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Lucky Sleveen Zaford is a non-player character in Borderlands.


Lucky Zaford is the proprietor of Lucky's Last Chance Watering Hole, the son of Clan leader Mick Zaford, and brother of Peter Zaford. At some point in the past, he allegedly "busted the girl parts" of Scooter's momma, which caused a bitter rift between the two, with Scooter swearing vengeance. Between the events of Borderlands and Borderlands 2, Scooter buried Lucky alive in a shallow grave, causing a clan war between the two clans. The Zafords mourn Lucky's death annually by getting drunk.


Bandits have invaded Lucky's bar and are holding the barman captive. Scooter grudgingly admits that Lucky's survival will afford the adventurers a great asset in the battles to come, and urges the Vault hunters to rescue the man. Scooter's ulterior motives also include keeping Lucky alive so Scooter himself can exact full revenge for Lucky's past transgressions.

Once freed, Lucky will offer several missions leading to Mad Mel.


Lucky offers the following missions:



  • "Zaford" is a reference to the Gearbox developer Zach Ford, who was responsible for mission scripting.
  • Lucky also owns a bar in Jakobs Cove, although it is inaccessible and never mentioned in the plot.
  • In the Borderlands 2 mission Clan War: Wakey Wakey, Lucky's middle name is revealed to be Sleveen.
  • Moxxi makes a vague reference to Lucky's death in The Pre-Sequel when she opens another access from Concordia to Triton Flats.

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