Washington Hit 5 Lottery
Latest Draw Predictions Statistics: Sat 20 May 2017
- Advanced Prediction
2 / 5of correctly predicted numbers$1.00view prediction
- Best User Prediction
3 / 5of correctly predicted numbers$10.00view prediction
- Wisdom of Crowd
2 / 5of correctly predicted numbers$4.00view prediction
- Best Algorithm Prediction
2 / 5of correctly predicted numbers$2.00view prediction
|1st Prize||5 of 5||$100,000|
|2nd Prize||4 of 5||$100|
|3rd Prize||3 of 5||$10|
|4th Prize||2 of 5||$1|
The Lottery in Washington is run by a state controlled agency employing 144 people in a variety of functions including financial, operational and legal etc. The current director of this agency was appointed by the Governor Christine Gregoire. His name is Bill Hanson.
History of The Washington Hit 5
The Washington Lottery began in July 1982 and was one of seventeen states to start lotteries in that decade, yet it was not until March of 2007 that the Washington Hit 5 began making its first sales. The game grew rapidly in popularity reaching a sales peak in its second year of nearly $30 million. By 2013 The Washington Hit 5 had achieved over $150million in ticket sales, effectively just over 1% of the $11.8 billion in sales in Washington for that year.
Playing The Washington Hit 5
The Washington Hit 5 is an “in-house” draw game where five numbers are chosen between 1 and 39. The jackpot is won by matching all five numbers while the initial prizes begin once two numbers have been matched. The Jackpot begins at $100,000 but will continue to grow if not collected as an unclaimed Jackpot will be carried over into the next draw. This “roll-over” will continue until such time as a jackpot is won at which point it will reset back to $100,000.
The Washington Hit 5 is played three times per week with draws being held on Monday, Wednesday and Saturday and it is possible to purchase advance tickets for games up to ten draws in advance of the current game.
In order to play the Washington Hit 5, players must be aged 18 or over.
How To Claim Your Prize
Prizes valued at $600 or less can be claimed at a Washington Lottery retailer. Prizes with a value above $600 need to be claimed at a Lottery office; however an appointment will be required for any prizes valued at $100,000 or more.
When claiming prizes at a Lottery office certain forms of identification are required along with the winning ticket which has been signed. Both picture identification and a Social Security Card will be needed.
Prizes valued below $100,000 can be claimed via mail. In these cases a lottery prize claim form will be required for prizes valued above $600.
All prizes of $100,000 or more can only be claimed in person at a lottery office while any jackpots valued at $100 million or more must be claimed in person at the Lottery Headquarters.
Wshington Hit 5 Statistics
The odds of holding a winning ticket where only two numbers match are 1 in 9.62, this number climbs to 1 in 576 thousand for matching all five numbers and winning the jackpot.
Since the game began in 2007 there have been 1273 jackpots drawn. The largest jackpot to date was valued at $730,000 and has been won twice, the last time being in October 2013. The smallest jackpot was $100,000 which has been won 277 times. The average jackpot value for the Washington Hit 5 currently stands at $212,844.