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How to Play Pick 5

The Pennsylvania Lottery is known to offer games that perform really well, be it your chances of winning or exciting prizes, the lottery caters to the needs of every type of lottery player.

The Pennsylvania Pick 5 is one such game that offers exciting payouts ranging from $50 to $50,000. The drawings for the game are held twice daily, thereby improving your chances of winning. To boost these chances and amounts of winning, the lottery lets you play your numbers through a number of bets including Straight, Box, Front Pair, Back Pair, Front Three, Back Three, Front Four, and Back Four so that you have that every chance of winning!

Playing Pennsylvania Pick 5 is really easy and highly rewarding. Each Pick 5 playslip contains five panels, so you have to pick five different or duplicate numbers for each panel from 0 to 9. For example 67839, 00000, 22223, 55111, etc. If your selected numbers match the winning numbers according to your bet type you bag the winning prizes. Or you can ask your lottery retailer for a Pick 5 Quick Pick to have your numbers randomly generated by the terminal.

After selecting your lottery numbers, you need to select the wager costing $1, and play types including Straight, Box, Front Pair, Back Pair, Front Three, Back Three, Front Four, and Back Four, which ultimately determines the amount of your lottery prize. Pick 5 drawings are held twice a day approximately at 1:35 PM and 6:59 PM ET. The draws are held seven days a week, which means you have multiple chances to win the lottery every day.

Expanding your chances to win, the Pennsylvania Pick 5 Lottery allows you to play your numbers any day in the future, within seven days of purchase, except the current draw. You just need to ask for the Advance Play option and you can play for any future draw.

You need to hand over your completed playslip and payment to the retailer. In return, you will get a ticket for selected numbers, draw times, and playstyle(s). Your lottery ticket is your only receipt. Ensure to check the accuracy of the numbers and sign at the back of your ticket for authentication.

Play/Bet Types Of Pennsylvania Pick 5

  • Straight: You win the lottery if you match the winning numbers in exact order.
  • Box 5-Way: You have to pick four of the same digits plus one different digit and match these numbers in any order to win.
  • Box 10-Way: You have to pick three of the same numbers plus one different pair of numbers and match these numbers in any order to win.
  • Box 20-Way: You have to pick three of the same numbers plus two different numbers and match these numbers in any order to win.
  • Box 30-Way: You have to pick two different pairs of numbers plus 1 different number and match these numbers in any order to win.
  • Box 60-Way: You have to pick one pair of digits plus three different numbers and match these numbers in any order to win.
  • Box 120-Way: You have to pick any five different numbers and match them in any order to win.
  • Front Four: You have to pick any four digits and match the first four digits in exact order to win.
  • Back Four: You have to pick any four digits and match the last four digits in exact order to win.
  • Front Three: You have to pick any three digits and match the first three digits in exact order to win.
  • Back Three: You have to pick any three digits and match the last three digits in exact order to win.
  • Front Pair: You have to pick any two digits and match the first two digits in exact order to win.
  • Back Pair: You have to pick any two digits and match the last two digits in exact order to win.

Game Format

  • Number of lottery balls in Pick 5: 5/9
  • Number of drawing machines: 5
  • Type of lottery game: 5 Ball Numbers Game

Add On Games

Wild Ball

Offering you more chances to bag a lottery prize, the Pennsylvania Lottery provides you with a game add on option of Wild Ball which lets you have a chance to exchange the Wild Ball number with one of the winning numbers so you can get a winning combination. The Wild Ball is drawn before the Pick games are drawn every day and evening. Adding Wild Ball to your lottery ticket will double the cost of any play type and the payouts may differ from the base gameplay.

Lottery Numbers Selection Option

The players can pick their own numbers or use any of the below-listed lottery tools to mark the winning Pennsylvania Pick 5 lottery numbers.

Drawing Schedule Of Pennsylvania Pick 5 Lottery

  • Monday 1:35 PM & 6:59 PM ET -12
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  • Tuesday 1:35 PM & 6:59 PM ET -12
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  • Wednesday 1:35 PM & 6:59 PM ET -12
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  • Thursday 1:35 PM & 6:59 PM ET -12
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  • Friday 1:35 PM & 6:59 PM ET -12
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  • Saturday 1:35 PM & 6:59 PM ET -12
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  • Sunday 1:35 PM & 6:59 PM ET -12
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Multi-Draws

Pennsylvania Pick 5 offers you the option of playing the same numbers and play types up to 7 consecutive drawings for selected draw time(s) by opting for the Multi-Draw/Advance Play option.

Lottery Results

After the drawing, you can check the winning lottery numbers and prizes at:

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Pennsylvania Pick 5 is a daily draw game which draws twice daily. You just need to select five numbers from a field of 0 to 9, to bag a top prize of $50000 for Straight Play, up to $10,000 for a Box play, or up to $5,000 for a Front/Back Four play, up to $500 for a Front/Back Three play or up to $50 for a Front/Back Pair.

The Pennsylvania Pick 5 drawings are held twice daily approximately at 1:35 p.m. ET for the Day draw and 6:59 p.m. ET for the Evening drawing. You are eligible to purchase tickets till 1:05 p.m ET and 6:57 p.m. ET for the respective drawings.

Your Pennsylvania Pick 5 prizes can be claimed within a period of 365 days from the date of the drawing. If not redeemed within the stipulated time, the winnings are fortified.

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Rules Governing Pick 5

  • The legal age of playing Pennsylvania Pick 5 is 18 years and older.
  • The cutoff for buying Pick 5 tickets in Pennsylvania is Sales end at 1:05 p.m. and at 6:57 p.m. daily on the day of the drawing.
  • No. Once a Pick 5 ticket is printed, it cannot be canceled.
  • Players must claim their lottery winnings within a time period of 365 days, from the date of the drawing, else their winnings will be fortified.
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Claiming a Prize from the Pick 5 Lottery

  • Experiencing the thrill of having won the lottery! If you think you have matched the winning lottery numbers, here are the steps you should take to claim your prize.
  • Before taking steps to claim your prize, double-check your numbers against the official drawing results with the ones drawn or visit our Lottery Results. This will help you confirm that you have correctly matched the winning numbers and know what prize amount will fill your pockets.

Quick Facts

  • Game type: Daily Draw Game
  • Game Format: 5/9
  • Game availability: Exclusively available in Pennsylvania only
  • Game draw days and time: Twice a day at 1:35 P.M. and 6:59 P.M. ET
  • Minimum jackpot amount: $50000
  • Minimum cash prize: $50
  • Minimum age to play: 18
  • Jackpot odds:1 in 100000
  • Game add-on option: Advance Play, Wild Ball
  • Ticket cost: $1 per play
  • Jackpot payment options: Lump-sum
  • Lottery operator: Pennsylvania Lottery

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