Decades of Dollars Frequently Asked Questions

Playing Decades of Dollars

Q: When and where is Decades of Dollars drawn?
A: Decades of Dollars drawings are held at 10:00 p.m. CT on Monday and Thursday in Atlanta, Georgia.

Q: Can I enter non-winning Decades of Dollars tickets in Play It Again?
No. Only instant (scratch-off) tickets may be entered into Play It Again.

Q: Which has better odds – picking my own numbers or requesting a quick pick?
A: Whether you pick your own numbers or have the terminal randomly select numbers for you, the odds of winning are the same.

Purchasing Tickets

Q: How much do Decades of Dollars tickets cost?
A: Decades of Dollars tickets cost $2 per play.

Q: Can I purchase Decades of Dollars tickets in advance?
A: To play multiple upcoming draws, request from 2 to 20 Multi Draws either on the playslip or through the retailer. Multi Draws will include the next upcoming draw and be consecutive from that draw. Draws cannot be skipped.

Q: How late can I purchase Decades of Dollars tickets on a draw night?
A: Decades of Dollars sales are suspended fifteen minutes prior to the draw.

Q: Can a Decades of Dollars ticket be voided or canceled?
A: No. Once a Decades of Dollars ticket has been printed, it cannot be canceled.

Q: Can I buy Decades of Dollars tickets online or by mail?
A: No. Decades of Dollars tickets must be purchased from a licensed lottery retailer.

Prizes and Claims

Q: Do Decades of Dollars tickets expire?
A: Prizes must be claimed within 180 days of the draw date on which the prize was won.

Q: Do I have to match the numbers in the exact order drawn?
A: No. The order of the numbers drawn does not matter in Decades of Dollars.

Q: Can I redeem a winning Decades of Dollars ticket in any state?
A: Although the winning numbers are the same in all Decades of Dollars states, a ticket must be redeemed in the state in which it was purchased.

Q: I lost my ticket. Can I claim a prize with a playslip or store receipt?
A: Decades of Dollars prizes can only be claimed with a ticket printed from the lottery terminal. Playslips or store receipts will not constitute proof of purchase. Lottery tickets are bearer instruments, meaning the person who presents the ticket for claim will be presumed to be the owner. Always sign the back of any lottery ticket immediately.