Jersey Cash 5 Odds
The odds of winning the Cash 5 jackpot are 1 in 1,221,759. The following table shows how many numbers you need to match to win prizes, and the odds of winning them. The prize amounts will vary depending on the Xtra number if you played with that $1 extra on your ticket.
|Numbers Matched||Cash 5 Prize*||Odds of Winning|
|Match 5||Jackpot||1 in 1,221,759|
|Match 4||$500*||1 in 6,109|
|Match 3||$15*||1 in 157|
* All prizes except are pari-mutuel so will vary depending on the number of tickets sold and the number of winners. These values are the average expected values but can vary from this amount.
The overall odds of winning a prize in any tier are 1 in 153.
There is an additional prize tier if you played with the Xtra Number for matching just two balls. You win $2 regardless of the Xtra number drawn, and the odds of winning in this tier are 1 in 11.
Green Ball Prizes and Odds
From time to time, a special Green Ball draw takes place. This involves one ball being selected from a pool of seven - six white balls and one green. If the green ball comes out, another Cash 5 draw takes place on the same night. This gives you another chance to win. Here's all the odds and prizes for these special draws.
|Numbers Matched||Odds of Winning||Prize||XTRA x2||XTRA x3||XTRA x4||XTRA x5|
|Match 5||1 in 1,221,759||$50,000||-||-||-||-|
|Match 4||1 in 6,109||$500||$1,000||$1,500||$2,000||$2,500|
|Match 3||1 in 157||$15||$30||$45||$60||$75|
|Match 3||1 in 157||-||$2||$2||$2||$2|
If a white ball is drawn rather than the green one, the machine will then just feature five white balls and a green ball in the next draw the following day. If the same happens, another white ball will be taken out, and so on, until the green ball finally appears. The system then resets to include all six white balls and one green again. Green Ball promotions typically last a few weeks, so a number of additional draws are guaranteed.