Florida Lottery Information (2024)

Get lottery information and prize details for FL games including Florida Lotto with Double Play, Cash4Life, Fantasy 5, Jackpot Triple Play, Pick 2, Pick 3, Pick 4, Pick 5, and Cash Pop. 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.

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
GameDraw DaysDraw Times*Ticket Sales Close At*
PowerballMonday, Wednesday & Saturday10:59 PM10:00 PM
Mega MillionsTuesday & Friday11:00 PM10:00 PM
Cash4LifeDaily9:00 PM8:30 PM
Florida LottoWednesday & Saturday11:15 PM10:40 PM
Lotto Double PlayWednesday & Saturday11:15 PM10:40 PM
Fantasy 5Daily1:05 PM & 10:40 PM12:45 PM & 11:15 PM
Pick 2Daily1:30 PM & 9:45 PM1:17 PM & 9:32 PM
Pick 3Daily1:30 PM & 9:45 PM1:19 PM & 9:34 PM
Pick 4Daily1:30 PM & 9:45 PM1:20 PM & 9:35 PM
Pick 5Daily1:30 PM & 9:45 PM1:18 PM & 9:33 PM
Cash PopDaily8:45 AM, 11:45 AM, 2:45 PM, 6:45 PM & 11:45 PM8:44 AM, 11:44 AM, 2:44 PM, 6:44 PM & 11:44 PM
Jackpot Triple PlayTuesday & Friday11:15 PM10:40 PM
*Times are shown in ET.

The Florida Lottery offers the multi-state games Mega Millions and Powerball, and is one of the select jurisdictions selling the Powerball Double Play add-on. Double Play costs $1 extra and gives a second chance for your numbers to win in a separate draw with cash prizes of up to $10 million.

In addition, the Sunshine State has a variety of its own awesome draw games to try your luck on ...

Florida Lotto

The Sunshine State's biggest draw game offers jackpots that often rise above $20 million! It costs just $2 per ticket, and all you need to do to play is choose six numbers from 1 to 53. A multiplier number increases the value of all prizes except the jackpot by up to 10 times, while the Double Play and EZmatch add-ons deliver more ways to win.

Lotto Double Play

Add Double Play to your FL Lotto ticket for an extra $1 and you could win up to $250,000 in cash prizes. Double Play uses your Lotto numbers in a second draw held just after the main Lotto draw.

Fantasy 5

Fantasy 5 is played twice a day at approximately 1:05 PM & 11:15 PM ET. Fantasy 5 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, 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 $1 Straight bet, or boost your odds of winning with Box, Straight/Box, Combo, or Pairs. 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 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, or Straight/Box. There are two chances to win every day of the week.

Fireball

Fireball is an option you can add to any of the daily Pick games (Pick 2, 3, 4, and 5) for more chances to win. The Fireball add-on doubles the cost of your Pick game ticket and applies to all panels played. A Fireball drawing is held twice a day after the Pick game draws. One Fireball number is drawn for all Pick games; players can use the Fireball number to replace any of the numbers in the main draws, increasing the chance of making a winning match. You can even take home two prizes, from the base game and Fireball!

Cash Pop

Cash Pop is a one-digit game that offers five draws every day for lots of chances to win, with $1, $2, $5 and $10 wagers and payouts of up to $2,500.

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!

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.

On August 8th 2023, the biggest Mega Millions jackpot worth $1.602 billion was won with a single ticket bought in Florida. This is also the third-largest jackpot ever in the history of US lotteries.

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.

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! All prizes of any amount may be claimed by mail. Any prize below $600 can also be paid out by a Florida Lottery retailer.

Regardless of how much cash you win, for draw games you have 180 days after the winning drawing to claim a prize. After that time the prize will expire and 80 percent of the 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 or Fast Play game, you have 60 days to claim after the official end of the game.

Claim a prize by mail

Claims must be postmarked by the expiration deadlines listed above.

Mail your signed ticket to Florida Lottery Headquarters at the address below. For prizes worth $600-$250,000, may also send your claim to the nearest district office.

For prizes of $600 and over, the following documents are required:

  1. Signed original ticket
  2. Completed claim form
  3. Copy of an ID issued within the last five years, with a serial number or identifying number (e.g. driver's license or passport)

Send to:

Florida Lottery Headquarters
250 Marriott Drive
Tallahassee, FL 32301

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 24 percent in federal backup withholding taxes on any prize over $5,000, 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.

Florida Lottery Information (2024)

FAQs

Can you stay anonymous if you win the lottery in Florida? ›

Florida only allows those who win $250,000 or more to be exempt from public disclosure for 90 days. After that, state law requires the winner's name, city of residence, game played, and date and amount won to be provided “to any third party who requests the information.”

What percentage of the Florida Lottery goes to education? ›

According to the Florida Lottery, roughly 25 cents of every dollar spent on a ticket goes into what's called the Educational Enhancement Trust Fund, which is managed by the Florida Department of Education (FDOE).

Which Florida Lottery game has the best odds of winning? ›

Which Florida Lottery Games Have the Best Odds?
GameOverall Odds of WinningTop Prize
Fantasy 51 in 7.58$100,000
Florida Lotto1 in 7.61Starts at $1 million
Cash4Life1 in 8$1,000 a day for life
Jackpot Triple Play1 in 15.24$250,000
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How does the Florida Lottery notify winners? ›

Aside from publication on the Lottery's website, the Lottery will not attempt to further notify any prizewinner. A player may also check his/her Raffle ticket at any Lottery retailer or Lottery office or by scanning the Raffle ticket via "Check My Ticket" on the Florida Lottery's app.

How much tax do you pay on a $1000 lottery ticket in Florida? ›

Florida is another state that does not tax lottery winnings. Individuals who win the lottery in Florida are not required to pay state taxes on their winnings. However, federal income taxes may still apply to lottery prizes.

Can a blind trust claim the lottery in Florida? ›

A few states do allow lottery winners to claim a prize anonymously. Florida is not one of those states. But Florida does allow a legal entity other than an individual to claim a prize, including an LLC or even a trust.

Can lottery winnings be garnished in Florida? ›

That's right, folks. Florida law allows the state to withhold your lottery winnings to pay off certain debts. Think of it like a financial raincloud momentarily sprinkling on your parade of riches.

How much money does Florida make from the lottery? ›

Sales of lotteries in the United States in 2023 (in million U.S. dollars), by state
CharacteristicSales in million U.S. dollars
Florida9,801.78
California9,239.35
Texas8,725.65
Massachusetts*6,123.92
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Apr 30, 2024

Who is the owner of the Florida Lottery? ›

The Florida Lottery is the government-operated lottery of the U.S. state of Florida.

Which store in Florida sells the most winning lottery tickets? ›

So far in 2024, 27 winning lottery tickets have been sold at Publix locations throughout Florida, according to Florida Lottery data. The majority of these winners played the $1,000,000 A Year for Life Spectacular scratch-off game.

What is the best scratch-off to buy for the Florida Lottery? ›

Top Remaining Prizes
GameTop PrizeTicket Price
GOLD RUSH LEGACY(#1562)$1,000,000$20
LOTERIA™ GRANDE(#1561)$1,000,000$5
WIN WIN WIN(#1560)$50,000$2
DOUBLE IT!(#1559)$5,000$1
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What is the most winning lottery state? ›

New York state is home to the most Mega Millions jackpot winners, with 42 winning tickets sold in the Empire State. California follows with 36 winning tickets sold in-state.

Are Florida Lottery winners public record? ›

Florida law requires public disclosure of winners

If you're a winner, Florida law mandates the following information is public record: Full name. City of residence. Game won.

How long after winning the lottery do you get the money in Florida? ›

If the prize is less than $250,000, the player may receive the prize payment, less taxes when applicable, the same business day. If the prize amount is over $250,000, the prize payout, less taxes, will be ACH transferred to the winner's bank account within two business days in most instances.

How does the IRS know you won a lottery? ›

A payer is required to issue you a Form W-2G, Certain Gambling Winnings if you receive certain gambling winnings or have any gambling winnings subject to federal income tax withholding.

What states can you not stay anonymous after winning the lottery? ›

New York, South Dakota, Vermont, Wisconsin and California all have disclosure laws requiring that the lottery winner's name is released publicly. In Colorado, your first name and the first letter of your last name will be listed on the state lottery website.

How does a blind trust work for lottery winners? ›

A blind trust can be a revocable trust or an irrevocable trust. With a blind trust, the lottery winner and the beneficiaries have no idea where the trustee invests the assets. A third-party trustee claims the ticket in the name of the trust and chooses where to invest the funds.

What is the best legal entity for lottery winners? ›

The best way to protect your lottery winnings, presuming it is a sizable one and not just a small (less than $100K or so) prize, is using a irrevocable trust. The trust allows beneficiaries of the trust to remain anonymous and only the trustee is listed as manager of the trust.

How to claim lottery winnings in Florida? ›

To claim a Draw game prize, the claimant must (1) submit the winning ticket for validation at a Lottery office or retailer on or before the 180th day after the winning drawing, and (2) if the prize is not paid at that time, submit the ticket for prize payment at a Lottery office on or before the 210th day after the ...

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