PA Pick 5
If you'd like the chance to win a $50,000 top prize twice a day, then Pick 5 from the Pennsylvania Lottery is a game you should try. A selection of play types keeps things interesting, and for even more excitement, add Wild Ball to help create extra winning combos.
Pick 5 Day Numbers
Check if you've won a prize in the Day draw held every afternoon at 1:35 pm ET. Ticket sales end just prior to the draw at 1:05 pm.
Pick 5 Evening Numbers
Below are the latest Evening results from the nightly draw at 6:59 pm ET. Get your tickets before 6:57 pm to enter that night's draw.
How to Play
Pick any five digits from 0 to 9, or let Quick Pick randomly select your numbers. Each play costs $1.
Next, choose your play type to determine how you want to try to match your numbers to the numbers the lottery draws. Each play style has its own prizes and chances of winning. The two basic bet types are Straight and Box:
Straight play: Win if you match the numbers drawn in the exact order they appear. Straight match wins the $50,000 top prize but also has tougher odds of 1 in 100,000.
Box play: Win if you match the numbers drawn in any order. Box offers a top prize of $10,000 and odds of 1 in 20,000. The play type has different prizes and odds depending on the numbers you choose.
To give yourself an extra advantage, add Wild Ball to your ticket. Before each draw, the lottery randomly selects a Wild Ball number. It offers more ways to win, because you can use it instead of one of the lottery's numbers to make a winning match. You can win the base game prizes, Wild Ball prizes, or both. Wild Ball doubles the cost of your play.
How to Win
Below you'll find information on each Pick 5 play type, prize amounts plus chances of winning.
Adding Wild Ball changes the prizes and odds from the base game. Scroll down to the second table for information.
|Play Type*||Match||Pick||Prize||Odds of Winning|
|Straight||5 digits in exact order||Any 5 digits||$50,000||1 in 100,000|
|Box||5 digits in any order||4 same digits & 1 unique digit||$10,000||1 in 20,000||Box||5 digits in any order||3 same digits & 1 different pair of digits||$5,000||1 in 10,000|
|Box||5 digits in any order||3 same digits & 2 unique digits||$2,500||1 in 5,000|
|Box||5 digits in any order||2 different pairs of digits & 1 unique digit||$1,700||1 in 3,333|
|Box||5 digits in any order||1 pair of digits & 3 unique digits||$850||1 in 1,667|
|Box||5 digits in any order||Any 5 unique digits||$425||1 in 833.33|
|Front Four||First 4 digits in exact order||Any 4 digits||$5,000||1 in 10,000|
|Back Four||Last 4 digits in exact order||Any 4 digits||$5,000||1 in 10,000|
|Front Three||First 3 digits in exact order||Any 3 digits||$500||1 in 1,000|
|Back Three||Last 3 digits in exact order||Any 3 digits||$500||1 in 1,000|
|Front Pair||First 2 digits in exact order||Any 2 digits||$50||1 in 100|
|Back Pair||Last 2 digits in exact order||Any 2 digits||$50||1 in 100|
|*Cost is $1 per play.|
Pick 5 Plus Wild Ball Prizes and Odds
Add Wild Ball to your play for more ways to win. You can win a base game prize, Wild Ball prize, or both! Here are the prize amounts and chances of winning for a $1 play with Wild Ball (total cost: $2).
|Play Type||Pick 5 Base Game Prize||Wild Ball Prize||Wild Ball Odds of Winning|
|Straight||$50,000||$12,000||1 in 20,000|
|Box (5-Way)||$10,000||$2,400||1 in 4,000|
|Box (10-Way)||$5,000||$1,200||1 in 2,000|
|Box (20-Way)||$2,500||$600||1 in 1,000|
|Box (30-Way)||$1,700||$400||1 in 667|
|Box (60-Way)||$850||$200||1 in 333|
|Box (120-Way)||$425||$100||1 in 167|
|Front Four||$5,000||$1,500||1 in 2,500|
|Back Four||$5,000||$1,500||1 in 2,500|
|Front Three||$500||$200||1 in 333|
|Back Three||$500||$200||1 in 333|
|Front Pair||$50||$30||1 in 50|
|Back Pair||$50||$30||1 in 50|