You'll find the full details for the last drawings of all lottery games held in Florida on this page, so just click on a result to find out more about the prize breakdown, winning numbers and other details of the drawing.
Florida Lottery Drawing Schedule
How late can you buy lottery tickets? Find the answer for each FL game in the table below:
|Game||Draw Days||Draw Times*||Ticket Sales Close At*|
|Powerball||Wednesday & Saturday||10:59 PM||10:00 PM|
|Mega Millions||Tuesday & Friday||11:00 PM||10:00 PM|
|Cash4Life||Monday & Thursday||9:00 PM||8:30 PM|
|Florida Lotto||Wednesday & Saturday||11:15 PM||10:40 PM|
|Fantasy 5||Daily||11:15 PM||10:40 PM|
|Pick 2||Daily||1:30 PM & 7:57 PM||1:17 PM & 7:44 PM|
|Pick 3||Daily||1:30 PM & 7:57 PM||1:19 PM & 7:46 PM|
|Pick 4||Daily||1:30 PM & 7:57 PM||1:20 PM & 7:47 PM|
|Pick 5||Daily||1:30 PM & 7:57 PM||1:18 PM & 7:45 PM|
|Jackpot Triple Play||Tuesday & Friday||11:15 PM||10:40 PM|
|*Times are shown in ET.|
The Sunshine State's biggest draw game offers jackpots that often rise above $20 million! It costs just $1 per ticket, and all you need to do to play is choose six numbers from 1 to 53. The XTRA! option increases the value of all prizes except the jackpot by up to five times. See the Florida Lotto page for more details.
Florida Fantasy 5
Fantasy 5 is played daily at approximately 11:15pm ET and tickets cost just $1, making the exciting game one of the state's most popular. You can win by matching as few as two numbers, and if there is no Match 5 winner then the jackpot rolls down into the prize fund for the lower tiers. A full breakdown of prize payouts and odds is provided below:
|Numbers Matched||Estimated Prize||Estimated Rolldown Value*||Odds of Winning|
|Match 5||$200,000||N/A||1 in 376,992|
|Match 4||$107||$555 (max.)||1 in 2,433|
|Match 3||$10||$18||1 in 81|
|Match 2||Free Ticket||Free Ticket||1 in 8.4|
|Overall odds of winning a Fantasy 5 prize are 1 in 7.58|
*Estimated value of Match 4, Match 3 and Match 2 prizes if nobody wins the jackpot.
If Fantasy 5 sounds like the game for you, visit an authorized Florida Lottery retailer and purchase a ticket today - simply select five numbers from 1 - 36 to be in with a chance to win.
Jackpot Triple Play
Jackpot Triple Play replaces the retired game Lucky Money. Jackpot Triple Play gives you at least three ways to win on every ticket, and a jackpot up to $2,000,000. You can also win up to $10,000 more with the Combo option.
Other Florida Lottery draw games include Fantasy 5, Pick 4 and Pick 3 (formerly Cash 3). You can find the latest winning numbers for these games above
Florida Lottery instant win games provide players with instant gratification and a rush of excitement. They can be purchased at official Florida Lottery retailers and cost between $1 and $25. These tickets can pay out top prizes from $50 to $5 million, making them a great choice for those lottery fans who can't wait for the thrilling sensation of a big win!
History of the Florida Lottery
The Florida Lottery began in 1986 when voters approved a constitutional amendment establishing a state lottery for the purpose of raising money for educational initiatives. The first tickets went on sale on January 18th, 1988 - six days ahead of the projected launch date of January 18th. The Florida Lottery did so well in its first 17 days of operation that it was able to repay the $15.5 million in start-up funding that it borrowed from the state - plus interest!
In 2016 the FL lottery implemented some changes. The popular daily draw Cash 3 was renamed to Pick 3, whilst Play 4 and Play 5 were also rebranded as Pick 4 and Pick 5 respectively.
In August 2017, a Panamanian woman made headlines by winning a $30 million Florida Lotto jackpot after playing through an online concierge service. Aura Dominguez Canto signed up from home to play every drawing for a month and staff from the Lotter bought official tickets in Florida on her behalf. They contacted her to inform her of her win and she flew to Tallahassee to pick up her giant check.
Today, the Florida Lottery raises valuable money for educational initiatives through ticket sales. Over $27 billion has been allocated to education since the Lottery began operating in 1988 and over 650,000 students have gone to college due to the lottery-funded Bright Futures Scholarship.
Buying Florida Lottery Tickets
Living outside of Florida doesn't bar you from playing great Florida Lottery games. You'll have to travel to Florida to purchase your tickets in person. If you win a prize under $250,000 you can either travel back to Florida to claim your prize from a retailer or you can mail your winning ticket to the Florida Lottery offices in Tallahassee.
Have you won a Florida Lottery prize? Congratulations! Any prize worth up to $600 can be paid out by a Florida Lottery retailer, but any prize worth between $600 and $250,000 must be claimed by post or in person at the Florida Lottery offices in Tallahassee.
If you're lucky enough to land a prize worth more than $250,000, then you'll need to claim it in person at the office in Tallahassee. The only exception are Powerball and Mega Millions prizes worth up to $1 million - if you've landed one of these, you can still visit any Florida Lottery district office to claim your winnings.
Regardless of how much cash you win, you'll have 180 days to claim a lottery prize, after which it will expire and 80 percent of the prize amount will be transferred to the Educational Enhancement Trust Fund. The leftover 20 percent goes back to the prize pool. If you've won on a scratch-off game, you only have 60 days to make your claim.
You need to be at least 18 years old to play Florida Lottery games.
If any prize that you win is worth $600 or more, then it will need to be reported to the IRS, with federal withholding taxes kicking in on any prize worth more than $5,000. If you're a resident alien or U.S. citizen, you'll pay 28 percent in federal backup withholding taxes on any prize over $600, and if you're a non-resident alien, you'll pay 30 percent withholding taxes on any prizes you win no matter what the amount.