How to Play Fantasy 5

Fantasy 5 is quite a fast-paced game of California, where it only takes two matches to receive a free ticket and three matches to win a prize. The largest Fantasy 5 prize ever won was $729,505, bagged by a lucky winner on February 13, 1992. Fantasy 5 is known for offering great odds and daily draws, perfect for ardent lottery players. The California Fantasy 5 lottery holds drawings daily, which means more and more chances to win every week!

Playing Fantasy 5 is relatively quite easy. You just need to purchase a lottery playslip available at any lottery retailer and pick 5 numbers between 1 and 39. You can also choose the Quick Pick option to play with randomly generated numbers by the computer. You can play up to 5 times per playslip. You also have the option of playing your lucky numbers for up to 12 consecutive draws using one playslip by simply marking the Advance Play box.

Each gameplay costs $1. Your lottery ticket is your receipt. Ensure to check the accuracy of the numbers and sign at the back of your ticket for authorization.

The California Lottery runs weekly Second Chance draws for non-winning Fantasy 5 tickets. If you spend $5 or more on one lottery ticket, you'll get a Fantasy 5 – Second Chance code printed on your ticket. Each code is valid for 180 days from the date of purchase and is liable for only one draw. Each draw offers three prizes worth $15,000 each and twelve prizes worth $1,000 each. The odds of winning the prize depend on the total numbers of codes entered and the total number of entries each player submits. The entry deadline for the codes is Saturday at 11:59 PM PT as the drawings are held within five business days of the deadline. Compared to other lottery games California Fantasy 5’s odds of winning are quite favorable.

California Fantasy 5 Playing Options

  • Playing Fantasy 5 is easy as all you have to do is fill up the playslip with the desired numbers.
  • Or you can ask the retailer for Quick Pick for having randomly generated numbers by the computer.

Drawing Date and Time for California Fantasy 5

The drawings for Fantasy 5 are held once, every day!

  • California Fantasy 5 lottery holds the draw every day after the entry closes at 6:30 PM PST.

Official Results Of California Fantasy 5

  • After drawing, you can check the numbers and prizes over the official website or visit the California lottery retailer, or on selected TV news channels or newspapers.
  • You can also check your winning numbers by downloading the California Lottery App and check your winning numbers.
  • You can also scan your ticket and check using the Check-A-Ticket feature.

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A top prize for California Fantasy 5 starts between $60,000 to $80,000. If there are no winners, the prize amount keeps on rolling. If there are more than one top prize winners the jackpot is equally divided among them.

The Fantasy 5 drawings are held everyday after the entry closes at 6:30 p.m. No sales or validation of tickets can take place from 6:30 p.m. to 6:35 p.m., which is when a draw break separates sales during draw periods.

Prizes over $599 are subject to federal taxes. No local or state taxes are levied on the winnings.

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Rules Governing Fantasy 5

  • The legal age of playing the Fantasy 5 Lottery is 18 years.
  • Players are responsible to ensure the accuracy of their ticket, not the retailers or authorities.
  • Players need to claim their winnings within a valid time period of 180 days or else their winnings will be fortified.
  • All games are strictly subjected to California State Lottery Regulations and California State Laws.
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Claiming a Prize from the Fantasy 5 Lottery

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  • You have to sign and complete the back of your ticket
  • Claim your prize before the deadline, i.e. within 180 days of the drawing for draw games and 180 days from the game end date for scratch games

Quick Facts

  • Game type: Daily Draw Game
  • Game Format: 5/39
  • Game availability: Exclusively available in California only
  • Game draw days and time: Every day, at 6:30 PM PST
  • Minimum jackpot amount: $50,000
  • Minimum cash prize: Free Ticket
  • Minimum age to play: 18
  • Jackpot odds: 1 in 575,757
  • Game add-on option: Advance Play
  • Ticket cost: $1 per play
  • Jackpot payment options: Lump-sum
  • Lottery operator: California State Lottery

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