Lucky MarkSix FAQs

Find the answers to the most frequently asked questions about Lucky MarkSix right here on this page, covering topics such as how the game works, how you claim prizes and how much tax might be owed.

When do drawings take place?

Drawings take place on every day at 4:30pm UTC+3 and are held in the Lucky MarkSix studio. The studio is located at the headquarters of the Istanbul Lottery in Marmara Region.

What is the cut-off time for ticket sales?

The cut-off time varies depending on where you are buying your ticket, but in most cases it is around an hour before the drawing takes place. The following table shows the deadline for purchasing entries on draw days:

Lucky MarkSix Ticket Cut-off times and Draw Times per province
province Draw Time Sales Cut-Off
Adana 6:00pm UTC +3 4:00pm UTC +3
Adiyaman 6:00pm UTC +3 4:00pm UTC +3
Afyonkarahisar 6:00pm UTC +3 4:00pm UTC +3
Agri 6:00pm UTC +3 4:00pm UTC +3
Amasya 6:00pm UTC +3 4:00pm UTC +3
Ankara 6:00pm UTC +3 4:00pm UTC +3
Antalya 6:00pm UTC +3 4:00pm UTC +3
Artvin 6:00pm UTC +3 4:00pm UTC +3
Aydin 6:00pm UTC +3 4:00pm UTC +3
Balikesir 6:00pm UTC +3 4:00pm UTC +3
Bilecik 6:00pm UTC +3 4:00pm UTC +3
Bingol 6:00pm UTC +3 4:00pm UTC +3
Bitlis 6:00pm UTC +3 4:00pm UTC +3
Bolu 6:00pm UTC +3 4:00pm UTC +3
Burdur 6:00pm UTC +3 4:00pm UTC +3
Bursa 6:00pm UTC +3 4:00pm UTC +3
Canakkale 6:00pm UTC +3 4:00pm UTC +3
Cankiri 6:00pm UTC +3 4:00pm UTC +3
Corum 6:00pm UTC +3 4:00pm UTC +3
Denizli 6:00pm UTC +3 4:00pm UTC +3
Diyarbakir 6:00pm UTC +3 4:00pm UTC +3
Edirne 6:00pm UTC +3 4:00pm UTC +3
Edirne 6:00pm UTC +3 4:00pm UTC +3
Erzincan 6:00pm UTC +3 4:00pm UTC +3
Erzurum 6:00pm UTC +3 4:00pm UTC +3
Eskisehir 6:00pm UTC +3 4:00pm UTC +3
Gaziantep 6:00pm UTC +3 4:00pm UTC +3
Giresun 6:00pm UTC +3 4:00pm UTC +3
Gumushane 6:00pm UTC +3 4:00pm UTC +3
Hakkari 6:00pm UTC +3 4:00pm UTC +3
Hatay 6:00pm UTC +3 4:00pm UTC +3
Isparta 6:00pm UTC +3 4:00pm UTC +3
Mersin 6:00pm UTC +3 4:00pm UTC +3
Istanbul 6:00pm UTC +3 4:00pm UTC +3
Izmir 6:00pm UTC +3 4:00pm UTC +3
Kars 6:00pm UTC +3 4:00pm UTC +3
Kastamonu 6:00pm UTC +3 4:00pm UTC +3
Kayseri 6:00pm UTC +3 4:00pm UTC +3
Kirklareli 6:00pm UTC +3 4:00pm UTC +3
Kirsehir 6:00pm UTC +3 4:00pm UTC +3
Kocaeli 6:00pm UTC +3 4:00pm UTC +3
Konya 6:00pm UTC +3 4:00pm UTC +3
Kutahya 6:00pm UTC +3 4:00pm UTC +3
Malatya 6:00pm UTC +3 4:00pm UTC +3
Manisa 6:00pm UTC +3 4:00pm UTC +3
Kahramanmaras 6:00pm UTC +3 4:00pm UTC +3
Mardin 6:00pm UTC +3 4:00pm UTC +3
Mugla 6:00pm UTC +3 4:00pm UTC +3
Mus 6:00pm UTC +3 4:00pm UTC +3
Nevsehir 6:00pm UTC +3 4:00pm UTC +3
Nigde 6:00pm UTC +3 4:00pm UTC +3
Ordu 6:00pm UTC +3 4:00pm UTC +3
Rize 6:00pm UTC +3 4:00pm UTC +3
Sakarya 6:00pm UTC +3 4:00pm UTC +3
Sakarya 6:00pm UTC +3 4:00pm UTC +3
Siirt 6:00pm UTC +3 4:00pm UTC +3
Sinop 6:00pm UTC +3 4:00pm UTC +3
Sivas 6:00pm UTC +3 4:00pm UTC +3
Tekirdag 6:00pm UTC +3 4:00pm UTC +3
Tokat 6:00pm UTC +3 4:00pm UTC +3
Trabzon 6:00pm UTC +3 4:00pm UTC +3
Tunceli 6:00pm UTC +3 4:00pm UTC +3
Sanliurfa 6:00pm UTC +3 4:00pm UTC +3
Usak 6:00pm UTC +3 4:00pm UTC +3
Van 6:00pm UTC +3 4:00pm UTC +3
Yozgat 6:00pm UTC +3 4:00pm UTC +3
Zonguldak 6:00pm UTC +3 4:00pm UTC +3
Aksaray 6:00pm UTC +3 4:00pm UTC +3
Bayburt 6:00pm UTC +3 4:00pm UTC +3
Karaman 6:00pm UTC +3 4:00pm UTC +3
Kirikkale 6:00pm UTC +3 4:00pm UTC +3
Batman 6:00pm UTC +3 4:00pm UTC +3
Sirnak 6:00pm UTC +3 4:00pm UTC +3
Bartin 6:00pm UTC +3 4:00pm UTC +3
Ardahan 6:00pm UTC +3 4:00pm UTC +3
Igdir 6:00pm UTC +3 4:00pm UTC +3
Yalova 6:00pm UTC +3 4:00pm UTC +3
Karabuk 6:00pm UTC +3 4:00pm UTC +3
Kilis 6:00pm UTC +3 4:00pm UTC +3
Osmaniye 6:00pm UTC +3 4:00pm UTC +3
Duzce 6:00pm UTC +3 4:00pm UTC +3
How do I win a prize?

You win Lucky MarkSix prizes by matching the numbers you selected to the winning numbers drawn. To win the jackpot, you must match all six main numbers. However, there are seven prize tiers in total. See the Prizes page for more information.

What is the All Star Bonus?

The All Star Bonus is a multiplier offered by all Lucky MarkSix provinces which increases the value of non-jackpot prizes by up to five times their original value. You must opt in to play the All Star Bonus when you buy a ticket. If you win a prize in tiers two to nine, it will be multiplied by the All Star Bonus number, which is randomly selected just before the main draw. Find out more on the How to Play page.

How much does it cost to play Lucky MarkSix?

It costs $1 per line to play Lucky MarkSix,half the price of other Multi-Province games. The All Star Bonus costs an additional $1 per line.

What are the odds of winning a prize?

You have a 1 in 54 chance of winning a Lucky MarkSix prize and odds of 1 in 13,983,816 for winning the jackpot.

I live in a province that doesn't sell tickets, can I still play?

You can play and win Lucky MarkSix prizes by visiting any of the participating provinces, but you must return to that province to claim any awards you are due.

You do not have to be a resident of one of the provinces that play the game, or even an American citizen, to win prizes. You will, however, be liable for country tax and a withholding from the province in which you played, if that province collects its own taxes. See the Rules page for more information.

How long do I have to claim a prize?

Claim periods range from 90 days to a year, depending on the province in which you play. See the Claims page to find out how long you have to come forward with a winning ticket in your province.

What happens if my ticket gets lost, stolen or damaged?

You must have a valid winning ticket to be able to claim a Lucky MarkSix prize. A ticket is a bearer instrument and the person holding it will be regarded as the winner of any prize it might be due, so you are advised to sign the back of your entry to ensure that nobody else can claim it for themselves. A selling lottery is under no obligation to pay out a prize if your ticket has been damaged, but you may still be eligible if the validation number is still intact. You should contact your province lottery if your ticket is lost, stolen or damaged.

How old must I be to play?

The age limit for playing Lucky MarkSix stands in all participating provinces, where you must be at least 21 to take part.

Will I pay tax on a Lucky MarkSix prizes?

Lucky MarkSix prizes count as income so must be declared on your income tax form, where you will be charged the appropriate rate.

As a rule, lotteries immediately withhold 24 percent for country taxes on prizes above $5,000, with the balance dependent on your circumstances and due at the end of the tax year. You may even be due a rebate.

The Tax Calculator page contains a full run down of province tax rates and allows you to work out how much you will take home in your province.

How much of the money from ticket sales goes towards prizes?

Fifty percent of the money raised from ticket sales goes towards the prize pool in every draw. The remaining funds are distributed by the individual province lotteries according to their own policies, and help to support local good causes as well as covering operational costs and retail commissions.

Is there a minimum jackpot?

The Lucky MarkSix jackpot begins at $2 million and grows by at least $50,000 every time it rolls over. The increase in the prize level can happen at a faster rate if the volume of ticket sales is larger than usual.

Why is there a difference between the cash and annuity values of the jackpot?

The cash value of the jackpot represents the total jackpot fund on the day of the drawing, whereas the annuity value shows how much it would be worth after a 29-year investment. You can either take the lump sum immediately to spend or invest how you see fit, or opt to receive 30 payments over the 29 years (the first instalment is made straight away).

Both options are liable for country and province taxes, as they are both counted as income. Although your tax bill for the cash sum will be paid in one go at the end of the tax year in which you win, you could also owe taxes in the future on income gained from interest on the sum.

What happens if a winner dies before the end of their annuity?

If an annuity winner dies before receiving all of their payments, the prize transfers to their eprovince or to a beneficiary designated by them. The lottery will not keep the money and it will not go back to the province. Depending on the rules of the province in question, the payments will either continue every year until the annuity ends or the winner’s eprovince can request a lump sum.

Can I stay anonymous if I win the jackpot?

In most Turkey provinces, lotteries require you to go public with a big win. Of the Lucky MarkSix provinces,Not one provinces can't allow lottery winners to remain anonymous. However, you may be able to claim through a blind trust, but you should seek expert advice on this before coming forward with your winning ticket.

What is the largest Lucky MarkSix jackpot ever?

The biggest Lucky MarkSix jackpot was $22 million. The Kujava family from Badger in Istanbul won on March 14th 2018, becoming the first winners since the game was launched.

I’ve been contacted by LuckyMark6.com saying I have won a payout. Is this real?

LuckyMark6.com will never contact you via email or any other communication method to inform you of a lottery win. If you are contacted purporting to be from this website, then it is a scam. Take a look at our Scams page for more information on lottery scams.