Florida Lottery: Results, Winning Numbers, and General Information

By Kate Loyola
Last Updated: December 9, 2018

About the Florida Lottery

Florida Lottery website logoThe Florida State Lottery was created in 1986 with an overwhelming margin of support.

As the state’s official gaming body, the Florida Lottery aims to raise money to support public education in Florida. It started selling lottery tickets in January 1988.

Since then, the Florida Lottery has awarded over $61.2 billion in prizes and made more than 2,000 players into millionaires. The lottery also prides itself in raising more than $1 billion in educational funds for the past 16 years. All in all, the Florida Lottery has raised over $33 billion for Florida public education.

Florida Lottery Tickets

You can buy tickets for Florida lottery games from any of the 13,000 authorized retailers throughout the state.

You can also check the Florida Lottery’s “Where to Play” section to search for retailers by ZIP code or city.

You have up to 180 days to claim prizes for winning draw game tickets. Scratch-Off and Fast Play games, meanwhile, give you up to 60 days to claim prizes.

Can I buy FL Lottery tickets online?

No. The Florida State Lottery doesn’t offer online play, nor does it authorize or support the sale of lottery tickets online.

FL Tickets Payment Methods

You can buy tickets at your nearest authorized retailer using cash or credit and debit cards.

Florida Lottery Games and Drawing Schedules

Florida Lotto

The Florida Lotto is the state’s original and longest-running lottery game. You have to pick 6 numbers from 1 to 53. To win the jackpot, you must match all 6 winning numbers drawn — a 1 in 22,957,480 chance. You stand a 1 in 71 chance to win at least the minimum $5 prize, though

Florida Lotto jackpots start at $2 million and roll over until somebody wins.

You can also opt to play XTRA or EZmatch to boost your winnings.

Florida Lotto draws are held every Wednesday and Saturday at 11:15 PM Eastern Time.

Cash4Life

Cash4Life is a regional lottery game currently offered by the Florida Lottery alongside other state lotteries (New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Tennessee, Maryland, Georgia, Indiana).

Cash4Life players must pick 5 numbers, each from 1-60, as well as a Cash Ball number from 1-4. If a player matches all 6 numbers, they win $1,000 a day for life. Matching just the 5 numbers (and not the Cash Ball), meanwhile, nets a player $1,000 a week for life.

Cash4Life draws are held every Monday and Thursday at 9 PM Eastern Time.

Lucky Money

The Florida Lottery’s Lucky Money game starts with a $500,000 that can add up to as high as $2 million. Once the game hits the $2M cap without any winners, the jackpot rolls back down and the payouts for lower prize tiers increase.

To play Lucky Money, you must pick 4 numbers from 1-47 and a Lucky Ball number from 1-17. You must match all 5 numbers (your 4 numbers and the Lucky Ball) to hit the jackpot.

You can also opt to play EZmatch for a chance to win instant prizes.

Lucky Money draws are held every Tuesday and Friday at 11:15 PM Eastern Time.

Fantasy 5

Florida’s Fantasy 5 distinguishes itself from other big lottery games by having a jackpot that rolls down when nobody wins. The Fantasy 5 has a fixed jackpot of around $200,000 (to be divided if there are multiple winners). Instead of rolling over and adding to the next draw’s jackpot, the top prize gets divided among the lower prize tiers if nobody matches all the winning numbers.

To play Fantasy 5, you have to pick 5 numbers from 1-36. You can also opt for EZmatch for a shot at winning instant prizes.

The Fantasy 5 has draws every day at 11:15 PM Eastern Time.

Pick 5

Pick 5 draws are held twice a day, giving you even more chances of winning. You only need to pick 5 numbers from 0-9 then select your playstyle, wager amount, and draw schedule.

You can choose from 4 different playstyles:

  • Straight: You must match the winning numbers in the exact order. Available for $0.50 or $1 per ticket.
  • Box: You can match the winning numbers in any order. Available for $0.50 or $1 per ticket.
  • Straight/Box: You can match the winning numbers in any order or in exact order. Available only at $1 per ticket.
  • 1-OFF: Your ticket also comes with 1-OFF numbers that are 1 lower and 1 higher than your 5-digit entry. If any of these 1-OFF numbers match the winning draw, you can also win a prize. Available only at $1 per ticket.

Pick 5 draws are held every day at around 1:30 PM and 9:45 PM Eastern Time.

Pick 4

Pick 4 draws are held twice a day, with a top prize of $5000 per draw. You only need to pick 4 numbers from 0-9 then select your playstyle, wager amount, and draw schedule.

You can choose from 8 different playstyles:

  • Straight: You must match the winning numbers in the exact order. Available for $0.50 or $1 per ticket.
  • Box: You can match the winning numbers in any order. Available for $0.50 or $1 per ticket.
  • Straight/Box: You can match the winning numbers in any order or in exact order. Available only at $1 per ticket.
  • 1-OFF: Your ticket also comes with 1-OFF numbers that are 1 lower and 1 higher than your 4-digit entry. If any of these 1-OFF numbers match the winning draw, you can also win a prize. Available only at $1 per ticket.
  • Combo: You can win on all Straight combinations of a selected 4-digit number. Available from $2 – $24 per ticket depending on your chosen numbers.
  • Front Pair: You pick numbers from the first 2 columns of your playslip only. Available for $0.50 or $1 per ticket.
  • Mid Pair: You pick numbers from the middle 2 columns of your playslip only. Available for $0.50 or $1 per ticket.
  • Back Pair: You pick numbers from the last 2 columns of your playslip only. Available for $0.50 or $1 per ticket.

Pick 4 draws are held every day at around 1:30 PM and 9:45 PM Eastern Time.

Pick 3

Pick 3 draws are held twice a day, and you can win up to $500 per draw. Just select 3 numbers from 0-9 then select your playstyle, wager amount, and draw schedule.

You can choose from 7 different playstyles:

  • Straight: You must match the winning numbers in the exact order. Available for $0.50 or $1 per ticket.
  • Box: You can match the winning numbers in any order. Available for $0.50 or $1 per ticket.
  • Straight/Box: You can match the winning numbers in any order or in exact order. Available only at $1 per ticket.
  • 1-OFF: Your ticket also comes with 1-OFF numbers that are 1 lower and 1 higher than your 3-digit entry. If any of these 1-OFF numbers match the winning draw, you can also win a prize. Available only at $1 per ticket.
  • Combo: You can win on all Straight combinations of a selected 3-digit entry. Available from $1.50 – $6 per ticket depending on your chosen numbers.
  • Front Pair: You pick numbers from the first 2 columns of your playslip only. Available for $0.50 or $1 per ticket.
  • Back Pair: You pick numbers from the last 2 columns of your playslip only. Available for $0.50 or $1 per ticket.

Pick 3 draws are held every day at around 1:30 PM and 9:45 PM Eastern Time.

Pick 2

Pick 2 draws are held twice a day, and you can win up to $50 per draw. Just select 2 numbers from 0-9 then select your playstyle, wager amount, and draw schedule.

You can choose from 6 different playstyles:

  • Straight: You must match the winning numbers in the exact order. Available for $0.50 or $1 per ticket.
  • Box: You can match the winning numbers in any order. Available for $0.50 or $1 per ticket.
  • Straight/Box: You can match the winning numbers in any order or in exact order. Available only at $1 per ticket.
  • 1-OFF: Your ticket also comes with 1-OFF numbers that are 1 lower and 1 higher than your 2-digit entry. If any of these 1-OFF numbers match the winning draw, you can also win a prize. Available only at $1 per ticket.
  • Front Number: You pick one number from the first column of your playslip only. Available for $0.50 or $1 per ticket.
  • Back Number: You pick one number from the last column of your playslip only. Available for $0.50 or $1 per ticket.

Pick 2 draws are held every day at around 1:30 PM and 9:45 PM Eastern Time.

Florida Lottery Game Schedules

Florida LottoWednesdays and Saturdays11:15 PM ET
Cash4LifeMondays and Thursdays9 PM ET
Lucky MoneyTuesdays and Fridays11:15 PM ET
Fantasy 5Every day11:15 PM ET
Pick 5Every day1:30 PM and 9:45 PM ET
Pick 4Every day1:30 PM and 9:45 PM ET
Pick 3Every day1:30 PM and 9:45 PM ET
Pick 2Every day1:30 PM and 9:45 PM ET

Notable Winners of Florida Lotteries

The Florida State Lottery claims to have made several thousand millionaires since it first started selling lottery tickets.

Here are some of 2018’s notable wins:

  • Michael Bryce from Middleburg won $4,000,000 playing the Florida Lotto
  • Barbara Wares from St. Petersburg won $5,000,000 playing the Florida Lotto
  • Joyce Joyner from Fort Myers won $6,000,000 playing the Florida Lotto
  • Francis Ortiz from Kissimmee won $850,000 playing Lucky Money

Scratch-Off games have also seen many big wins:

  • Wesley Jefferson from Jacksonville won $1,000,000 playing $10,000,000 World Class Cash
  • Gem Osceola from Davie won $2,000,000 playing Florida 50X The Cash
  • Jason Spero from Pensacola won the $1000 A Week for Life Scratch-Off game and chose to take home a lump-sum prize of $815,000

Florida Lottery Scratch-Off

Florida Lottery Scratch-Off games

The Florida State Lottery runs over 60 Scratch Off games at any given time. Games are available at the following price points:

  • $1
  • $2
  • $3
  • $5
  • $10
  • $20
  • $25
  • $30

The top prizes range from $50 to several million dollars, depending on the game.

Florida Lottery Fast Play

Florida Lottery FastPlay games

The Florida Lottery also offers instant-play, instant-win games. These print directly from the lottery terminal, and you can check the winning numbers instantly.

Florida Lottery Second Chances

What is Second Chance?

Second chance games give you another chance to win prizes with your non-winning lottery tickets. Many lotteries simply ask you to submit your tickets for a chance to win. Prizes can go as high as several million dollars per game. To learn more, check out our article on second chance games.

How does Second Chance work for the FL Lottery?

The Florida Lottery runs a rotating list of second chance promotions for different lotteries and Scratch-Off games. There’s no set schedule for promotions or second-chance games, so it’s best to check regularly.

To enter a second chance game, you have to register for an account on the Florida Lottery website’s Second Chance system. You can then submit eligible non-winning tickets for entry into your chosen second-chance game.

If you have multiple non-winning tickets, you can submit these to the same draw to boost your chances of winning.

Information on the Florida Lottery

Florida Lottery Offices

The Florida State Lottery headquarters are at 250 Marriott Drive, Tallahassee, FL 32301.

There are also 8 district offices:

AreaOffice AddressContact Number
PensacolaTrade Winds Shopping Center,

6601 North Davis Highway – Suite 54,

Pensacola, FL 32504-6301

(850) 484-5020
GainesvilleButler Plaza

3926 Southwest Archer Road

Gainesville, FL 32608-2342

(352) 334-3880
Jacksonville8206 Philips Highway

Suite #36

Jacksonville, FL 32256

(904) 448-4760
TampaCenterpoint Business Park

1911 US Highway 301 North – Suite 170

Tampa, FL 33619-2661

(813) 744-6134
OrlandoWest Town Corners

380 South State Road 434 – Suite 1028

Altamonte Springs, FL 32714

(407) 788-2202
Fort Myers11760 Metro Parkway

Fort Myers, FL 33966

(239) 278-7111
West Palm Beach6965 Vista Parkway North, Unit 1

West Palm Beach, FL 33411

(561) 640-6190
Miami14621 Oak Lane

Miami Lakes, FL 33016

(305) 364-3080

 

Florida Lottery Customer Support

For customer support, you can contact the Florida Lottery Commission through its toll-free hotlines from 8 AM to 5 PM Eastern Time on weekdays:

(850) 487-7787

TDD: (850) 487-7784

You can also send an email through the official Florida Lottery website’s contact form.

Florida Lottery Social Accounts

You can keep up with the latest Florida lottery news through official social media accounts:

Florida Lottery Apps and Technology

The Florida Lottery offers a convenient mobile app for iOS users. While you can’t buy lottery tickets through your phone, you can still:

  • Check winning numbers and jackpots for lottery draw games like the Powerball, Mega Millions, Lucky Money, etc.
  • Check your ticket numbers to see if you’ve won
  • View recently launched Scratch Off games
  • Watch lottery videos

The Florida Lottery website also lets you create an account to enter second chance games, get jackpot alerts, and more. If you’d prefer text messages, you can also sign up for text alerts of winning lottery numbers.

Florida Lottery Results and Winning Numbers

You can check Lottery USA for the latest lottery draw results, jackpot amounts, prize breakdowns, and more.