The Ohio Lottery Pick 5

Pick 5

08/21/2014 Midday
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PICK 5 is here!

Drawings are held daily, seven days a week, at 12:29pm and 7:29pm, except Saturday evening.  Pools close at 12:25 pm and 7:25pm, except Saturday.  Saturday evening pools close at 7:45pm with the Saturday evening drawing occurring during the Cash Explosion Doubleplay television show, which airs from 7:30pm to 8:00pm and they are broadcast statewide.

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


Front/Back Boxed Bet:


Front Four, Back Four, Front Three, Back Three,
Front Two, Back Two

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

Interactive How To Play

PICK 5 How to Play

How To Play

PICK5 drawings are held daily, seven days a week, at 12:29 p.m. and 7:29 p.m., and broadcast statewide. Saturday evening drawings occur during the Cash Explosion® Double Play television show, which airs from 7:30pm to 8:00pm.

When playing PICK 5, there are four types of bets which can be placed:

STRAIGHT BET: If the numbers you have chosen are drawn in exact order, you win. Wager amounts are $0.50 and $1.

BOXED BET: If the numbers you have chosen are drawn in any combination, you win.

PICK 5 offers six types of boxed bets:
  • A 120-WAY boxed bet occurs when five (5) different numbers (1, 2, 3, 4, 5) are drawn.
  • A 60-WAY boxed bet occurs when a pair (2) of 1 number and three (3) different numbers (1, 1, 2, 3, 4) are drawn.
  • A 30-WAY boxed bet occurs when two (2) different pairs (2) of numbers and one (1)  different number (1, 1, 2, 2, 3) are drawn.
  • A 20-WAY boxed bet occurs when three (3) of 1 number any two (2) different numbers (1, 1, 1, 2, 3) are drawn.
  • A 10-WAY boxed be occurs when three (3) of 1 number and a pair (2) of a different number (1, 1, 1, 2, 2) are drawn.
  • A 5-WAY boxed bet occurs when four (4) of one numbers and a different number (1, 1, 1, 1, 2) are drawn.
PAIR BET: A Pair bet means you are wagering the first two, three or four numbers, or the last two, three or four numbers, in exact order.

PICK 5 offers six types of pair bets:
  • Front Four - First four different numbers are in exact order (1, 2, 3, 4, X)
  • Back Four - Last four numbers are drawn in exact order (X, 2, 3, 4, 5)
  • Front Three - First three numbers are drawn in exact order (1, 2, 3, X, X)
  • Back Three - Last three numbers are drawn in exact order (X, X, 3, 4, 5)
  • Front Pair - First two numbers are drawn in exact order (1, 2, X, X, X)
  • Back Pair - Last two numbers are drawn in exact order (X, X, X, 4, 5)
BACK-UP BET: Back-Up bets combine a Straight bet and a Boxed bet on one ticket, and must be placed in $1 increments.

Play it Again

What is “Play it Again”?

The “Play it Again” feature is part of most Ohio Lottery on-line games, including Pick 3, Pick 4, PICK 5, Rolling Cash 5, Classic Lotto/KICKER, KENO BOOSTER, Mega Millions/ MEGAPLIER, and Powerball/Power Play. A second barcode, printed on each ticket above the game logo, permits a retailer to scan the ticket with the 2D reader and duplicate the exact wager information for the next scheduled drawing.

Why was the “Play it Again” feature added?

“Play it Again” was added as a convenience for players because it eliminates the need for a new bet card. The feature also allows retailers to reproduce a customer's wager by eliminating the need to manually enter the numbers.

How does it work?

Once the added bar code at the top of a ticket is scanned by the 2D reader the terminal will print out the exact wager showing on that ticket. The terminal will show a confirmation screen before printing the wager so the customer can verify the cost of the new wager.

What does it cost?

There is no additional charge for “Play it Again”. The customer pays only the cost of the duplicated ticket.

What about Pick 5 tickets?

“Play it Again” will duplicate the bet type, while offering players a choice of changing the following items:

  • Midday or evening draws
  • The number of draws
  • The days of the week

How does “Play it Again” work for the Bundle Play package?

The “Play it Again” feature will work only with the specific game ticket presented to a retailer.  It will function just like it does for most online game tickets.  A second barcode, printed on each ticket above the game logo, permits a retailer to scan the ticket with the 2D reader and duplicate the exact wager information for the next scheduled drawing.

How does “Play It Again” work on Bundle Play tickets?

Once the added bar code at the top of any Bundle Play ticket is scanned by the 2D reader the terminal will print out the exact wager showing on that ticket.  Using “Play It Again” on a Bundle Play ticket will only reproduce that game wager.  The entire Bundle Play package will not be duplicated.

If the ticket has the “Play it Again” barcode, can it be read regardless if it’s a winning, non-winning or expired ticket?

Yes. The “Play it Again” barcode located at the top of the ticket will read just like a bet card and duplicate the wager regardless of the status of the ticket.

Question & Answer

Where can I play Pick 5?

Pick 5 can be played at any Ohio Lottery retailer location or self-service terminal.

When can I play Pick 5?

You can play Pick 5 anytime!

What time are the Pick 5 Drawings?

Pick 5 is drawn twice daily at 12:29 p.m. and 7:29 p.m., except on Saturday evenings when the drawing is held during the Cash Explosion Game Show.

What are the different bet types for Pick 5?

You can play straight, boxed, pair, or back-up.

Can you please explain a straight bet on Pick 5?

In order to win, your five numbers must match the five numbers drawn in the exact order. Only one combination wins on a straight wager.

What are the different types of box bets for Pick 5?

Pick 5 boxed bet consists of five numbers. In order to win, your numbers can be in any order or combination. There are six types of boxed wagers possible.

  • 120-way –occurs when 5 distinct numbers are drawn (i.e. 3-5-4-1-2)
  • 60-way – occurs when a pair (2) of 1 number and three (3) different numbers are drawn (i.e. 1-1-2-3-4).
  • 30-way – occurs when (2) different pairs (2 each) of 1 number and one (1) different number are drawn (i.e. 1-1-2-2-3).
  • 20-way – occurs when three (3) of 1 number and any two (2) different numbers are drawn (i.e. 1-2-3-3-3).
  • 10-way – occurs when three (3) of 1 number and a pair (2) of a different number are drawn (i.e. 1-1-1-2-2).
  • 5-way – occurs when four (4) of 1 number and one (1) different number are drawn (i.e. 1-1-1-1-2).

Will you please explain pairs betting?

Pairs betting means you are wagering that the first two, three, or four numbers or that the last two, three, or four numbers selected, in the exact order, match to the numbers drawn by the Lottery. There are six types of Front / Back wagers possible.

  • Front 4 - occurs when the first four (4) numbers are drawn in exact order. (i.e. Wager 1-2-3-4-5 / Drawing 1-2-3-4-9).
  • Back 4 - occurs when the last four (4) numbers are drawn in exact order. (i.e. Wager 1-2-3-4-5 / Drawing 6-2-3-4-5).
  • Front 3 - occurs when the first three (3) numbers are drawn in exact order. (i.e. Wager 1-2-3-4-5 / Drawing 1-2-3-7-9).
  • Back 3 - occurs when the last three (3) numbers are drawn in exact order. (i.e. Wager 1-2-3-4-5 / Drawing 6-0-3-4-5).
  • Front Pair - occurs when the first two (2) numbers are drawn in exact order. (i.e. Wager 1-2-3-4-5 / Draw 1-2-7-7-9).
  • Back Pair – occurs when the last two (2) numbers are drawn in exact order. (i.e. Wager 1-2-3-4-5/ Drawing 6-0-8-4-5.

What is a back-up bet?

The back-up bet combines both a STRAIGHT bet and BOX bet on one ticket. Each wager must be placed in $1 increments. If your straight bet wins, you win both the straight amount and the boxed amount. If your numbers don’t match the straight, but match a combination of your numbers then you win only the boxed amount.

Can I cancel a Pick 5 wager?

Yes. Pick 5 wagers can be cancelled prior to the drawing.

How do I claim my prize?

  • You need the original winning ticket to claim your prize.
  • Powerball tickets purchased in Ohio can only be cashed in Ohio.
  • When you win the jackpot, you will be able to select either 30 annual payments or the Cash Option.
  • Up to $599 – Present your ticket to any Ohio Lottery Retailer for validation and immediate prize payment.
  • $600 to $5,000 – Present your ticket to any Ohio Lottery Retailer for validation and receive a Pay-to-Bearer receipt and a Claim Form for check processing OR present the Pay-to-Bearer receipt and completed claim form to an authorized bank cashing location and receive payment the same day.
  • Over $5,000 – Present your ticket to an Ohio Lottery office for validation and check processing.
  • You must validate and cash your winning ticket within 180 days of the drawing date.
   

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