BATON ROUGE – The Louisiana Lottery Corporation announced that there will be no Pick 3, Pick 4 or Pick 5 drawings on Monday, Dec. 25, Christmas Day. The drawing for Powerball, a multistate jackpot game, will be conducted as regularly scheduled on that day. 

In accordance with Lottery policy, no drawings for Louisiana-based games take place on Christmas Day or Easter Sunday. Lottery offices will be closed in observance of the Christmas holiday on Dec. 25 and Dec. 26 as well as for the New Year’s holiday on Jan. 1 and Jan. 2. Offices will reopen on Wednesday, Jan. 3 at 8 a.m.

Tickets for Pick 3, Pick 4 and Pick 5 purchased after their respective draw break on Christmas Eve (Sunday, Dec. 24) will be valid for their next regularly scheduled drawings on Tuesday, Dec. 26.  

For these daily games, multidraw tickets will automatically skip the Dec. 25 date. In addition, advanced plays for Pick 3, Pick 4 and Pick 5 will not be available for this date.  

Lottery ticket purchasers must be at least 21 years of age. For security purposes, players are strongly encouraged to sign the back of their ticket immediately after purchasing. The Lottery also encourages anyone who has a gambling problem or friends and family of anyone with a gambling problem to call toll-free 1-877-770-7867.