How to Play
Easy 5 offers a starting cash jackpot of $50,000 and great overall odds.
1. Mark five numbers from 1 through 37 on an Easy 5 playslip using black or blue ink only. You can play up to five different sets of numbers on each playslip (A-E). Each Easy 5 play costs $1.
2. Mark the Quick Pick box on the Easy 5 playslip to have your numbers randomly generated for you on each board (A-E).
3. Simply ask the retailer for an Easy 5 Quick Pick -- up to 10 plays on one ticket.
4. You may play the same sets of numbers for 2, 3, 4, 5, 10 or 20 consecutive drawings by marking the appropriate MULTIDRAW box on theplayslip. Or, when purchasing an Easy 5 Quick Pick, ask the retailer for the number of drawings you want to play, up to 20 drawings.
5. Add ezmatch.Win up to $250 instantly! For an additional $1 per play per draw, mark the EZMATCH box on the Easy 5 playslip or ask the retailer for ezmatch when purchasing your Easy 5 Quick Pick. See the "How ezmatch Works" tab for details!
Check your playslip carefully. Easy 5 tickets cannot be cancelled.
How ezmatch Works
When you add ezmatch to your Easy 5 ticket, the Lottery's terminal will print five ezmatch numbers in a column on your ticket, along with a corresponding instant prize amount for each number. Simply match any of your five ezmatch numbers to any of the Easy 5 numbers on your ticket to win the ezmatch prize shown for that number! You can win an ezmatch prize for each number you match.
Can I purchase ezmatch on a ticket with multiple boards?
Yes. When purchasing a multiboard Easy 5 ticket with the ezmatch option, the terminal will printseparate tickets with separate ezmatch numbers for each Easy 5 play.
Can I purchase ezmatch on a multidraw ticket?
Yes. However, only one ezmatch play per Easy 5 board may be purchased on a multidraw ticket.
How do I claim an ezmatch prize?
Ezmatch prizes may be claimed immediately at any Lottery retailer. If the Easy 5 drawing has not yet occurred, you will receive an exchange ticket containing your chosen numbers for the Easy 5 drawing in addition to your ezmatch cash prize. If you choose to wait until after the Easy 5 drawing to claim your ezmatch prize, it will be combined with any Easy 5 winnings from that ticket. Any combined prize totaling more than $600 on one ticket must be claimed at a Louisiana Lottery regional office. Ezmatch prizes must be claimed within 180 days of the first Easy 5 drawing date on the ticket.
Refer to the ezmatch Game Directive for complete rules.
Easy 5 drawings are held every Wednesday and Saturday except for Christmas Day. Make sure you buy your tickets for each Easy 5 drawing by 9:30 p.m. on the day of the drawing. Tickets purchased after 9:30 p.m. on drawing nights will be valid for the next drawing(s). Easy 5 winning numbers are displayed on Official Draw Show stations every Wednesday and Saturday night and updated on this website.
The Easy 5 jackpot prize is advertised as a cash prize, which starts at $50,000 and keeps rolling based on sales until it is won.
Jackpot prizes are pari-mutuel and are divided equally among all jackpot-winning tickets. All prize payments are subject to federal and state tax withholding as required by law.
|Easy 5 Prize Chart|
Odds 1 in 435,897
Odds 1 in 2,724
Odds 1 in 88
Odds 1 in 9
|Overall odds of winning a prize are 1 in 8|
The Easy 5 jackpot prize is a pari-mutuel prize, which is divided equally among all winning tickets and may vary for each drawing. If the jackpot is not won, the prize is carried over and added to the jackpot prize pool of the next drawing.
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Yes! The multidraw features on the Lottery's draw-style games allows players to purchase plays for multiple drawings, up to 14 for Pick 3 and Pick 4 and up to 20 for Powerball, Mega Millions, Lotto and Easy 5. If you win a prize during one of the drawings, you do not have to wait until the last drawing has occurred before collecting those winnings. When you cash a winning multidraw ticket with drawings still remaining, the Lottery's terminal system will print out an exchange ticket good for the balance of the remaining drawings and with the same numbers as on your original ticket. The retailer will retain the original ticket as it is no longer valid and give your exchange ticket with your winnings.
Winning scratch-off tickets can be claimed up to 90 days following the closure of the game. A list of closed games and end-of-redemption dates can be found on this website. Winning draw-style game tickets can be claimed up to 180 days following the drawing in which the prize was won.
Players should sign the back of their ticket for security purposes, secure their ticket and treat it as cash. We also recommend that players who believe they hold a Powerball, Mega Millions or Lotto jackpot-winning ticket contact the Lottery's headquarters immediately at 800-735-5825 to schedule a time to claim their prize and have their questions answered. This will facilitate a smooth prize payment process. Players who believe they hold a jackpot-winning ticket must bring the original ticket to the Lottery's corporate headquarters in Baton Rouge within 180 days of the drawing in which the prize was won for verification and any prize payment. The Lottery recommends that before coming to claim a jackpot prize, winners get financial advice so they fully understand the tax or other legal implications involved.
If you win more than $600 and are therefore required to claim your prize at a Lottery office, you will be required to complete a claim form for tax purposes. Under the Lottery's statue, all prize payment records are open records, meaning that the public has a right to request the information. Depending upon the amount won and public or media interest in the win, winners may NOT be able to remain anonymous. The statute also allows the Lottery to use winners' names and city of residence for publicity purposes such as news releases. The Lottery's regular practice is not to use winner information in paid advertising or product promotion without the winner's willingness to participate.
The winning numbers or results of Powerball, Lotto, Pick 3 and Pick 4 drawings are broadcast beginning at 9:59 p.m on the following television stations. Mega Millions drawings are broadcast at 10:00 p.m. on the following TV stations, except for WVUE-FOX8 where it airs at the top of the first commercial break of the hour.
|Cox Cable||4 Rebroadcasts on channel 57 between 24 and 26 minutes after the hour and between 45 and 50 minutes after the hour.||Baton Rouge|
|WVUE/FOX 8||8 Mega Millions drawings air at the top of the first commercial break of the 10 p.m. newscast.||New Orleans|
|KPXJ/KTBS||21/3 Rebroadcasts on KTBS during second commercial break of the 10 p.m. newscast.||Shreveport|
September 16, 2007, the Lottery relaunches Easy 5, with a starting pari-mutuel cash jackpot of $50,000 and the first drawing occurs September 19.