Florida Lottery

Get lottery information and prize details for FL games including Florida Lotto, Cash4Life, Fantasy 5, Jackpot Triple Play, Pick 2, Pick 3, Pick 4, and Pick 5. This page includes the drawing schedule, game information, Florida Lottery history, how to buy tickets, and how to claim prizes.

Click the links to the FL games below to view the latest winning numbers, prize breakdowns, and other details of the drawing.



Florida Lottery Drawing Schedule

What are the draw days and times for FL games, and how late can you buy tickets? Get the answers below with the full draw schedule for each game:

Florida Lottery Draw Schedule
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 & 9:45 PM 1:17 PM & 9:32 PM
Pick 3 Daily 1:30 PM & 9:45 PM 1:19 PM & 9:34 PM
Pick 4 Daily 1:30 PM & 9:45 PM 1:20 PM & 9:35 PM
Pick 5 Daily 1:30 PM & 9:45 PM 1:18 PM & 9:33 PM
Jackpot Triple Play Tuesday & Friday 11:15 PM 10:40 PM
*Times are shown in ET.

Game Information

In addition to Powerball and Mega Millions, the Florida Lottery offers its own draw games.

Florida Lotto

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.

Fantasy 5

Fantasy 5 is played nightly at approximately 11:15 PM 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 top prize winner then the jackpot rolls down into the prize fund for the lower tiers. Add the EZmatch option for the chance to win a cash prize instantly.

Jackpot Triple Play

Jackpot Triple Play replaces the retired game Lucky Money. There are at least three ways to win on every ticket, and a jackpot of up to $2,000,000! You can also win up to $10,000 more with the Combo option.

Pick 2

Pick 2 is the Florida draw game with a top prize of $50 and drawings twice a day, seven days a week. There are a variety of play styles so you can play your way: Straight, Box, Straight/Box, 1-OFF, Front Number or Back Number.

Pick 3

Pick 3 is the FL game you can play today and get paid today. Go for the top prize of $500 with a Straight play, or boost your odds of winning with Box, Straight/Box, Combo, Pairs or 1-OFF. There are two chances to win every day!

Pick 4

Pick 4 is the fast-paced Florida Lottery game with a top prize of $5,000 and draws twice every day. There's a play style for everyone - if you've got your eyes on a bigger prize try Straight or Combo, or increase your chances of winning with Box, Straight/Box, 1-OFF or Pairs.

Pick 5

Pick 5 is an exciting FL game with a top prize of $50,000! Choose your favorite play type: Straight, Box, Straight/Box or 1-OFF. There are two chances to win every day of the week.

Other Games

Florida Lottery instant win games provide players with instant gratification and a rush of adrenaline. These exciting games include a variety of Fast Play and Scratch-Offs options. 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, while 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 funds for educational initiatives in the Sunshine State through ticket sales. Over $35 billion has been allocated to education since the Lottery began operating in 1988 and more than 800,000 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.

Claiming Prizes

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.

Rules

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.