General information about Fantasy Five Florida
This is the US based lottery game that was launched in May, 1989, or 30 years, 3 months and 19 days ago. FL Lottery Fantasy 5 is currently available only in Florida. This is a widely popular lottery, but it has still always been known as FL Lottery Fantasy 5. The game-play format used to be different: before July 16, 2001, it was 5 / 26, and before 1993, it was 5 / 39. The lottery is operated by Florida Lottery. In case you want to know more about Florida Lottery, here is their official website: http://www.flalottery.com. Florida Fantasy 5 results may be found there as well, by the way. As for their support service, Florida Lottery can be reached via the following contact details:
- Florida Lottery Headquarters: 250 Marriott Drive, Tallahassee, FL 32301
- Lottery Headquarters phone number: (850) 487-7777
Keep in mind that players must be 18 or over to play.
Check Florida Fantasy 5 results
Florida Fantasy 5 results are aired right after the drawings that take place in the headquarters of Florida Lottery in Tallahassee. At the moment, draws are held seven times a week. To be more precise, they are held on each day of the week, at 11:15 PM Eastern Time. The numbers are drawn using the Mechanical Lottery Ball Machine. In case you were curious, the first ever draw was held on May 2, 1989, or 30 years, 3 months and 19 days ago.
How it works: picking up Florida Fantasy 5 numbers
The currently applied format is as follows: 5 / 36. As you can see, players are to choose five main Florida Fantasy 5 numbers from the range between 1 and 36 Florida Fantasy 5 numbers. Pay attention that there are neither additional, nor bonus numbers.
Fantasy Five Florida winning odds & prize categories
The lottery currently offers four prize categories. The amount of the top prize is fixed, which means that FL Lottery Fantasy 5 is not the one to bring you a record-high jackpot. For now, it accounts for around $200,000. If there is no top-prize winner, however, the top prize rolls down to the 4-of-5 and 3-of-5 prize levels. Luckily, the fact that the jackpot is quite modest is compensated by indeed high winning odds! As shown by official estimates, the odds of winning the top prize are 1 in 376,992. In particular, you will have to correctly guess all the five Florida Fantasy 5 numbers. For more information, please look at the table below:
Odds of Winning
Odds of Winning, %
1 : 376,992
1 : 2,432.21
1 : 81.07
1 : 8.39
The overall winning chances, in turn, are 1 in 7,58.
Fantasy Five Florida 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 Ezmatch numbers. For an additional $1 cost, this is a chance to win a prize if one or more main numbers match numbers in the Ezmatch box. No add-on games are provided, however.
Hot and cold Florida Fantasy 5 numbers
The lottery’s most often drawn numbers are 27, 09, 19, 28, 34, and 01. The cold, or the least frequent numbers are 07, 32, 17, 03, 29, and 23.
Payouts of Fantasy Five Florida prizes
Keep in mind that FL Lottery Fantasy 5 jackpot can only be paid out as a lump sum. It be claimed at any Florida Lottery district office or at Florida Lottery Headquarters, like prizes of other categories. Amounts of less than $600 can also be claimed at any authorized retailer. Besides, it is possible to claim prizes by mail. Unfortunately, FL Lottery Fantasy 5 winnings are subject to taxation: for the US citizens, this is 25% federal withholding tax for prizes over $5,000. 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 Florida Fantasy 5 results.