All About Words with Friends™

INSTANT Lottery Game No. 2020

Words with Friends™ tickets
  • $3 per play.
  • Prize payout: 64.95 per cent.
  • Overall odds of winning: 1 in 3.23.
  • $75,000 top prize.
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How to Play


Words with Friends™ ticket
  1. Scratch YOUR LETTERS one at a time. For each of YOUR LETTERS revealed, scratch only that same letter each time it is found on the GAMEBOARD.
  2. Continue until all YOUR LETTERS and corresponding letters on the GAMEBOARD are revealed.
  3. If you have revealed at least two (2) complete words on the GAMEBOARD, you win the corresponding prize as per the PRIZE LEGEND.
  4. If one (1) of the completely revealed words contains a red square, you win double your prize.

Note: The red squares are NOT free spaces.

You can win only one prize per ticket.

Double wins are applicable to all the prize categories, excluding the $10,000, $25,000 and $75,000 prize categories.

Words With Friends and the Words With Friends logo are trademarks of Zynga Inc. © 2017 Zynga Inc. All Rights Reserved. 



prize legend


2 words


7 Words


3 words


8 words


4 words


9 words


5 words


10 words


6 words


11 words




  1. A “word” must contain at least three (3) letters.
  2. A “word” cannot be formed from right to left, from bottom to top or diagonally in any direction.
  3. Letters combined to form a complete “word” either completely horizontally or completely vertically on the GAMEBOARD must:
  1. appear in an unbroken horizontal or unbroken vertical sequence of letters;
  2. only use letters within the GAMEBOARD that are matched with YOUR LETTERS; and
  3. use every lettered square between two (2) black spaces, or one (1) black space and the edge of the GAMEBOARD, in an unbroken horizontal or unbroken vertical sequence.

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