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How to win the Happy Lucky Lottery in Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door

Posted on June 5, 2024 by in Guides, Switch

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The Happy Lucky Lottery is available from the very beginning in Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door. As its name implies, you purchase a 4-digit lottery ticket and check the board each real-world day to see if your number matches. There are several prizes available for matching one, two, three, and even all four digits. The Happy Lucky Lottery isn’t as complicated as it may seem, however, and we’ve put together a guide on how to get all of its prizes in just a few minutes.

Happy Lucky Lottery guide

Happy Lucky Lottery guide

To start playing the Happy Lucky Lottery, you’ll need to first purchase a ticket. When you do, you’ll be assigned a four-digit number. To those unaware, it’s safe to assume that the game generates a random lottery number each day, with the objective being that it matches the one on your lottery ticket. This actually isn’t true, though. Instead, the game picks a date between 335 and 395 days after the day you purchased your ticket. That means once you have a ticket, you should never purchase a new one. With that said, you can cheat the system to get the grand prize within just a few minutes. All you have to do is purchase a ticket and then advance your Switch console’s date to 335 days later. From there, check the board, and if you don’t get the grand prize, advance forward by one day. You can do this without closing the game, too. It may take a few changes, but the lottery attendant will eventually start talking about sensing a wave of luck coming. This is your sign that you will receive the grand prize soon, and a hint that the board number isn’t truly randomly generated.

When you do happen to win the Happy Lucky Lottery’s grand prize, you’ll receive a congratulations and a Lucky Day Badge. This Badge is obtainable elsewhere in the game, but the lottery is the only place where you can obtain more than one. The Lucky Day Badge gives all enemies a 25% chance of missing their attack (on Mario specifically), and it stacks with the other one that you can obtain from the Pit of 100 Trials. The second prize is a Power Plus Badge, the third prize is an Ultra Mushroom, and the fourth prize is a Life Mushroom. The numbers on the lottery card match from right to left, which is a little confusing since you’d expect them to match left to right. If none of your numbers match, you will just receive a standard Mushroom. If you load up on too many Mushrooms while you’re resetting the clock, you can just sell them at the shop in west Rogueport for a few extra coins.

When you’re done, you can change the clock back to normal time for a fun cutscene with the Happy Lucky Lottery attendant. He will accuse you of cheating the system, but the only real consequence to this is that you’ll have to pay 500 Coins to get the lottery up and running again. If you’re in the postgame and are wrapping up your 100 percent completion tasks, you probably have more than enough Coins to make that happen.

Speaking of postgame, we also have guides on fighting postgame bosses, locating all cooking ingredients, and more. Feel free to check them out while you’re here

Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door is out now for Switch. You can check the official site here.

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