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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.

Game Format

  • Number of lottery balls in Fantasy 5: 5/39
  • Number of drawing machines: 1
  • Type of lottery game: 5 Ball Lotto

Lottery Numbers Selection Option

The players can pick their own numbers or use any of the below-listed lottery tools to mark the winning California Fantasy 5 lottery numbers.

Drawing Schedule Of California Fantasy 5 Lottery

  • Monday 6:30 PM PT (GMT-12:00)
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  • Tuesday 6:30 PM PT (GMT-12:00)
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  • Wednesday 6:30 PM PT (GMT-12:00)
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  • Thursday 6:30 PM PT (GMT-12:00)
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  • Friday 6:30 PM PT (GMT-12:00)
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  • Saturday 6:30 PM PT (GMT-12:00)
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  • Sunday 6:30 PM PT (GMT-12:00)
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California Fantasy 5 offers you the option of playing the same numbers and play types up to 12 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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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 California Fantasy 5 is 18 years and older.
  • The cutoff for buying Fantasy 5 tickets in California is 6:30 p.m. on the day of the drawing.
  • Ticket cancellation is only allowed in specific situations. See the official website for details.
  • 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 Fantasy 5 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 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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