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Louisiana Lottery launches Pick 5 draw game

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Lottery releases its third daily numbers game

By Kate Northrop

Yesterday, the Louisiana Lottery launched Pick 5, the third game in its family of daily numbers games that also includes Pick 3 and Pick 4.

Louisiana players now have a chance to win a $50,000 top prize in the Lottery's new Pick 5 game, which incorporates both classic and brand-new play-types.

"Our daily numbers game sales have shown solid, continual growth over the last several years with fiscal year sales up more than 21% over last year," Louisiana Lottery President Rose Hudson said in a press release. "We believe our daily numbers game players are ready for something new and more options to play their favorite numbers!"

Just like in Pick 3 and Pick 4, Pick 5 allows players to wager their numbers Straight (exact order), Box (any order), and Straight/Box ($0.50 Straight play combined with $0.50 Box play). For matching all five numbers with a $1 Straight wager, the top prize is $50,000. The top prize for a $0.50 Straight wager is $25,000.

There are more ways players can win in Pick 5 with the introduction of six new play types:

  • Front Pair: first two digits in exact order
  • Back Pair: last two digits in exact order
  • Front Three: first three digits in exact order
  • Back Three: last three digits in exact order
  • Front Four: first four digits in exact order
  • Back Four: last four digits in exact order

To win one of the new play types, a player must place a wager on the play type when purchasing their ticket. 

Pick 5 will follow the same daily draw format as Pick 3 and Pick 4 but will not be drawn on Christmas Day and Easter Sunday. The game is drawn via a computerized RNG (random number generator) at 9:59 pm CT.

The odds of matching all five numbers in exact order are 1 in 100,000. A complete listing of odds and prize amounts for the new Pick 5 game can be viewed on the Pick 5 Prizes and Odds page at Lottery Post.

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Simpsonville
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Doesn't affect me, but it is an RNG game!!

 

I will compliment the Louisiana lottery.   A couple of years played in NOLA and won maybe $50 or so.   Thought I had to fill out a claims form and mailed it and the signed ticket to them.   That same week an envelope came from them with the check and a post it note stating I didn't need to fill out a claim form.  Don't ask me which state takes forever and a day to send you your check!!

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    Doesn't affect me, but it is an RNG game!!

     

    I will compliment the Louisiana lottery.   A couple of years played in NOLA and won maybe $50 or so.   Thought I had to fill out a claims form and mailed it and the signed ticket to them.   That same week an envelope came from them with the check and a post it note stating I didn't need to fill out a claim form.  Don't ask me which state takes forever and a day to send you your check!!

    Hey Bleudog101, just curious. Which state takes forever and a day to get your check?

    Kentucky?

    I said this before, but in the hopes Mr. Grief of Texas Lottery sees this....will you guys please bring this game into your portfolio?

    Then, dump the Cash 5 game.

    CAN'T WIN IF YOU'RE NOT IN

    A DOLLAR AND A DREAM (OR $2)

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      Gallatin Tennesee
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      I absolutely love the "front pair-"back pair" option on their Pick 5. That is very creative, and something I wish we had in my state. Odds of winning 1st prize, 1in 100,000. Those are odds I can live with. Spend fifty-cents and win 25 thousand dollars? I could live with that too.

      See Ya!LOLLurkingCoolHiding Behind Computer

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        Simpsonville
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        It was Georgia... many weeks went by and had to restrain myself to keep from calling them.   I'm sure they get a good volume of mail but it was ridiculous.   CA, NJ, RI and MA were all fairly timely in comparison!

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          Kentucky
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          I absolutely love the "front pair-"back pair" option on their Pick 5. That is very creative, and something I wish we had in my state. Odds of winning 1st prize, 1in 100,000. Those are odds I can live with. Spend fifty-cents and win 25 thousand dollars? I could live with that too.

          See Ya!LOLLurkingCoolHiding Behind Computer

          I Agree!

          There are more ways players can win in Pick 5 with the introduction of six new play types:

          • Front Pair: first two digits in exact order
          • Back Pair: last two digits in exact order
          • Front Three: first three digits in exact order
          • Back Three: last three digits in exact order
          • Front Four: first four digits in exact order
          • Back Four: last four digits in exact order

          It's like having a choice to play any or all of many different games on one drawing. The payoffs for matching five digits in any position are pretty nice too.

          It's not my fault! I voted for Amy.

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            I like this. The odds are good. I like the Front Four, & Back Four plays that pays $5,000.00

            Lurking

            All number sets are contenders until the drawing occurs.

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              ma
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              It's a 50% fixed payout game. You can do better in other states.

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                It's a 50% fixed payout game. You can do better in other states.

                I'm pretty sure all lotteries with this type of pick-5 game use they same payoff structure.

                   

                 Match  Prize Amount  Odds 
                Straight$50,0001 in 100,000
                Box (120-way)$4001 in 833.33
                Front 4 in exact order$5,0001 in 10,000
                Back 4 in exact order$5,0001 in 10,000
                Front 3 in exact order$5001 in 1,000
                Back 3 in exact order$5001 in 1,000
                Front 2 in exact order$501 in 100
                Back 2 in exact order$501 in 100

                The Ohio game is exactly the same and so PA with the exception of adding a wild ball option. It's not a 5/39 game and the only payoff for matching 2, 3, or four digits is matching exact.

                It's not my fault! I voted for Amy.

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                  Gallatin Tennesee
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                  I'm pretty sure all lotteries with this type of pick-5 game use they same payoff structure.

                     

                   Match  Prize Amount  Odds 
                  Straight$50,0001 in 100,000
                  Box (120-way)$4001 in 833.33
                  Front 4 in exact order$5,0001 in 10,000
                  Back 4 in exact order$5,0001 in 10,000
                  Front 3 in exact order$5001 in 1,000
                  Back 3 in exact order$5001 in 1,000
                  Front 2 in exact order$501 in 100
                  Back 2 in exact order$501 in 100

                  The Ohio game is exactly the same and so PA with the exception of adding a wild ball option. It's not a 5/39 game and the only payoff for matching 2, 3, or four digits is matching exact.

                  Thanks for this ......I love seeing the odds on these type of games. Whenever it finally comes to my state I will be a constant player. The "front 4" and "back 4" odds are a lot better than I imagined. I will be calling my state lottery office very soon.

                  DrumArgue

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                    Thanks for this ......I love seeing the odds on these type of games. Whenever it finally comes to my state I will be a constant player. The "front 4" and "back 4" odds are a lot better than I imagined. I will be calling my state lottery office very soon.

                    DrumArgue

                    The 120 way box is the lowest box payoff. Found the Ohio pick-5 game payoffs and as you can see most of the 50 cent box wins require a W-2G.

                    Wager TypeOdds$0.50 Wager$1.00 Wager
                    Straight1 in 100,000Pay $25,000$50,000
                    120-Way Box1 in 833Pay $208.50$417
                    60-Way Box1 in 1,667Pay $417$834
                    30-Way Box1 in 3,333Pay $834$1,668
                    20-Way Box1 in 5,000Pay $1,250$2,500
                    10-Way Box1 in 10,000Pay $2,500$5,000
                    5-Way Box1 in 20,000Pay $5,000$10,000

                    The Ohio straight payoffs are similar to Louisiana.

                    To Win MatchOdds$0.50
                    Wager
                    $1.00
                    Wager
                    First four numbers in exact order1 in 10,000$2,500$5,000
                    Last four numbers in exact order1 in 10,000$2,500$5,000
                    First three numbers in exact order1 in 1,000$250$500
                    Last three numbers in exact order1 in 1,000$250$500
                    First two numbers in exact order1 in 100$25$50
                    Last two numbers in exact order1 in 100$25$50

                    It's not my fault! I voted for Amy.

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                      I like this. The odds are good. I like the Front Four, & Back Four plays that pays $5,000.00

                      Lurking

                      Does the Louisiana pick-5 game pay $10 matching any 3 digits?

                      It's not my fault! I voted for Amy.

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                        Baton Rouge, LA
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                        Doesn't affect me, but it is an RNG game!!

                         

                        I will compliment the Louisiana lottery.   A couple of years played in NOLA and won maybe $50 or so.   Thought I had to fill out a claims form and mailed it and the signed ticket to them.   That same week an envelope came from them with the check and a post it note stating I didn't need to fill out a claim form.  Don't ask me which state takes forever and a day to send you your check!!

                        I'm in Louisiana and I only occasionally play Pick 3 or 4, but I might give this game a try.

                        I've never had to send in a claim form, so it's good to know they are quick about paying by mail.

                        Prisoner Six

                        "I am not a number, I am a free man!"

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                          Same day of the week AND same day of the year that the Georgia Five debuted. Georgia Five was Sunday, August 1, 2010 -- the day after I graduated with a Master's degree from UGA. 

                          I am glad that the Louisiana's 5-ball numbers game has 50/50 payouts and not the farcical payout scheme used by Georgia Five. 

                          P.S. To clarify, it is not just the Pick 5 that will not draw on Christmas and Easter. The Pick-3 and Pick-4 don't draw on Christmas or Easter in Louisiana either.

                          Today's winning 3-ball is going to be a number between 000 and 999.

                          In a lot of states, lotteries benefit education. That makes the REAL winners the only people who can't play!

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                            I'm pretty sure all lotteries with this type of pick-5 game use they same payoff structure.

                               

                             Match  Prize Amount  Odds 
                            Straight$50,0001 in 100,000
                            Box (120-way)$4001 in 833.33
                            Front 4 in exact order$5,0001 in 10,000
                            Back 4 in exact order$5,0001 in 10,000
                            Front 3 in exact order$5001 in 1,000
                            Back 3 in exact order$5001 in 1,000
                            Front 2 in exact order$501 in 100
                            Back 2 in exact order$501 in 100

                            The Ohio game is exactly the same and so PA with the exception of adding a wild ball option. It's not a 5/39 game and the only payoff for matching 2, 3, or four digits is matching exact.

                            Georgia's has a very strange, farcical payout structure. If I had not graduated from UGA and left the state the day before the game started, I would have probably written them a disapproving letter about this payout scheme and asking that they change it to a 50/50 payout scheme. Of course, they'd probably pay no attention to my letter. 

                             Match  Prize Amount  Odds 
                            Straight$10,0001 in 100,000
                            Front or Back 4$2251 in 5,556
                            Front 3 + Back 1$211 in 11,111
                            Front 1 + Back 3$211 in 11,111
                            Front or Back 3$201 in 617
                            Front 2 + Back 2$201 in 11,111
                            Front 2 + Back 1$111 in 1,235
                            Front 1 + Back 2$111 in 1,235
                            Front or Back 2$101 in 62
                            Front 1 + Back 1$21 in 123
                            Front or Back 1$11 in 6

                            The top prize is $10,000 for odds of 1 in 100,000. I could spend an extra dollar and win $10,000 playing the Pick-4 with ten times better odds. The prize for matching the front or back 3 is $20, when I can win $500 for virtually the same thing playing the Pick-3. The prize for matching the front 3 and back 1 or back 3 and front 1 is FAR LOWER than the odds of matching the Pick-3, yet the odds of winning this way are slightly worse than the Pick-4. I would never play this game.

                            Today's winning 3-ball is going to be a number between 000 and 999.

                            In a lot of states, lotteries benefit education. That makes the REAL winners the only people who can't play!