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Carolina Cash 5 is North Carolina's rolling jackpot game that gives its players the chance to win the lottery every night of the week. For just a single dollar, you get the chance to walk home with jackpots that starts at $100,000, which keeps growing until there's a winner.

Adding to your ways to win, you can opt for Double Play for $1, to get your Cash 5 numbers entered into a second drawing for a chance to win additional lottery prizes.

Not limiting your options to win, the lottery also provides you with EZ Match for an additional $1, and can win up to $500 instantly.

North Carolina Cash 5 Playing Options

  • You can ask the lottery retailer clerk for a Playslip and mark your desired numbers on the given Playslip from 1 through 43.
  • Or you can just mark the Quick Pick method to have the terminal randomly picked numbers for you.

Double Play

North Carolina Lottery is known to provide its players with exciting add-on options to make sure that you do not miss grabbing a prize. And for this very reason, Carolina Cash 5 has introduced Double Play, which enters the numbers you chose for the base game into a second drawing. The prizes you could win for matching 4, 3, or 2 numbers are actually larger than the Cash 5 base game. The option gives you the chance of winning a top prize of $50,000 after matching all the 5 numbers in the second drawing.

EZ Match

EZ Match is the add-on feature offered by North Carolina Cash 5 which can be added for just $1 extra. With this add-on bet, the terminal provides a ticket with 5 EZ Match numbers for you at the same time. You basically receive a set of 5 numbers apart from the numbers you selected to play. You need to match the EZ Match numbers with the drawn numbers and you will receive the amount printed in front of the number drawn. The more you match, the more you win!

Drawing Date and Time for North Carolina Cash 5

North Carolina Cash 5 is drawn every night after the lottery ticket selling counter closes at 10:59 p.m.

Official Results of North Carolina Cash 5

  • To watch the winning numbers live, tune into your official lottery drawing station every night at approximately 11:22 PM. channels you can catch live drawings are: WRAL Raleigh (ch.5), WITN Greenville, New Bern & Washington (ch.7), WAXN Charlotte (TV64), WGHP Winston-Salem, Greensboro & High Point (ch.8), and WLOS Asheville (ch.13).
  • Or visit and click on the North Carolina Cash 5 web page to see the winning numbers, anytime!

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Cash 5 is a super exciting lottery game available exclusively in North Carolina state only. You can win cash prizes by matching your numbers with the drawn numbers. It offers you a minimum jackpot of $100,000 for a $1 bet.
On top of this page, you will see the latest winning numbers of the latest Cash 5 draw.

The legal age to play Cash 5 is 18 years.

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Rules Governing Cash5

  • By purchasing an official Carolina lottery ticket, a player agrees to comply with and be bound by all applicable statutes, administrative rules, and claiming procedures of NCEL.
  • It is advised that the players verify the accuracy of data printed on the official Carolina Cash 5 ticket at the time of purchase. Ticket can’t be canceled once it’s been processed because all sales are final.
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  • The ticket, not the play slip, is your proof of purchase. So you must sign your ticket immediately
  • Once a ticket is generated it can't be canceled, so check your play slip to make sure everything is correct
  • The scratch-off game prizes must be claimed within 90 calendar days from the game’s announced end date, and draw games must be claimed within 180 calendar days of the drawing

Quick Facts

  • Game type: Daily Lotto
  • Game Format: 5/43
  • Game availability:Exclusively available in North Carolina only.
  • Game draw days and time: Drawings take place daily, after ticket counter closes, at approximately 10:59 PM.
  • Minimum jackpot amount: $100,000
  • Minimum cash prize: $1.
  • Minimum age to play: 18
  • Jackpot odds:1 in 962,598
  • Ticket cost: $1 per play.
  • Jackpot payment options: Lump-sum or annuity
  • Lottery operator: North Carolina Education Lottery.

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