, just call the Lottery’s Customer Service Department at 1-800-LOTTERY (1-800-568-8379), Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and we’ll be happy to help you.

Your Lottery account shows you, in real time, how many 2nd Chance codes you’ve entered that month. The system won’t let you submit more than 500 2nd Chance codes a month.

If you win, you’ll be notified by email to sign into your Lottery account for “important information.” When you log in, you’ll be notified about your prize and a link to a 2nd Chance Winner Claim Form.

Only verified accounts that have confirmed their email can submit codes. To activate your verified account, the Lottery needs to confirm your email address. Just find the Lottery verification email in your inbox and follow the simple instructions.

No. It only counts as 1 of your 500 monthly submissions for 2nd Chance. Each code you enter just counts as 1 submission.

We recommend keeping your 2nd Chance codes until the draw is over, just in case there’s a question about one of them. Throwing your 2nd Chance codes away doesn’t disqualify you from drawings, and you don’t need your original ticket to claim your prize, but you’re ultimately responsible for the 2nd Chance codes you’ve submitted.

If you don’t see your Lottery verification email, check your junk/spam folder. Add us to your safe senders list so this doesn’t happen in the future.

Your odds of winning depend on the total number of entries, the number of entries you’ve submitted and the number of prizes awarded for each draw.

If you submit your 2nd Chance code after the entry deadline at 11:59 p.m. Saturday, it will automatically be entered into the following week’s draw. Your entry is only good for one weekly draw.

To ensure the integrity of your account, the Lottery uses age/identity verification technology to validate your information. To participate in registered player benefits like 2nd Chance and Jackpot Captain and confirm your eligibility to win a promotional or 2nd Chance prize, players must provide the following information:

  • Full legal name (first and last name)
  • Valid California street address (including city, state and zip code)
  • Date of birth (to ensure you’re 18 or older and can legally play the Lottery)

It is the Lottery’s policy to limit the collection of personal information and protect the personal information we collect and maintain.

The 2nd Chance Program is another way for you to win cash prizes for SuperLotto Plus®, Fantasy 5 and non-winning Scratchers® by submitting your 2nd Chance codes into weekly pool draws and, if applicable, promotional draws.

It expires 180 days after the game’s official end date. To get information about when Scratchers end and the final 2nd Chance submission dates, go to the End of Scratchers Game Tab on the Scratchers Page.

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