Florida Lottery Games
|Game||Prize Type||Numbers||Sale Closes|
|Pick 2 Midday||Top Prize||2 from 0-9||1:17 p.m.|
|Pick 2 Evening||Top Prize||2 from 0-9||9:32 p.m.|
|Pick 3 Midday||Top Prize||3 from 0-9||1:19 p.m.|
|Pick 3 Evening||Top Prize||3 from 0-9||9:34 p.m.|
|Pick 4 Midday||Top Prize||4 from 0-9||1:20 p.m.|
|Pick 4 Evening||Top Prize||4 from 0-9||9:35 p.m.|
|Pick 5 Midday||Top Prize||5 from 0-9||1:18 p.m.|
|Pick 5 Evening||Top Prize||5 from 0-9||9:33 p.m.|
|Fantasy 5||Top Prize||5 from 1-36||10:40 p.m.|
|Jackpot Triple Play||Jackpot||6 from 1-46 + QP (2x)||10:40 p.m.|
|Florida Lotto||Jackpot||6 from 1-53||10:40 p.m.|
|Powerball||Jackpot||5 from 1-69 + 1 from 1-26||10:00 p.m.|
|Mega Millions||Jackpot||5 from 1-70 + 1 from 1-25||10:00 p.m.|
|Cash4Life||Top Prize||5 from 1-60||8:30 p.m.|
|Pick 2 Midday||1:30 p.m.||1:30 p.m.||1:30 p.m.||1:30 p.m.||1:30 p.m.||1:30 p.m.||1:30 p.m.|
|Pick 2 Evening||9:45 p.m.||9:45 p.m.||9:45 p.m.||9:45 p.m.||9:45 p.m.||9:45 p.m.||9:45 p.m.|
|Pick 3 Midday||1:30 p.m.||1:30 p.m.||1:30 p.m.||1:30 p.m.||1:30 p.m.||1:30 p.m.||1:30 p.m.|
|Pick 3 Evening||9:45 p.m.||9:45 p.m.||9:45 p.m.||9:45 p.m.||9:45 p.m.||9:45 p.m.||9:45 p.m.|
|Pick 4 Midday||1:30 p.m.||1:30 p.m.||1:30 p.m.||1:30 p.m.||1:30 p.m.||1:30 p.m.||1:30 p.m.|
|Pick 4 Evening||9:45 p.m.||9:45 p.m.||9:45 p.m.||9:45 p.m.||9:45 p.m.||9:45 p.m.||9:45 p.m.|
|Pick 5 Midday||1:30 p.m.||1:30 p.m.||1:30 p.m.||1:30 p.m.||1:30 p.m.||1:30 p.m.||1:30 p.m.|
|Pick 5 Evening||9:45 p.m.||9:45 p.m.||9:45 p.m.||9:45 p.m.||9:45 p.m.||9:45 p.m.||9:45 p.m.|
|Fantasy 5||11:15 p.m.||11:15 p.m.||11:15 p.m.||11:15 p.m.||11:15 p.m.||11:15 p.m.||11:15 p.m.|
|Jackpot Triple Play||11:15 p.m.||11:15 p.m.|
|Florida Lotto||11:15 p.m.||11:15 p.m.|
|Powerball||10:59 p.m.||10:59 p.m.|
|Mega Millions||11:00 p.m.||11:00 p.m.|
|Cash4Life||9:00 p.m.||9:00 p.m.||9:00 p.m.||9:00 p.m.||9:00 p.m.||9:00 p.m.||9:00 p.m.|
*All times are displayed in Florida local time.
Number of consecutive draws each Florida State Lottery games allows you to play:
|Pick 2 Midday||up to 14|
|Pick 2 Evening||up to 14|
|Pick 3 Midday||up to 14|
|Pick 3 Evening||up to 14|
|Pick 4 Midday||up to 14|
|Pick 4 Evening||up to 14|
|Pick 5 Midday||up to 14|
|Pick 5 Evening||up to 14|
|Fantasy 5||up to 30|
|Jackpot Triple Play||up to 30|
|Florida Lotto||up to 52|
|Powerball||up to 52|
|Mega Millions||up to 26|
|Cash4Life||up to 30|
Florida lottery Federal, and state tax withholdings on winnings for U.S. citizens or residents.
|Over $5,000||State Tax||0.0%|
|Over $5,000||Federal Tax||24.0%|
If the winner is not a U.S. citizen or is not a US resident, Florida Lottery tax withholdings on winnings are as such:
|Over $5,000||State Tax||0.0%|
|Over $5,000||Federal Tax||24.0%|
The Florida Lottery
Florida State Lottery was launched in 1986 when voters authorized an amendment that would aid in raising funds for schools and educational initiatives. The primary mission of the Florida Lottery was, and still is, to boost funding for education while Floridians benefit from extra cash and enjoying superior lottery games. The first Florida State Lottery game was a Florida Lottery scratch card for $1 in 1988 and surpassed $95 million in sales. It was a massive success and repaid the General Revenue Fund for the startup loan within three weeks.
Over the years, it’s expanded and has an impressive range of games on offer, including the Florida Lottery Mega Millions, Florida Lottery Powerball, and Florida Lucky for Life Lottery. The Florida Lottery scratch cards still prove to be a favorite among players. While maintaining a high standard and variety of games, paying out millions to Florida Lottery winners, and becoming an industry leader, it still has a firm focus on educational initiatives.
Every year for the last 18 years, $1 billion from the Florida State Lottery has gone towards furthering schools and students, accounting for approximately 6% of the state’s education budget.
Florida Lottery FAQ
Once you have a lotto ticket or playslip, select any six Florida Lottery numbers (between 1 and 53) on the ten panels labeled A - J. Alternatively, use the QP (Quick Pick) to make a random selection. After you’ve made your picks and added any extras, hand the slip and payment to the retail cashier. A standard ticket costs $1 to play.
You’ll receive a slip with the Lotto draw date, the selected panel numbers, and ticket cost. Now you have to wait for the Florida Lottery results’ draw date and see if you’ve chosen Florida Lottery winning numbers.
There are extras that you can add to your ticket for a fee:
EZmatch: costs $1 extra per play and gives you a chance to win cash instantly
XTRA: costs $1 per play, and can multiply non-jackpot winnings by up to 5 times
JACKPOT COMBO: this box will give you a $2 quick pick for the next drawing of the Florida Lottery Powerball, Florida Lottery Mega Millions, and Florida Lotto.
The draws are held every Wednesday and Saturday at 11 PM EST. You can find the Florida Lottery winning numbers online or use the app that has a built-in Florida Lottery ticket scanner to see if you have a winning ticket.
Similarly to the Lotto, except the Florida Lottery Powerball cost $2, except there are five panels (A - E). This time you’ll select any five numbers between 1 and 69 in the upper panels. Next, make a Powerball selection in the lower section by choosing one number between 1 and 26.
Again you’ll hand the completed slip to the cashier and receive a ticket with the numbers, draw date, and cost.
You can add extras for a fee:
Power Play: costs $1 extra per play and multiplies your non-jackpot winnings by up to five times
JACKPOT COMBO: selecting this box is the same as the Lotto. You’ll get a Florida Lottery Powerball, Florida Lottery Mega Millions, and Florida Lotto $2 quick pick for the next draw dates.
The results of the Florida Lottery Powerball are available after the drawing on Wednesday and Saturdays at 10:59 PM EST. Alternatively, you can use the Florida Lottery app to scan the ticket and let you know if you’re a winner.
How to Play Florida Lottery Mega Millions
The Florida Lottery Mega Millions works the same as the Florida Lottery Powerball. This time the five numbers are between 1 and 70, and the Mega Ball is between 1 and 25.
The Florida Lottery Mega Millions extra is the Megaplier that is an extra $1 per play and can multiply your non-jackpot winnings by up to 5 times.
You can view the results of the Florida Lottery Mega Millions results on Tuesdays and Fridays at 11 PM EST. You can also use the app that has a Florida Lottery ticket scanner.
Depending on which Florida State Lottery you choose, the Advance Play option lets you play your favorite numbers for up to six months in advance.
Playing Florida Lottery Scratch-Offs is quick and easy. It’s also a lot of fun because the prices vary between $1 and $30, and each card has a different theme and Florida Lottery codes. Playing is simple, first, read the instructions on the scratch-off and then using a coin, scratch off the coating to see if you’re one of the Florida Lottery winners.
If you have a ticket that wasn’t a winner for a jackpot or non-jackpot prize, you can enter it into the Florida Lottery Second Chance promotions.
Usually, the competitions are online, so you must create an account before you enter. The winners are selected by a random draw and are 72 hours afterward. The Florida Lottery Second Chance promos are an excellent opportunity for you to win prizes.
If you do enter, ensure that you keep the ticket or scratch card safe, as you’ll need it to claim your prize.
Florida State Lottery tickets are available at any of the 13,000 authorized retailers. These stores are the only viable source for Scratch-Offs and playslips. Even though you can save your favorite number on the Florida Lottery app, you can’t use it as a ticket. You need to visit a retail partner.
Anyone that claims to sell them online, telephonically, or via fax are scammers. The are many scam artists, so ensure you make purchases at accredited stores.
Bear in mind that the Lottery in Florida is only open to players 18 years and older.
If you play the Florida Lottery Scratch-Offs, you’ll see if you won after you scratch off the coating to reveal the Florida Lottery codes.
Florida Lotto: you win the jackpot if you match all six Florida Lottery winning numbers. If you match any three, four, or five numbers will award you a non-jackpot cash prize.
Florida Lottery Powerball: the jackpot win is landing all five Florida Lottery winning numbers plus the Powerball. Any non-jackpot combination wins you cash prizes.
Florida Lottery Mega Millions: You win the jackpot prize if you match all five Florida Lottery winning numbers and the Mega Ball number. Any non-jackpot winning combination rewards you with cash prizes.
You can view the winning numbers online, or on the Florida Lottery app. It has a built-in Florida Lottery ticket scanner that’ll determine whether your ticket is a winner.
You can watch the drawing or use the Florida Lottery app to find out if you’ve won. For Florida Lottery winners with a prize under $600, you can claim the winnings at any authorized Florida Lottery retailer. If the winnings are between $600 and $250,000, you can mail the nearest Florida Lottery. For prizes over $250,000, you must send the Florida Lottery Head Quarters.
You need to include the signed scratch card or ticket, proof of ID, and a completed Florida Lottery Winners Claim Form when mailing the office. These forms are available online, at a retailer, or your nearest office.
Remember to claim scratch card prizes before the expiration date on the ticket. For draw games (Lotto, Mega Millions, Powerball), you have 180 days to claim.
The IRS requires that the Florida Lottery reports all winnings over $600. Additionally, for prizes over $5,000, the Florida State lottery must withhold 24% federal withholding tax for residents with a Social Security Number.
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