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Winning Pick-5 and Pick-6 Lotto Strategy

The key to successful Pick-5 and Pick-6 Lotto playing is reducing the variable field, which is the actual field of numbers in your State game, down to a more manageable number. This may sound like an understatement, but it is actually the most universally overlooked aspect among many would-be winners. Too much emphasis has, in the past, been placed on boxing and wheeling large groups of numbers, at great expense, and with minimal coverage. By reducing the numbers field to between ten and twelve numbers, cost-effective systems can be employed which offer the player excellent levels of coverage. Through the use of well-designed systems, this idea of field reduction becomes a feasible way to achieve profitability in your playing.

There are many excellent books on the market dealing with the art of wheeling your numbers. The most popular of these books are offered by Gail Howard. Although I would be the first to recommend these wheeling systems, it is important to understand that they do not pick the numbers for you. A wheeling system is designed to allow you to play your own chosen numbers for a predetermined level of coverage. If you are playing the wrong numbers, no wheeling system in the world is going to help you. As of this writing, 40 people have won Lotto Jackpots using the Gail Howard wheeling systems. However, they were all playing different numbers, their own numbers, and the wheels which they used simply allowed them to play more than just 5 or 6 numbers. Most of the Lottery systems you will find on this site are designed to give you the actual numbers to play for any given drawing. They also include wheeling systems which offer you specific levels of coverage and prize guarantees for those numbers. This way, if 20 people in the same state are using the same Steve Player system for a particular drawing, they will all be playing the same numbers. Consequently, when our systems pick a winning Jackpot combination, everyone using the system wins the Jackpot.

In the Pick-5 and Pick-6 Lotto formats, more so than in the Daily Numbers games, the use of charts, graphs and proven formulations becomes essential. Here are a few of the more important aspects which a successful Lotto player would keep track of:

  1. How many times each number has appeared both on a long-term and a short-term basis.
  2. How long it has been since any individual digit was drawn.
  3. How many individual digits were drawn from any number of pre-established criteria ranges.
  4. The overall frequency with which individual numbers are repeated.
  5. The frequency with which consecutive numbers such as 20-21 or 21-22-23 are drawn.
  6. The activity of tandem sets of numbers (PAIRS – 12-13).
  7. The activity of individual numbers based on ball rotations.

An approach which I have used with great success is to separate the Lotto numbers into groups. These groups can be comprised of any significant arrangement which you are able to keep track of. For instance, in a 40 number game, we can separate the numbers into four groups of ten numbers each: 1 thru 10, 11 thru 20, 21 thru 30 and 31 thru 40. These groups can then be analyzed and their activity charted. This is a very basic example, and this grouping approach can be used with an endless array of criteria, forming groups of many different sizes. You can even use multiple evaluations for compound analysis. Many states use a system of ROTATION, in which the balls are loaded into the selection machines in a predetermined order. There may be 4 or 8 of these predetermined orders (rotations) and they can each be charted and tracked separately. Using the guidelines which I have listed, you can give your numbers points according to each analysis. If you have five different charts, and all five indicate that the same number or numbers are overdue, then the odds of these numbers being drawn is greatly increased. Of course, using a structured system that has been extensively tested and has proven itself to produce results is your best bet. A Steve Player Lotto system will supply you with all of the charts and formulas you will need as well as detailed instructions that can make the entire process of using a system simple and enjoyable, and most importantly, very profitable.

Did you know that you can increase the amount of your winnings in the LOTTO games by 50% or more? It’s true, and it is also very easy.

Since Lotto is a pari-mutuel game in most states, the dollar value of matching 3, 4 or 5 numbers correctly is directly determined by how many other players have also matched the same numbers correctly. The more players that win, the lower the prize for each player. Did you know that you can actually adjust your playing methods to insure that when you win you will win a larger prize? This is done by avoiding the use of too many calendar numbers; those numbers from 01 to 31 which correspond to people’s birthdays. As a general rule, the more numbers under 32 which appear in any given drawing, the lower the prize amounts. Before you fill out your bet slips, check to see how many of your numbers are calendar numbers. If you are playing too many, then replace some of them with numbers higher than 31. Here is a classic example of this lesson. In the New York 6/54 Lotto game, the numbers 01-09-23-26-33-42 were drawn on December 21st. This set contains four calendar numbers (01-09-23-26). The payoff for matching 5 out of 6 winning numbers for that drawing was $1,698.00. The very next week, in the same game, the numbers 28-30-36-44-51-53 were drawn. This set contains only two calendar numbers and the prize payoff for matching 5 out of 6 winning numbers was $5,765.00. That’s three and a half times more money for beating the same odds; a substantial difference in my book! If you were to look at the recent payoff amounts for lower prizes in your game you would see that this simple concept holds true in virtually every pari-mutuel Lotto game.

Little tricks like this and the use of proven systems and formulas are what separate the casual Lotto player from a true systems player. As with anything else, the more you know about something, the better you will become at it.

Winning Systems Winning Pick-5 and Pick-6 Lotto Strategy The key to successful Pick-5 and Pick-6 Lotto playing is reducing the variable field, which is the actual field of numbers in your

How to Play

PICK 5 ™ is a twice-daily game that pays a top prize of $50,000. Play it Straight, Box, or Straight/Box or 1-OFF ® . You can play it your way any day – twice a day! With midday and evening drawings, you have two chances to play – and win!

To play, pick up a PICK 5 playslip at an authorized Florida Lottery retailer. Each playslip contains five panels (A-E). In each panel played:

1. Select one number (from 0 through 9) from each column for a total of five digits, or mark the QP (Quick Pick) box and let the terminal randomly select some or all of your numbers.

2. Select the play type: Straight, Box, 1-OFF or Straight/Box.

3. Select the amount you want to play: 50 cents or $1 (all Straight/Box and 1-OFF plays cost $1).

4. Select the draw time. Select MID for the midday drawing (1:30 p.m. ET), EVE for the evening drawing (9:45 p.m. ET) draw, or BOTH for both the midday and evening drawings. If no draw time is marked, the terminal will automatically print a ticket for the next available draw. If BOTH is selected, two separate tickets will print – one for the midday drawing and one for the evening drawing.

5. To Advance Play the same numbers and play types up to 14 consecutive days for the selected draw time(s), simply mark the number in the “Days” section on your playslip.

6. Give your completed playslip and payment to the retailer. You will receive a ticket for each set of selected numbers and draw date(s). Please check your ticket(s) before you leave the store. You are responsible for the accuracy of your ticket(s).

7. Check the official drawing results to see if you’re a winner! Draw results are available on this website, at authorized Florida Lottery retailers and by calling (850) 921-PLAY (7529).

PICK 5 drawings are held twice daily, seven days per week, at approximately 1:30 p.m. and 9:45 p.m. ET. Tickets for each drawing may be purchased up to 12 minutes prior to the applicable drawing – 1:18 p.m. ET for the midday drawings and 9:33 p.m. ET for the evening drawings.

Please remember: All prizes must be claimed within 180 days of the applicable draw date.
Prizes of less than $600 may be claimed at any authorized Florida Lottery retailer.

If you claim a prize on a winning Advance Play ticket before all of the drawings on the ticket have occurred, you will be issued a continuation ticket for the remaining draws with the same play numbers and play types as the original ticket.

How to Play 1-OFF ®

Ever feel like you’re close, but you’ve somehow missed the mark? Well, the Florida Lottery has a brand new way to play PICK 5 ™ where it pays to be close. With 1-OFF ® you can miss by one and still win a cash prize. That’s 242 more chances to win!

To play, simply pick up a PICK 5 playslip at an authorized Florida Lottery retailer.

Select your five numbers, or QP to let the terminal randomly pick some or all of your numbers.

Mark the 1-OFF ® box on the PICK 5 playslip.

Select the draw time: MID, EVE, or BOTH.

Once you give your completed playslip and payment to the retailer, you will receive a ticket printed with your 5-digit number and the 1-OFF numbers higher or lower than your 5-digit number.

During the PICK 5 drawing, 5 numbers will be drawn at random. If your 5-digit number is a Straight match to the numbers drawn, you win $25,000. Or, if any of your 1-OFF numbers match the PICK 5 numbers drawn, you can win up to $500.

PICK 5 ™ 1-OFF ® Odds Payout
Straight 1:100,000 $25,000
1-OFF on one digit 1:10,000 $500
1-OFF on five digits 1:3,125 $150
1-OFF on two digits 1:2,500 $100
1-OFF on three digits 1:1,250 $75
1-OFF on four digit 1:1,250 $75

Now you know how to play PICK 5 1-OFF!

Players who match all five of the winning numbers drawn in the official PICK 5 ™ drawing for the date played can win up to $50,000, depending on the play type purchased and the amount played.

PICK 5
Odds of Winning and Estimated Prize Payouts
Play Types Example Odds Prize Payouts
STRAIGHT Match in exact order 50¢ Play $1.00 Play
12345 1:100,000 $25,000 $50,000
BOX Match in any order 50¢ Play $1.00 Play
5-WAY 11112 1:20,000 $5,000 $10,000
10-WAY 11122 1:10,000 $2,500 $5,000
20-WAY 11123 1:5,000 $1,250 $2,500
30-WAY 11223 1:3,333.33 $830 $1,660
60-WAY 11234 1:1,666.67 $415 $830
120-WAY 12345 1:833.33 $208 $416
STRAIGHT/BOX Match in exact order or any order. Costs $1. BOX STRAIGHT
5-WAY 11112 1:100,000 & 1:20,000 $5,000 $30,000
10-WAY 11122 1:100,000 & 1:10,000 $2,500 $27,500
20-WAY 11123 1:100,000 & 1:5,000 $1,250 $26,250
30-WAY 11223 1:100,000 & 1:3,333.33 $830 $25,830
60-WAY 11234 1:100,000 & 1:1,666.67 $415 $25,415
120-WAY 12345 1:100,000 & 1:833.33 $208 $25,208
1-OFF ® Match in exact order or off one or all your five digits in exact order $1.00 Play
STRAIGHT 12345 1:100,000 $25,000
1-OFF on one digit 02345 1:10,000 $500
1-OFF on five digits 01234 1:3,125 $150
1-OFF on two digits 01345 1:2,500 $100
1-OFF on three digits 01245 1:1,250 $75
1-OFF on four digits 01235 1:1,250 $75
Numbers Selected Determine Ways to Win Example Example Winning Combinations
STRAIGHT: Match in exact order 12345 12345
5-WAY: Use 4 like numbers and 1 different number to get 5 ways to win 11112 11112, 12111, 11211, 11121, 21111
10-WAY: Use 3 like numbers and 2 like numbers to get 10 ways to win 11122 11122, 11212, 11221, 12112, 12121, 12211, 21112, 21121, 21211, 22111
20-WAY: Use 3 like numbers and 2 different numbers to get 20 ways to win 11123 11123, 11132, 11213, 11231, 11312, 11321, 12113, 12131, 12311, 13112, 13121, 13211, 21113, 21131, 21311, 23111, 31112, 31121, 31211, 32111
30-WAY: Use 2 pairs of like numbers and 1 different number to get 30 ways to win 11223 11223, 11232, 11322, 12123, 12132, 12213, 12231, 12312, 12321, 13122, 13212, 13221, 21123, 21132, 21213, 21231, 21312, 21321, 22113, 22131, 22311, 23112, 23121, 23211, 31122, 31212, 31221, 32112, 32121, 32211
60-WAY: Use 2 like numbers and 3 different numbers to get 60 ways to win 11234 11234, 11243, 11324, 11342, 11423, 11432, 12134, 12143, 12314, 12341, 12413, 12431, 13124, 13142, 13214, 13241, 13412, 13421, 14123, 14132, 14213, 14231, 14312, 14321, 21134, 21143, 21314, 21341, 21413, 21431, 23114, 23141, 23411, 24113, 24131, 24311, 31124, 31142, 31214, 31241, 31412, 31421, 32114, 32141, 32411, 34112, 34121, 34211, 41123, 41132, 41213, 41231, 41312, 41321, 42113, 42131, 42311, 43112, 43121, 43211
120-WAY: Use 5 different numbers to get 120 ways to win 12345 12345, 12354, 12435, 12453, 12534, 12543, 13245, 13254, 13425, 13452, 13524, 13542, 14235, 14253, 14325, 14352, 14523, 14532, 15234, 15243, 15324, 15243, 15423, 15432, 21345, 21354, 21435, 21453, 21534, 21543, 23145, 23154, 23415, 23451, 23514, 23541, 24135, 24153, 24315, 24351, 24513, 24531, 25134, 25143, 25314, 25143, 25413, 25431, 31245, 31254, 31425, 31452, 31524, 31542, 32145, 32154, 32415, 32451, 32514, 32541, 34125, 34152, 34215, 34251, 34512, 34521, 35124, 35142, 35214, 35241, 35412, 35421, 41235, 41253, 41325, 41352, 41523, 41532, 42135, 42153, 42315, 42351, 42513, 42531, 43125, 43152, 43215, 43251, 43512, 43521, 45123, 45132, 45213, 45231, 45312, 45321, 51234, 51243, 51324, 51342, 51423, 51432, 52134, 52143, 52314, 52341, 52413, 52431, 53124, 53142, 53214, 53241, 53412, 53421, 54123, 54132, 54213, 54231, 54312, 54321
1-OFF on 1 digit: Select a 5-digit number with one (1) number higher or lower than each of the player’s five (5) digits in exact order and get 10 ways to win 12345 02345, 11345, 12245, 12335, 12344, 12346, 12355, 12445, 13345, 22345
1-OFF on 2 digits: Select a 5-digit number with two (2) numbers higher or lower than each of the player’s five (5) digits in exact order and get 40 ways to win 12345 01345, 02245, 02335, 02344, 02346, 02355, 02445, 03345, 11245, 11335, 11344, 11346, 11355, 11445, 12235, 12244, 12246, 12255, 12334, 12336, 12354, 12356, 12435, 12444, 12446, 12455, 13245, 13335, 13344, 13346, 13355, 13445, 21345, 22245, 22335, 22344, 22346, 22355, 22445, 23345
1-OFF on 3 digits: Select a 5-digit number with three (3) numbers higher or lower than each of the player’s five (5) digits in exact order and get 80 ways to win 12345 01245, 01335, 01344, 01346, 01355, 01445, 02235, 02244, 02246, 02255, 02334, 02336, 02354, 02356, 02435, 02444, 02446, 02455, 03245, 03335, 03344, 03346, 03355, 03445, 11235, 11244, 11246, 11255, 11334, 11336, 11354, 11356, 11435, 11444, 11446, 11455, 12234, 12236, 12254, 12256, 12434, 12436, 12454, 12456, 13235, 13244, 13246, 13255, 13334, 13336, 13354, 13356, 13435, 13444, 13446, 13455, 21245, 21335, 21344, 21346, 21355, 21445, 22235, 22244, 22246, 22255, 22334, 22336, 22354, 22356, 22435, 22444, 22446, 22455, 23245, 23335, 23344, 23346, 23355, 23445
1-OFF on 4 digits: Select a 5-digit number with four (4) numbers higher or lower than each of the player’s five (5) digits in exact order and get 80 ways to win 12345 01235, 01244, 01246, 01255, 01334, 01336, 01354, 01356, 01435, 01444, 01446, 01455, 02234, 02236, 02254, 02256, 02434, 02436, 02454, 02456, 03235, 03244, 03246, 03255, 03334, 03336, 03354, 03356, 03435, 03444, 03446, 03455, 11234, 11236, 11254, 11256, 11434, 11436, 11454, 11456, 13234, 13236, 13254, 13256, 13434, 13436, 13454, 13456, 21235, 21244, 21246, 21255, 21334, 21336, 21354, 21356, 21435, 21444, 21446, 21455, 22234, 22236, 22254, 22256, 22434, 22436, 22454, 22456, 23235, 23244, 23246, 23255, 23334, 23336, 23354, 23356, 23 435, 23444, 23446, 23455
1-OFF on 5 digits: Select a 5-digit number with five (5) numbers higher or lower than each of the player’s five (5) digits in exact order and get 32 ways to win 12345 01234, 01236, 01254, 01256, 01434, 01436, 01454, 01456, 03234, 03236, 03254, 03256, 03434, 03436, 03454, 03456, 21234, 21236, 21254, 21256, 21434, 21436, 21454, 21456, 23234, 23236, 23254, 23256, 23434, 23436, 23454, 23456

Unlike the Lottery’s other Draw games, which are pari-mutuel in design (that is, players are vying for a portion of what is in the prize pool), PICK 2, PICK 3, PICK 4, and PICK 5 offer set prize payouts. Therefore, the Lottery has established a $5 million liability limit for PICK 5 for any particular five-digit number in each drawing. Should any five digit combination (for example 77777) be purchased often enough in a single drawing that would result in the liability limit being exceeded, the Lottery will “cut off” further sales of that specific number combination. Players that have already played those numbers will still win the full amount of the set prize even if the liability limit has been met. For more details on this issue, please refer to the Pick 5 game rule subsection (1)(i).

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