Florida Lotto Ticket Price Doubles on Thursday

Sunday October 4th 2020

A new and improved Florida Lotto arrives this Thursday, October 8th. The Florida Lottery is changing up the flagship draw game, including raising the ticket price from $1 to $2.

Next Estimated Jackpot:
$186 Million
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Sunshine State players can look forward to the following enhancements in the new version of Florida Lotto:

  • Higher prizes
  • Improved odds of winning
  • Fresh logo
  • New draw show
  • A prize multiplier with every ticket
  • A new prize tier for matching 2 out of 6 numbers
  • An add-on option costing an additional $1 that will offer up to $250,000 in extra prizes

Lotto is the Florida Lottery's biggest draw game, with a starting top prize of $1 million that rolls over until it's won - jackpots frequently reach more than $20 million.

With two draws per week, every Wednesday and Saturday night at 11:15 PM ET, Florida's original jackpot game has created over 1,000 grand prize winners.

To start playing, just choose six numbers from 1 through 53 or let Quick Pick generate them for you. Match all six numbers drawn and you'll win the jackpot. Exciting cash prizes of approximately $5 to $5,000 are also available for matching three, four or five numbers.

The new Lotto features two add-ons for an extra $1 each. Double Play offers up to $250,000 in extra prizes with a separate draw held just after the main Lotto draw. For instant gratification, EZmatch gives players the exciting possibility of winning up to $500 on the spot. The XTRA option is no longer available.

After the draw, check your Lotto ticket to see if you've won a prize. View Double Play numbers here.

Since its launch in 1988, Lotto has raised over $8 billion for public education in the state. More than 401 million tickets have won prizes, a total of over $10.3 billion. And that's not all - more than Lotto 1,000 players have become millionaires!

About the Florida Lottery

Since it began in 1988, the Florida Lottery has generated over $37 billion to support public schools statewide, in addition to contributing to 840,000 students' college education with the Bright Futures Scholarship Program. The Lottery has contributed over $1 billion every year towards education in the Sunshine State.

Almost 98 percent of Lottery proceeds benefit the state via prize payments, retailer commissions, and contributions to education.

To date, FL Lottery games have paid out over $71 billion in winnings and created almost 3,000 new millionaires!

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