If you want to know how to win the Florida Lottery, you need to know what games are available and how to play them. Excluding the scratch cards, there are six games in the Florida Lottery – the Powerball, Florida Lotto, Fantasy Five, Mega Money, Play 4 and Cash 3. The Florida Lottery and Fantasy 5 require you to pick six numbers from 1 to 53 and 1 to 36, respectively. The Powerball and Mega Money drawings require you to pick numbers from one play area (four numbers from 1 to 44 in the case of Mega Money and five from 1 to 59 for Powerball) plus an additional sixth number (1 to 22 and 1 to 39 respectively) from another play area. Play 4 and Cash 3 have playslips which feature four columns and three columns with the numbers 0 to 9; you will pick one number from each column to create a four or three-digit combination. To win the jackpot you will have to match all the winning numbers drawn for the date played; however, there are non-jackpot winning combinations if you pick just some of the numbers drawn that will award you smaller cash prizes.
Now that you know how all of the games work, how to win the Florida Lottery? One good way is to pick the games that have the best odds of winning. If you choose this option, the Cash 3 gives you the best odds of winning, since the odds of getting a straight, meaning you have picked all the winning numbers in the exact order in which they were drawn, and which offers the biggest payoff, is a thousand to one; however, the payoff is just $500 for every $1 you play numchok888. But there are multiple ways to win in Cash 3, which increases the odds that you will win a cash prize, even if it’s not the major prize. By contrast, the odds of picking the first five numbers in the Powerball drawing are 195 million to one.
The Play 4, on the other hand, offers poorer odds of winning; the chances of getting a straight combination are 10,000 to 1; however, the payoff is $2,500 for every $0.50 bet so risking the higher odds is probably worth it. But if you pick the straight/box bet option (in which you win if all the numbers you’ve picked match the winning combination in exact order or any order) you can win more than $3,000.
Another way of picking winning numbers for the Florida Lottery Cash 3 or Play 4 games is to use an online random number generator. These will pick numbers for you to bet based on numerology and factors such as your first name and your birthday.
If you are mathematically-oriented, however, you can create a database of past winning combinations to find out which numbers have frequently been drawn and which have come out less often. This would enable you to create a pool of numbers from which you can generate bets which, in theory, would be more likely to come out in future draws.
One final tip on how to win the Florida Lottery: bet using the Quick Pick option in which the terminal picks all or some of the numbers. Since the winning numbers are drawn randomly, this might give you a slight edge.