Cash for Life
Cash for Life is an annuity game offered by the lotteries of nine states, including Indiana, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Maryland and Virginia. The first draws took place in June 2014. In New York, Cash4Life replaced Sweet Million, a draw game that was offered from 2009 to 2014.
The game is similar to another interstate lottery game called Lucky for Life. Both games give players a chance to win annuitized prizes that could change their lives forever. Cash4Life can currently be played in the following jurisdictions
Buying Cash for Life Tickets
If you want to play Cash4Life and you live outside of New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania or Virginia, you'll need to make a visit to those states to purchase tickets from an authorized retailer.
If you're in or near Connecticut, Rhode Island, Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont or Massachusetts, why not try Lucky for Life? It's a similar game that offers players in those states the chance to win it big for the rest of their lives
How to play Cash for Life
Ticket sales for Cash4Life close at 8:45 PM EST, with the drawing taking place every day at 9:00 PM in Lawrenceville, New Jersey. If you want to play, all you need to do is pay $2 per line, pick five numbers from 1 to 60 and select a Cash Ball number from 1 to 4. You can also opt for a Quick Pick if you don't feel like selecting your own numbers. If you match all five main numbers drawn as well as the Cash Ball, you'll have landed a sweet payday for life!
Here is a breakdown of the prizes and odds of winning in each tier:
|Winning Tier||Prize Won||Odds|
|Match 5 + Cash Ball||$1,000 per Day for Life||1 in 21,846,048|
|Match 5||$1,000 per Week for Life||1 in 7,282,016|
|Match 4 + Cash Ball||$2,500||1 in 79,440|
|Match 4||$500||1 in 26,480|
|Match 3 + Cash Ball||$100||1 in 1,471|
|Match 3||$25||1 in 490|
|Match 2 + Cash Ball||$10||1 in 83|
|Match 2||$4||1 in 28|
|Match 1 + Cash Ball||2||1 in 13|
|Overall odds for winning any Cash4Life prize are 1 in 8|
Claiming Cash for Life Prizes
Different states will have different rules for claiming Cash for Life prizes, so if you've won a significant sum of money on the game, you'll need to check the rules of your specific state lottery. Visit the individual state lottery pages to learn more.
You'll need to be at least 18 years old to buy Cash4Life tickets.
Want to win a Cash4Life prize? You'll need to buy a Cash4Life ticket! Anyone who contacts you saying that you've won a huge prize in this game when you haven't even entered it should be approached with caution - they could be setting you up as the target for a lottery scam. Visit the scams page to learn more.