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Pennsylvania Lottery Cash 5 Advance Play to Taper Temporarily

Middletown, PA – A scheduled change to the Pennsylvania Lottery’s Cash 5 game means the number of advance draws available for purchase are temporarily limited.
Cash 5 tickets can be purchased up to seven draws (one week) in advance. Effective today, the number of advance draws available will continue to decrease by one, after each drawing, until the March 23 drawing.
# of Draws Day Date
7 Tuesday 03/16/21
6 Wednesday 03/17/21
5 Thursday 03/18/21
4 Friday 03/19/21
3 Saturday 03/20/21
2 Sunday 03/21/21
1 Monday 03/22/21
New - 1 Tuesday 03/23/21

Starting with the March 23 drawing, Cash 5 will offer a revised game with a chance to win more prizes and a new base ticket price of $2. Additional exciting details will be announced on March 24. For more information and updates, players may visit and join the PA Lottery’s VIP Players Club.
The Pennsylvania Lottery introduced its longest-running jackpot game, Cash 5, on April 23, 1992. 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.

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