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