General information about Louisiana Lottery Easy 5
This is the US based lottery game that was launched in September, 2007, or 14 years, 4 months and 2 days ago. LA Lotto Easy Five is currently available only in Louisiana. Previously, the lottery was known as Cash Quest (launched in 1998), while Easy Five became its replacement since 2007. The game-play format wasn’t changing since the game was launched. The lottery is operated by Louisiana Lottery Cooperation. In case you want to know more about Louisiana Lottery Cooperation, here is their official website: https://louisianalottery.com. Louisiana Easy 5 results may be found there as well, by the way. As for their support service, Louisiana Lottery Cooperation can be reached via the following contact details:
- Winning Numbers Hotline: (800) 735-5825
- Headquarters: 555 Laurel St., Baton Rouge, LA 70801
- Headquarters phone number: (225) 297-2000
Keep in mind that players must be 21 or over to play.
Check Louisiana Easy 5 results
Louisiana Easy 5 results are aired right after the drawings that take place in the headquarters of Louisiana Lottery Cooperation in Baton Rouge. At the moment, draws are held twice a week. To be more precise, they are held on Wednesday and Saturday, at 9:59 PM Central Time. The numbers are drawn using the Computer Random Number Generator. In case you were curious, the first ever draw was held on September 19, 2007, or 14 years, 4 months and 2 days ago.
How it works: picking up Louisiana Easy 5 numbers
The currently applied format is as follows: 5 / 37. As you can see, players are to choose five main Louisiana Easy 5 numbers from the range between 1 and 37 Louisiana Easy 5 numbers. Pay attention that there are neither additional, nor bonus numbers.
Louisiana Lottery Easy 5 winning odds & prize categories
The lottery currently offers four prize categories. A great news is that in case no winner is found, the LA Lotto Easy Five top prize rolls over to the next draw. For now, it accounts for $50,000. This is the minimum amount, while the biggest LA Lotto Easy Five jackpot ever has reached $560,000. It was set on May 26, 2010, or 11 years, 7 months and 26 days ago. Just for your interest, the winning numbers were 08, 19, 20, 32, and 34. As shown by official estimates, the odds of winning the top prize are 1 in 435,897. In particular, you will have to correctly guess all the five Louisiana Easy 5 numbers. For more information, please look at the table below:
1 : 435,897
1 : 2,724
1 : 88
1 : 9
The overall winning chances, in turn, are 1 in 8.
Louisiana Lottery Easy 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 EZMatch. For an additional $1 per play, players get a chance to win up to $250 instantly if some of their main numbers match the EZMatch number. No add-on games are provided, however.
Hot and cold Louisiana Easy 5 numbers
The lottery’s most often drawn numbers are 16, 26, 33, 7, and 10. The cold, or the least frequent numbers are 3, 19, 5, 20, and 30.
Payouts of Louisiana Lottery Easy 5 prizes
Keep in mind that LA Lotto Easy Five jackpot can only be paid out as a lump sum. In case there are several winners, the amount is to be equally shared. Prizes can be claimed at lottery offices and by mail. Besides, amounts of up to $600 are payable by lottery retailers. Unfortunately, LA Lotto Easy Five winnings are subject to taxation: for the US citizens, these are 25% in federal taxes and 5% in state taxes from prizes of $5,000 and over. 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 Louisiana Easy 5 results.