Florida Lotto FAQs

Find out everything you need to know about Florida Lotto here. Ready to play? Get your tickets online.

Question: When does the Florida Lotto draw take place?

Answer: Florida Lotto draws take place every Wednesday and Saturday at 11:15pm local time. Results appear on the Florida Lotto Numbers page within minutes of each draw taking place, with a full breakdown of prizes available later.

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Question: What time do Florida Lotto ticket sales close?

Answer: If you are buying your tickets from an authorised retailer then you have until 10:40pm local time to get hold of them on a Wednesday or Saturday if you want to play in that night’s draw. For those taking advantage of an online concierge service, the cut-off point could be up to three hours before the draw, so make sure you give yourself plenty of time to buy your Florida Lotto tickets.

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Question: How do I win playing Florida Lotto?

Answer: With a standard entry you will need to match at least three of the six winning numbers in the draw to win a prize. Players who choose the XTRA option can win a free Florida Lotto ticket for matching just two numbers.

The jackpot is won in both cases by matching all six numbers.

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Question: Can I play the Florida Lotto if I do not reside in Florida?

Answer: Players outside of the USA can play Florida Lotto through a safe and secure lottery concierge service. You’ll receive a scan of your ticket and notification of any prize that it wins with the money being paid into your lottery account. To play Florida Lotto now, click on the Lotto Tickets page.

Question: If I win, how long do I have to claim a prize?

Answer: You have 180 days in which to claim a Florida Lotto prize. Any amounts that are not claimed within this limit are shared between the state’s Educational Enhancement Trust Fund and Florida Lotto’s prize pool.

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Question: How old do I have to be to play the Florida Lotto?

Answer: In order to take part in Florida Lotto you must be at least 18 years old.

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Question: Are winnings on the Florida Lotto taxable?

Answer: If you are a resident of Florida you will be liable for 28 percent in federal taxes on anything you win greater than $600. Players from outside of the US will have 30 percent withheld on any amount.

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Question: What are the odds of winning the Florida Lotto jackpot?

Answer: The odds of winning the top prize on Florida Lotto are 1 in 22,957,480.

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Question: What are the odds of winning a prize on the Florida Lotto?

Answer: The chances of getting hold of any prize are 1 in 67.36 for a standard play and 1 in 7.61 when taking the XTRA option.

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Question: Does the Florida Lotto have a minimum guaranteed jackpot?

Answer: Florida Lotto’s top prize starts off at $2 million but can greatly increase in value if and when the jackpot rolls over into subsequent draws.

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Question: Does the Florida Lotto have a rollover limit or jackpot cap?

Answer: Florida Lotto continues to roll until someone matches all six numbers, no matter how large the jackpot has become. This means that there have been some huge jackpot totals in the game’s lifetime. Seeing a Florida Lotto jackpot hit $50 million has been known to occur!

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Question: When is the next Florida Lotto draw?

Answer: Saturday 27th May 2017 .

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Question: What does the Florida Lotto jackpot currently stand at?

Answer: Florida Lotto jackpot is $15,000,000.

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Question: How much does it cost to buy a ticket for the Florida Lotto?

Answer: A single ticket costs $1, the XTRA multiplier can be added for an additional $1. Please note that a small handling fee will also be required if you buy your ticket through an online concierge service.

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