The Lotto Florida lets you decide your own level of involvement with the lottery games, the decision starts with how much to invest on the bets, and of course the involvement reflects in the winnings as well. You can participate in the draw twice every week, in every week of the year.
Unique Features at Florida Lotto
The Lotto Florida has become so popular these days that almost everyone knows how to select the numbers and get the printed tickets. You have to select six numbers in Florida Lotto, within the range of 1 to 53, or you can use the option called quick pick in which you let the computer decide which numbers to pick for you. The Florida Lotto has a unique feature available for you, you can pick the lotto number for advance play, under it you can select your number in advance. This is very convenient for those who play with a predeclared set of numbers, or for those who know they won’t be in town that time.
How to Know if You Won?
Like most of the lotteries, the results of Florida Lotto are easily accessible through television stations, or at the website at your home computer whenever it’s convenient for you. The draws take place every Wednesday and Saturday night at 11:15 Eastern time. The tickets for the night are available till 10:40 pm after which the purchased tickets become available for the next draw. People who have won the prize need to claim their prizes within 180 days of announcement of prize.
Higher Chances of Winning at Florida Lotto
Most of the people are correct in assuming the chances of winning jackpot are very small, only 1 in 22,957,480, though the figure is better than other lotto draws. So the chances of hitting the jackpot are greater (compared to other states) at the Florida lotto.
Tickets Not Available Over Internet
The Florida state lotto tickets are not available for sale over the Internet. You can buy these tickets only with the legitimate retailers in Florida. One can mail the winning tickets from other states and have the prizes mailed also. The claimants, though, need to be over eighteen years old which is the legal age to play it.
These days, when everyone is talking about recession, it’s important to know the IRS requires the state of Florida to charge 25% of the winnings as taxes from the winner. If anyone dies before collecting the prize, the balance amounts are paid to the estate or the legal heirs of the deceased.