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How to Play Cash5

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.

Game Format

  • Number of lottery balls in Cash5: 5/43
  • Number of drawing machines: 1
  • Type of lottery game: 5 Ball Lotto

Add On Games

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!

Lottery Numbers Selection Option

The players can pick their own numbers or use any of the below-listed lottery tools to mark the winning North Carolina Cash5 lottery numbers.

Drawing Schedule Of North Carolina Cash5 Lottery

  • Monday 11:22 PM ET (GMT-12:00)
  • Tuesday 11:22 PM ET (GMT-12:00)
  • Wednesday 11:22 PM ET (GMT-12:00)
  • Thursday 11:22 PM ET (GMT-12:00)
  • Friday 11:22 PM ET (GMT-12:00)
  • Saturday 11:22 PM ET (GMT-12:00)
  • Sunday 11:22 PM ET (GMT-12:00)


North Carolina Cash5 offers you the option of playing the same numbers and play types up to 28 consecutive drawings for selected draw time(s) by opting for the Multi-Draw/Advance Play option.

Lottery Results

After the drawing, you can check the winning lottery numbers and prizes at:

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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

  • The legal age of playing North Carolina Cash5 is 18 years and older.
  • The cutoff for buying Cash5 tickets in North Carolina is 10:59 PM ET on the day of the drawing.
  • No. Once a Cash5 ticket is printed, it cannot be canceled.
  • Players must claim their lottery winnings within a time period of 180 days, from the date of the drawing, else their winnings will be fortified.
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Claiming a Prize from the Cash5 Lottery

  • Experiencing the thrill of having won the lottery! If you think you have matched the winning lottery numbers, here are the steps you should take to claim your prize.
  • Before taking steps to claim your prize, double-check your numbers against the official drawing results with the ones drawn or visit our Lottery Results. This will help you confirm that you have correctly matched the winning numbers and know what prize amount will fill your pockets.

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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