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How to Play Cash 5

The Cash5 joined the Connecticut Lottery in April 1992, and since then has had over 4,800 drawings, making it the most played lottery of the state. This is one of the best games offered by the Connecticut lottery which offers the highest odds of winning. The jackpot odds of the game are 1 in 324,632 which makes it super popular among the state. The Cash5 winning numbers are drawn every day and a jackpot winner may snag a prize as high as $100,000.

Playing the Connecticut Cash5 Lottery is plain sailing. You have to choose 5 different numbers from a field of 1 to 35 numbers. You can either mark them on the playslip or ask your lottery retailer for Quick Pick to have randomly generated numbers by the terminal.

Cash5 also offers you the chance of playing up to 26 consecutive drawings in advance. By marking the “Advance Action” option you get the chance to play up to 26 drawings for Cash5. You have to pay for 25 and you get 26 Advance Action Plays.

Game Format

  • Number of lottery balls in Cash 5: 5/35
  • Number of drawing machines: 1
  • Type of lottery game: 5 Ball Lotto

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A Cash5 ticket costs $1 per play and for an additional $0.50 per wager, you can increase your chances of winning by adding “KICKER” to your ticket. For “KICKER” you need to select 1 additional number that is different from the other selected numbers. Or you can also ask the retailer for a Cash5 “Quick with KICKER” and let the terminal randomly select the numbers for you.

There are 5 winning numbers drawn for every Cash5 drawing, however, each Cash5 ticket is printed with 6 different numbers. The sixth number in the far-right position in the ticket is your KICKER number. With an additional $0.50, your KICKER number gets activated - “Y” and can be used to match any of the 5 winning numbers drawn. A KICKER number that is not activated and is denoted by “N” cannot be used for a prize match.


With Cash5 you also get the option of playing your numbers again. Ask your lottery retailer for a REPLAY and get a new Cash5 ticket with the same numbers and wager amount. With this ticket in hand, you are entitled to play the same numbers again with an “R” printed on it. Always ensure to check the accuracy of your playslip and sign the back of your ticket for proper authentication.

Lottery Numbers Selection Option

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

Drawing Schedule Of Connecticut Cash 5 Lottery

  • Monday 10:29 PM ET (GMT-12:00)
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  • Tuesday 10:29 PM ET (GMT-12:00)
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  • Wednesday 10:29 PM ET (GMT-12:00)
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  • Thursday 10:29 PM ET (GMT-12:00)
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  • Friday 10:29 PM ET (GMT-12:00)
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  • Saturday 10:29 PM ET (GMT-12:00)
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  • Sunday 10:29 PM ET (GMT-12:00)
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Connecticut Cash 5 offers you the option of playing the same numbers and play types up to 26 consecutive drawings for selected draw time(s) by opting for the Multi-Draw/Advance Play option.

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The Connecticut Cash5 drawings are held every night at 10:29 p.m. You can watch the drawings and the latest results on the official website of the CT Lottery. Or you can also contact your nearest CT lottery retailers, local newspapers, and selected TV channels to know about the winning numbers.

The sale of Cash5 tickets closes by 10:20 p.m. and reopens at 10:46 p.m. every day.

Once Cash5 tickets are printed, there’s no way to cancel them. Ensure to check your ticket carefully to make sure it is the same you requested.

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Rules Governing Cash 5

  • The legal age of playing Connecticut Cash 5 is 18 years and older.
  • The cutoff for buying Cash 5 tickets in Connecticut is 10:20 p.m. on the day of the drawing.
  • No. Once a Cash 5 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 Cash 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: 5/35
  • Game availability: Exclusively available in Connecticut only
  • Game draw days and time: Every day at 10:29 p.m.
  • Minimum jackpot amount: Jackpot depends on the sale of the tickets
  • Minimum cash prize: $2
  • Minimum age to play: 18
  • Jackpot odds:1 in 324,632
  • Game add-on option: KICKER
  • Ticket cost: $1 per play
  • Jackpot payment options: Lump-sum
  • Lottery operator: Connecticut Lottery

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