General information about Cash5 Connecticut
This is the US based lottery game that was launched in August, 1998, or 20 years, 10 months and 30 days ago. Cash Five CT is currently available only in Connecticut. This is a widely popular lottery, but it has still always been known as Cash Five CT. The game-play format wasn’t changing since the game was launched. The lottery is operated by Connecticut Lottery. In case you want to know more about Connecticut Lottery, here is their official website: https://www.ctlottery.org. CT Cash5 results may be found there as well, by the way. As for their support service, Connecticut Lottery can be reached via the following contact details:
- CT Lottery Claims Department: 777 Brook Street, Rocky Hill, CT 06067
- Phone: (860) 713-2700
Keep in mind that players must be 18 or over to play.
Check CT Cash5 results
CT Cash5 results are aired right after the drawings that take place in the headquarters of Connecticut Lottery in Rocky Hill. At the moment, draws are held seven times a week. To be more precise, they are held on each day of the week, at 10:29 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 August 16, 1998, or 20 years, 10 months and 30 days ago.
How it works: picking up CT Cash5 numbers
The currently applied format is as follows: 5 / 35. As you can see, players are to choose five main CT Cash5 numbers from the range between 1 and 35 CT Cash5 numbers. Pay attention that there are neither bonus, nor additional numbers.
Cash5 Connecticut winning odds & prize categories
The lottery currently offers three prize categories. The amount of the top prize is fixed, which means that Cash Five CT is not the one to bring you a record-high jackpot. For now, it accounts for $100,000. Luckily, the fact that the jackpot is quite modest is compensated by indeed high winning odds! As shown by official estimates, the odds of winning the top prize are 1 in 324,632. In particular, you will have to correctly guess all the five CT Cash5 numbers. For more information, please look at the table below:
Match (in any order)
Prize (up to)
1 : 324,632
1 : 2,164
1 : 75
The overall winning chances, in turn, are 1 in 7.
Cash5 Connecticut 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 Kicker, a number each ticket has. Activating Kicker number increases your chance to match and win a prize and costs just $.50 more per wager. If the Kicker number matches one of the five winning numbers drawn, it can be used for a prize match. No add-on games are provided, however.
Hot and cold CT Cash5 numbers
The lottery’s most often drawn numbers are 07, 34, 08, 12, 24, and 30. The cold, or the least frequent numbers are 11, 03, 32, 13, 35, and 25.
Payouts of Cash5 Connecticut prizes
Keep in mind that Cash Five CT jackpot can only be paid out as a lump sum. It must be claimed in person at Lottery headquarters, like all the prizes above $50,000. Similarly, prizes greater than $5,000 are to be claimed at Rocky Hill Headquarters. Prizes of up to $5,000 can be redeemed there too, as well as at local claim centers. Finally, amounts under $599 can be received at lottery retailers. Unfortunately, Cash Five CT winnings are subject to taxation: for prizes over $5,000, this is 25% federal tax. Besides, there is 6.99% state income tax. 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 CT Cash5 results.