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Playing the Florida Fantasy 5 Lottery

Jun 7, 2008
If you are looking to play the lottery's "winningest" game - Florida Fantasy 5 is the game for you! Fantasy 5 is one of the most exciting lottery game offered in the nation, and playing is easy! To play Fantasy 5, you simply choose five numbers from 1 to 36. If you don't want to choose your own numbers, you can mark the Quick Pick box and the terminal will randomly select your numbers for you. It costs only $1 to play each panel, and you can play up to 10 panels on each playslip.

How To Win

There are 5 ways to win Fantasy 5, but only one way to win the Fantasy 5 Jackpot. If you mach 5 of the 5 winning numbers drawn, in any order, you win the jackpot! Players can also win prizes for matching only 2, 3, or 4, numbers drawn. The total amount of the jackpot and other prizes depends on the amount of people playing and the amount of people who win in each prize category. But, the estimated jackpot prize for every game is $200,000.

How Do I Know If I've Won

Drawings for the Florida Fantasy 5 are held at approximately 11:15 pm ET every day of the week. You can watch the drawing on 13 different Lottery-affiliate TV stations! If you do win a cash prize, it will be paid out in a single cash payment. AND, what is especially exciting about Fantasy 5, if there is no top prize winner, the money in the top prize pool rolls down and is shared equally among those who had 4 out of 5 numbers correct! Remember, if you win: You must claim your prize within 180 days of winning.

Fantasy 5 EZmatch Option

If you want to play Fantasy 5 but you don't like to wait to find out if you've won, you can choose the EZmatch option. The EZmatch option costs only $1 more and gives you the chance to win instantly! To play Fantasy 5 EZmatch, you simply choose 5 numbers and mark the EZmatch option. If you match any of your EZmatch numbers you win instantly! OR, you can choose to hold onto your ticket for the Fantasy 5 drawing.

Where Does the Money Go?

The Florida Lottery supports public education in Florida. When you play the lottery, you are not only having fun, but helping a good cause. More than 5 times in its history, the Florida Lottery has surpassed the billion-dollar mark in a single year. By the end of 2007, the Florida lottery has totaled more than $18 billion in proceeds for education. The impact of the Florida Lottery on public education flows from community to community. Remember, when you play the Florida lottery, we all Win!

Buy Fantasy 5 Tickets

If you want to buy these or any other lottery tickets, simply log onto your official state website. These sites explain how to purchase tickets, and often times tickets can be purchased online so you can play most state lotteries from the comfort of your own home. You can also refer to official state websites for custom lottery news. Many sites offer lottery number generators to help make your lottery number picking easier for you. If you would like to purchase your tickets in person, you can also visit a local lottery terminal. No matter how you choose to purchase your tickets, or which tickets you choose to buy, you're bound to have some fun!
About the Author
Anthony Wayne works in the marketing department of online lottery site LuckyLotto in Pennsylvania. He is also editor of the Internet Bingo Blog a great source of internet bingo information.
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