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# how to play pick 5

1. What is PICK 5 ™ ? PICK 5 is a twice-daily Draw game where players select five numbers, each from 0 through 9 to win a top prize of \$50,000 for a Straight play, up to \$10,000 for a Box play, or up to \$30,000 for a Straight/Box play, or up to \$25,000 for a 1-OFF ® play. 2. How do you play PICK 5? Select five numbers each from 0 through 9, or mark the Quick Pick box to have the terminal randomly pick any or all of your numbers. Select the play type: Straight, Box, or Straight/Box, 1-OFF ® . Select the amount you want to play: 50 cents or \$1 (all Straight/Box and 1-OFF plays are \$1). Select the draw time: midday, evening, or both. 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. 3. How much do PICK 5 tickets cost? Tickets cost 50 cents or \$1 per play. 4. Where can I purchase PICK 5 tickets? You can purchase PICK 5 tickets at any authorized Florida Lottery retailer. 5. When are PICK 5 drawings held? The Florida Lottery will hold PICK 5 drawings twice daily at approximately 1:30 p.m. ET and 9:45 p.m. ET. Tickets for each drawing may be purchased up to 12 minutes prior to the applicable drawing – 1:18 p.m. ET for the midday drawings, and 9:33 p.m. ET for the evening drawings. 6. How much can I win playing PICK 5? You can win a top prize of \$50,000 for a \$1 Straight play, a \$10,000 prize for a \$1 Box play, and a \$30,000 prize for a \$1 Straight/Box play, and a \$25,000 prize for a \$1 1-OFF play. Fifty cent play prizes are 1/2 of the \$1 play prizes. 7. What is 1-OFF? 1-OFF is a new PICK 5 play type that offers players the chance to miss their lucky numbers by 1 and still win a cash prize! With 242 additional number combinations, the play type gives players the chance to win up to \$25,000 for a Straight win, or up to \$500 for matching the winning PICK 5 numbers with one of their 242 possible 1-OFF number combinations. 8. How do you play 1-OFF? Playing PICK 5 1-OFF is easy. On the PICK 5 playslip, players should mark the 1-OFF box; select the draw time: midday, evening or both; and choose one number, from 0 through 9, from each column for a total of five digits, or mark the “QP” (Quick Pick) box to let the terminal randomly pick some or all of their numbers. 9. Do the old PICK 5 playslips still work? Yes. The old PICK 5 playslips still work on the terminal for players who are not playing 1-OFF; however, new playslips are necessary to play the new play type. 10. Are the 242 additional number combinations printed on the PICK 5 1-OFF ticket? No, the PICK 5 1-OFF ticket will print with the five-digit number selected by the player and the 1-OFF numbers higher or lower than your 5-digit number. 11. How do you win 1-OFF? If the player’s five-digit number is a Straight match to the winning PICK 5 numbers, meaning the player’s numbers match the winning numbers in exact order, the player wins \$25,000. Or, if one of the player’s 242 1-OFF number combinations matches the PICK 5 winning numbers, the player can win \$75 to \$500, depending on the odds of being off by one, two, three, four, or five digits. 12. How much does 1-OFF cost to play? The 1-OFF play type costs \$1 to play, but the cost of the ticket will vary depending on the number of draws played (midday, evening or both) and the number of days selected. 13. Do players get 242 more chances to win the top prize? No. Players get 242 more chances to win the 1-OFF prize – up to \$500. 14. If you select a PICK 5 number with like digits (e.g., 7-7-7-7-7 or 1-1-1-2-2) will there be fewer possible 1-OFF combinations? No. Regardless of the PICK 5 numbers selected, there are always 242 possible 1-OFF combinations. Unlike Box or Combo, when you play 1-OFF a PICK 5 number with like digits does not change the odds of winning or the prize amount. 15. Can you play 1-OFF with any PICK 5 play type? No. 1-OFF is not an add-on feature; it is a play type that plays similar to Straight/Box. 16. Does 1-OFF play like EZmatch ™ , do you match the 1-OFF numbers with your PICK 5 number to win instantly? No. 1-OFF is not an instant win. Players win a 1-OFF prize by matching one of their 242 number combinations with the winning PICK 5 numbers drawn for the applicable drawing. The 1-OFF numbers are all the 242 possible winning number combinations that are off by one, from any or all of the player’s number; therefore, the 1-OFF numbers and the player’s numbers will never match. 17. Why should I play 1-OFF if I can only win half the prize of a Straight play? With Straight play, players get one shot at winning \$50,000 for a \$1 play. With 1-OFF, they get a chance to win \$25,000 and 242 more chances to win up to \$500. The odds of winning 1-OFF are the best of any PICK 5 play type available! Players may continue to play Straight for a chance to win \$50,000; but, for the same cost, 1-OFF offers players an additional 242 set of numbers increasing the players’ chances to win a cash prize. 18. Can I play the same play styles, as I always have for PICK 5? Yes. Players may continue to play all of their favorite play styles – Straight, Box, Straight/Box, and, now, 1-OFF for both the midday and evening draws. 19. What are the odds of winning PICK 5? The odds of winning PICK 5 vary depending on which play type is selected. See chart below:

PICK 5
Odds of Winning and Estimated Prize Payouts
Play Types Example Odds Prize Payouts
STRAIGHT Match in exact order 50¢ Play \$1.00 Play
12345 1:100,000 \$25,000 \$50,000
BOX Match in any order 50¢ Play \$1.00 Play
5-WAY 11112 1:20,000 \$5,000 \$10,000
10-WAY 11122 1:10,000 \$2,500 \$5,000
20-WAY 11123 1:5,000 \$1,250 \$2,500
30-WAY 11223 1:3,333.33 \$830 \$1,660
60-WAY 11234 1:1,666.67 \$415 \$830
120-WAY 12345 1:833.33 \$208 \$416
STRAIGHT/BOX Match in exact order or any order. Costs \$1. BOX STRAIGHT
5-WAY 11112 1:100,000 & 1:20,000 \$5,000 \$30,000
10-WAY 11122 1:100,000 & 1:10,000 \$2,500 \$27,500
20-WAY 11123 1:100,000 & 1:5,000 \$1,250 \$26,250
30-WAY 11223 1:100,000 & 1:3,333.33 \$830 \$25,830
60-WAY 11234 1:100,000 & 1:1,666.67 \$415 \$25,415
120-WAY 12345 1:100,000 & 1:833.33 \$208 \$25,208
1-OFF ® Match in exact order or off one or all your five digits in exact order \$1.00 Play
STRAIGHT 12345 1:100,000 \$25,000
1-OFF on one digit 02345 1:10,000 \$500
1-OFF on five digits 01234 1:3,125 \$150
1-OFF on two digits 01345 1:2,500 \$100
1-OFF on three digits 01245 1:1,250 \$75
1-OFF on four digits 01235 1:1,250 \$75
Numbers Selected Determine Ways to Win Example Example Winning Combinations
STRAIGHT: Match in exact order 12345 12345
5-WAY: Use 4 like numbers and 1 different number to get 5 ways to win 11112 11112, 12111, 11211, 11121, 21111
10-WAY: Use 3 like numbers and 2 like numbers to get 10 ways to win 11122 11122, 11212, 11221, 12112, 12121, 12211, 21112, 21121, 21211, 22111
20-WAY: Use 3 like numbers and 2 different numbers to get 20 ways to win 11123 11123, 11132, 11213, 11231, 11312, 11321, 12113, 12131, 12311, 13112, 13121, 13211, 21113, 21131, 21311, 23111, 31112, 31121, 31211, 32111
30-WAY: Use 2 pairs of like numbers and 1 different number to get 30 ways to win 11223 11223, 11232, 11322, 12123, 12132, 12213, 12231, 12312, 12321, 13122, 13212, 13221, 21123, 21132, 21213, 21231, 21312, 21321, 22113, 22131, 22311, 23112, 23121, 23211, 31122, 31212, 31221, 32112, 32121, 32211
60-WAY: Use 2 like numbers and 3 different numbers to get 60 ways to win 11234 11234, 11243, 11324, 11342, 11423, 11432, 12134, 12143, 12314, 12341, 12413, 12431, 13124, 13142, 13214, 13241, 13412, 13421, 14123, 14132, 14213, 14231, 14312, 14321, 21134, 21143, 21314, 21341, 21413, 21431, 23114, 23141, 23411, 24113, 24131, 24311, 31124, 31142, 31214, 31241, 31412, 31421, 32114, 32141, 32411, 34112, 34121, 34211, 41123, 41132, 41213, 41231, 41312, 41321, 42113, 42131, 42311, 43112, 43121, 43211
120-WAY: Use 5 different numbers to get 120 ways to win 12345 12345, 12354, 12435, 12453, 12534, 12543, 13245, 13254, 13425, 13452, 13524, 13542, 14235, 14253, 14325, 14352, 14523, 14532, 15234, 15243, 15324, 15243, 15423, 15432, 21345, 21354, 21435, 21453, 21534, 21543, 23145, 23154, 23415, 23451, 23514, 23541, 24135, 24153, 24315, 24351, 24513, 24531, 25134, 25143, 25314, 25143, 25413, 25431, 31245, 31254, 31425, 31452, 31524, 31542, 32145, 32154, 32415, 32451, 32514, 32541, 34125, 34152, 34215, 34251, 34512, 34521, 35124, 35142, 35214, 35241, 35412, 35421, 41235, 41253, 41325, 41352, 41523, 41532, 42135, 42153, 42315, 42351, 42513, 42531, 43125, 43152, 43215, 43251, 43512, 43521, 45123, 45132, 45213, 45231, 45312, 45321, 51234, 51243, 51324, 51342, 51423, 51432, 52134, 52143, 52314, 52341, 52413, 52431, 53124, 53142, 53214, 53241, 53412, 53421, 54123, 54132, 54213, 54231, 54312, 54321
1-OFF on 1 digit: Select a 5-digit number with one (1) number higher or lower than each of the player’s five (5) digits in exact order and get 10 ways to win 12345 02345, 11345, 12245, 12335, 12344, 12346, 12355, 12445, 13345, 22345
1-OFF on 2 digits: Select a 5-digit number with two (2) numbers higher or lower than each of the player’s five (5) digits in exact order and get 40 ways to win 12345 01345, 02245, 02335, 02344, 02346, 02355, 02445, 03345, 11245, 11335, 11344, 11346, 11355, 11445, 12235, 12244, 12246, 12255, 12334, 12336, 12354, 12356, 12435, 12444, 12446, 12455, 13245, 13335, 13344, 13346, 13355, 13445, 21345, 22245, 22335, 22344, 22346, 22355, 22445, 23345
1-OFF on 3 digits: Select a 5-digit number with three (3) numbers higher or lower than each of the player’s five (5) digits in exact order and get 80 ways to win 12345 01245, 01335, 01344, 01346, 01355, 01445, 02235, 02244, 02246, 02255, 02334, 02336, 02354, 02356, 02435, 02444, 02446, 02455, 03245, 03335, 03344, 03346, 03355, 03445, 11235, 11244, 11246, 11255, 11334, 11336, 11354, 11356, 11435, 11444, 11446, 11455, 12234, 12236, 12254, 12256, 12434, 12436, 12454, 12456, 13235, 13244, 13246, 13255, 13334, 13336, 13354, 13356, 13435, 13444, 13446, 13455, 21245, 21335, 21344, 21346, 21355, 21445, 22235, 22244, 22246, 22255, 22334, 22336, 22354, 22356, 22435, 22444, 22446, 22455, 23245, 23335, 23344, 23346, 23355, 23445
1-OFF on 4 digits: Select a 5-digit number with four (4) numbers higher or lower than each of the player’s five (5) digits in exact order and get 80 ways to win 12345 01235, 01244, 01246, 01255, 01334, 01336, 01354, 01356, 01435, 01444, 01446, 01455, 02234, 02236, 02254, 02256, 02434, 02436, 02454, 02456, 03235, 03244, 03246, 03255, 03334, 03336, 03354, 03356, 03435, 03444, 03446, 03455, 11234, 11236, 11254, 11256, 11434, 11436, 11454, 11456, 13234, 13236, 13254, 13256, 13434, 13436, 13454, 13456, 21235, 21244, 21246, 21255, 21334, 21336, 21354, 21356, 21435, 21444, 21446, 21455, 22234, 22236, 22254, 22256, 22434, 22436, 22454, 22456, 23235, 23244, 23246, 23255, 23334, 23336, 23354, 23356, 23435, 23444, 23446, 23455
1-OFF on 5 digits: Select a 5-digit number with five (5) numbers higher or lower than each of the player’s five (5) digits in exact order and get 32 ways to win 12345 01234, 01236, 01254, 01256, 01434, 01436, 01454, 01456, 03234, 03236, 03254, 03256, 03434, 03436, 03454, 03456, 21234, 21236, 21254, 21256, 21434, 21436, 21454, 21456, 23234, 23236, 23254, 23256, 23434, 23436, 23454, 23456

Unlike the Lottery’s other Draw games, which are pari-mutuel in design (that is, players are vying for a portion of what is in the prize pool), PICK 2, PICK 3, PICK 4, and PICK 5 offer set prize payouts. Therefore, the Lottery has established a \$5 million liability limit for PICK 5 for any particular five-digit number in each drawing. Should any five digit combination (for example 77777) be purchased often enough in a single drawing that would result in the liability limit being exceeded, the Lottery will “cut off” further sales of that specific number combination. Players that have already played those numbers will still win the full amount of the set prize even if the liability limit has been met. For more details on this issue, please refer to the Pick 5 game rule subsection (1)(i).