General information about Washington Lottery Hit 5
This is the US based lottery game that was launched in March, 2007, or 11 years, 6 months and 5 days ago. WA Hit 5 is currently available only in Washington. This is a widely popular lottery, but it has still always been known as WA Hit 5. The game-play format wasn’t changing since the game was launched. The lottery is operated by Washington's Lottery. In case you want to know more about Washington's Lottery, here is their official website: http://www.walottery.com/Home. Washington Hit 5 results may be found there as well, by the way. As for their support service, Washington's Lottery can be reached via the following contact details:
- Phone: (360) 810-2888
- Email: [email protected]
- Main Office: 814 4th Avenue East, Olympia, WA 98506
Keep in mind that players must be 18 or over to play.
Check Washington Hit 5 results
Washington Hit 5 results are aired right after the drawings that take place in the headquarters of Washington's Lottery in Olympia. At the moment, draws are held three times a week. To be more precise, they are held on Monday, Wednesday and Saturday, at 8:00 PM Pacific Time. The numbers are drawn using the Computer Random Number Generator. In case you were curious, the first ever draw was held on March 19, 2007, or 11 years, 6 months and 5 days ago.
How it works: picking up Washington Hit 5 numbers
The currently applied format is as follows: 5 / 39. As you can see, players are to choose five main Washington Hit 5 numbers from the range between 1 and 39 Washington Hit 5 numbers. Pay attention that there are neither bonus, nor additional numbers.
Washington Lottery Hit 5 winning odds & prize categories
The lottery currently offers four prize categories. A great news is that in case no winner is found, the WA Hit 5 top prize rolls over to the next draw. For now, it accounts for $100,000. This is the minimum amount, while the biggest WA Hit 5 jackpot ever has reached $730,000. It was set on October 9, 2013, or 4 years, 11 months and 15 days ago. Just for your interest, the winning numbers were 03, 20, 24, 28, and 38. As shown by official estimates, the odds of winning the top prize are 1 in 576,000. In particular, you will have to correctly guess all the five Washington Hit 5 numbers. For more information, please look at the table below:
1 : 576,000
1 : 3,390
1 : 103
1 : 9.62
The overall winning chances, in turn, are 1 in 8,77.
Washington Lottery Hit 5 prices
The minimum cost of playing is $1. The lottery does not offer any opportunities to multiply prizes. No add-on games are provided, either.
Hot and cold Washington Hit 5 numbers
The lottery’s most often drawn numbers are 39, 26, 30, 35, and 03. The cold, or the least frequent numbers are 27, 34, 36, 29, and 23.
Payouts of Washington Lottery Hit 5 prizes
Keep in mind that WA Hit 5 jackpot can only be paid out as a lump sum. In order to claim it, just call the Lottery office to receive further instructions and make an appointment. As for prizes of other categories, amounts greater than $600 are payable at any lottery office, while smaller prizes can be obtained at lottery retailer locations. Unfortunately, WA Hit 5 winnings are subject to taxation: 25% federal tax for the US citizens in case the prize exceeds $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 Washington Hit 5 results.