Browse through some of the most frequently asked questions about Cash4Life. These queries cover different aspects of the game, including how to win prizes, how to claim them and all you need to know about the jackpot.
When are Cash4Life draws?
Cash4Life draws take place every day. The draw time is 9pm Eastern Time.Back to Top
When is the cut-off time for ticket sales?
The deadline for buying tickets is different in each state. In most locations it is less than an hour before the draw time. There is then a brief break before ticket sales reopen for the next draw.Back to Top
How do I play Cash4Life?
You are required to pick five numbers from 1 to 60, plus an additional Cash Ball from 1 to 4. You can select your own numbers or opt for a Quick Pick if you would prefer to use a random set.Back to Top
How is it possible to have the same number twice on one line?
Cash4Life numbers are drawn from two separate sets of balls. The green Cash Ball is drawn from a pool of 1 to 4, so it is possible that it will be the same as one of the five main white balls.Back to Top
How much does it cost to play?
The cost of Cash4Life is $2 per entry.Back to Top
How old do I have to be to play?
You have to be at least 18 years old to play in each of the participating states.Back to Top
What do I need to do to win a prize?
To win a prize, you need to match at least one main number plus the Cash Ball. Prizes increase in value as you match more numbers. If you match all six numbers, the prize is $1,000 a day for the rest of your life. Go to the Cash4Life Prizes page for more information.Back to Top
What are the odds of winning in Cash4Life?
The overall odds of winning a prize are 1 in 8. The odds of winning the jackpot are 1 in 21,846,048.Back to Top
Is there a cash option if I win the jackpot?
Yes, if you win the jackpot you can choose to receive a lump sum of $7 million, or $1,000 a day for life. The second prize is $1,000 a week for life, or a one-off payment of $1 million.Back to Top
What happens if a Cash4Life winner dies?
If someone wins the first or second prize, payments are guaranteed for at least 20 years. If they die before 20 years have passed, the rest of the money goes to their estate.Back to Top
Is the top prize shared if there are multiple winners?
The top prize is shared if there are multiple winners, while the second prize may also be reduced in exceptional circumstances when there is an unusually high number of winners. In some cases there may be no annuity option for either of the top two prizes.Back to Top
How long do I have to claim prizes if I win?
The amount of time you have to claim a prize is decided by your state lottery. It varies between 180 days and one year in different jurisdictions.Back to Top
Are Cash4Life prizes taxed?
Yes. All winnings from Cash4Life are subject to federal and state taxes.Back to Top