Florida Lotto is a popular state lottery owned and operated by Florida Lottery.
Lotto tickets cost $1, with draws taking place twice weekly
on Wednesdays and Saturdays at 23:15
Eastern Time. Tickets are sold until 22:40 on the day of the draw,
with purchases after this time entered into the next draw.
To play Lotto, select six numbers between 1 and 53,or go
for Quick Pick to play with six randomly generated numbers.
XTRA is added to the ticket for an additional $1, which only multiplies
non-jackpot cash winnings, plus the chance of winning free entry into the next
Lotto draw by matching two numbers.
Lotto players can win instant cash prizes by adding EZmatch to a ticket slip
for an extra $1. If any of the randomly generated numbers match, players
instantly win the prize next to the number!
Lotto offers a minimum jackpot of $2 million, and has no
rollover or jackpot cap.
The highest Lotto jackpot ever won was $106.5 million on September 15, 1990,
shared between five ticket holders.
The highest individual jackpot win was $81.6 million, won on March 29,
The odds of winning the Lotto jackpot are 1 in 22,957,480.
Players can win Lotto prizes at four additional tiers, with the prize for
matching two numbers being a free ticket (if XTRA is added).
Players living in Florida are subject to 24% state taxation on any prizes
exceeding $5,000, but this does not apply to online players, who should
remember to check local laws to see if tax is applicable at home.
Lotto jackpot winners can receive winnings as a lump sum or in 30 annual
payments. While Lotto prize winners have 180 days to claim prizes, jackpot
winners only have 60 days to inform Florida Lottery if they wish to receive a
lump sum or the default annual payment.
Lotto tickets can be purchased from authorized lottery retailers across
Florida. You must be at least 18 years of age to legally purchase a lottery
ticket in Florida.
Lotto cannotbe played via the official
Florida Lottery website, with online players both in Florida and elsewhere
needing to use Lottery Agent websites instead.
The first Lotto draw took place on April 29, 1988, being the first draw game
operated by Florida Lottery alongside Cash 3, having previously only sold
In August 1988, Lotto broke the world record for the highest lottery
jackpot, when a lucky ticket holder scooped $52 million.