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What are the hours for selling lottery games?

There are no minimum hours for Lottery sales. Retailers may set their own hours , depending on their own staffing levels and customer flow.

The Lottery’s sales system is turned off for maintenance from approximately 1:30 a.m. to 5:30 a.m. That means Draw Game and Fast Play tickets cannot be sold or validated during the overnight hours.

During that maintenance window, Scratch-Off games can be sold from vending equipment — but winning tickets cannot be validated for prize payment until the system returns to operation.

Some specific sales hours for Draw Games include:

  • Ticket sales for games drawn during the day close at 1:05 p.m.
  • For games drawn each evening, sales close at 6:57 p.m. — just a few minutes before the 6:59 p.m. televised drawing show.
  • Sales for Cash4Life close at 8:45 p.m. on Monday and Thursday.
  • Mega Millions sales close at 9:59 p.m. on Tuesday and Friday.
  • Powerball sales close at 9:59 p.m. on Wednesday and Saturday.

To ensure you can purchase your ticket for the drawing you wish to play, please don’t wait until the last minute. Transactions may default to the next drawing if the cut-off occurs during your ticket purchase.

What are the hours for selling lottery games? There are no minimum hours for Lottery sales. Retailers may set their own hours , depending on their own staffing levels and customer flow. The