Pennsylvania Lottery Launches Cash 5 with Quick Cash

Pennsylvania Lottery Launches Cash 5 with Quick Cash
MIDDLETOWN, PA — The Pennsylvania Lottery announced it is revamping its longest-running jackpot game, Cash 5, by launching Cash 5 with Quick Cash. The Cash 5 with Quick Cash game is the same nightly draw game that players have always enjoyed, but now offers a chance to instantly win $2 or $6.

“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.”

Here’s what’s changing: Players who play Cash 5 with Quick Cash will receive their usual ticket with their numbers for the Cash 5 Evening Drawing. In addition to that ticket, players will also receive a separate Quick Cash game ticket, providing them with a chance to instantly win $2 or $6.

As part of the game changes for Cash 5 with Quick Cash, the cost per play is changing from $1 to $2. Players will find updated playslips at Lottery retailers across the Commonwealth. The Lottery anticipates that increased sales will support a higher starting jackpot and that players will experience higher jackpots more often.

“Lottery games, like Cash 5 with Quick Cash, help us generate funds that pay for vital programs that benefit older Pennsylvanians every day,” added Svitko. “These programs provide property tax and rent rebates, transportation, care services, prescription assistance, and local services including senior centers and meals.”

On April 23, 1992, the Pennsylvania Lottery introduced its longest-running jackpot game, Cash 5. Originally, Cash 5 players selected five numbers from 1 to 39 for a chance at the all-cash jackpot, starting at $100,000. Cash 5 started as a weekly game and eventually became a nightly drawing in 1998. In February 2008, the Lottery made a change to Cash 5, increasing the matrix from 5 of 39 numbers to 5 of 43 numbers.

The Lottery is also reminding players to please play responsibly. Players must be 18 or older. Those who may have a gambling problem may call 1-800-GAMBLER or visit

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March 31, 2021 1:42 pm

Stupidest move I’ve ever seen. Completely RUINED ability to win good prizes with only spending a buck. MORONS

April 6, 2021 8:22 pm

New Cash 5 game not worth playing! Don’t like the change!