Top Prize Estimate
$167,000
Next Drawing
Thursday, Oct 18

How to Play

This just might be the most exciting purple hued webpage you read all day. Possibly ever. Because no other website is going to tell you about Carolina Cash 5 – North Carolina's rolling jackpot game that gives you a chance to win every night of the week. Monday night? Yep. Tuesday night? Darn right. Wednesday night through Sunday night? Heck yeah. For just $1, you get a shot at jackpots that start at $50,000 cash money and keep on climbing until somebody wins it all. And speaking of winning, there are four ways to win. Want more? Add EZ Match for $1 a play and you could win up to $500 instantly. A draw game with an instant-win feature? The only thing better than that would be a jackpot with your name on it (which – unfortunately – we can't guarantee). But if you've been looking for the draw game with the best odds, we can guarantee that you've found it. Meet Carolina Cash 5, y'all.

Easy To Play

  • Pick five numbers from 1 to 41.
  • Choose Quick Pick to have the terminal randomly pick numbers for you.
  • Each Cash 5 ticket is $1 (add EZ Match for $1).
  • Up to five sets of numbers can be played per play slip.
  • Select Multidraw to enter up to 28 consecutive drawings.

4 Ways To Win

  • The Cash 5 top prize is won by matching all five white balls, in any order.
  • Additional prizes can be won by matching 4, 3, & 2 numbers. (See Prizes & Odds chart for details.)
  • You can win 5 additional ways by instantly matching any EZ Match numbers.
Cash5 Playslip

Play Slip

  1. Play five numbers from 1 to 41.
  2. Play five panels for $1 each ($2 for EZ Match)
  3. Select to play consecutive drawings
  4. Mark to void the panel
  5. Mark to choose Quick Pick
  6. Add EZ Match for $1 ($5 for all panels)
Cash 5 Odds & Prizes
Match     Prize     Pool%     Odds    
overall 1:9.62
*Pari-mutuel: Payout method that splits the total available prize money for a particular prize level between all winners of that prize level.
**The advertised top prize is an estimate and is paid in accordance with NCEL game rules.
5 Pari-mutuel** 60.54% 1:749,398
4 Pari-mutuel* 12.00% 1:4,163
3 Pari-mutuel* 8.40% 1:119
2 $1 19.06% 1:10.5

EZ Match

  • Can be added to any Cash 5 ticket for just $1.
  • The terminal will randomly pick five EZ Match numbers for you at the time of purchase.
  • Win up to $500 instantly if any of the EZ Match and Cash 5 numbers match.
  • Sample ticket with two EZ Match plays:
    • Play area A: Two EZ Match numbers match two of the Cash 5 numbers. Each match in the example shows a $10 instant prize, for a total instant prize amount of $20 for that play.
    • Play area B: None of the EZ Match numbers match any of the Cash 5 numbers, so no instant prize is won.
Cash5 ezmatch
EZ Match Odds of Winning
Prize Odds
Overall odds of winning are 1 in 4.71
$500 1:84,000.00
$250 1:84,000.00
$100 1:12,000.00
$50 1:3,360.00
$20 1:1,120.00
$10 1:131.25
$5 1:168.00
$4 1:78.50
$3 1:14.00
$2 1:9.42

Don't Forget

  • Cash 5 sales end at 10:59 p.m. nightly and resume after the drawing.
  • Once a ticket is generated it can't be canceled, so check your play slip to make sure everything is correct.
  • The ticket, not the play slip, is your proof of purchase. So sign your ticket immediately.
  • Tune in to your official lottery drawing station every night at approximately 11:22 p.m. to see the winning numbers drawn live.

Don't Forget cont.

  • Cash 5 drawings will be held & televised on nightly at approximately 11:22 p.m. Watch the drawings online or on any of these stations:
    • WRAL Raleigh (ch.5)
    • WITN Greenville, New Bern & Washington (ch.7)
    • WAXN Charlotte (ch.64)
    • WGHP Winston-Salem, Greensboro & High Point (ch.8)
    • WLOS Asheville (ch.13)

Have a retailer scan your ticket and keep playing your favorite numbers.

Repeat Play is a feature available for all draw games that allows a retailer to simply scan the bar code on your existing ticket so you can replay your favorite numbers fast and easy! Repeat Play is an alternative to completing a play slip.

Repeat Play reprints all the selections from the original ticket including: your numbers, the number of draws, boards, play type, play amount, Megaplier and Power Play Option. Quick Pick wagers will be printed with the same numbers as the original wager. Tickets must be replayed within 30 days of original ticket creation. Repeat Play does recognize MultiDraw and will begin the draws on the first draw day available and continue for as many draws as the original ticket. Repeat Play is not available for Advance Play.

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