10 Lottery Playing Tips for Florida’s Daily Fantasy 5 Lottery Game

The Florida 5/36 Matrix Fantasy 5 Lottery Game is one of the best lottery bets you can make anywhere. The odds of matching all 5 winning numbers in the next Fantasy 5 drawing are 1 in 376,992. The odds of matching 4 of 5 winning numbers are 1 in 2,432 and the odds of matching 3 of 5 winning numbers are 1 in 81.07. Compare Florida’s Fantasy 5 odds to the millions to 1 odds of a 6-number lotto drawing or a 4+1 number mega-money drawing. Top Fantasy 5 prize winners over the past 5-years have won as much as $350,000 in a single drawing and, on those days when there were no top prize winners, players who matched 4 of 5 winning numbers have won as much as $1,150 in a single drawing. Players who match 3 of 5 winning numbers typically win $10, and those players that match 2 of 5 winning numbers win a free Fantasy 5 ticket for the next drawing.

Lottery games such as Florida’s Fantasy 5 are based on a random selection of numbers. It is impossible for any person or any computer software to predict which numbers will be drawn in the next drawing. It is for this simple fact alone that you shouldn’t waste your money on lottery software, lottery wheels or other lottery strategies like those promoted all over the internet. Most self-described lottery “experts” selling such lottery products all advise against playing lottery terminal generated “quick picks”. Fact of the matter is that of all the Fantasy 5 jackpot tickets over the past 5+ years (3,989 jackpot tickets), almost 50% were “quick picks” (1,971 “quick-pick” jackpot tickets)

The best ways to improve your chances of winning 3, 4 and 5 number Fantasy 5 cash prizes are to identify, select and play those number combinations that have historically been drawn more frequently over a long period of time than those number combinations that have rarely been drawn over the same period of time. In other words, play the proven percentages.

A great resource that identifies the 2, 3, 4 and 5 number winning number combinations of 1,825 Florida Fantasy 5 drawings from July 16, 2001 (the start date of the 5/36 Matrix Fantasy 5 game) through July 15, 2006 is the “Florida Fantasy 5 Lottery Facts Report”, which is offered at [http://www.freefantasy5lotterytips.com] for $12.95. The “Report” was published by BESTRACS Consulting, LLC, a firm that has compiled all the Florida Fantasy 5 winning number combinations for the past 5-years. The “Report” includes easy to read tables that accurately depict the number of times each of the 36 numbers was drawn over the 5-year period; the number of times each of the 36 numbers was drawn in each of the 5 positions of the winning number combinations (i.e. 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th position); the number of times each possible 2-number combination (each possible pair) was drawn; all the 3-number combinations that “hit” 7 or more times over the 5-year period; all the 4-number combinations that “hit” 3 or more times over the 5-year period; high/low and odd/even winning number combination ratios; other winning number combination percentages and more.

The “Report” does not definitively tell you which numbers or number combinations to play nor does it suggest any definitive lottery playing strategy or the amount of money to play – it just represents the actual trends of the winning number combinations and number patterns over the 5-year period and calculations derived there from.

The “Report” also includes the winning number combinations from July 16, 2006 through the end of most current previous week as of the date the “Report” is ordered.

The following are some of the playing Tips that are easily derived from the “Florida Fantasy 5 Lottery Facts Report”:

1. Play 3-odd/2-even and/or 2-odd/3-even 5-number combinations. Such odd/even combinations jointly “hit” a total of 1,208 times over the 5-year period (equates to a 66.19% winning percentage).

2. Play 3-low (numbers 1 through 18)/2-high (numbers 19-36) and/or 2-low/3-high 5-number combinations. Such combinations jointly “hit” a total of 1,226 times over the 5-year period (equates to a 67.18% winning percentage).

3. Play number pairs that “hit” frequently over the 5-year period (i.e.”2-35″) with other numbers that “hit” frequently and with “long shot” numbers. There are several of these “winning pairs” identified in the “Florida Fantasy 5 Lottery Facts Report”.

4. Play consecutive number pairs that “hit” frequently over the 5-year period (i.e.”30-31″) with your other numbers. There are several of these “winning consecutive number pairs” identified in the “Florida Fantasy 5 Lottery Facts Report”.

5. Do not play 5-number combinations that “hit” previously over the 5-year period. Only two of the same combinations repeated over the 5-year period.

6. Do not play the same 4-number combinations repeatedly. Only 32 4-number combinations repeated more than two times over the 5-year period.

7. Do not play 5-consecutive number combinations (i.e. “5-6-7-8-9”). No such 5-consecutive number combinations “hit” over the 5-year period.

8. Do not play “all odd number” or “all even number” combinations. “All odd number” combinations “hit” only 55 times over the 5-year period (a 96.99% losing percentage) and “all even number” combinations “hit” only 49 times over the 5-year period (a 97.32% losing percentage).

9. Do not play “all low number” (1 through 18) or “all high number” (19 through 36) combinations. “All low number” combinations “hit” only 41 times over the 5-year period (a 97.75% losing percentage) and “all high number” combinations “hit” only 42 times over the 5-year period (a 97.70% losing percentage).

10. Always include a few “quick picks” in with your daily Fantasy 5 plays.

Florida Lotteries

Lotteries in Florida are controlled by the state of Florida. They were started in the year 1988 with the intent of using the proceeds to upgrade the standard of public education in Florida. Voters in the state approved the start of a state-conducted lottery that would help enhance public education in Florida.

Tickets for the Florida lottery are not sold over the Internet. They have to be purchased in person from authorized agents. Anyone above the age of 18 can play the Florida lottery. However, it is important that the tickets are purchased from an authorized retailer based in Florida. The rules of the lottery prevent the organizers, their relatives and the vendors from playing the lottery.

When the lottery results are declared, the winner has to submit the ticket, with personal details filled in on its back, to the organizers. The prize money has to be claimed within a limited period of time that is specified in advance. The time frame for claiming a prize varies from 180 days for online lottery games to 60 days for scratch-off games. In cases, where the prize money has not been claimed within the time frame, the funds are added to a prize-pool for future winnings.

The law in Florida makes it mandatory for lottery organizers to provide a winner?s personal information to any third party who requests the information. This includes details such as the name of the winner, city of residence, game, date won on and the amount. However, lottery winner?s addresses and telephone numbers are kept confidential.

As per the promise to voters, the organizers transfer the profits from the lotteries to the educational institutions in the state. The money is spent predominantly on student scholarships, purchase of books for the state libraries and for the up gradation of the infrastructure. The money collected from the ticket sales is transferred to the Educational Enhancement Trust Fund (EETF) and is granted to the various recipients by the Florida state legislature.

Florida Lotto Extra – A Good Bet For an Extra Dollar

When you play Florida Lotto, you have an option to spend an extra dollar to play Florida Lotto Xtra. In my opinion, Xtra is a good bet; it should be a must. In a moment I’ll explain why.

First, the Florida Lotto game is a 6/53 game, meaning that to win the jackpot, a player must match six numbers out of a total of fifty-three balls drawn. The odds of matching all six numbers to win the jackpot are approximately 1-in-23-million. There are smaller prizes for matching anywhere from 2 to 5 numbers. When you buy the Xtra option, any of the smaller prizes are multiplied from 2 to 5 times. This multiplier is randomly selected each draw.

Here is why I think that all lottery players in Florida should play Xtra when they purchase a Florida Lotto Ticket: Let’s say, for example that you get 5-out-of-6 numbers and win the second prize, which is normally $5000. The Xtra multiplier, if you paid the Xtra dollar for it, would turn your $5000 win into either $10,000, $15,000, $20,000, or $25,000, depending on what multiplier was chosen at random. In effect, the Xtra multiplier would be the equivalent of buying more tickets with the same numbers. So for example, if the multiplier chosen was 5, it would be like buying 5 more tickets with the same numbers and it would only cost you an extra $1 to do so. Of course, five tickets with the same numbers, in this example, would win you $25,000 instead of $5000. That’s why Florida Lottery Xtra is a good buy.

Not only do you get the benefit of getting up to five times more tickets with the same numbers, you also get the benefit of an additional prize. If you play Xtra, there is an additional prize of a free ticket if you match 2-out-of-6 numbers, whereas that would not be the case if Xtra was not included.

Fantasy 5’s EZmatch is the Winningest Lottery in Florida

People play the lottery for two reasons – Either they want to win a big prize or they want to any prize, as long as it’s a prize. For those people that just want to win something, no matter what it is, the best game to play is Fantasy 5’s EZmatch game from Florida Lottery. Why, because it is the winningest lottery!

When you play Fantasy 5 in Florida, you have the option of paying an extra dollar to play an additional game, which is called EZmatch. Florida Lottery considers EZmatch the be the winningest lottery because, out of all the terminal games they offer, it has the best chance of winning a prize. The odds of winning a prize in the game are only 1-in-4.71.

The top prize in the game is $500 and the odds of winning this prize are 1-in-84,000. The other prizes in the game range from $2 to $250. None of these prizes are big and definitely doesn’t even come close to the size of the prizes in the big jackpot games, but that’s not the main draw of the game. The main draw of the game is the odds of winning any prize, which are much better than the big jackpot games.

Spending the extra dollar to play EZmatch when you buy a Fantasy 5 ticket is a good bet, if only because it is the winningest lottery. Remember that the next time you are at the corner store and wondering which lottery tickets you should buy.