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Florida lotto cut off time

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 Daily 9:00 PM 8:30 PM
Florida Lotto Wednesday & Saturday 11:15 PM 10:40 PM
Lotto Double Play 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 $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 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

Lottery fans living outside of the USA have the option to buy lottery tickets online to take part in the Florida Lotto as well as multi-state games Powerball and Mega Millions.

Claiming Prizes

Due to the Coronavirus outbreak, there have been some changes in the way you claim prizes in Florida. You can find updates on our dedicated Coronavirus Lottery Updates page.

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 270 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 150 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)

Florida Lottery Headquarters
250 Marriott Drive
Tallahassee, FL 32301

Rules

You need to be at least 18 years old to play Florida Lottery games.

Information about all Florida Lottery games including draw schedule, rules and how to claim your prizes.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. What is FLORIDA LOTTO ® with Double Play? FLORIDA LOTTO ® is the Lottery’s flagship Draw game that launched on April 29, 1988. As of October 8, 2020, every ticket purchased includes a randomly generated “multiplier” number that automatically increases non-jackpot cash prizes by two, three, four, five, or ten times! All FLORIDA LOTTO tickets cost $2 per play for the base game and cannot be canceled. Double Play is an add-on feature to FLORIDA LOTTO that gives players the chance to win additional prizes up to $250,000 during an additional drawing held immediately following the FLORIDA LOTTO drawing, using the same numbers and multiplier on their ticket. The Double Play add-on feature costs $1 more per play. 2. How do you play FLORIDA LOTTO with Double Play? At any Florida Lottery retail location, you can either use a new FLORIDA LOTTO digital or paper playslip to choose your numbers, Quick Pick or make other play selections, or tell the retailer. On the playslip, select six numbers from 1 to 53, or choose Quick Pick. If you want two chances to win in two drawings add Double Play for $1 more per play. Double Play will apply to all panels, including Quick Pick selections and Advance Play. 3. How much can I win with FLORIDA LOTTO? How much can I win with Double Play? Players who match the six winning numbers in the FLORIDA LOTTO drawing win the advertised jackpot. Those who match five, four, or three winning numbers win other great FLORIDA LOTTO cash prizes ranging from $10 to $30,000. Players who match just two winning numbers win a free FLORIDA LOTTO Quick Pick ticket for the next available draw. FLORIDA LOTTO with Double Play players who match the six winning numbers in the Double Play drawing win the $250,000 top prize. Those who match five, four, or three winning numbers win other great Double Play cash prizes ranging from $14 to $35,000. FLORIDA LOTTO with Double Play players who match just two winning numbers win a free FLORIDA LOTTO with Double Play Quick Pick ticket for the next available draw. 4. Are the FLORIDA LOTTO and Double Play prizes set payouts? Yes, with the exception of the jackpot prize, all FLORIDA LOTTO and Double Play prizes are set payouts. For FLORIDA LOTTO with Double Play non-top prize winners, the base prize amount will be multiplied by the multiplier number printed on their ticket at the time of ticket purchase. 5. What are the odds of winning FLORIDA LOTTO with Double Play? For FLORIDA LOTTO with Double Play players, the odds of matching two of six winning numbers are 1 in 8.58 and the overall game odds are 1 in 7.61. 6. How is the multiplier number determined? The multiplier number is generated by the Lottery terminal at the time a FLORIDA LOTTO ticket is purchased, much like Quick Pick or EZmatch numbers. The multiplier number will print automatically on the ticket. 7. How much do FLORIDA LOTTO with Double Play tickets cost? FLORIDA LOTTO with Double Play tickets cost $3 per play; $2 for FLORIDA LOTTO and an additional $1 to add the Double Play add-on feature. 8. How do I know if my FLORIDA LOTTO ticket includes Double Play? The words “DOUBLE PLAY YES” are printed on all FLORIDA LOTTO with Double Play tickets. Double Play applies to all plays on a FLORIDA LOTTO ticket. 9. Can FLORIDA LOTTO with Double Play tickets be canceled? FLORIDA LOTTO with Double Play tickets generated are non-cancelable. 10. What is Double Play? How do you play? Double Play is a $1 add-on feature that gives players the opportunity to win cash prizes in an additional drawing held immediately following the FLORIDA LOTTO drawing, using the same numbers and multiplier on the FLORIDA LOTTO ticket! 11. Where and how can players claim their Double Play prizes? Prizes less than $600 may be claimed at a Lottery retailer, while prizes of $600 or more must be claimed at a Florida Lottery office. Double Play prizes can also be claimed by mail. 12. How long do players have to claim a Double Play prize? Double Play prizes must be claimed within 180 days after the first draw date on the FLORIDA LOTTO with Double Play ticket. 13. What is EZmatch? And, how do you play? EZmatch is a $1 add-on feature that gives players the opportunity to win cash prizes instantly! When a player adds EZmatch to their FLORIDA LOTTO purchase, six EZmatch numbers and instant prize amounts print on their ticket. If any of the EZmatch numbers match any of the FLORIDA LOTTO numbers on the ticket, the player instantly wins the prize amount shown. Players can win up to six times with EZmatch numbers on a single ticket. To play, select the EZmatch box on your playslip, or tell the retailer to add EZmatch to your ticket purchase. 14. Where and how can players claim their EZmatch prizes? Prizes less than $600 may be claimed at a Lottery retailer, while prizes of $600 or more must be claimed at a Florida Lottery office. EZmatch prizes can also be claimed by mail. If an EZmatch prize is paid by a retailer before the applicable FLORIDA LOTTO drawing on the ticket has occurred, a continuation ticket will be provided to the player for the FLORIDA LOTTO drawing. 15. How long do players have to claim an EZmatch prize? EZmatch prizes can be claimed immediately after purchase, you don’t have to wait for the drawing. EZmatch prizes must be claimed within 180 days after the first draw date on the FLORIDA LOTTO with EZmatch ticket. 16. How are EZmatch numbers generated? EZmatch is designed more like a Scratch-Off game than a traditional Draw game, with set prizes and set number of winners at each prize level within a designated pool of tickets pre-loaded into the system. When you purchase a Scratch-Off ticket, the winning prize amounts are printed on tickets and whether or not you are a winner, or what you win, is simply a matter of chance. Similarly, when a player chooses to play EZmatch, the system randomly determines whether that ticket will be an EZmatch winner or a non-winner. When a winner is generated, the system will print a set of EZmatch numbers to match one to six of the FLORIDA LOTTO numbers on the ticket and the pre-determined prize amount.

The EZmatch pool automatically replenishes when all EZmatch top prizes have been won, so there is always a top prize available. 17. If I select Advance Play and EZmatch with my FLORIDA LOTTO purchase, will I receive one ticket or multiple tickets? If you purchase an Advance Play FLORIDA LOTTO ticket and select the add-on feature EZmatch, you will receive one ticket listing your FLORIDA LOTTO numbers and your EZmatch numbers. EZmatch is an instant win, add-on feature that is not associated with draws. If you claim an EZmatch prize on a FLORIDA LOTTO ticket before any or all FLORIDA LOTTO drawings on the ticket have occurred, you will be issued a continuation ticket for the FLORIDA LOTTO drawing with the same play numbers as the original ticket; however, the EZmatch numbers will not be printed on the continuation ticket. 18. Can FLORIDA LOTTO with EZmatch tickets be canceled? No, FLORIDA LOTTO with EZmatch tickets cannot be canceled.

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Frequently Asked Questions 1. What is FLORIDA LOTTO ® with Double Play? FLORIDA LOTTO ® is the Lottery’s flagship Draw game that launched on April 29, 1988. As of October 8, 2020, every ticket