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NJ/NY/PA/VA Cash 4 Life Lottery

Complete Odds & Return to Players


The purpose of this page is to provide Cash 4 Life Lottery players with the supplemental information that is not readily available on the sponsored lottery site.

Cash 4 Life
Mid-size replace 2 replace 3 replace 4 replace 7 $0.000000 replace 7
Class Winners Losers Overall Odds Overall Return Return Sensitivity Payout per $

We believe this is important because most lotteries only provide players with minimal amount of information: the odds of each winning combination occurring; the overall probability of having a winning ticket; the price of each ticket; the game format; the total number of combinations; and a few other items.

However, this page fills in the missing blanks. Included here are the complete odds and probabilities of every winning and losing ticket. It provides you with a comparison of winners to losers, the monies collected, the monies distributed back to players, and more.

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Jackpot:  M   (fixed)
Table C4L7: US Cash 4 Life Expanded Odds Calculations

About: Cash 4 Life a US Multi-State lottery that is played in 4 states, New Jersey New York, Pennsylvania, and Virginia.

Format: Cash 4 Life requires a player to make 2 choices: (1) Pick 5 numbers out of a set of 60 white balls; and (2) Pick 1 Cashball from a set of 4 red balls. If the player picks the same numbers as those that are drawn in the next drawing, the player wins the Jackpot prize. Smaller prizes are awarded for other combinations.

Class: Cash 4 Life is a Mid-size Lottery. We classify it as such because its Jackpot Parity is approximately $27.8 million, which is over $10 million and less than $100 million.

Prizes: The minimum Cash 4 Life jackpot prize is replace 1, and the 2nd place prize is guarenteed to be $1 million. Both of these prizes will be paid on a pari-mutuel basis and these will be paid to the winner for life, (or for a minimum period of 20 years, which ever is longer). Both 1st and 2nd place prizes may be paid either as a annuity or as a discounted cash value. All other cash prizes are predefined as well and paid as a lump sum as summarized in the table above. The jackpot and 2nd place prizes are fixed, and will not be increased.

Combinations: In the Cash 4 Life lottery, there are a total of replace 1 combinations.

Winners: Of these, there are replace 8 winning combinations. This represents replace 2 of the combinations. The overall odds of having a winning combination is replace 4 to 1 (the lower the better).

Losers: There are replace 9 losing Cash 4 Life combinations. This is replace 3 of the combinations. The overall odds of having a losing combination is replace 4 to 1 (the higher the better; because as this number gets closer to 1, nearly every ticket is a loser.

Price: Each Cash 4 Life ticket costs replace 9

Money Raised: Assuming all tickets are sold and there are no duplicates, a total of replace 10 will be raised.

Table C4L-4: Cash 4 Life Lottery Summary
Format 5/60+1/4
Class Mid-size
Min Jackpot replace 8
Jackpot Type Annuity
Combos replace 1
Total Winners replace 8
Total Losers replace 9
Overall Winners replace 4
Overall Losers replace 4
Pct Winners replace 2
Pct Losers replace 3
Price replace 9
Amount Raised replace 10
Tot Payout replace 11
Avg Ticket Payout replace 7
Normalized Payout/$ replace 7
ReturnOn$ replace 7
Jackpot/Odds replace 7
Return Sensitivity $0.000
Jackpot Parity replace 7

Prize Pool: Of this, replace 11 will be allocated to the prize pool to be paid back to the players when the jackpot is set to replace 8

Average Winning Ticket Payout: On the average, each winning ticket will pay replace 7 to the players. Since a ticket costs replace 9, the normalized payout per Dollar spent is replace 7

Income Returned to Players: Based on this information, replace 7 of each $ raised will be returned to the players.

Return Sensitivity: The return sensitivity of Cash 4 Life is 0 (zero). This is because the jackpot remains constant and will not fluctuate.

Jackpot Parity: In order for Cash 4 Life to return $1.00 of each dollar raised, the Jackpot must be equal to replace 7. However, this level will never be reached due to the fixed nature of the prizes.

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