Pick 5

Louisiana players could soon have a new daily draw game to try their luck on. The Louisiana Lottery plans to introduce a Pick 5 game with drawings seven days a week in August 2021, although approval from state lawmakers is still needed.

“2021 is the year of new games for the Louisiana Lottery. Subject to and pending legislative approval, we hope to launch a new daily game, Pick 5, in August. In the last 10 years, sales of our Pick 3 and Pick 4 games have grown over 30%. With the Pick 5 game, we plan to offer new ways to play other than the traditional straight, box and straight/box,” said Quinn Dossett, VP, Marketing, Louisiana Lottery Corp.

On this page you'll find general information on Pick 5, based on how it is played in Pennsylvania. Updated details about the LA Lottery game will be posted here as soon as they are available.

Pick 5 is an exciting game where players have the chance win up to a $50,000 cash prize twice daily, with Day and Evening draws. If the game goes live this summer, you'll find all the winning numbers here.

How to Play

This section reflects how Pick 5 is played in Pennsylvania. When updates on Louisiana's game are released, you'll find them here.

Each game costs $1.00 and you can play up to five times on a playslip - one panel equals one play.

For every play, choose any five-digit number from 00000 to 99999. Alternatively, Quick Pick can randomly generate the numbers for you.

Your play type will determine the prizes you're eligible for and the chances of winning - see "Prizes and Odds of Winning" below for more details. Straight play: Only an exact order match with the numbers drawn wins. Box play: A match in any order with the numbers drawn wins.

Select your draw time: Day, Evening, or enter both. You may also Advance Play your numbers and play type to enter up to seven future draws on one ticket.

Pick 5 Prizes and Odds of Winning

Check the table below for the prizes you may be able to take home with Pick 5 if the game launches in Louisiana, and the chances of winning.

LA Pick 5 Prizes and Odds of Winning
Play Type Match Pick Prize Odds of Winning
Straight 5 digits in exact order Any 5 digits $50,000 1 in 100,000
Box 5 digits in any order 4 same digits & 1 unique digit $10,000 1 in 20,000
Box 5 digits in any order 3 same digits & 1 different pair of digits $5,000 1 in 10,000
Box 5 digits in any order 3 same digits & 2 unique digits $2,500 1 in 5,000
Box 5 digits in any order 2 different pairs of digits & 1 unique digit $1,700 1 in 3,333
Box 5 digits in any order 1 pair of digits & 3 unique digits $850 1 in 1,667
Box 5 digits in any order Any 5 unique digits $425 1 in 833.33
Front Four First 4 digits in exact order Any 4 digits $5,000 1 in 10,000
Back Four Last 4 digits in exact order Any 4 digits $5,000 1 in 10,000
Front Three First 3 digits in exact order Any 3 digits $500 1 in 1,000
Back Three Last 3 digits in exact order Any 3 digits $500 1 in 1,000
Front Pair First 2 digits in exact order Any 2 digits $50 1 in 100
Back Pair Last 2 digits in exact order Any 2 digits $50 1 in 100

Pick 5 Winning Examples

Learn more about how Pick 5 could work in LA with examples of winning plays using different play types.

LA Pick 5 Winning Examples
Play Type Your Numbers Numbers Drawn Prize
Straight 1-2-3-4-5 1-2-3-4-5 $50,000
Box 1-1-1-1-2 1-1-1-1-2
(in any order)
$10,000
Box 1-1-1-2-2 1-1-1-2-2
(in any order)
$5,000
Box 1-1-1-2-3 1-1-1-2-3
(in any order)
$2,500
Box 1-1-2-2-3 1-1-2-2-3
(in any order)
$1,700
Box 1-1-2-3-4 1-1-2-3-4
(in any order)
$850
Box 1-2-3-4-5 1-2-3-4-5
(in any order)
$425
Front Four 1-2-3-4-X 1-2-3-4-5 $5,000
Back Four X-1-2-3-4 5-1-2-3-4 $5,000
Front Three 1-2-3-X-X 1-2-3-4-5 $500
Back Three X-X-1-2-3 4-5-1-2-3 $500
Front Pair 1-2-X-X-X 1-2-3-4-5 $50
Back Pair X-X-X-1-2 3-4-5-1-2 $50
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