how does win for life work

Is Cash4Life Really for Life?

Plus everything else you need to know to get in the game

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Pick a side. Is Cash4Life awesome because the top prize is $1,000 a day for life? Or is it awesome because odds of winning a prize are 1 in 8?

Wait, wait—before you choose! Here’s everything you need to know about how Cash4Life works.

In a Nutshell

Cash4Life is a multi-jurisdictional lottery game available in 9 states. (Jackpocket fans, that includes New Jersey!)

Cost: $2.00

Jackpot: $1,000 a day for life or a one-time lump sum of $7,000,000

Drawings: 7 days a week at 9:00 pm EST

Overall odds of winning a prize: 1 in 8

How to Play Cash4Life

Choose 5 numbers from 1–60 and 1 Cash Ball number from 1–4. You can Quick Pick or choose your own lucky numbers. Match all 5 numbers and the Cash Ball to win the grand prize of $1,000 a day for life.

Second prize is $1,000 a week for life. Just sayin.

Cash4Life Prizes

There are 9 ways to win a Cash4Life prize.

A breakdown of prizes and odds for Cash4Life

Match Win Odds
5 numbers + Cash Ball $1,000/day for life* 1 in 21,846,048
5 numbers $1,000/week for life* 1 in 7,282,016
4 numbers + Cash Ball $2,500 1 in 79,440
4 numbers $500 1 in 26,480
3 numbers + Cash Ball $100 1 in 1,471
3 numbers $25 1 in 490
2 numbers + Cash Ball $10 1 in 83
2 numbers $4 1 in 28
1 number + Cash Ball $2 1 in 13

*Prizes may be split if there are multiple winners. See your state lottery website for more information.

Cash4Life with Doubler (only in New Jersey)

For $1 per play, players in NJ can add on DOUBLER to their ticket, which will double your non “for life” prizes.

Is Cash4Life for, well, life?

Yep! So long as you pick the annuity option, paid in annual installments of $365,000. The minimum annuity period is 20 years.

Which States Have Cash4Life?

Cash4Life is available in Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, and Virginia.

A veeery similar game called Lucky for Life is offered in 25 additional states and Washington, DC.

Are You A Winner?

Winning numbers are drawn every night at approximately 9:00 pm EST. If you’re a Jackpocket player, you get automatically notified by email when you win. No prize left behind! For prizes $599.50 and under (the threshold amount in New Jersey), Jackpocket credits your account for the full amount. If you more than $599.50, we arrange to have the ticket securely delivered to you so that you can claim your prize from the New Jersey state lottery.

If you bought your Cash4Life ticket in person from a brick-and-mortar retailer, check your state lottery website for more information on how to claim your prize.

Play Cash4Life on Jackpocket

So what’s the verdict? Want to see your bank account rise with the sun every morning? Head over to the Jackpocket app and join the next Cash4Life drawing.

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The Jackpocket lottery app is the convenient, fun, and responsible way to play the lottery. We operate out of New York in an office of about 50 people and one Maybelle, our very photogenic office pup. Play now in Arkansas, Colorado, Minnesota, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Ohio, Oregon, Texas, and Washington, DC.

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How does win for life work

Game # 01115

Ticket Price: $3.00

Start Date: 12/10/12

End Date: 11/26/13

Last Date to Claim Prizes: 11/26/14

Here’s How to Play
This ticket will feature one (1) game play area: a KEY NUMBER MATCH.
The player gently removes the scratch-off material covering the play area to reveal four (4) WINNING NUMBERS and eleven (11) YOUR NUMBERS. If any of YOUR NUMBERS match any WINNING NUMBER, the player wins the PRIZE for that YOUR NUMBER. If a WIN symbol is revealed, the player automatically wins the prize for that symbol. If three (3) LIFE symbols are revealed, the player wins $1,000/WEEK FOR LIFE! Players can win up to eleven (11) times on this ticket.

More Than $11 Million in Prizes
Approximately 6.0 million WIN FOR LIFE! tickets are initially planned in this game. The New Jersey Lottery reserves the right to subsequently increase this quantity of tickets. Should additional tickets be introduced, prize levels and frequency of winning will be consistent with the following disclosures:

In the WIN FOR LIFE! Instant Game, New Jersey allocates approximately 65% of the gross receipts to prizes. On average, 1 ticket in 5 wins a prize. In a game of 6,000,000 tickets there are 750,020 prizes of $3; 220,000 prizes of $5; 100,000 prizes of $10; 124,660 prizes of $15; 4,800 prizes of $100 and 5 prizes of $1,000 A WEEK FOR LIFE. Odds and number of winners may vary based on sales, distribution and claims.

Lucky Locations
New Jersey Lottery Instant Game players are winning prizes ranging in amount from $15 up to $1 million. Here are the Lucky Locations where players purchased Top Prize winning tickets for this game.

How does win for life work Game # 01115 Ticket Price: $3.00 Start Date: 12/10/12 End Date: 11/26/13 Last Date to Claim Prizes: 11/26/14 Here’s How to Play This