How to Win the Lottery in The Sims 4

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How to Win the Lottery in The Sims 4

When you think of The Sims 4: Seasons, you likely think of a weather revamp and holidays. However, one feature you may not notice immediately is the lottery, a randomized holiday that allows you to win 1,000,000 Simoleons for your household. Even with cheats, that’s considered a ton of money that can buy you just about anything you want. To learn more, continue reading to discover how to win the lottery in The Sims 4.

The Sims 4 – How to Win the Lottery

In The Sims 4, your odds of winning the lottery are random, and there are no ways to guarantee you win. However, having the maximum number of adult Sims in your household increases your odds slightly, giving you eight opportunities to win instead of one or two. However, every Sim must buy a 100 Simoleon lottery ticket through their phone or computer.

While the base-game limit is eight Sims in one household, it is possible to use mods to increase this limit.


If someone other than your Sim wins the lottery, you can befriend and invite them to your household and transfer the winnings to your balance. While this is tricky if you’ve never met the Sim, it’s a quick way to get the 1,000,000 Simoleon earnings if you’re familiar with them.

The Sims 4 Lottery Winnings Transfer
Screenshot by Prima Games

Unlike many holidays and traditions in The Sims 4, you can’t repeatedly activate the lottery through the “add holiday” calendar menu. While this works for nearly every tradition in the game, the lottery is one of few where you won’t find it in the traditions list. In other words, not only does it appear randomly, but it’s also uncommon compared to other holidays.

The Sims 4 Lottery Holiday
Screenshot by Prima Games

What Happens When You Win the Lottery in The Sims 4?

After the lottery event ends, the drawing will occur at 10 AM the following day. If you win the lottery in The Sims 4, your Sim will receive 1,000,000 Simoleons in their household funds and a +3 Dazed moodlet reflecting their shock. You may also receive congratulatory messages from NPCs and requests to socialize following your win, which you can accept or decline.

The Sims 4 is available on PC, Mac, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4. To learn more about the game, check out how to get a wedding cake in The Sims 4, or click the tag below to explore our growing content collection.

About the Author

Madison Benson

Madison is a staff writer at Prima Games who has played video games for over twenty years and written about them for over two years. Her love for video games started with turn-based strategy games like Heroes of Might and Magic and has since extended to casual farming sims, MMORPGs, and action-adventure RPGs.