Pennsylvania Lottery Updates Cash 5 with Quick CashFriday April 2nd 2021
The Pennsylvania Lottery has added a new instant win feature to the Cash 5 draw game. Players now have a chance to win a cash prize of $2 or $6 on the spot with Quick Cash. The cost of a play has also doubled from $1 to $2.
When you purchase a Cash 5 ticket, a second Quick Cash ticket will also print, adding the excitement of instant win to the PA-exclusive game. Otherwise, Cash 5 remains the same player favorite as before, with draws held every night and an overall chance of winning a prize of about 1 in 10.5. The chance of winning the Quick Cash game is 1 in 4.71.
"The last time that the Pennsylvania Lottery made any changes to the Cash 5 game was in February of 2008, so it was due for a refresh," said Pennsylvania Lottery Executive Director Drew Svitko. "We listened to our players and we heard what they wanted: more chances to win and higher jackpots."
The Lottery hopes that the higher ticket price will allow it to offer a larger starting jackpot that will roll to a higher level more frequently.
"Lottery games, like Cash 5 with Quick Cash, help us generate funds that pay for vital programs that benefit older Pennsylvanians every day," said Svitko. "These programs provide property tax and rent rebates, transportation, care services, prescription assistance, and local services including senior centers and meals."
Cash 5 is the Pennsylvania Lottery's longest-running draw game. It launched on April 23, 1992 as a weekly draw, with players choosing five numbers from 1 to 39 for the chance to win a rolling jackpot that started at $100,000. In 1998, Cash 5 made the jump to a nightly draw, and in February 2008, the game expanded from a 5/39 to a 5/43 matrix.
Latest PA Lottery Winners
Cash 5 with Quick Cash players have enjoyed some big wins recently. Check your tickets on the Cash 5 numbers page to see if you've scored a prize.
On Wednesday, March 31, three tickets matched all five winning numbers (3, 7, 14, 22 and 43) to share the $675,000 jackpot. Each ticket is worth $225,000 before taxes.
The tickets were sold at the retailers below:
- SHOP ‘n SAVE, 600 Market Place Drive, Oakdale, Allegheny County;
- Don’s Food Market, 217 E. Harrison St., Emmaus, Lehigh County; and
- Dynamic Dollar, 6316 Woodland Ave., Philadelphia.
Someone scored a $2 million Cash 5 with Quick Cash jackpot win on Thursday, March 25 with a ticket purchased in Lancaster County. The lucky ticket was sold by The Sheetz, located at 1555 E. Main St. in Mount Joy, and matched all five numbers drawn: 3, 8, 25, 27 and 42. The winner has one year from the draw date to claim their prize.
Also on March 26, a new millionaire was made when a player hit the top prize on the $1 million Jackpot Party scratch-off game. The ticket was sold at the Friendly Food Mart at 415 S. Main St. in Shenandoah, Schuylkill County.
Bloomin' Bucks Second Chance
The PA Lottery's Bloomin' Bucks second chance drawing is giving players the chance to win some green this spring. Just enter any eligible draw game or Keno ticket and you could take home up to $100,000. Random tickets will also receive a 5X entry multiplier! Submit your entry by May 20, 2021 for your chance to win.
A winning or non-winning ticket from any of the following games purchased between Tuesday, March 30, 2021 and Thursday, May 20, 2021 may be submitted. Entries depend on purchase price. Draw game tickets purchased online are not eligible.
- Cash 5 with Quick Cash
- Match 6
- Mega Millions
- Pick 2
- Pick 3
- Pick 4
- Pick 5
- Treasure Hunt
Here are the great prizes available in the second chance draw:
|50||$100 online play bonus money|