2 by 2 is a lottery game played in Kansas, Nebraska, and North Dakota. It is drawn nightly at the Iowa headquarters of the Multi-State Lottery Association (MUSL). Kansas and Nebraska started the game in 2002; North Dakota joined in 2006. MUSL, from 1996 to 1998, offered a similar game called Daily Millions, with a grand prize of $1 million cash. Daily Millions had red, white, and blue number fields, in which players chose two numbers of each color.
The Arizona-only game 2by2, begun in 2009, was played in the same manner; it had a top prize of $20,000. The Arizona version of 2by2 held its final drawing May 17, 2014; it was replaced by several versions of that game, including one played in both Minnesota and Iowa.
How to Play
- Pick two red numbers between 1 and 26, and two white numbers between 1 and 26
- Each play costs $1.
- You can pick up to 5 different sets of numbers on each play slip. You can purchase the same numbers for up to 28 consecutive drawings (4 weeks worth) when you use the multi-draw box on the play slip. Multi-draws can be purchased for up to 12 weeks.
- The top prize of $22,000, originally $20,000 (which is fixed, rather than a jackpot), is won by matching all four numbers.
- Players who buy a ticket good for seven consecutive drawings are eligible for a doubling of the top prize (to $44,000) if the top prize is won on a Tuesday.
- As of June 26, 2011, tickets can be purchased from 5:00 a.m. to 3:00 a.m. (Central Time) any day of the week except from 9:00 p.m. to 9:03 p.m..
- Seven Drawings a Week: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
- Drawings are conducted by the Multi-State Lottery Association.
- The winning numbers are announced Monday through Sunday in time for the ten o’clock news.
- You can get winning numbers from Nebraska, Kansas and North Dakota lottery websites, on your favorite radio or television station, or Lottery Lotto retailer, your local newspaper or USA Today
2 by 2 Tuesday
If you purchase a ticket for 7, 14, 21, 28, 35, 42, 49, 56, 63, 70, 77, or 84 consecutive Multi-draws, your ticket qualifies for the free 2by2 Tuesday feature in which all prizes won on Tuesday automatically double in value. Any Multi-draw selection that is not divisible by 7 is not eligible for the 2by2 Tuesday feature.
2 by 2 Prize
Overall Odds: 1 in 3.59
|Match||Win||Tuesday Double Prizes||Odds|
|2 Red + 2 White||$22,000||$44,000||105,625|
|2 Red + 1 White||$100||$200||2,201|
|1 Red + 2 White||$100||$200||2,201|
|1 Red + 1 White||$3||$6||46|
|1 Red||Free $1 Quick Pick Play||2 Free $1 Quick Pick Plays||8|
|1 White||Free $1 Quick Pick Play||2 Free $1 Quick Pick Plays||8|
Winning a Free Quick Pick Play Prize
Matching one number wins a free quick pick play. The free quick pick play prize is for one (1) 2by2 quick pick play, which will automatically print after the ticket is validated. A free quick pick play prize will be good for the next drawing. You cannot pick your own numbers on the free quick pick play prize. If you win the free quick pick play prize on Tuesday from a qualifying 2by2 Tuesday purchase, you will win two free $1 quick picks.
The maximum grand prize liability is $220,000 per Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday draw, up to ten (10) grand prize winners of $22,000. The maximum grand prize liability is $440,000 per Tuesday draw, up to ten (10) grand prize winners of $44,000 each. If there are more than 10 grand prize winners in any one drawing, then prizes will be awarded on a pari-mutuel basis.
|07/19/2015||13, 20||02, 16|
|07/18/2015||09, 25||06, 15|
|07/17/2015||13, 22||03, 26|
|07/16/2015||08, 19||14, 24|
|07/15/2015||08, 17||09, 12|
|07/14/2015||06, 17||04, 23|
|07/13/2015||04, 15||02, 25|
2by2 drawing results for 07/19/2015, in Nebraska
|4 of 4||$22,000||0|
|3 of 4||$100||7|
|2 of 4||$3||178|
|1 of 4||Free $1 Quick Pick Play||1573|
- Sign the ticket immediately and complete the information on the back of the ticket.
- A prize of $599 or less may be claimed at any Lottery retailer.
- A prize of $600 or more must be paid by the Lottery. A player may present the player’s prize winning ticket in person at the Lottery’s office located at North Dakota, Kansas or Nebraska between the hours of 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon and 1:00 – 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday (excluding holidays). Please arrive at the Lottery no later than 4:30 p.m. to allow adequate time to process your check.
- A player may also download and print a Prize Claim Form from State Lottery website or pick up a form from a lottery retailer, complete and sign the form, and send it along with the signed winning ticket to the Lottery Office of their State
- Please send a copy of your ID along with the Prize Claim Form and winning ticket.
- The risk of mailing a ticket remains with the player. Registered mail is recommended.
- Prizes of $599 or less: Simply present your winning ticket to your favorite lottery retailer or mail the signed/completed ticket to the lottery office of the State.
- The risk of mailing tickets remains with the player, registered mail is recommended.
- Prizes of $600 or more: Prizes of $600 or more must be paid by the Lottery. You may present your ticket in person to the Lottery’s office.
If more than one person is claiming the prize, please call or look for instructions on how to claim the prize or see the “How can a group claim a prize?”section of the State Lottery websites.
How can a group claim a prize?
Along with presenting the signed winning ticket, all members of a group claiming a shared prize must:
- Learn about the Instructions for Sharing a Prize,
- Complete a Prize Claim Form Present a valid government-issued ID.
- Complete one Prize Sharing Agreement for the group.
- If a member will not be present to claim his/her share of the prize, the absent member must complete a Prize Sharing Agreement Addendum.
Federal Law requires the Lottery to report winnings of $600 or more to the IRS and withhold 25 percent of any claim of more than $5,000. All the States Law have their own deductions percentage of winnings. As an example 3.22 percent of winnings more than $5,000 as North Dakota withholding tax. Other IRS withholding provisions may apply.