Lucky Number
Studio: Disney Release Date : July 20, 1951 Series: Donald Duck

Cumulative rating:
(1 rating submitted)


Service Station owner Donald wins a car from a sweepstake ticket (a new Zoom V-8) and Huey, Dewey, and Louie decide to pick it up for him.


Donald Duck
(Voice: Clarence "Ducky" Nash)



Jack Hannah


William "Bill" Justice
Volus Jones
Robert W. "Bob" Carlson Jr.
George Kreisl


Nick George
Bill Berg


Paul Smith (I)


Thelma Witmer


Yale Gracey

Effects Animation

Blaine Gibson


Walter Elias "Walt" Disney


RKO Radio Pictures

Clips Used In:

Buyer Be Wise

Included in:

Kids is Kids
Duck for Hire


Donald's Quack Attack (Season 1, Episode 18)
Donald's Quack Attack (Season 1, Episode 28)


United States

Kids is Kids starring Donald Duck


Donald Duck in die Größte Show der Welt
Donald Ich bin der Grösste
Tick, Trick und Tracks Größte Hits


Le Meilleur de Riri, Fifi, LouLou
Donald Superstar


I Capolavori di Qui Quo Qua

Laserdisc (CLV)

United States

Kids is Kids Starring Donald Duck
The Three Caballeros
Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck Cartoon Collections Volume 2


The Academy Award Review of Walt Disney Cartoons
Donald's Golden Jubilee


United States

The Chronological Donald: Volume 4: 1951-1961
Walt Disney's Funny Factory with Huey, Dewey and Louie


Walt Disney's Funny Factory with Huey, Dewey and Louie

Technical Specifications

Running Time: 6:39
MPAA No.: 14581
Animation Type: Standard (Hand-drawn-Cel) Animation
Aspect Ratio: 1.37 : 1
Cinematographic Format: Spherical
Color Type: Technicolor
Negative Type: 35mm
Original Country: United States
Original Language: English
Print Type: 35mm
Sound Type: Mono: RCA Sound Recording

Reviews and Comments

No comments posted. Be the first!
(You must be a logged-in user to submit comments!)

From Dino Cencia :

It's too bad that Donald destroys his brand new car at the end.

From Greg :

I beg to differ with Tom Wilkins, but only one of the nephews dresses up a sexy girl. The other two keep flipping the cardboard cutout of the Zoom V8 from one side of the nephews jalopy, to fool Donald as he moves around the car, servicing the car for the "gurl".

From Baruch Weiss :

Too bad about Donald's car indeed. I watched this short today and then thought that maybe the Nephews should have just told their uncle rather then surprise him. Donald can be a jerk at times! This was an enjoyable cartoon with a few nice music scores and I enjoyed the part where one of the nephews dresses up as a girl.

From Tom Wilkins :

Call this the worst promotional nightmare for Donald Duck and his nephews. As Huey, Dewey, and Louie work on an older car, one of them gets accidentally nailed in the face with oil. As he complains, the radio announces a bulletin about a lottery number that would be announced. Whomever has the lucky number win a brand new Zoom V-8.

Donald, of course, holds one of the tickets. As he puts himself in front of the radio anticipating the announcement, he pulls his ticket out. The drawing takes place and the winning number is 3-4-2. Unfortunately, Donald has 3-4-1. As he removes his finger from the last number of the ticket, and finds that it does not match, Donald throws the ticket in disgust. The ticket somehow lands under a drawer. As Donald walks away, the radio announcer suddenly announces that there was a slight error, and that 3-4-2 was the winning number. The nephews quickly take notice and are elated that Uncle Donald won. Little does Donald know what was about to happen.

The nephews formulate a plan, wanting to pick up the car so that Donald would be surprised. Of course Donald sees the nephews pull up to his gas station so that they could get gas. However, Donald asks them for money to pay for it, and the nephews could only come up with a couple of coins combined. Thus, the plan has to go to round 2, and the nephews come up with a very sophisticated idea.

Huey, Dewey, and Louie combine to dress up as a tall lady. Obviously, for effect, they climb on top of one another and put a long dress on to hide their evidence. One of the nephews puts on makeup (for obvious reasons). To top it all off, they cut off a picture of the Zoom V-8 from a billboard and strap it on to the left side of the car (where the gas tank is).

With the plan all set to go, Donald notices the stylish car (at least he thinks it is) and sees this composition of a beautiful woman so he obliges to fill the gas tank. Mesmerized, the tank fills and Donald is left frozen with a wig on his head. Once he comes to and realizes that he had been tricked, Donald goes ballistic and sets up a practical joke which would eventually backfire on him severely. In the meantime, Donald gets a call from the radio station informing him that his nephews were coming back with the car. Donald suddenly got some devious look on his face, and that was not a good sign.

Huey, Dewey, and Louie pick up the car, chill out as they are driving back (with some cozy music on the radio), and drive it back to the station. Once Donald sees them return, the evil side shows up big-time. Donald puts a slue of oil over the car, then sends it to the garage where he would destroy the car. First, Donald blows the tires up to about 1500 pounds of air pressure each, then tries twice to smash the car against the top of the garage. On his second attempt, the tires separate from the car and the car gets smashed to the thinnest piece of metal imaginable.

As Donald laughs hysterically, the radio announcer states that Donald would be having a blast in his new Zoom V-8, and he makes a little advertisement about the car, stating that the car was streamlined, had super balloon tires (literally, after Donald put all that air into them), and 25 miles to the gallon. Not realizing he was the actual winner, Donald passes out, and the nephews could only look on and shrug.

Good luck, Mr. the nearest anger management center.