How to Play
Cash 5 Bonus Bucks Drawings Are Here!
Want to play something that can get exciting fast? Carolina Cash 5 is your game. It has drawings daily and the top prize starts at $50,000 and continues to grow each time no one matches all five numbers drawn. Drawings are held daily at 11:22pm. Here’s how you get started:
To play, select five numbers from 1 to 39, or choose Quick Pick and have the computer pick your numbers for you. You can play up to 5 sets of numbers on one play slip, with each play costing $1.
Then, decide how many drawings you’d like to play. You can play up to 28 drawings in advance by selecting Multi-Draw. Plays will be for consecutive draw days.
If you make a mistake when marking your play slip, mark the “VOID” box for that panel and go to the next one. Check your play slip carefully before purchasing your tickets. Carolina Cash 5 tickets cannot be cancelled. It is your responsibility to ensure the ticket you receive represents the numbers you selected and the drawing you want to enter.
How do I Win?
If you match 2, 3, 4, or 5 of the numbers drawn in any order – you win! If no player matches all five numbers drawn, the prize money for the 5 of 5 prize will roll to the next drawing. Prize amounts for matching 5, 4, or 3 numbers are *pari-mutuel, meaning they are shared equally among all winners of that prize level. The prize for matching 2 numbers is a set payout of $1.
Prize Levels and Odds of Winning
||% of Prize Pool
||Odds 1 in:*
|*Overall odds of winning are 1 in 8.8.
**The advertised top prize is an estimate and is paid in accordance with NCEL game rules.
|5 of 5
|4 of 5
|3 of 5
|2 of 5
How to Find Out If You’ve Won
Carolina Cash 5 drawings will be held daily at approximately 11:22 pm. Watch for live drawings on any of these stations or visit our Carolina Cash 5 Latest Drawing page.
- WRAL - Channel 5, Raleigh
- WITN - Channel 7, Greenville, New Bern & Washington
- WAXN - TV64, Charlotte
- WXLV - Channel 45, Winston-Salem, Greensboro & High Point
- WLOS - Channel 13, Asheville
- on Facebook and Youtube
Where can I find winning numbers?
- Daily winning numbers are posted on this website once they are verified.
- Lottery Retailers Statewide
- Daily Emails from the Lucke-Zone
- NCEL Player Hotline: 877-962-7529
How to Claim Your Winnings
SIGN THE BACK OF YOUR TICKET. The ticket is a bearer instrument until signed.
Prizes under $600 may be claimed at any NCEL Retailer, Lottery Headquarters or any Lottery office.
Prizes between $600 and $99,999.99 must be claimed at NCEL Headquarters, any NCEL Office or by mail using an NCEL prize claim form. Claim forms can be found on our How to Claim page. Mail claim forms to:
P.O. Box 41606
Raleigh, NC 27629-1606
The risk of mailing tickets remains with the player. The NCEL is not responsible for tickets lost in the mail.
Prizes of $100,000 or more must be claimed in person at NCEL Headquarters.
In accordance with NCEL prize payment policy, all online game prizes must be claimed within 180 calendar days of the drawing. A ticket that is mailed must be received at NCEL Headquarters or any NCEL office within 180 days of the drawing. Postmarks shall not constitute satisfaction of the 180-day requirement.
All tickets, ticket shares, transactions, and players purchasing tickets are subject to the Lottery Act, NCEL rules and regulations and applicable law. Copies of NCEL rules may be obtained from any lottery office or by calling the NCEL Player Hotline at 1-877-962-7529.
For more information please visit our How to Claim section of the website.