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Frequently Asked Questions

1. What is FLORIDA LOTTO ® with Double Play? FLORIDA LOTTO ® is the Lottery’s flagship Draw game that launched on April 29, 1988. As of October 8, 2020, every ticket purchased includes a randomly generated “multiplier” number that automatically increases non-jackpot cash prizes by two, three, four, five, or ten times! All FLORIDA LOTTO tickets cost $2 per play for the base game and cannot be canceled. Double Play is an add-on feature to FLORIDA LOTTO that gives players the chance to win additional prizes up to $250,000 during an additional drawing held immediately following the FLORIDA LOTTO drawing, using the same numbers and multiplier on their ticket. The Double Play add-on feature costs $1 more per play. 2. How do you play FLORIDA LOTTO with Double Play? At any Florida Lottery retail location, you can 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. On the playslip, select six numbers from 1 to 53, or choose Quick Pick. If you want two chances to win in two drawings add Double Play for $1 more per play. Double Play will apply to all panels, including Quick Pick selections and Advance Play. 3. How much can I win with FLORIDA LOTTO? How much can I win with Double Play? Players who match the six winning numbers in the FLORIDA LOTTO drawing win the advertised jackpot. Those who match five, four, or three winning numbers win other great FLORIDA LOTTO cash prizes ranging from $10 to $30,000. Players who match just two winning numbers win 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 Double Play cash prizes ranging from $14 to $35,000. 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. 4. Are the FLORIDA LOTTO and Double Play prizes set payouts? Yes, with the exception of the jackpot prize, all FLORIDA LOTTO and Double Play prizes are set payouts. For FLORIDA LOTTO with Double Play non-top prize winners, the base prize amount will be multiplied by the multiplier number printed on their ticket at the time of ticket purchase. 5. What are the odds of winning FLORIDA LOTTO with Double Play? For FLORIDA LOTTO with Double Play players, the odds of matching two of six winning numbers are 1 in 8.58 and the overall game odds are 1 in 7.61. 6. How is the multiplier number determined? The multiplier number is generated by the Lottery terminal at the time a FLORIDA LOTTO ticket is purchased, much like Quick Pick or EZmatch numbers. The multiplier number will print automatically on the ticket. 7. How much do FLORIDA LOTTO with Double Play tickets cost? FLORIDA LOTTO with Double Play tickets cost $3 per play; $2 for FLORIDA LOTTO and an additional $1 to add the Double Play add-on feature. 8. How do I know if my FLORIDA LOTTO ticket includes Double Play? The words “DOUBLE PLAY YES” are printed on all FLORIDA LOTTO with Double Play tickets. Double Play applies to all plays on a FLORIDA LOTTO ticket. 9. Can FLORIDA LOTTO with Double Play tickets be canceled? FLORIDA LOTTO with Double Play tickets generated are non-cancelable. 10. What is Double Play? How do you play? Double Play is a $1 add-on feature that gives players the opportunity to win cash prizes in an additional drawing held immediately following the FLORIDA LOTTO drawing, using the same numbers and multiplier on the FLORIDA LOTTO ticket! 11. Where and how can players claim their Double Play prizes? Prizes less than $600 may be claimed at a Lottery retailer, while prizes of $600 or more must be claimed at a Florida Lottery office. Double Play prizes can also be claimed by mail. 12. How long do players have to claim a Double Play prize? Double Play prizes must be claimed within 180 days after the first draw date on the FLORIDA LOTTO with Double Play ticket. 13. What is EZmatch? And, how do you play? EZmatch is a $1 add-on feature that gives players the opportunity to win cash prizes instantly! When a player adds EZmatch to their FLORIDA LOTTO purchase, six EZmatch numbers and instant prize amounts print on their ticket. If any of the EZmatch numbers match any of the FLORIDA LOTTO numbers on the ticket, the player instantly wins the prize amount shown. Players can win up to six times with EZmatch numbers on a single ticket. To play, select the EZmatch box on your playslip, or tell the retailer to add EZmatch to your ticket purchase. 14. Where and how can players claim their EZmatch prizes? Prizes less than $600 may be claimed at a Lottery retailer, while prizes of $600 or more must be claimed at a Florida Lottery office. EZmatch prizes can also be claimed by mail. If an EZmatch prize is paid by a retailer before the applicable FLORIDA LOTTO drawing on the ticket has occurred, a continuation ticket will be provided to the player for the FLORIDA LOTTO drawing. 15. How long do players have to claim an EZmatch prize? EZmatch prizes can be claimed immediately after purchase, you don’t have to wait for the drawing. EZmatch prizes must be claimed within 180 days after the first draw date on the FLORIDA LOTTO with EZmatch ticket. 16. How are EZmatch numbers generated? EZmatch is designed more like a Scratch-Off game than a traditional Draw game, with set prizes and set number of winners at each prize level within a designated pool of tickets pre-loaded into the system. When you purchase a Scratch-Off ticket, the winning prize amounts are printed on tickets and whether or not you are a winner, or what you win, is simply a matter of chance. Similarly, when a player chooses to play EZmatch, the system randomly determines whether that ticket will be an EZmatch winner or a non-winner. When a winner is generated, the system will print a set of EZmatch numbers to match one to six of the FLORIDA LOTTO numbers on the ticket and the pre-determined prize amount.

The EZmatch pool automatically replenishes when all EZmatch top prizes have been won, so there is always a top prize available. 17. If I select Advance Play and EZmatch with my FLORIDA LOTTO purchase, will I receive one ticket or multiple tickets? If you purchase an Advance Play FLORIDA LOTTO ticket and select the add-on feature EZmatch, you will receive one ticket listing your FLORIDA LOTTO numbers and your EZmatch numbers. EZmatch is an instant win, add-on feature that is not associated with draws. If you claim an EZmatch prize on a FLORIDA LOTTO ticket before any or all FLORIDA LOTTO drawings on the ticket have occurred, you will be issued a continuation ticket for the FLORIDA LOTTO drawing with the same play numbers as the original ticket; however, the EZmatch numbers will not be printed on the continuation ticket. 18. Can FLORIDA LOTTO with EZmatch tickets be canceled? No, FLORIDA LOTTO with EZmatch tickets cannot be canceled.

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Frequently Asked Questions 1. What is FLORIDA LOTTO ® with Double Play? FLORIDA LOTTO ® is the Lottery’s flagship Draw game that launched on April 29, 1988. As of October 8, 2020, every ticket

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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Must be 18 or older to play.
Play responsibly.

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, ]]>