PICK 2 is a twice-daily Draw game where players select two numbers, each from 0 through 9 to win a top prize of $50 for a Straight play, up to $25 for a Box play, or up to $37.50 for a Straight/Box play, or up to $25 for a 1-OFF® play. Front or Back Number players can select one number to win $5.
2. How do you play PICK 2?
Select two numbers each from 0 through 9, or mark the Quick Pick box to have the terminal randomly pick any or all of your numbers. Select the play type: Straight, Box, Straight/Box, 1-OFF, Front Number, or Back Number. Select the amount you want to play: 50 cents or $1 (all Straight/Box and 1-OFF®plays are $1). Select the draw time: midday, evening, or both. To play the same numbers for more than one draw, simply tell the retailer how many advance draws you wish to play or select the number of draws in the Advance Play section of your playslip.
The Florida Lottery will hold PICK 2 drawings twice daily at approximately 1:30 p.m. ET and 7:57 p.m. ET. Tickets for each drawing may be purchased up to 13 minutes prior to the applicable drawing – 1:17 p.m. ET for the midday drawings, and 7:44 p.m. ET for the evening drawings.
6. How much can I win playing PICK 2?
You can win a top prize of $50 for a $1 Straight play, a $25 prize for a $1 Box play, a $37.50 prize for a $1 Straight/Box play, and a $25 prize for a $1 1-OFF play, and a $5 prize for a $1 Front Number or Back Number. Fifty cent play prizes are 1/2 of the $1 play prizes.
7. What is 1-OFF®?
1-OFF® is a new PICK 2 play type that offers players the chance to miss their lucky numbers by 1 and still win a cash prize! With eight additional number combinations, the play type gives players the chance to win up to $25 for a Straight win, or $3 for matching the winning PICK 2 numbers with one of their eight possible 1-OFF number combinations.
8. How do you play 1-OFF?
Playing PICK 2 1-OFF is easy. On the PICK 2 playslip, players should mark the 1-OFF box; select the draw time: midday, evening or both; and choose one number, from 0 through 9, from each column for a total of two digits, or mark the "QP" (Quick Pick) box to let the terminal randomly pick some or all of their numbers.
9. Do the old PICK 2 playslips still work?
Yes. The old PICK 2 playslips still work on the terminal for players who are not playing 1-OFF; however, new playslips are necessary to play the new play type.
10. Are the eight additional number combinations printed on the PICK 2 1-OFF ticket?
No, the PICK 2 1-OFF ticket will print with the two-digit number selected by the player and the 1-OFF numbers higher or lower than your 2-digit number.
11. How do you win 1-OFF?
If the player's two-digit number is a Straight match to the winning PICK 2 numbers, meaning the player's numbers match the winning numbers in exact order, the player wins $25. Or, if one of the player's eight 1-OFF number combinations matches the PICK 2 winning numbers, the player can win $3, when they are off by one or two digits.
12. How much does 1-OFF cost to play?
The 1-OFF play type costs $1 to play, but the cost of the ticket will vary depending on the number of draws played (midday, evening or both) and the number of days selected.
13. Do players get eight more chances to win the top prize?
No. Players get eight more chances to win the 1-OFF prize of $3.
14. If you select a PICK 2 number with like digits (e.g., 7-7) will there be fewer possible 1-OFF combinations?
No. Regardless of the PICK 2 numbers selected, there are always eight possible 1-OFF combinations. Unlike Box or Combo, when you play 1-OFF a PICK 2 number with like digits does not change the odds of winning or the prize amount.
15. Can you play 1-OFF with any PICK 2 play type including Front Pair or Back Pair?
No. 1-OFF is not an add-on feature; it is a play type that plays similar to Straight/Box.
16. Does 1-OFF play like EZmatch™do you match the 1-OFF numbers with your PICK 2 number to win instantly?
No. 1-OFF is not an instant win. Players win a 1-OFF prize by matching one of their eight number combinations with the winning PICK 2 numbers drawn for the applicable drawing. The 1-OFF numbers are all the eight possible winning number combinations that are off by one, from any or all of the player's number; therefore, the 1-OFF numbers and the player's numbers will never match.
17. Why should I play 1-OFF if I can only win half the prize of a Straight play?
With Straight play, players get one shot at winning $50 for a $1 play. With 1-OFF, they get a chance to win $25 and eight more chances to win $3. Players may continue to play Straight for a chance to win $50; but, for the same cost, 1-OFF offers players an additional eight set of numbers increasing the players' chances to win a cash prize.
18. Can I play the same play styles, as I always have for PICK 2?
Yes. Players may continue to play all of their favorite play styles - Straight, Box, Straight/Box, Front Number, Back Number - and, now, 1-OFF for both the midday and evening draws.
19. What are the odds of winning PICK 2?
The odds of winning PICK 2 vary depending on which play type is selected. See chart below:
Pick 2 Odds of Winning and Estimated Prize Payouts
STRAIGHT Match in exact order
BOX Match in any order
STRAIGHT/BOX Match in exact order or any order. Costs $1.
1:100 & 1:50
1-OFF®Match in exact order or off by one or all your two digits in exact order
1-OFF on one digit
1-OFF on two digits
FRONT NUMBER/BACK NUMBER Match exact number.
Numbers Selected Determine Ways to Win
Example Winning Combinations
STRAIGHT: Match in exact order
2-WAY: Select a two digit number with all different digits and get two ways to win
1-OFF on 1 digit: Select a 2-digit number with one (1) number higher or lower than each of the player's two (2) digits in exact order and get 4 ways to win
02, 11, 13, 22
1-OFF on 2 digit: Select a 2-digit number with two (2) number higher or lower than each of the player's two (2) digits in exact order and get 4 ways to win
01, 03, 21, 23
Unlike the Lottery's other Draw games, which are pari-mutuel in design (that is, players are vying for a portion of what is in the prize pool), PICK 2, PICK 3, PICK 4, and PICK 5 offer set prize payouts. Therefore, the Lottery has established a $1 million liability limit for PICK 2 for any particular two-digit number for each drawing. Should any two digit combination (for example 77) be purchased often enough in a single drawing that would result in the liability limit being exceeded, the Lottery will "cut off" further sales of that specific number combination. In addition, no Front Number or Back Number that involves the first or last digit, respectively, of the two-digit number will be allowed for that drawing. Players that have already played those numbers will still win the full amount of the set prize even if the liability limit has been met. For more details on this issue, please refer to the Pick 2 game rule, section (1)(h).