General information about NC Cash 5
This is the US based lottery game that was launched in October, 2006, or 13 years, 9 months and 12 days ago. Cash Five NC is currently available only in North Carolina. This is a widely popular lottery, but it has still always been known as Cash Five NC. The game-play format used to be different: 5 / 39. The lottery is operated by NC Education Lottery. In case you want to know more about NC Education Lottery, here is their official website: https://www.nclottery.com/Home. Carolina Cash 5 results may be found there as well, by the way. As for their support service, NC Education Lottery can be reached via the following contact details:
- Customer Services: 877-962-7529 (9NC-PLAY)
- Headquarters: 2728 Capital Blvd #144, Raleigh, NC 27604
- HQ phone number: (919) 715-6886
Keep in mind that players must be 18 or over to play.
Check Carolina Cash 5 results
Carolina Cash 5 results are aired right after the drawings that take place in the headquarters of NC Education Lottery in Raleigh. At the moment, draws are held seven times a week. To be more precise, they are held on each day of the week, at 11:22 PM Eastern Time. The numbers are drawn using the Mechanical Lottery Ball Machine. In case you were curious, the first ever draw was held on October 27, 2006, or 13 years, 9 months and 12 days ago.
How it works: picking up Carolina Cash 5 numbers
The currently applied format is as follows: 5 / 41. As you can see, players are to choose five main Carolina Cash 5 numbers from the range between 1 and 41 Carolina Cash 5 numbers. Pay attention that there are neither bonus, nor additional numbers.
NC Cash 5 winning odds & prize categories
The lottery currently offers four prize categories. A great news is that in case no winner is found, the Cash Five NC top prize rolls over to the next draw. For now, it accounts for $100,000. This is the minimum amount, while the biggest Cash Five NC jackpot ever has reached $1.7 million. It was set on June 3, 2017, or 3 years, 2 months and 5 days ago. Just for your interest, the winning numbers were 10, 25, 29, 39, and 41. As shown by official estimates, the odds of winning the top prize are 1 in 749,398. In particular, you will have to correctly guess all the five Carolina Cash 5 numbers. For more information, please look at the table below:
1 : 749,398
1 : 4,163
1 : 119
1 : 10.5
The overall winning chances, in turn, are 1 in 7,77.
NC Cash 5 prices
The minimum cost of playing is $1. An important thing to mention is that players have an opportunity to increase their winning odds using the lottery’s multiplier feature, namely EZ Match. The idea is that if some of your main numbers match the EZ Match number, you win a prize. Remember, however, that this option will additionally cost you $1 per play. No add-on games are provided, however.
Hot and cold Carolina Cash 5 numbers
The lottery’s most often drawn numbers are 10, 20, 27, 01, 06, and 28. The cold, or the least frequent numbers are 14, 37, 36, 21, 19, and 15.
Payouts of NC Cash 5 prizes
Keep in mind that Cash Five NC jackpot can only be paid out as a lump sum. It can be received at the operator's HQ, while prizes of other categories are also payable at regional claim centers and lottery retailers (amounts under $600), as well as by mail. Unfortunately, Cash Five NC winnings are subject to taxation. In particular, all prizes won are subject to Federal and State withholdings. One more thing to take into account is that all the prizes are to be claimed within 180 days from the day of the draw or otherwise the winning ticket expires, regardless of Carolina Cash 5 results.