General information about Pick 5 Lottery
This is the US based lottery game that was launched in August, 2016, or 3 years, 11 months and 6 days ago. FL Pick5 is currently available only in Florida. This is a widely popular lottery, but it has still always been known as FL Pick5. The game-play format wasn’t changing since the game was launched. 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 Pick 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 Pick 5 results
Florida Pick 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 14 times a week. To be more precise, they are held on each day of the week, at 1:30 PM and 7:57 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 August 1, 2016, or 3 years, 11 months and 6 days ago.
How it works: picking up Florida Pick 5 numbers
The currently applied format is as follows: 5 / 0-9. As you can see, players are to choose five main Florida Pick 5 numbers from the range between 0 and 9 Florida Pick 5 numbers. Like in all the similar lotteries, the order of numbers is especially important.
Pick 5 Lottery winning odds & prize categories
The lottery currently offers 19 prize categories. The amount of the top prize is fixed, which means that FL Pick5 is not the one to bring you a record-high jackpot. For now, it accounts for $50,000 (with $1 wager). 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 100,000. In particular, you will have to correctly guess all the five Florida Pick 5 numbers. The most important thing, however, is to guess them in the exact order. For more information, please look at the table below:
Prize Payouts ($1 wager)
STRAIGHT Match in exact order
BOX Match in any order
STRAIGHT/BOX Match in exact order or any order
1:100,000 & 1:20,000
1:100,000 & 1:10,000
1-OFF Match in exact order or off one or all your five digits in exact order
1-OFF on one digit
1-OFF on five digits
1-OFF on two digits
1-OFF on three digits
1-OFF on four digits
The overall winning chances, in turn, are 1 in 9,5. Pay attention that the list of prize categories is far from being full as it does not include 20, 30, 60 and 120-WAY play types. In case you are curious, details can be found at the lottery's official website.
Pick 5 Lottery prices
The minimum cost of playing is 50¢, as well as $1. The lottery does not offer any opportunities to multiply prizes. No add-on games are provided, either.
Hot and cold Florida Pick 5 numbers
The lottery’s most often drawn numbers are 2, 1, 8 (midday) and 2, 6, 1 (evening). The cold, or the least frequent numbers are 7, 5, 9 (midday) and 8, 0, 7 (evening).
Payouts of Pick 5 Lottery prizes
Keep in mind that FL Pick5 jackpot can only be paid out as a lump sum. At the moment, it can be received at the operator's HQ. As for prizes of other categories, they can be claimed at local prize centers, as well as from lottery retailers. Besides, winning tickets can be sent by mail. Unfortunately, FL Pick5 winnings are subject to taxation: for the US citizens, this is 25% federal withholding tax from 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 Pick 5 results.