2 by 2-Multi State Lottery USA


2 by 2 is a lottery game played in Idaho, Kansas, Nebraska, North Dakota, Wyoming. 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 2 by 2 Lottery?

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Ticket costs $1
  • 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.

Ways to pick your numbers

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Use Quick Pick or manual pick the numbers

1. Quick Pick

There are two options for having the ticket terminal generate random numbers for you: 

  • Just ask the clerk for a 2by2 Quick Pick
  • Mark the QP box on your playslip (using pencil, blue, or black ink).

2. Manual pick

To select your own numbers, fill out a playslip with pencil or blue or black ink. A single playslip offers one set of four (4) numbers. If you make a mistake, mark the VOID box. Do not erase.

3. Multidraw

Play the same numbers for 2, 3, 7, 14, 21, 28, 35, or 42  consecutive drawings.  Either mark the Multidraw box on your playslip or tell the clerk how many draws you want. 

2 by 2 ticket

Every 2by2 ticket is $1 per set of four numbers.

Your ticket is your receipt. It displays:

  • The numbers you picked or the numbers you’re playing
  • The date of the drawing
  • The dollar amount you paid

Note that 2 by 2 tickets cannot be canceled. It is important you check the accuracy of your playslip with the vendor before finalizing your purchase.

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.

Seven Draws Promotion

A multi-draw ticket or ticketless transaction with one or more Plays for only seven (7) consecutive draws or only multiples of seven (7) consecutive draws shall qualify for the lotto.

Plays purchased for any number of draws other than in multiples of seven (7) draws shall not qualify for double prizes won on any Tuesday.

Unless otherwise permitted by the selling lottery, a ticket (subject to the validation requirements set forth in (Play Validation)) or properly registered ticketless transaction shall be the only proof of a game Play or Plays and the submission of a winning ticket to the issuing Party Lottery or its authorized agent shall be the sole method of claiming a prize or prizes.

A Play Slip has no pecuniary or prize value and shall not constitute evidence of Play purchase or of numbers selected. A terminal-produced paper receipt has no pecuniary or prize value and shall not constitute evidence of Play purchase or of numbers selected.

2 by 2 Prize

Overall Odds: 1 in 3.59

MatchWinTuesday Double PrizesOdds
2 Red + 2 White$22,000$44,000105,625
2 Red + 1 White$100$2002,201
1 Red + 2 White$100$2002,201
2 Red$3$6383
2 White$3$6383
1 Red + 1 White$3$646
1 RedFree $1 Quick Pick Play2 Free $1 Quick Pick Plays8
1 WhiteFree $1 Quick Pick Play2 Free $1 Quick Pick Plays8

Winning a Free Quick Pick Play Prize

Matching one number wins a free quick pick play in 2 by 2 lottery. 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.

You must redeem your winning tickets within 180 days from the draw date. 

Where can you claim your prize?

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2 by 2 Lotto winner
  • A prize of $599 or less may be claimed at any state lottery retailer where this game is played.
  • 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 1720 Burlington Drive Suite C, Bismarck, ND 58504-7736 between the hours of 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon and 1:00 – 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday (excluding holidays).

A player may also download and print a Prize Claim Form (PDF) or pick up a form from a lottery retailer, complete and sign the form, and send it along with the signed winning ticket to:

North Dakota Lottery
PO Box 204
Bismarck, ND 58502-0204

You can send a copy of your ID along with the Prize Claim Form and winning ticket.

To claim prizes of $599 or less simply present your winning ticket to your favorite lottery retailer or mail the signed/completed ticket to:

North Dakota Lottery
PO Box 204
Bismarck, ND 58502-0204

When claiming Prizes of $600 or more you need to  present your ticket in person to the Lottery’s office at:

1720 Burlington Drive, Suite C
Bismarck, ND 58504

The hours are Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., excluding state holidays.  You can also pick up a prize claim form from your local lottery retailer (or download the form from this website), complete and sign the form and send it along with your signed winning ticket to:

North Dakota Lottery
PO Box 204
Bismarck, ND 58502-0204

In case of prize sharing if more than one person is claiming the prize, you can call (701) 328-1574 for instructions to follow.

If you are winner group then to claim a prize along with presenting the signed winning ticket, all members of a group claiming a shared prize must complete prize form Present a valid government-issued ID.

Note that federal Law requires the Lottery to report winnings of $600 or more to the IRS and withhold 24 percent of any claim of more than $5,000 and state law requires the Lottery to deduct and withhold 2.90 percent of winnings more than $5,000 as lottery  withholding tax also other IRS withholding provisions may apply.


Q1. What is the cost of a 2 by 2 lottery ticket?

The cost for a single play is $1.

Q2. What is the 2 by 2 lottery Tuesday double prize feature?

When you purchase a multi-draw 2by2 ticket for each day of the week, your ticket qualifies for the 2by2 Tuesday Double Prize Feature in which all prizes won on Tuesday double in value! Your multi-draw ticket can have one or more plays but must be for 7 or more draws (7, 14, 21, 28, 35 or 42) to qualify. If you purchase a 7 draw ticket and you win the $22,000 jackpot on the Tuesday draw, your jackpot prize increases to $44,000.

Q3. When are the drawings held?

Drawings are each day of the week, Sunday through Saturday, at approximately 9:30 p.m. CST. To be eligible on the nights of the drawing, you must purchase your 2by2 tickets before 8:58 p.m. CST.

Q4. What are the odds of winning a prize?

The odds of winning a prize on a $1 play are 1 in 3.59.

Q5. How many ways can a player win?

There are 7 different ways to win (including the jackpot).

Q6. Can a player purchase one ticket that is good for more than one draw?

Yes. A Player may pay in advance and play multiple draws by playing the same set of numbers for either 2, 3, 7, 14, 21, 28, 35 or 42 draws. If you want a chance to DOUBLE your prizes with the 2by2 Tuesday Double Prize feature, multiple draws must be selected in increments of seven draws: 7, 14, 21, 28, 35 or 42. This is a “multiple draw ticket”. A player may also choose a Pick & Click online play for 2by2. A Pick & Click online play is good for one (1) draw up to a full year! All 2by2 Pick & Click online play purchases of 7 draws, or more, qualify for the 2by2 Tuesday Double Prize feature.