Middletown, PA – The Pennsylvania Lottery announced it is revamping its longest- running jackpot game, Cash 5, by launching Cash 5 with Quick Cash.
The Cash 5 with Quick Cash game is the same nightly draw game that players have always enjoyed, but now offers a chance to instantly win $2 or $6.
“The last time that the Pennsylvania Lottery made any changes to the Cash 5 game was in February of 2008, so it was due for a refresh,” said Pennsylvania Lottery Executive Director Drew Svitko. “We listened to our players and we heard what they wanted: more chances to win and higher jackpots.”
Here’s what’s changing: Players who play Cash 5 with Quick Cash will receive their usual ticket with their numbers for the Cash 5 Evening Drawing. In addition to that ticket, players will also receive a separate Quick Cash game ticket, providing them with a chance to instantly win $2 or $6.
As part of the game changes for Cash 5 with Quick Cash, the cost per play is changing from $1 to $2. Players will find updated playslips at Lottery retailers across the Commonwealth. The Lottery anticipates that increased sales will support a higher starting jackpot and that players will experience higher jackpots more often.
“Lottery games, like Cash 5 with Quick Cash, help us generate funds that pay for vital programs that benefit older Pennsylvanians every day,” added Svitko. “These programs provide property tax and rent rebates, transportation, care services, prescription assistance, and local services including senior centers and meals.”
In April 23, 1992, the Pennsylvania Lottery introduced its longest-running jackpot game, Cash 5. Originally, Cash 5 players selected five numbers from 1 to 39 for a chance at the all-cash jackpot, starting at $100,000. Cash 5 started as a weekly game and eventually became a nightly drawing in 1998. In February 2008, the Lottery made a change to Cash 5, increasing the matrix from 5 of 39 numbers to 5 of 43 numbers.
The Lottery is reminding players to please play responsibly. Players must be 18 or older. Those who may have a gambling problem may call 1-800-GAMBLER or visit www.pacouncil.com.
How to play Cash 5 with Quick Cash: Players select five numbers from 1 to 43. Players may select their own numbers using a Cash 5 with Quick Cash playslip or opt for computer-selected quick picks. Players must match all five numbers drawn to win the Cash 5 jackpot. Players also win prizes for matching two, three or four winning numbers. Every $2 play includes one Quick Cash game. When any of your numbers match any winning number in the same Quick Cash game, win the prize shown for that game. Each Quick Cash game offers a chance to instantly win $2 or $6. The chances of winning a Quick Cash game are separate from the chances of winning the main Cash 5 game. The overall chances of winning in a Quick Cash game are 1 in 4.71. Chances of winning the Cash 5 jackpot prize are 1 in 962,598; the overall chances of winning any prize in the main Cash 5 game are about 1 in 10.5.
About PA Lottery: The Pennsylvania Lottery remains the only state lottery to direct all proceeds to programs that benefit older residents. Since ticket sales began in 1972, it has contributed more than $31 billion to fund property tax and rent rebates, transportation, care services, prescription assistance, and local services including senior centers and meals.
Players must be 18 or older. Please play responsibly. Call 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) for help with a compulsive gambling problem.
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