Florida Lotto was born as an idea of a lottery in 1986 with majority support from the people of Florida, resulting from the governor of the time, Bob Martinez’s endorsement. But it was not until January 12th, 1988, that the first draw was held.
The Florida Lotto is an easy lottery to understand and play. In the single-bet ticket, the player must choose six numbers from 53 possibilities. .
Additionally, with the same ticket, the main play can be complemented with the EZmatch, which, for the cost of $1, gives players a chance to win instant cash.
In this complementary game, six numbers are added to the ticket, so that if any of these numbers match any of the numbers in the main combination, the player instantly wins the prize amount shown, with up to six chances.
Another way to win more with the Florida Lotto is to add the XTRAS add-on feature. Simply by checking the XTRAS box on the ticket and with an added price of $1, the player can multiply the prize amount of any category, except the first category or jackpot, by up to five times as much.
(Both EZmatch and XTRAS not available on LottoHoy at this time).
Yes, all prizes over $600 are subject to a federal withholding tax of 28% (non-residents and overseas players, 30%).
The odds of winning the Florida Lotto jackpot are 1 in 22,957,480. This makes it one of the lotteries with one of the highest odds of winning.
The odds of winning a prize in any category in the standard game are 1 in 67.36.
In the case of playing the XTRAS option, the odds are 1 in 7.61.