November 1, 2012
Hoosier Lottery launching new rolling-jackpot game Cash 5
$50,000 – or more – up for grabs every day
INDIANAPOLIS – Cash 5, a new daily lotto-style game from the Hoosier Lottery, is launching Sunday, Nov. 4.
Cash 5, which will be drawn every night of the week, offers a rolling jackpot that starts at $50,000 and rolls -- or grows -- every day until it is hit. After a jackpot is won, the jackpot starts over at $50,000 for the next drawing.
“Research told us that our players wanted a new draw game that was fun, easy to play, offered a good jackpot and great odds – all for just a dollar,” said Al Larsen, Hoosier Lottery Public Relations Manager, “and Cash 5 is definitely that game.”
In Cash 5, players receive five numbers from 1 to 39. Players win a prize for matching two or more numbers. Players may also elect to select their own numbers by filling out a playslip.
Overall odds of winning are 1:8.8. Odds of winning the jackpot are 1: 575,757.
Players may purchase Cash 5 tickets anywhere Hoosier Lottery draw games are sold. Tickets cost $1 per play and may be purchased simply by asking a retail clerk for “Cash 5.”
Winning Cash 5 numbers will be drawn nightly at approximately 10:50 p.m. Players can check their numbers at hoosierlottery.com or can receive them via e-mail or text by simply signing up for a “mylottery” account. A mylottery account is free to sign up for at hoosierlottery.com for players 18 and older, and provides exclusive offers and benefits such as coupons, newsletters, winning numbers and jackpot alerts.
The mission of the Hoosier Lottery is to maximize net income for the state in a socially-responsible manner. In fiscal year 2012, the Hoosier Lottery generated $211 million in surplus revenue which was used to significantly reduce the motor vehicle excise tax for all Hoosier drivers and also supported the pension funds for retired Indiana teachers, police and firefighters. Player prizes for the fiscal year totaled $533 million and $60 million was earned by Indiana retailers on the sale of Hoosier Lottery products.
Since its inception in 1989, the Hoosier Lottery has produced more than $4 billion for the citizens of Indiana, $1 billion in commissions and bonuses for participating Indiana retailers, and has paid out more than $8.8 billion in player prizes.
The Hoosier Lottery reminds all players to play responsibly.
For the Media:
- Cash 5 winning numbers will be distributed to the media nightly with other Hoosier Lottery winning numbers.
- The Cash 5 logo may be downloaded for use in your publication or broadcast here.
- Please note, the last drawing for the Hoosier Lottery draw game Lucky 5 will be Nov. 3. Please replace the Lucky 5 logo and winning numbers with the Cash 5 logo and numbers in your publication or broadcast starting Sunday, Nov. 4.
For more information, please contact Betsy Gutierrez at firstname.lastname@example.org or 317-264-4852 or Al Larsen at email@example.com or 317-264-4805.