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Florida lottery ticket sales times

What are the draw days and times for FL games, and how late can you buy tickets? Get the answers below with the full draw schedule for each game:

Florida Lottery Draw Schedule

Game Draw Days Draw Times* Ticket Sales Close At*
Powerball Wednesday & Saturday 10:59 PM 10:00 PM
Mega Millions Tuesday & Friday 11:00 PM 10:00 PM
Cash4Life Daily 9:00 PM 8:30 PM
Florida Lotto Wednesday & Saturday 11:15 PM 10:40 PM
Lotto Double Play Wednesday & Saturday 11:15 PM 10:40 PM
Fantasy 5 Daily 11:15 PM 10:40 PM
Pick 2 Daily 1:30 PM & 9:45 PM 1:17 PM & 9:32 PM
Pick 3 Daily 1:30 PM & 9:45 PM 1:19 PM & 9:34 PM
Pick 4 Daily 1:30 PM & 9:45 PM 1:20 PM & 9:35 PM
Pick 5 Daily 1:30 PM & 9:45 PM 1:18 PM & 9:33 PM
Jackpot Triple Play Tuesday & Friday 11:15 PM 10:40 PM
*Times are shown in ET.

Game Information

In addition to Powerball and Mega Millions, the Florida Lottery offers its own draw games.

Florida Lotto

The Sunshine State’s biggest draw game offers jackpots that often rise above $20 million! It costs just $2 per ticket, and all you need to do to play is choose six numbers from 1 to 53. A multiplier number increases the value of all prizes except the jackpot by up to 10 times, while the Double Play and EZmatch add-ons deliver more ways to win.

Lotto Double Play

Add Double Play to your FL Lotto ticket for an extra $1 and you could win up to $250,000 in cash prizes. Double Play uses your Lotto numbers in a second draw held just after the main Lotto draw.

Fantasy 5

Fantasy 5 is played nightly at approximately 11:15 PM ET and tickets cost just $1, making the exciting game one of the state’s most popular. You can win by matching as few as two numbers, and if there is no top prize winner then the jackpot rolls down into the prize fund for the lower tiers. Add the EZmatch option for the chance to win a cash prize instantly.

Jackpot Triple Play

Jackpot Triple Play replaces the retired game Lucky Money. There are at least three ways to win on every ticket, and a jackpot of up to $2,000,000! You can also win up to $10,000 more with the Combo option.

Pick 2

Pick 2 is the Florida draw game with a top prize of $50 and drawings twice a day, seven days a week. There are a variety of play styles so you can play your way: Straight, Box, Straight/Box, 1-OFF, Front Number or Back Number.

Pick 3

Pick 3 is the FL game you can play today and get paid today. Go for the top prize of $500 with a Straight play, or boost your odds of winning with Box, Straight/Box, Combo, Pairs or 1-OFF. There are two chances to win every day!

Pick 4

Pick 4 is the fast-paced Florida Lottery game with a top prize of $5,000 and draws twice every day. There’s a play style for everyone – if you’ve got your eyes on a bigger prize try Straight or Combo, or increase your chances of winning with Box, Straight/Box, 1-OFF or Pairs.

Pick 5

Pick 5 is an exciting FL game with a top prize of $50,000! Choose your favorite play type: Straight, Box, Straight/Box or 1-OFF. There are two chances to win every day of the week.

Other Games

Florida Lottery instant win games provide players with instant gratification and a rush of adrenaline. These exciting games include a variety of Fast Play and Scratch-Offs options. They can be purchased at official Florida Lottery retailers and cost between $1 and $25. These tickets can pay out top prizes from $50 to $5 million, making them a great choice for those lottery fans who can’t wait for the thrilling sensation of a big win!

History of the Florida Lottery

The Florida Lottery began in 1986 when voters approved a constitutional amendment establishing a state lottery for the purpose of raising money for educational initiatives. The first tickets went on sale on January 18th, 1988 – six days ahead of the projected launch date of January 18th. The Florida Lottery did so well in its first 17 days of operation that it was able to repay the $15.5 million in start-up funding that it borrowed from the state – plus interest!

In 2016 the FL lottery implemented some changes. The popular daily draw Cash 3 was renamed to Pick 3, while Play 4 and Play 5 were also rebranded as Pick 4 and Pick 5 respectively.

In August 2017, a Panamanian woman made headlines by winning a $30 million Florida Lotto jackpot after playing through an online concierge service. Aura Dominguez Canto signed up from home to play every drawing for a month and staff from the Lotter bought official tickets in Florida on her behalf. They contacted her to inform her of her win and she flew to Tallahassee to pick up her giant check.

Today, the Florida Lottery raises valuable funds for educational initiatives in the Sunshine State through ticket sales. Over $35 billion has been allocated to education since the Lottery began operating in 1988 and more than 800,000 students have gone to college due to the lottery-funded Bright Futures Scholarship.

Buying Florida Lottery Tickets

Lottery fans living outside of the USA have the option to buy lottery tickets online to take part in the Florida Lotto as well as multi-state games Powerball and Mega Millions.

Claiming Prizes

Due to the Coronavirus outbreak, there have been some changes in the way you claim prizes in Florida. You can find updates on our dedicated Coronavirus Lottery Updates page.

Have you won a Florida Lottery prize? Congratulations! All prizes of any amount may be claimed by mail. Any prize below $600 can also be paid out by a Florida Lottery retailer.

Regardless of how much cash you win, for draw games you have 270 days after the winning drawing to claim a prize. After that time the prize will expire and 80 percent of the amount will be transferred to the Educational Enhancement Trust Fund. The leftover 20 percent goes back to the prize pool.

If you’ve won on a Scratch-Off or Fast Play game, you have 150 days to claim after the official end of the game.

Claim a prize by mail

Claims must be postmarked by the expiration deadlines listed above.

Mail your signed ticket to Florida Lottery Headquarters at the address below. For prizes worth $600-$250,000, may also send your claim to the nearest district office.

For prizes of $600 and over, the following documents are required:

  1. Signed original ticket
  2. Completed claim form
  3. Copy of an ID issued within the last five years, with a serial number or identifying number (e.g. driver’s license or passport)

Florida Lottery Headquarters
250 Marriott Drive
Tallahassee, FL 32301

Rules

You need to be at least 18 years old to play Florida Lottery games.

Information about all Florida Lottery games including draw schedule, rules and how to claim your prizes.

How to Play

For just $2, you could win Florida’s original jackpot game, FLORIDA LOTTO ® ! Jackpots start at $1 million and roll until there is a winner, with drawings held twice a week. Plus, every ticket purchased includes a randomly generated “multiplier” number that automatically increases non-jackpot cash prizes by two, three, four, five, or ten times!

Players also have the option to “add-on” features to their FLORIDA LOTTO purchase for $1 more per play including Double Play ™ for the chance to win cash prizes of up to $250,000 in an additional drawing and/or EZmatch ™ for the chance to win instant cash prizes of up to $500!

To play, visit any Florida Lottery retail location and either use a new FLORIDA LOTTO digital or paper playslip to choose your numbers, Quick Pick, or make other play selections, or tell the retailer. Each playslip contains 10 panels (A-J). In each panel played:

  1. Select six numbers from 1 through 53 or mark the QP (Quick Pick) box in the panel and let the terminal randomly pick some or all of your numbers.
  2. For a chance to win cash prizes in an additional drawing held immediately after the FLORIDA LOTTO drawing, using the same numbers played on your FLORIDA LOTTO ticket, select the Double Play box. Double Play costs $1 more per play.
  3. For a chance to win cash instantly, select the EZmatch box in a panel for $1 more per play.
  4. To play the same numbers for more than one draw, simply tell the retailer how many advance draws you wish to play or select the number of draws in the Advance Play section of your playslip.
  5. Mark the JACKPOT COMBO box for a $2 POWERBALL ® , a $2 FLORIDA LOTTO ® , and a $2 MEGA MILLIONS ® Quick Pick ticket for the next available draw date.
  6. Give your completed playslip and payment to the retailer. You will receive a ticket printed with your numbers, draw date(s) and the total cost of the ticket. For each panel with EZmatch selected, you will receive a separate ticket with your FLORIDA LOTTO and EZmatch numbers. FLORIDA LOTTO tickets cannot be canceled. Please check your ticket(s) before you leave the store. You are responsible for the accuracy of your ticket(s).
  7. Check the official drawing results to see if you’re a winner! Draw results are available on this website, at authorized Florida Lottery retailers and by calling (850) 921-PLAY (7529). You may also watch the drawings online.

Drawings are held Wednesday and Saturday nights at 11:15 p.m., Eastern Time. Tickets can be purchased until 10:40 p.m., Eastern Time, on the night of the draw. Tickets purchased after 10:40 p.m. will be for the next draw.

If you claim a prize on a winning Advance Play ticket before all of the draws on the ticket have occurred, you will be issued a continuation ticket for the remaining draws with the same play numbers as the original ticket.

The advertised jackpot prize will be paid in annual payments over 25 years, or as a single cash payment of a lesser amount. See game rules.

All non-jackpot prizes are set prize amounts.

Base Prize amounts for matching 3 of 6, 4 of 6, or 5 of 6 cannot be won and are shown as a starting point of reference for the calculated value of the multiplied prizes.

Free FLORIDA LOTTO Quick Pick ticket for the next available draw.

Double Play allows players the chance to win up to $250,000 in an additional drawing held immediately following the FLORIDA LOTTO drawing, using the same numbers and multiplier played on their FLORIDA LOTTO ticket. Double Play tickets cost an additional $1 per play.

All prizes are set prize amounts.

Base Prize amounts for matching 3 of 6, 4 of 6, or 5 of 6 cannot be won and are shown as a starting point of reference for the calculated value of the multiplied prizes.

Free FLORIDA LOTTO with Double Play Quick Pick ticket for the next available draw.

With EZmatch ™ , you can add instant fun to FLORIDA LOTTO! Just choose the EZmatch play option, for an additional $1 per play for a chance to win cash instantly.

Sample FLORIDA LOTTO Ticket with EZmatch

In this example, your ticket costs
$4 ($2 for FLORIDA LOTTO, $1
for Double Play and $1 for EZmatch)

EZmatch on a FLORIDA LOTTO
Advance Play will add $1 to the
cost of the ticket

  • Match any of your EZmatch numbers with any of your FLORIDA LOTTO numbers, and win the amount shown instantly
  • You can win EZmatch up to 6 times on each ticket
  • In this example, you matched 07, 15, 25, 36, 38 and 42 and won a total of $500

When you select EZmatch, six EZmatch numbers and instant prize amounts will print below the FLORIDA LOTTO numbers on your ticket. Match any EZmatch number with any FLORIDA LOTTO number on your ticket, and win the prize amount shown instantly. You can win up to six times on a single FLORIDA LOTTO with EZmatch ticket.

The Florida Lottery will hold official FLORIDA LOTTO drawings in which six out of 53 numbers will be drawn at random. If your six numbers match the six winning numbers drawn in the official FLORIDA LOTTO drawing for the date played, you win the jackpot. Match three, four, or five of the winning numbers to win other cash prizes that are automatically multiplied by the multiplier number printed on the ticket. Players who match just two numbers win a free FLORIDA LOTTO Quick Pick ticket for the next available drawing.

The multiplier number is generated at random, from two, three, four, five, or ten. If a FLORIDA LOTTO player matches three, four, or five winning numbers, he/she wins an amount equal to the original prize amount multiplied by the multiplier that was generated on their ticket. If the player matches just two winning numbers, he/she wins a free FLORIDA LOTTO Quick Pick ticket for the next available draw.

FLORIDA LOTTO with Double Play players who match the six winning numbers in the Double Play drawing win the $250,000 top prize. Those who match five, four, or three winning numbers win other great cash prizes that are automatically multiplied by the multiplier number printed on the ticket. FLORIDA LOTTO with Double Play players who match just two winning numbers win a free FLORIDA LOTTO with Double Play Quick Pick ticket for the next available draw.

Players may choose to receive their portion of the FLORIDA LOTTO jackpots in a one-time Cash Option payment or in 30 annual payments. The Cash Option payment is the amount required on the day of the drawing (or if the drawing is held on a Saturday or holiday, the business day prior to the drawing) to fund the applicable jackpot prize paid over 30 years, less applicable taxes. FLORIDA LOTTO jackpot winners who want to receive a single Cash Option payment must claim their prizes within the first 60 days of the 180-day redemption period. Applicable federal income taxes will be withheld from both Cash Option and annual payments at the time payments are made. Read more about claiming Lottery prizes.

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How to Play For just $2, you could win Florida’s original jackpot game, FLORIDA LOTTO ® ! Jackpots start at $1 million and roll until there is a winner, with drawings held twice a week. Plus,