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Louisiana Lottery Launches Pick 5 Draw Game



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By Kate Northrop

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

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

Louisiana Lottery President Rose Hudson said that “our daily game sales are showing solid, continuous growth over the past several years and fiscal year sales more than 21% over last year.” “We believe our daily numbers of 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 bet the numbers Straight (exact order), Box (any order), and Straight / Box ($ 0.50 Straight play combined with $ 0.50 Box game). To match all five numbers with a $ 1 Straight wager, the top prize is $ 50,000. The top price 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 types of play:

  • Front pair: first two digits in exact order
  • Return Pair: last two digits in exact order
  • Front Three: first three digits in exact order
  • Return Three: last three digits in exact order
  • Front card: four first digits in exact order
  • Return Card: the 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 tickets.

Pick 5 will follow the same daily draw format as Pick 3 and Pick 4 but will not draw 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. You can see a complete list of odds and prize amounts for the new Select 5 game over Choose 5 Awards and Odds page of Lottery Post.

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