Pick 5 – Pennsylvania Lottery

By Kate Loyola
Last Updated: December 9, 2018

How to Play the Pennsylvania Pick 5 Lottery

The Pennsylvania Pick 5 offers prizes worth up to $50,000. To play Pick 5, you must enter a 5-digit number from 00000 to 99999. You must match the 5 winning numbers in exact order to hit the top prize.

You can choose from 8 different playstyles:

  • Straight: You must match all 5 winning numbers in the exact order.
  • Box: You can match all 5 winning numbers in any order.
  • Front Four: You select 4 numbers (instead of 5), which must match the first 4 winning numbers in exact order.
  • Back Four: You select 4 numbers (instead of 5), which must match the last 4 winning numbers in exact order.
  • Front Three: You select 3 numbers (instead of 5), which must match the first 3 winning numbers in exact order.
  • Back Three: You select 3 numbers (instead of 5), which must match the last 3 winning numbers in exact order.
  • Front Pair: You select 2 numbers (instead of 5), which must match the first 2 winning numbers in exact order.
  • Back Pair: You select 2 numbers (instead of 5), which must match the last 2 winning numbers in exact order.

You can also play with the Wild Ball, which gives you a chance to exchange the Wild Ball number with one of the winning numbers so you can get a match.

How Pick 5 Wild Ball Works

You can pay an extra $1 to add the Wild Ball to your Pick 5 options. For the morning and evening draws, a Wild Ball is also selected randomly to apply to all Pick games (Pick 5, Pick 4, Pick 3, Pick 2).

When you have the Wild Ball option, you can swap one of the winning numbers for the Wild Ball number of the day. This gives you an additional chance to score a prize-winning match.

Pennsylvania Pick 5 Drawing Schedule

Pick 5 draws are held twice a day at 1:35 PM and 6:59 PM Eastern Time. You can buy tickets for the morning and evening draws until 1:05 PM and 6:57 PM, respectively.

Pennsylvania Pick 5 Payout and Odds of Winning

Here are the odds of winning for each playstyle and prize tier:

PlaystylePickMatchPrizeOdds
StraightAny 5 digits5 digits in exact order$50,0001 in 100,000
Box4 of the same number plus 1 different number5 digits in any order$10,0001 in 20,000
Box3 of the same number plus 1 different pair of numbers5 digits in any order$5,0001 in 10,000
Box3 of the same number plus 2 distinct numbers5 digits in any order$2,5001 in 5,000
Box2 different pairs plus 1 distinct number5 digits in any order$1,7001 in 3,333
Box1 pair of numbers plus 3 distinct numbers5 digits in any order$8501 in 1,667
BoxAny 5 distinct numbers5 digits in any order$4251 in 833.33
Front FourAny 4 numbersFirst 4 numbers in exact order$5,0001 in 10,000
Back FourAny 4 numbersLast 4 numbers in exact order$5,0001 in 10,000
Front ThreeAny 3 numbersFirst 3 numbers in exact order$5001 in 1,000
Back ThreeAny 3 numbersLast 3 numbers in exact order$5001 in 1,000
Front PairAny 2 numbersFirst 2 numbers in exact order$501 in 100
Back PairAny 2 numbersLast 2 numbers in exact order$501 in 100

 

Pennsylvania Pick 5 Numbers and Results

You can find the latest Pennsylvania Pick 5 results and past winning numbers at:

Pennsylvania Lottery – Pick 5