cash4life lottery game
Tips & Tricks

How to Play Cash4Life

Plus everything else you need to know about Cash4Life to get in the game.

Pick a side. Is Cash4Life awesome because the top prize is $1,000 a day for life? Or is it awesome because the 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. And when you're ready? Grab your Cash4Life tickets in the Jackpocket app.

Cash4Life in a Nutshell

Cash4Life is a multi-jurisdictional lottery game available in 10 states. (Jackpocket fans, that includes New York and New Jersey!) This means lotto fans in all 10 states are eligible for the same prizes.

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 7.76

How to Play Cash4Life

Choose 5 Cash4Life numbers from 1–60 and 1 Cash Ball number from 1–4. You can Quick Pick to let the computer select for you 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. Cash4Life is available to play both in store in all participating states and online in certain jurisdictions.

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

🟦 TIP: When you order your Cash4Life ticket on Jackpocket, the app notifies you automatically after the drawing if you win at any prize level!

Play Cash4Life in Jackpocket app

Cash4Life play options

Different states offer different play options to add to the excitement of the game. For example, in Pennsylvania, you can order tickets up to five weeks (or 10 drawings) in advance. Florida allows you to play up to 30 draws in advance. New York lets you play the same numbers across a specified number of games in multi-draw for up to 28 games.  

See your state’s local lottery website for more information on play options available in your state. 

Cash4Life Payout Chart

Cash4Life prizes start with matching one number plus the Cash ball. Overall, there are 9 Cash4Life winning number combinations. Here’s a breakdown of the prizes along with their Cash4Life odds. 

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 an additional $1 per play, players in NJ can add on DOUBLER to their ticket, which will double your non “for life” prizes. So if you win the $500 prize, your prize will be doubled to $1,000! 

Which States Have Cash4Life?

Cash4Life is available in these 10 U.S. states:

  • New York
  • New Jersey
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Indiana
  • Maryland
  • Missouri
  • Pennsylvania
  • Tennessee
  • Virginia

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

Things to know

Cash4Life: What happens if you win?

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. 

Using Jackpocket means you get automatically notified by email when you win. For prizes ~600 and under (based on the threshold amount in your state), Jackpocket credits your account for the full amount. If you win more than $600, we arrange to have the ticket securely delivered to you so that you can claim your prize from your state lottery.

Cash4Life winners
Seven Cash4Life players have won prizes of $1M or more using Jackpocket. Meet Osman, who won $1,000 a day for life ($7 mil!) in NYC. 

Cash4Life top prize: Is it really for life?

Yep! So long as you pick the annuity option, paid in annual installments of $365,000. The minimum annuity period for the Cash4Life payout is 20 years.

Cash4Life prize chartCash4Life has "for life" payout structures for top prize AND second prize. 

When is the next Cash4Life live drawing?

The live drawing occurs every day, seven days per week, at 9 pm ET. Drawings from Studio B are held live at the New Jersey Lottery headquarters in Trenton. The last time to purchase your ticket varies by state. See your local state lottery website for more information. 

Get Cash4Life tickets on Jackpocket

So what’s the verdict? Want to see your bank account rise with the sun every morning? Order your tickets online using the Jackpocket app and join the next Cash4Life drawing from your phone or computer. 

Want to know what’s new with Jackpocket? Check out our blog. 

Feeling Lucky?

Download the Jackpocket app and choose your lucky numbers

Get the App
Get the Jackpocket app