Florida Lotto Double Play
Double Play is an add-on option for Florida Lotto tickets – for an extra $1, players can win up to $250,000 cash. Double Play has its own separate draw following the Lotto draw every Wednesday and Saturday night at 11:15 PM EST. To win the top prize, match all six numbers drawn.
How to Play
The Double Play add-on costs $1 in addition to the $2 per play for the Lotto base game. Double Play is not available as a standalone game; it can only be played as an add-on to your FL Lotto ticket.
Be sure to get your tickets before sales close at 10:40 pm on draw nights.
Players do not need to choose any Double Play numbers – the draw uses the same six numbers from 1 to 53 as the Lotto ticket.
Tickets with the Double Play option are also eligible to win all the main Lotto prizes, including the $1 million starting jackpot that keeps rolling until someone wins it.
All Lotto tickets come with a multiplier number that increases the value of any non-jackpot prizes won in the main Lotto game and Double Play by 2, 3, 4, 5 or 10 times!
Lotto also offers another exciting add-on for an extra $1 – with EZmatch, you could score an instant cash win of up to $500.
Check your tickets following the draw to see if you’ve won. Match all six Double Play numbers to win the top prize of $250,000.
Double Play Prizes and Odds of Winning
Below you’ll find all the Double Play prizes and the chances of winning on each tier. The overall odds of winning a Double Play prize are 1 in 7.61. All prizes are set amounts.
Match all six numbers to win the $250,000 grand prize. If you match three, four, or five numbers, you win a cash prize that is automatically increased by the multiplier number shown on the ticket. Match two numbers and win a free Lotto with Double Play Quick Pick ticket for the next draw.
Double Play is a Florida Lotto ticket add-on with its own draw held after the Lotto draw on Wednesday and Saturday. Double Play offers players cash prizes of up to $250,000 – match all six numbers to win the grand prize. Find out how to play, draw times, prizes and odds for this exciting FL Lottery option.
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Even though the jackpot was not awarded Wednesday evening, some people still walked away with large winnings. A total of 14 lucky tickets won the third prize with or without Power Play. These included 12 tickets that matched four white ball numbers as well as the Powerball and won $10,000.
Other prizes won Wednesday night included 565 tickets that matched 4 white numbers and won $100. 134 additional tickets of this prize level were also wisely bought with the Power Play option that doubled winnings to $200 cash! There were 1459 tickets that matched three white ball numbers as well as the Powerball and also won $100. 302 additional players not just matched 3+1, but also chose the Power Play option, doulbled the prizes to $200 cash each ticket.
With nine different prize levels, there were 1,124,670 tickets nationwide won a total of $0 prizes in the Wednesday, December 30th, 2020 drawing.
Powerball game can be played in 42 states, D.C. and the US Virgin Islands. Powerball game uses a 5/69 (white balls) + 1/26 (Powerballs) matrix from which winning numbers are chosen. Each play costs $2. Players can choose to pay 1 extra dollar to purchase the Power Play, which increases the winnings except jackpot. The minimum Powerball grand prize starts at $40 million. Its annuity option is paid in 30 yearly increment installments. Winners may choose one time lump sum cash payout instead.
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About Florida Powerball
This is a game that is played in a number of other states and as with other games that are offered by the Florida Lottery, the Florida Powerball profits are transferred to the Trust Fund to help benefit the state’s education.
It costs $2 to play the Florida Powerball but if you play the Power Play it is $3 per play. The jackpots in this game can get pretty steep and the record highest jackpot was $587.5 million and this was shared by two people. One who lived in Missouri and the other person lived in Arizona. This was won on November 28, 2012.
As far as setting the jackpot for the Florida Powerball, the MUSL sets the advertised jackpot. The jackpots get calculated based on the sales for the drawing, any funds that may have rolled over from a previous drawing, as well as current interest rates for investments long-term. For every $2 that is spent on a ticket, about 32% is allocated to the prize pool.
As far as Power Play, this is an additional feature that is added on to the Florida Powerball game and offers players the chance to win as much as $2 million. When a ticket is purchased, you can add another $1 to play the Power Play and this allows you a chance to win as much as 4 times the non-jackpot prize. If you can match 5 numbers, that is $2 million!
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Claiming Your Prize
You want to claim your prize at a Florida lottery retailer or a district office within 180 days. However, for faster redemption of your prize, you can fill out the back of the ticket and take it to any authorized dealer for verification and validation. This is the only way to claim a prize.
If you win less than $600, you can claim your prize at any authorized Florida Powerball location. The headquarters are located in Tallahassee. Having winnings of less than $600 isn’t going to require you to fill out a Claim Form unless you get directed to.
For prizes ranging from $600-$250,000 you need to go to the headquarters located in Tallahassee or at a Florida Powerball district office. For any prize that is greater than $250,000 you will need to go to the headquarters.
If you are claiming your prize by mail and have a prize of $250,000 or less, you can mail your ticket to the Florida Lottery. You need to send in a copy of your ID as well for prizes of $600 or more. You will need to fill out a Claim Form and send in the copy of your ID and the ticket.
You need to postmark your envelope on the 60th day at least for scratch-off games and for the Florida Powerball winnings you need to have it sent and postmarked before the 180th day.
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