Florida Lotto FAQs
Find out everything you need to know about Florida Lotto here. Ready to play? Get your tickets online.
- When does the Florida Lotto draw take place?
- What time do Florida Lotto ticket sales close?
- How do I win playing Florida Lotto?
- Can I play the Florida Lotto if I do not reside in Florida?
- If I win, how long do I have to claim a prize?
- How old do I have to be to play the Florida Lotto?
- Are winnings on the Florida Lotto taxable?
- What are the odds of winning the Florida Lotto jackpot?
- Does the Florida Lotto have a minimum guaranteed jackpot?
- Does the Florida Lotto have a rollover limit or jackpot cap?
- When is the next Florida Lotto draw?
- What does the Florida Lotto jackpot currently stand at?
- How much does it cost to buy a ticket for the Florida Lotto?
- What is the multiplier that is printed on my ticket?
- How do I add XTRA to my ticket?
Question: When does the Florida Lotto draw take place?
Answer: Florida Lotto draws take place every Wednesday and Saturday at 11:15pm local time. Results appear on the Florida Lotto Numbers page within minutes of each draw taking place, with a full breakdown of prizes available later.
Question: What time do Florida Lotto ticket sales close?
Answer: If you are buying your tickets from an authorised retailer then you have until 10:40pm local time to get hold of them on a Wednesday or Saturday if you want to play in that night’s draw. For those taking advantage of an online concierge service, the cut-off point could be up to three hours before the draw, so make sure you give yourself plenty of time to buy your Florida Lotto tickets.
Question: How do I win playing Florida Lotto?
Answer: With a standard entry you will need to match at least two of the six winning numbers to win a prize – you hit the jackpot if you match all six. The same goes for the Double Play draw; you get a free ticket for matching two numbers, and you win the $250,000 jackpot by matching all six.
With EZMatch, you win if any of the EZMatch numbers printed on your ticket match the Lotto numbers you chose to play. It is possible to match all six EZMatch numbers and win six prizes on the same ticket.
Question: Can I play the Florida Lotto if I do not reside in Florida?
Answer: Players outside of the USA can play Florida Lotto through a safe and secure lottery concierge service. You’ll receive a scan of your ticket and notification of any prize that it wins with the money being paid into your lottery account. To play Florida Lotto now, click on the Lotto Tickets page.
Question: If I win, how long do I have to claim a prize?
Answer: You have 180 days in which to claim a Florida Lotto prize. Any amounts that are not claimed within this limit are shared between the state’s Educational Enhancement Trust Fund and Florida Lotto’s prize pool.
Question: How old do I have to be to play the Florida Lotto?
Answer: In order to take part in Florida Lotto you must be at least 18 years old.
Question: Are winnings on the Florida Lotto taxable?
Answer: If you are a resident of Florida you will be liable for 28 percent in federal taxes on anything you win greater than $600. Players from outside of the US will have 30 percent withheld on any amount.
Question: What are the odds of winning the Florida Lotto jackpot?
Answer: The odds of winning any prize in the standard Florida Lotto draw are 1 in 7.61, and the same for the Double Play draw. The odds of winning an EZMatch prize are 1 in 4.71.
Question: Does the Florida Lotto have a minimum guaranteed jackpot?
Answer: Florida Lotto’s top prize starts off at $1 million but can greatly increase in value if and when the jackpot rolls over into subsequent draws.
Question: Does the Florida Lotto have a rollover limit or jackpot cap?
Answer: Florida Lotto continues to roll until someone matches all six numbers, no matter how large the jackpot has become. This means that there have been some huge jackpot totals in the game’s lifetime. Seeing a Florida Lotto jackpot hit $50 million has been known to occur!
Question: When is the next Florida Lotto draw?
Answer: Saturday 28th November 2020 .
Question: What does the Florida Lotto jackpot currently stand at?
Answer: Florida Lotto jackpot is $16,500,000.
Question: How much does it cost to buy a ticket for the Florida Lotto?
Answer: Entry to the Florida Lotto draw costs $2. It costs an additional $1 each to add Double Play and EZMatch to your ticket, taking the total ticket cost to $4 when all games are included.
Question: What is the multiplier that is printed on my ticket?
Answer: Every Florida Lotto ticket is printed with a random prize multiplier, between 2x and 10x. If you match between three and five of the winning numbers, your final prize amount is calculated by multiplying the base prize for that number.
For example, the base prize for matching four numbers is $50. If you have a 10x multiplier on your ticket and you match four numbers, that $50 base prize would be multiplied by 10, so your final prize amount would be $500.
The available multipliers are: 2x, 3x, 4x, 5x, and 10x. There is no 1x multiplier, so you cannot win the base prize – it is used simply to calculate the final value of your winnings.
Question: How do I add XTRA to my ticket?
Answer: The Florida Lotto XTRA add-on is no longer available. It was discontinued as part of changes to the game in October 2020, when a new prize multiplier was introduced as standard for all Florida Lotto tickets.Answers to the most frequently asked questions about the Florida Lotto, such as the time of the draw, when ticket sales close and the next jackpot.
This is the current live drawing schedule for all FL Lottery draw games. Make sure you buy your tickets in plenty of time to take part. There’s a game to play every day of the week. Good luck!
|Game||Game Days||Draw Times*||Ticket Sales Stop*|
|Powerball||Wednesday & Saturday||10:59 PM||10:00 PM|
|Mega Millions||Tuesday & Friday||11:00 PM||10:00 PM|
|Cash 4 Life||Monday & Thursday||9:00 PM||8:30 PM|
|Florida Lotto||Wednesday & Saturday||11:15 PM||10:40 PM|
|Jackpot Triple Play||Tuesday & Friday||11:15 PM||10:40 PM|
|Fantasy 5||Every day||11:15 PM||10:40 PM|
|Pick 2 Midday||Every day||1:30 PM||1:17 PM|
|Pick 2 Evening||Every day||9:45 PM||9:33 PM|
|Pick 3 Midday||Every day||1:30 PM||1:17 PM|
|Pick 3 Evening||Every day||9:45 PM||9:33 PM|
|Pick 4 Midday||Every day||1:30 PM||1:17 PM|
|Pick 4 Evening||Every day||9:45 PM||9:33 PM|
|Pick 5 Midday||Every day||1:30 PM||1:17 PM|
|Pick 5 Evening||Every day||9:45 PM||9:33 PM|
*All draw schedule times are shown in Eastern Time Zone.Find out the schedule of all lottery drawings in the state of Florida, what days they are drawn on and when ticket sales for each draw will close. ]]>