Cash4Life Prizes

Cash4Life offers nine prize categories, including two where you keep winning for the rest of your life. If all six of the numbers you have selected are the same as the winning numbers drawn, you can look forward to receiving $1,000 a day for life.

Even if you match all five main numbers but miss out on the Cash Ball, the prize is $1,000 a week for life. The prizes in the third to ninth levels are set amounts.

Odds of Winning

The overall odds of winning a prize are 1 in 8, while the chances of winning the jackpot are 1 in 21,846,048. The table below shows all the ways you can win and the prizes available.

Match Odds of Winning Prize
5 plus Cash Ball 1 in 21,846,048 $1,000 a day for life
5 1 in 7,282,016 $1,000 a week for life
4 plus Cash Ball 1 in 79,440 $2,500
4 1 in 26,480 $500
3 plus Cash Ball 1 in 1,471 $100
3 1 in 490 $25
2 plus Cash Ball 1 in 83 $10
2 1 in 28 $4
1 plus Cash Ball 1 in 13 Free Ticket

Prizes For Life

The prizes for the top two levels keep getting paid out to winners for as long as they live. Jackpot winners receive $365,000 a year (leap years do not count for purposes of prize calculation), while winners in the second tier receive $52,000 a year. There is a minimum payment period of 20 years, so if a winner dies the rest of the money goes to their estate.

A one-time, cash payment of $7 million is available to jackpot winners as an alternative if they do not wish to receive their prize as an annuity. The cash option for the second prize is $1 million.

New Jersey Doubler

The New Jersey Lottery offers an optional extra feature called ‘Doubler’. You have to pay an additional $1, but if you win any non-jackpot prize it will be doubled. For example, if you match four main numbers and the Cash Ball, your $2,500 prize will be multiplied by two and you will receive a payout of $5,000.