– Excitement is building for tonight’s record Pennsylvania Lottery Cash 5 jackpot of $2 million, the largest top prize offered in the game’s nearly 22-year history.
“It’s been nearly four years since the Cash 5 jackpot has even approached this level,” said Lottery Executive Director Drew Svitko, noting that the previous record was a $1.9 million Cash 5 jackpot shared by two winning tickets on February 6, 2013. “Regardless of the jackpot size, we always remind players to please play responsibly.”
This Cash 5 jackpot has been growing since the last jackpot win on Saturday, January 7, when a $125,000 jackpot was won by one ticket sold in Allegheny County.
Cash 5 is the Pennsylvania Lottery’s longest-running jackpot game. It was launched as a weekly game on April 23, 1992. It became a nightly drawing in 1998. The televised drawing is conducted at 6:59 p.m., seven nights a week.
How to play Cash 5:
To play Cash 5, players pay $1 and select five numbers from 1 to 43. Players may select their own numbers using a Cash 5 playslip, or they may opt for computer-selected quick picks. Players must match all five numbers drawn to win the jackpot. Players also win prizes for matching two, three or four winning numbers. Cash 5 drawings are held seven nights a week, and tickets can be purchased up to seven draws (one week) in advance. Chances of winning the jackpot prize are 1 in 962,598; the overall chances of winning any prize are about 1 in 10.5.
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 nearly $27 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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