General information about Arizona lottery Fantasy 5
This is the US based lottery game that was launched in October, 1991, or 27 years, 10 months and 16 days ago. Fantasy Five AZ is currently available only in Arizona. Previously, the lottery was known as Pick 5, while its current name, as well as the format, was introduced only in February, 2011. The game-play format used to be different: 5 / 39. The lottery is operated by Arizona Lottery. In case you want to know more about Arizona Lottery, here is their official website: https://www.arizonalottery.com. Fantasy 5 AZ results may be found there as well, by the way. As for their support service, Arizona Lottery can be reached via the following contact details:
- Phoenix Office: 4740 E. University Dr. Phoenix, AZ 85034
- Customer Service: 480.921.4400
- Email: [email protected]
Keep in mind that players must be 18 or over to play.
Check Fantasy 5 AZ results
Fantasy 5 AZ results are aired right after the drawings that take place in the headquarters of Arizona Lottery in Phoenix. At the moment, draws are held six times a week. To be more precise, they are held on each day of the week except for Sunday, at 7:00 p.m. Arizona Time. The numbers are drawn using the Computer Random Number Generator. In case you were curious, the first ever draw was held on October 04, 1991, or 27 years, 10 months and 16 days ago.
How it works: picking up Fantasy 5 AZ numbers
The currently applied format is as follows: 5 / 41. As you can see, players are to choose five main Fantasy 5 AZ numbers from the range between 1 and 41 Fantasy 5 AZ numbers. Pay attention that there are neither additional, nor bonus numbers.
Arizona lottery Fantasy 5 winning odds & prize categories
The lottery currently offers four prize categories. A great news is that in case no winner is found, the Fantasy Five AZ top prize rolls over to the next draw. For now, it accounts for $50,000. This is the minimum amount, while the biggest Fantasy Five AZ jackpot ever has reached $667,000. It was set on July 10, 2010, or 9 years, 1 month and 10 days ago. Just for your interest, the winning numbers were 01, 06, 23, 29, and 37. As shown by official estimates, the odds of winning the top prize are 1 in 749,398. In particular, you will have to correctly guess all the five main Fantasy 5 AZ numbers. For more information, please look at the table below:
1 : 749,398
1 : 4,163
1 : 119
1 : 11
The overall winning chances, in turn, are 1 in 9.62.
Arizona lottery Fantasy 5 prices
The minimum cost of playing is $1. An important thing to mention is that players have an opportunity to increase their winning odds using the lottery’s multiplier feature, namely the Doubler. Approximately one in every 10 tickets is designated the Doubler feature at no additional cost and the idea is that it doubles all the non-jackpot prizes. A good news is that there is a chance to win an extra prize if to take part in Extra!, available at a $1 (you win up to $250 instantly) or $2 (you win up to $500 instantly) price point. The concept is that if any of the Extra! numbers printed on the player’s ticket match their numbers for the main draw, they win the prize amount next to the matched Extra! number.
Hot and cold Fantasy 5 AZ numbers
The lottery’s most often drawn numbers are 01, 28, 30, 25, 09, and 26. The cold, or the least frequent numbers are 17, 12, 11, 39, 37, and 21.
Payouts of Arizona lottery Fantasy 5 prizes
Keep in mind that Fantasy Five AZ jackpot can only be paid out as a lump sum. In case there are two or more winners, the top prize is to be equally shared. All the prizes can be claimed in person at the Phoenix or Tucson Office or by mail. Besides, lottery retailers can redeem prizes prizes up to $100 and sometimes up to $599. Unfortunately, Fantasy Five AZ winnings are subject to taxation: for the US citizens, this is 25% federal tax and 5% state tax. One more thing to take into account is that all the prizes are to be claimed within 180 days from the day of the draw or otherwise the winning ticket expires, regardless of Fantasy 5 AZ results.