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1. What is FLORIDA LOTTO ® with Double Play? FLORIDA LOTTO ® is the Lottery’s flagship Draw game that launched on April 29, 1988. As of October 8, 2020, every ticket purchased includes a randomly generated “multiplier” number that automatically increases non-jackpot cash prizes by two, three, four, five, or ten times! All FLORIDA LOTTO tickets cost $2 per play for the base game and cannot be canceled. Double Play is an add-on feature to FLORIDA LOTTO that gives players the chance to win additional prizes up to $250,000 during an additional drawing held immediately following the FLORIDA LOTTO drawing, using the same numbers and multiplier on their ticket. The Double Play add-on feature costs $1 more per play. 2. How do you play FLORIDA LOTTO with Double Play? At any Florida Lottery retail location, you can either use a new FLORIDA LOTTO digital or paper playslip to choose your numbers, Quick Pick or make other play selections, or tell the retailer. On the playslip, select six numbers from 1 to 53, or choose Quick Pick. If you want two chances to win in two drawings add Double Play for $1 more per play. Double Play will apply to all panels, including Quick Pick selections and Advance Play. 3. How much can I win with FLORIDA LOTTO? How much can I win with Double Play? Players who match the six winning numbers in the FLORIDA LOTTO drawing win the advertised jackpot. Those who match five, four, or three winning numbers win other great FLORIDA LOTTO cash prizes ranging from $10 to $30,000. Players who match just two winning numbers win a free FLORIDA LOTTO Quick Pick ticket for the next available draw. FLORIDA LOTTO with Double Play players who match the six winning numbers in the Double Play drawing win the $250,000 top prize. Those who match five, four, or three winning numbers win other great Double Play cash prizes ranging from $14 to $35,000. FLORIDA LOTTO with Double Play players who match just two winning numbers win a free FLORIDA LOTTO with Double Play Quick Pick ticket for the next available draw. 4. Are the FLORIDA LOTTO and Double Play prizes set payouts? Yes, with the exception of the jackpot prize, all FLORIDA LOTTO and Double Play prizes are set payouts. For FLORIDA LOTTO with Double Play non-top prize winners, the base prize amount will be multiplied by the multiplier number printed on their ticket at the time of ticket purchase. 5. What are the odds of winning FLORIDA LOTTO with Double Play? For FLORIDA LOTTO with Double Play players, the odds of matching two of six winning numbers are 1 in 8.58 and the overall game odds are 1 in 7.61. 6. How is the multiplier number determined? The multiplier number is generated by the Lottery terminal at the time a FLORIDA LOTTO ticket is purchased, much like Quick Pick or EZmatch numbers. The multiplier number will print automatically on the ticket. 7. How much do FLORIDA LOTTO with Double Play tickets cost? FLORIDA LOTTO with Double Play tickets cost $3 per play; $2 for FLORIDA LOTTO and an additional $1 to add the Double Play add-on feature. 8. How do I know if my FLORIDA LOTTO ticket includes Double Play? The words “DOUBLE PLAY YES” are printed on all FLORIDA LOTTO with Double Play tickets. Double Play applies to all plays on a FLORIDA LOTTO ticket. 9. Can FLORIDA LOTTO with Double Play tickets be canceled? FLORIDA LOTTO with Double Play tickets generated are non-cancelable. 10. What is Double Play? How do you play? Double Play is a $1 add-on feature that gives players the opportunity to win cash prizes in an additional drawing held immediately following the FLORIDA LOTTO drawing, using the same numbers and multiplier on the FLORIDA LOTTO ticket! 11. Where and how can players claim their Double Play prizes? Prizes less than $600 may be claimed at a Lottery retailer, while prizes of $600 or more must be claimed at a Florida Lottery office. Double Play prizes can also be claimed by mail. 12. How long do players have to claim a Double Play prize? Double Play prizes must be claimed within 180 days after the first draw date on the FLORIDA LOTTO with Double Play ticket. 13. What is EZmatch? And, how do you play? EZmatch is a $1 add-on feature that gives players the opportunity to win cash prizes instantly! When a player adds EZmatch to their FLORIDA LOTTO purchase, six EZmatch numbers and instant prize amounts print on their ticket. If any of the EZmatch numbers match any of the FLORIDA LOTTO numbers on the ticket, the player instantly wins the prize amount shown. Players can win up to six times with EZmatch numbers on a single ticket. To play, select the EZmatch box on your playslip, or tell the retailer to add EZmatch to your ticket purchase. 14. Where and how can players claim their EZmatch prizes? Prizes less than $600 may be claimed at a Lottery retailer, while prizes of $600 or more must be claimed at a Florida Lottery office. EZmatch prizes can also be claimed by mail. If an EZmatch prize is paid by a retailer before the applicable FLORIDA LOTTO drawing on the ticket has occurred, a continuation ticket will be provided to the player for the FLORIDA LOTTO drawing. 15. How long do players have to claim an EZmatch prize? EZmatch prizes can be claimed immediately after purchase, you don’t have to wait for the drawing. EZmatch prizes must be claimed within 180 days after the first draw date on the FLORIDA LOTTO with EZmatch ticket. 16. How are EZmatch numbers generated? EZmatch is designed more like a Scratch-Off game than a traditional Draw game, with set prizes and set number of winners at each prize level within a designated pool of tickets pre-loaded into the system. When you purchase a Scratch-Off ticket, the winning prize amounts are printed on tickets and whether or not you are a winner, or what you win, is simply a matter of chance. Similarly, when a player chooses to play EZmatch, the system randomly determines whether that ticket will be an EZmatch winner or a non-winner. When a winner is generated, the system will print a set of EZmatch numbers to match one to six of the FLORIDA LOTTO numbers on the ticket and the pre-determined prize amount.

The EZmatch pool automatically replenishes when all EZmatch top prizes have been won, so there is always a top prize available. 17. If I select Advance Play and EZmatch with my FLORIDA LOTTO purchase, will I receive one ticket or multiple tickets? If you purchase an Advance Play FLORIDA LOTTO ticket and select the add-on feature EZmatch, you will receive one ticket listing your FLORIDA LOTTO numbers and your EZmatch numbers. EZmatch is an instant win, add-on feature that is not associated with draws. If you claim an EZmatch prize on a FLORIDA LOTTO ticket before any or all FLORIDA LOTTO drawings on the ticket have occurred, you will be issued a continuation ticket for the FLORIDA LOTTO drawing with the same play numbers as the original ticket; however, the EZmatch numbers will not be printed on the continuation ticket. 18. Can FLORIDA LOTTO with EZmatch tickets be canceled? No, FLORIDA LOTTO with EZmatch tickets cannot be canceled.

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Frequently Asked Questions 1. What is FLORIDA LOTTO ® with Double Play? FLORIDA LOTTO ® is the Lottery’s flagship Draw game that launched on April 29, 1988. As of October 8, 2020, every ticket

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1. What is POWERBALL ® ? POWERBALL is an exciting, multi-state, multimillion-dollar-jackpot game. It is a product of the Multi-State Lottery Association (MUSL) and is offered in 48 lottery jurisdictions (including Florida). All POWERBALL member lotteries contribute a percentage of sales to a shared top-prize pool so jackpots can grow to hundreds of millions of dollars. The game’s starting jackpot is $20 million and is the largest in the world. POWERBALL has nine prize levels with lower-tier prizes ranging from $4 to $1 million – and up to $2 million with Power Play ® . 2. What other lotteries offer POWERBALL? POWERBALL is played in 45 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. For a complete list of states that offer POWERBALL visit www.powerball.com. 3. Will the revenue generated from Florida ticket sales stay in the state? As with all other games offered by the Florida Lottery, all profits from POWERBALL ticket sales in Florida will be transferred to the Educational Enhancement Trust Fund to benefit education in the state. 4. When did POWERBALL sales begin in Florida? POWERBALL ticket sales in Florida began on January 4, 2009. 5. When did the first POWERBALL drawing in Florida take place? When the Florida Lottery decided to join POWERBALL, the decision was also made to move the drawings to Florida. Therefore, the first POWERBALL drawing that included Florida players, was also the first POWERBALL drawing conducted in Florida, and it occurred on Wednesday, January 7, 2009. 6. How much do POWERBALL tickets cost? POWERBALL tickets cost $2 per play. POWERBALL with Power Play tickets cost $3 per play. 7. What is the largest POWERBALL jackpot to date? The largest POWERBALL jackpot to date was a whopping $1.5 billion shared by winners in Florida, Tennessee and California on January 13, 2016. 8. Who sets the POWERBALL jackpot and how is it calculated? The advertised POWERBALL jackpot is set by MUSL for each drawing. Jackpots are calculated based on anticipated sales for that drawing, funds rolled over from previous drawings and current interest rates for long-term investments. For every $2 ticket sold, 34.0066% is allocated to the jackpot pool. 9. What is Power Play? POWERBALL players can add Power Play for $1 more per play to multiply their winnings. With Power Play, players can win $2 million for matching the five white balls or multiply their other non-jackpot prizes by 2X, 3X, 4X, or 5X. When the advertised jackpot is $150 million or less a 10X multiplier will also be added. A player must choose the Power Play option on his/her POWERBALL playslip or tell the retailer that he/she wishes to purchase a Power Play ticket. The multiplier number will be selected just before the draw. 10. Where can I view the POWERBALL drawings? You may view the POWERBALL drawings on official Florida Lottery TV carrier stations in major markets throughout Florida. Carrier stations will air the drawings, either live or within minutes of the live drawings, or display on-screen the winning numbers following each drawing. Viewing times will vary by station. POWERBALL drawings may also be viewed via Webcasts on this website.

POWERBALL winning numbers will be available on this website, at Florida Lottery retailers statewide, and by phone at (850) 921-PLAY. Also, you may register on this website to receive POWERBALL winning numbers and other Lottery information by email or text message. 11. How do you play POWERBALL? At any Florida Lottery retail location, you can either mark your selections on a POWERBALL playslip or tell the retailer the numbers you wish to play. On the playslip, select five numbers from 1 to 69 in the upper play area and one Powerball number from 1 to 26 in the lower play area. You may Quick Pick some or all of your numbers by marking the QP box in the upper and/or the lower play areas of the playslip. Make your selections carefully, because POWERBALL TICKETS CANNOT BE CANCELED. 12. How do you play Power Play? Simply mark the Power Play box located on the left side of the POWERBALL playslip. Power Play will apply to all panels and Quick Pick boxes you have marked on the playslip. Power Play will add $1 more per play, so check your selections carefully before giving the playslip to the retailer. If you tell the retailer your POWERBALL selections, make sure to ask for Power Play. 13. How will I know which plays on my POWERBALL ticket include Power Play? Power Play will apply to all plays on a POWERBALL ticket. POWERBALL with Power Play tickets will display “POWER PLAY YES” and POWERBALL tickets with no Power Play will display “POWER PLAY NO.” 14. Can I advance play POWERBALL? If so, how many draws? Yes, you may advance play POWERBALL for up to 52 consecutive draws. If you select Power Play, it will apply to all drawings. 15. How late can I purchase a POWERBALL ticket on a drawing night? On drawing nights, you will be able to purchase POWERBALL tickets until game sales close at 10:00 p.m. ET. MUSL requires adequate time to ensure that the draw data has been securely received from all 47 member lotteries before the POWERBALL drawing is held at 10:59 p.m. ET.

There will be a 5-minute sales break between 10:00 p.m. and 10:05 p.m. ET on the night of the POWERBALL drawings, and sales after 10:05 p.m. ET will be for the next drawing. 16. Will my POWERBALL playslip from another state work in Florida? No, all POWERBALL states use different playslips that work exclusively on their gaming systems. 17. On the POWERBALL ticket, how is it possible to have the same number twice on one line? Since you select five numbers from 1 through 69 and one Powerball number from 1 through 26, it is possible to repeat a number for your Powerball number. The letters “PB” will indicate the Powerball number on your ticket. POWERBALL numbers are drawn from two separate sets of balls in which five white balls and one red Powerball are selected at random. 18. Can I purchase Florida POWERBALL tickets through the Internet or by mail if I live out of the state/country? No. Florida POWERBALL tickets may only be purchased from the Florida Lottery through terminals at authorized Florida Lottery retailers. Although POWERBALL is sold nationally, each state can only sell POWERBALL within their state. 19. How do you win POWERBALL? In the official POWERBALL drawing conducted by MUSL, five white balls (numbered 1 through 69) and one Powerball (numbered 1 through 26) are randomly selected. Players win the jackpot by matching, in any order, the five numbers drawn from the first set of balls and the Powerball drawn from the second set. Players win other great POWERBALL prizes, ranging from $4 up to $1 million, by matching non-jackpot winning combinations.

Prior to the POWERBALL drawing, a Power Play multiplier number is selected and displayed during the draw. Players who added Power Play to their purchase, will increase their winnings on the third through ninth prize levels by the multiplier number selected for that draw. 20. What are the odds of winning a POWERBALL prize or the POWERBALL jackpot? The overall odds of winning a prize are 1 in 24.9 and the odds of winning the jackpot are 1 in 292,201,338. 21. If the red Powerball number is drawn from a set of 26, why are the odds of matching only the Powerball number not 1 in 26? POWERBALL numbers are drawn from two sets of numbers, so the odds of winning are calculated by combining the odds for both sets of numbers for all prize levels. The odds for the ninth prize level (for matching just the Powerball) are calculated by combining the odds of selecting the Powerball and the odds of not selecting any of the five numbers from the first set of numbers drawn. 22. Are POWERBALL prizes shared? POWERBALL jackpots are shared among all jackpot winners in all POWERBALL states. All other prize levels are set prizes. 23. How much can I win with Power Play?

The match 5 prize is $2 million. All other non-jackpot prizes are increased by the multiplier number – 2, 3, 4, or 5 – selected just before each draw. The multiplier number 10 is included when the advertised jackpot is $150 million or less. 24. Is the $2 million in the match 5 Power Play prize paid in cash or as an annuity? The $2 million Power Play prize will be a one-time cash payment less applicable taxes. 25. Do I have to claim my Florida POWERBALL jackpot prize at MUSL headquarters in Des Moines, Iowa? No, all Florida POWERBALL prizes including the jackpot are paid in Florida, like all other games offered by the Florida Lottery. 26. Can I claim a Florida POWERBALL winning ticket in another POWERBALL state? No. All prizes must be claimed in the state where the winning ticket was sold. 27. When do Florida POWERBALL tickets expire? Florida POWERBALL tickets expire 180 days from the winning drawing date, just like all other terminal games offered by the Florida Lottery. 28. Does the POWERBALL jackpot have a cash option? Yes. Jackpot winners may choose to receive their portion of a jackpot prize as an annuity payment or a one-time, lump-sum payment (or Cash Option). Jackpot prizes must be claimed within the first 60 days after the winning drawing date to receive the Cash Option. 29. How long will it take to get my POWERBALL jackpot prize payment? MUSL requires two weeks to receive wire transfers of funds from all 47 POWERBALL members, so the earliest you may receive your POWERBALL jackpot prize is on the 15th day after the winning drawing date. 30. What happens to the money if a POWERBALL jackpot ticket is won in Florida but is not claimed? At the end of the winning state’s claim period (180 days in Florida), the funds to pay a jackpot that goes unclaimed will be returned to the lottery members in their proportion of sales for the jackpot rollover series.

In Florida, 80 percent of all unclaimed jackpot prizes are transferred to the Educational Enhancement Trust Fund to benefit education in the state. 31. Who gets the unclaimed prize money for non-jackpot POWERBALL prizes? All funds for unclaimed POWERBALL non-jackpot prizes stay in the state where the winning tickets were sold. 32. What happens if a POWERBALL jackpot winner dies before all payments have been made? The POWERBALL annuity prize will go into the deceased winner’s estate. Annual prize payments can continue to be paid to heirs, or the annuity may be cashed out by the winner’s estate.

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