Florida Lotto Tickets



Next Draw:
Wednesday 12th August

Florida Lotto tickets can be purchased from lottery retailers in the Sunshine State itself, but if you don’t happen to live in the state you can buy Florida Lotto tickets online instead. However you buy them, your odds of winning the Florida Lotto jackpot – or any other prize – are exactly the same.

The Florida Lotto game was introduced in 1988 with the aim of raising money for education in the state as well as providing Floridians with the chance to win a life-changing jackpot for themselves. So far the game has done extremely well in achieving those aims, and the Florida Lottery has raised billions of dollars since the first Florida Lotto ticket was sold.

When you play a Florida Lotto ticket you need to select six numbers from the range 1 to 53. If your numbers match the six that are drawn in the Florida Lotto game then you win the jackpot. Smaller prizes are available for those who match three, four, or five of the numbers drawn. The Florida Lotto draws themselves are held every Wednesday and Saturday and players can purchase tickets for a single draw or for several consecutive draws using the same numbers.

Like the Powerball lottery, Florida Lotto gives players the opportunity to multiply the value of any non-jackpot prize that they win. To take advantage of this opportunity, players need to pay a little more than usual to play the XTRA feature, and this can multiply their prize by 2, 3, 4 or 5 times the regular amount. XTRA players that match two of the main numbers (which would not normally be enough to win any prize) win a free Florida Lotto ticket (with the XTRA feature thrown in), which effectively gives them another chance at winning the jackpot next time round.

There are four regular prize levels in the Florida Lotto game, and the overall odds of winning any prize are around 1 in 67. The requirements for winning each prize and the odds of doing so are shown in the table below:

Numbers Required

Odds of Success

Match 6 numbers

1 in 22,957,480

Match 5 numbers

1 in 81,409

Match 4 numbers

1 in 1,415

Match 3 numbers

1 in 70