How Do You Play Tennessee Cash?
Tennessee Cash is a popular lottery game in the state of Tennessee. It offers players the chance to win a jackpot that starts at $200,000 and grows until someone wins. If you’re interested in playing Tennessee Cash, here’s a step-by-step guide on how to play and increase your chances of winning.
1. Purchase a ticket: Visit an authorized Tennessee Lottery retailer and ask for a Tennessee Cash playslip. Each playslip contains five panels, and each panel represents one play. You can play up to five plays per ticket. Alternatively, you can ask for a Quick Pick ticket, and the terminal will randomly generate your numbers.
2. Choose your numbers: For each play, select five numbers from 1 to 35 in the upper play area of the playslip. You can mark your numbers with a pencil or a blue or black ink pen. If you make a mistake, mark the VOID box and go to the next panel. Remember, you cannot erase or scratch out your numbers.
3. Add the Cash Ball: In the lower play area of the playslip, select one Cash Ball number from 1 to 5. This number represents an extra chance to win a prize. If you don’t want to choose a number, you can mark the Quick Cash box, and the terminal will randomly select your Cash Ball number.
4. Play multiple draws: If you want to play in advance, you can mark the number of consecutive drawings you wish to play, up to 10. Each play costs $2, so if you want to play multiple draws, multiply the number of plays by the number of drawings to calculate the total cost.
5. Check your ticket: After purchasing your ticket, make sure to check the accuracy of your numbers, the Cash Ball selection, and the number of draws you’ve chosen before leaving the retailer.
6. Drawing and claiming prizes: Tennessee Cash drawings are held every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 10:34 PM Central Time. To win the jackpot, match all five numbers and the Cash Ball. If you match only the five numbers without the Cash Ball, you’ll win a second-tier prize. Other prize levels are also available for matching fewer numbers. Prizes must be claimed within 180 days from the drawing date.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs):
1. Can I play Tennessee Cash online?
No, Tennessee Cash can only be played by purchasing a ticket from an authorized retailer.
2. What is the cost of playing Tennessee Cash?
Each play costs $2, and you can play up to five plays per ticket.
3. Can I pick my own numbers or use Quick Pick?
You have the option to choose your own numbers or use Quick Pick to have the terminal randomly generate them for you.
4. Can I play Tennessee Cash in advance?
Yes, you can play up to 10 consecutive drawings in advance by marking the appropriate number on your playslip.
5. What are the odds of winning the Tennessee Cash jackpot?
The odds of winning the jackpot are approximately 1 in 1,623,160.
6. What happens if multiple tickets win the jackpot?
If multiple tickets match all the winning numbers, the jackpot prize will be divided equally among the winners.
7. Are there any taxes on Tennessee Cash prizes?
Yes, all prizes over $5,000 are subject to federal withholding tax of 25% and state tax of 5%.
8. Can I claim my prize anonymously?
No, Tennessee law requires the Tennessee Lottery to release the names and home states of winners.
9. Can I claim a prize if I lose my ticket?
No, you must present a valid winning ticket to claim a prize. It is essential to sign the back of your ticket to establish ownership.