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$2.4 Million Game-Record Cash 5 Jackpot Up for Grabs

3/8/2019
$2.4 Million Game-Record Cash 5 Jackpot Up for Grabs
 
Middletown, PA — 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.

About Us: 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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