Florida Lotto Help & Information
Florida Lotto tickets first went on sale on April 29th, 1988 with the first draw taking place on May 7th, 1988. By August 31st of the same year this lottery produced a $52 million jackpot that was a new national and world record at the time. The original game saw players having to select six numbers from forty-nine with the lottery draws taking place on a Saturday night at 11pm. At inception players who managed to match all six numbers didn't have the option of a cash payment but were paid out in 20 yearly instalments. October 1998 saw the cash option added to the Florida Lotto and in November of the same year the annuity payments extended to 30 years instead of the previous 20 yearly instalments.
Latest FL Lotto Numbers & Results
Overall odds of being a winner on the Florida Lottery with this game matrix was approximately 1 in 54 but in October 1999 the matrix for the game changed to six of fifty-three numbers required to play thus increasing the difficulty of being a jackpot winner; the new odds are 1 in 67.36. With the change in the matrix game came an additional chance of winning and an increased average base price. The new prize tier saw players who matched two of the six numbers being given a free Lotto Xtra Ticket. The odds of winning a prize are given below.
|Match||Odds of Winning|
|6 Main Numbers (Jackpot)||1 in 22,957,480|
|5 Main Numbers||1 in 81,410|
|4 Main Numbers||1 in 1,416|
|3 Main Numbers||1 in 71|
|2 Main Numbers||1 in 9|
At the same time as the Florida Lotto increased the number of balls in play they also added a second weekly draw on a Wednesday night.
Florida Lotto Xtra
Lotto Xtra came into play in October 2009 and offered the player the opportunity to multiple any non-jackpot winnings by 2x, 3x, 4x or 5x the advertised amount. The Lotto Xtra game play has an additional free and is completely optional. A computer selects at random at the time of the draw what the Lotto Xtra multiplier will be. Players who match just two of the six main Lotto balls drawn are given a free Lotto Xtra ticket.
How To Play Online
With two draws a week for the Florida Lotto you can buy your tickets online quickly and easily by registering with the lottery concierge service. Once registration has been completed you have a number of options when buying Florida Lotto tickets. Firstly you can choose whether to buy five or ten blocks of numbers and then you have the option of the number of draws you would like to enter your numbers for; one, five, ten, twenty-five or fifty-two. You also have the choice to play via subscription which means your lucky numbers are entered into every Florida Lotto draw until you choose to end your subscription. With the latter option every 10th entry is FREE!
Once you have purchased your tickets you will find that within 24 hours of purchase a scanned copy of your tickets showing the date and time of the purchase is available to see in your account. Buying online means that you don't have to worry about losing your ticket and missing out on your winnings. Should you be lucky enough to be a winner then an email will be sent to your registered address. Any winnings up to $2,500 will be instantly transferred to your account with the lottery concierge services a short time after the results are announced. Anything above $2,500 will be held until you instruct the service as to whether you wish to have the funds placed in your online account or wired directly to your bank account.
All of these details are available to view at the lottery concierge website which also boasts an informative FAQ section.
Checking Lottery Results
Checking your Florida Lotto numbers could not be easier, within minutes of a draw taking place our numbers page is updated with the latest numbers drawn. You will find the ten latest numbers drawn and also an archive option to see older results from this lottery.
Of course you may not have access to a laptop or PC but still want the results instantly, for this reason you might find out Florida Lotto iPhone app suits you better. You can download the app for free and have all the latest results literally in the palm of your hand!
- The biggest jackpot to date on the Florida Lotto was in September 1990 when 6 winning tickets shared a mammoth jackpot of $106.5 million
- Should a player choose the annuity payment option if they win the jackpot then this is paid out over 30 years
- The current matrix is 6/53 numbers
- There are four prize tiers that pay out cash amounts with a fifth that offers players a free Lotto Xtra ticket
- The minimum starting jackpot for Florida Lotto is $2 million