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All twelve tickets, each one corresponding to a certain month.

In Animal Crossing, the Lottery is an event that happens on the last day of each month. In order to play, the player must go to Nook's shop. Tom Nook will not buy or sell anything on a Lottery day.

In order to play, the player must have five tickets of the current month, but tickets from the previous year can still be used on the same month. To get tickets, the player must buy clothes and furniture from Tom Nook's shop. Tickets cannot be sold; Tom will refuse to buy them from the player and remind them of the raffle day.

When the player wins the lottery, Nook will usually offer the player items that are considered to be hard to find, or more often, an NES game. After the player has given him five tickets from that month, he will spin the balls in the container. Depending on the ball's color, the player will either get a specific prize (gold ball for first place, red ball for second place, blue ball for third place), or no prize at all (white ball).

The lottery does not appear in Wild World, City Folk or Animal Crossing: New Leaf.


The following pieces of furniture can only be obtained through the lottery, not from Tom's usual stock. They can also be obtained as gifts etc, and are worth +1029 HRA points.

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Month Events
January Festive SeasonLa-Di-DayLunar New YearNew Year's DayYay Day
February Bright NightsFestivaleGroundhog DayLeap DayLunar New YearValentine's Day
March Bunny DayFestivaleShamrock DaySpring Sports Fair
April April Fool's DayBunny DayCherry Blossom Season(N)Maple Leaf Season(S)Nature DayWeeding Day
May International Museum DayMay DayMother's DayMushrooming Season(S)Nature DaySpring Cleaning
June Father's DayGraduation DaySummer SolsticeWedding Season
July Fireworks ShowHometown Day
August Fireworks ShowFounder's DayMeteor ShowerObon
September Fall Sports FairHarvest Moon FestivalLabor Day
October Cherry Blossom Season(S)Explorer's DayHalloweenHarvest Moon FestivalMushrooming Season
November Harvest FestivalMayor's DayMushrooming Season(N)Officer's DayMaple Leaf Season(N)Sale Day
December Festive SeasonNaughty or Nice DayNew Year's EveSnow DayToy DayWinter Solstice
Recurring Events
Bug OffFishing TourneyLotteryFlea MarketMorning AerobicsTortimer's Vacation