— Excitement continues to build for tonight’s Pennsylvania Lottery Cash 5 jackpot of $2.4 million, which has set the record for the largest top prize offered in the game’s nearly 27-year history.
“It’s very exciting that the Cash 5 jackpot has set a new all-time record,” said Lottery Executive Director Drew Svitko. “Regardless of the jackpot size, we always remind players to please play responsibly.”
The previous record for the all-time high Cash 5 jackpot was tied on Thursday, March 7, when the jackpot hit $2 million. There was no jackpot-winning ticket sold for the Thursday drawing, which led to the jackpot rolling to a new high. Thursday’s jackpot tied the previous record set on Jan. 17, 2017. Three winning tickets shared the $2 million jackpot from that 2017 drawing.
This Cash 5 jackpot has been growing since the last jackpot win on Friday, February 22, when a $500,000 jackpot was won by one ticket sold in Beaver 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:
Players pay $1 and select five numbers from 1 to 43. Players may select their own numbers using a Cash 5 playslip or 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 is drawn each evening 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 more than $29 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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