General information about Ohio Lottery Pick 5
This is the US based lottery game that was launched in August, 2012, or 8 years, 5 months and 10 days ago. Midday drawings take place since August, 2012, too. OH Pick 5 is currently available only in Ohio. This is a widely popular lottery, but it has still always been known as OH Pick 5. The game-play format wasn’t changing since the game was launched. The lottery is operated by Ohio Lottery. In case you want to know more about Ohio Lottery, here is their official website: https://www.ohiolottery.com/Default.aspx. Ohio Pick 5 results may be found there as well, by the way. As for their support service, Ohio Lottery can be reached via the following contact details:
- Customer Service Center: (800) 686-4208
- HQ address: 615 W. Superior Ave., Cleveland, OH
Keep in mind that players must be 18 or over to play.
Check Ohio Pick 5 results
Ohio Pick 5 results are aired right after the drawings that take place in the headquarters of Ohio Lottery in Cleveland. At the moment, draws are held 14 times a week. To be more precise, they are held on each day of the week, at 12:29 PM and 7:29 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 12, 2012, or 8 years, 5 months and 10 days ago.
How it works: picking up Ohio Pick 5 numbers
The currently applied format is as follows: 5 / 0-9. As you can see, players are to choose five main Ohio Pick 5 numbers from the range between 0 and 9 Ohio Pick 5 numbers. Remember that the order of numbers drawn matters especially much.
Ohio Lottery Pick 5 winning odds & prize categories
The lottery currently offers six prize categories. The amount of the top prize is fixed, which means that OH Pick 5 is not the one to bring you a record-high jackpot. For now, it accounts for $50,000. 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 Ohio Pick 5 numbers. The key thing is to guess them in the exact order. For more information, please look at the table below:
1 : 10,000
1 : 833
1 : 1,667
1 : 3,333
1 : 5,000
1 : 10,000
1 : 20,000
The overall winning chances, in turn, are 1 in 5,6.
Ohio Lottery Pick 5 prices
The minimum cost of playing is 50¢, but it is possible to choose higher wager (up to $5). The lottery does not offer any opportunities to multiply prizes. No add-on games are provided, either.
Hot and cold Ohio Pick 5 numbers
The lottery’s most often drawn numbers are 0, 6, 2 (Midday) and 9, 1, 2 (Evening). The cold, or the least frequent numbers are 7, 3, 9 (Midday) and 5, 3, 0 (Evening).
Payouts of Ohio Lottery Pick 5 prizes
Keep in mind that OH Pick 5 jackpot can only be paid out as a lump sum. Amounts between $600 and $5,000 are to be claimed at the prize centers, while prizes under $600 are payable by lottery retailers. Unfortunately, OH Pick 5 winnings are subject to taxation: for the US citizens, these are 25% in federal tax and 4% in 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 Ohio Pick 5 results.