Fast Play FAQ
- Can I buy tickets online?
- Does Fast Play offer FREE ticket prizes like scratch-off games?
- How can I claim a prize?
- How long do you have to claim a prize?
- I purchased four tickets in a row where the odds were 1 in 4. I didn't win anything. Why is that?
- If I win, can I remain anonymous?
- Since you do not have to scratch a Fast Play ticket to play, how do I know I have a fair chance to win?
- What is Fast Play?
Can I buy tickets online?
No. State law prevents the sale of Louisiana Lottery products through the Internet. Only licensed retailers are legally authorized to sell Louisiana Lottery tickets.
Does Fast Play offer FREE ticket prizes like scratch-off games?
No. There are no FREE TICKET prizes in Fast Play games. Visit the game's detail page on this website for a list of prizes and odds of winning in that game.
How can I claim a prize?
As of May 1, 2020, new prize payment options apply.For more information, visit the Claim a Prize page.
How long do you have to claim a prize?
Winning scratch-off tickets and Fast Play tickets can be claimed up to 90 days following the closure of the game. A list of closed games and end-of-redemption dates can be found on this website. Winning draw-style game tickets can be claimed up to 180 days following the drawing in which the prize was won.
I purchased four tickets in a row where the odds were 1 in 4. I didn't win anything. Why is that?
Published game odds apply to the entire game overall. They do not mean, in this case, that every fourth ticket is a winner. Lottery games are games of chance, so winning scratch-offs and Fast Play tickets are randomly distributed throughout the game. Just imagine what would happen to the integrity of Lottery games if it was known which tickets were winners prior to their sale.
If I win, can I remain anonymous?
If you win more than $600 and are therefore required to claim your prize at a Lottery office, you will be required to complete a claim form for tax purposes. Under the Lottery's statute, all prize payment records are open records, meaning that the public has a right to request the information. Depending upon the amount won and public or media interest in the win, winners may NOT be able to remain anonymous. The statute also allows the Lottery to use winners' names and city of residence for publicity purposes such as news releases. The Lottery's regular practice is not to use winner information in paid advertising or product promotion without the winner's willingness to participate.
Since you do not have to scratch a Fast Play ticket to play, how do I know I have a fair chance to win?
To ensure the integrity of your Fast Play ticket, make sure that the ticket was generated at the time of purchase. You can find the time and date stamp at the top of your ticket. If you feel the ticket was generated in advance of your purchase, please notify the store manager or contact the Lottery at email@example.com.
What is Fast Play?
Fast Play is a new type of instant-win game. These game play like scratch-offs in that you can find out immediately whether you have won and the prize amount without having to wait for a drawing. However, unlike scratch-offs, tickets print directly from the retailer terminal. To play Fast Play, just ask for the game by name. Fast Play games come in $1, $2, $3, $5 and $10 price points. New games are launched every few months.