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Connecticut Lottery launches 5 Card Cash

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By Todd Northrop

Starting Sunday, May 4, Connecticut Lottery players will have a new midday game to play featuring a playing card theme is proving to be very popular throughout North America.

The new $2 lotto game called "5 Card Cash" is modeled after the popular poker-themed games found in several state and provincial lotteries throughout the United States and Canada.

While most Connecticut Lottery games either have the opportunity to win instantly, or in a daily drawing, 5 Card Cash offers both.  Players will be able to win one of several instant prizes at the time the ticket is purchased, and tickets are also eligible to win a prize in the drawing that day.

5 Card CashThe new $2 game works like this: When players buy their ticket, five card symbols are printed on it. If the five card symbols include a pair of Jacks or better or a higher winning hand, like three of a kind, a flush or a full house, they win instantly. The top prize on the instant portion is $5,555 for having a royal flush.

Players can also instantly win a free ticket by having a pair of 5s on their game ticket.

For the daily drawing, the lottery will draw five random card symbols from the 52 total cards. A player then wins if they match at least three of the five cards drawn. If they match all five, the player wins the top prize of $255,555.

A ticket that wins an instant prize is still eligible to win a daily drawing prize as well.

The daily drawings will be conducted using a mechanical ball drawing machine.

5 Card Cash tickets are Quick Pick only, meaning that no playslips are needed. The drawings will be conducted by the Lottery each day at 1:57 p.m. Winning cards will be published on Lottery Post's Connecticut Lottery Results page soon after each drawing.

The overall odds for winning a prize on "5 Card Cash" are 1 in 4.1. The odds of hitting the $5,555 instant top prize are 1 in 649,740. The odds of winning the $255,555 prize are 1 in 2,598,960.

Tickets for 5 Card Cash go on sale Sunday, May 4, with the game's first daily drawing taking place on Monday, May 5.

Like all Connecticut Lottery games, winning tickets for 5 Card Cash must be redeemed within 180 calendar days of the drawing date indicated on the ticket.

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Posted: May 4, 2014, 1:08 pm - IP Logged

The 2014 Kentucky Derby with "California Chrome" winning the race was much more exciting given that the owners, Steve Coburn and Perry Martin only paid $10,000. for the horse and were also offered $6 million for a 51% partnership but declined the offer, is one amazing event in gambling history. Congratulations to them and the Trainer, Art Sherman,age 77, his second K.D. winning and oldest trainer, and the Jockey, Victor Espinoza. What an exciting event to have watched. 

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    The 2014 Kentucky Derby with "California Chrome" winning the race was much more exciting given that the owners, Steve Coburn and Perry Martin only paid $10,000. for the horse and were also offered $6 million for a 51% partnership but declined the offer, is one amazing event in gambling history. Congratulations to them and the Trainer, Art Sherman,age 77, his second K.D. winning and oldest trainer, and the Jockey, Victor Espinoza. What an exciting event to have watched. 

    Jester

    What does that have to do with 5 card cash? BS

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      Posted: May 4, 2014, 10:26 pm - IP Logged

      I would prefer it to be a $1 ticket with the instant win portion being optional for another $1.

      I don't like being forced to buy an extra ticket.

      And I don't like the current trend of terminal games going to $2 anyway.

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        Posted: May 5, 2014, 2:51 am - IP Logged

        Awesome! Sounds fun...

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          Posted: May 5, 2014, 2:57 am - IP Logged

          California can use a fresh terminal game...

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            Posted: May 5, 2014, 5:26 am - IP Logged

            Considering the terminal doesn't make a sound with an 'instant win' ticket,I can only imagine how many older people will fall prey to shifty clerks.

            If you watch the '5card cash'  video on the CT lottery website,the terminal only announces a winner after the recipient hands the ticket back to the clerk.

             

            Outside of that and the usual pumping a bunch of 2 dollar winners in a game to keep the odds of winning low isn't what players have in mind.I hope this flops IMHO.

            "...Life is not a matter of holding good cards,but sometimes playing a poor hand well...
            'Fortune Cookie wisdom'

             


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              Posted: May 5, 2014, 6:46 am - IP Logged

              Considering the terminal doesn't make a sound with an 'instant win' ticket,I can only imagine how many older people will fall prey to shifty clerks.

              If you watch the '5card cash'  video on the CT lottery website,the terminal only announces a winner after the recipient hands the ticket back to the clerk.

               

              Outside of that and the usual pumping a bunch of 2 dollar winners in a game to keep the odds of winning low isn't what players have in mind.I hope this flops IMHO.

              The video here is the same one that is on the CT Lottery website.  I hear a sound generated in the video when the clerk scans the ticket.  Are you watching the same video as me?

               

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                Considering the terminal doesn't make a sound with an 'instant win' ticket,I can only imagine how many older people will fall prey to shifty clerks.

                If you watch the '5card cash'  video on the CT lottery website,the terminal only announces a winner after the recipient hands the ticket back to the clerk.

                 

                Outside of that and the usual pumping a bunch of 2 dollar winners in a game to keep the odds of winning low isn't what players have in mind.I hope this flops IMHO.

                The terminal does makes a sound. It says; "congratulations you're a winner."

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                  Posted: May 5, 2014, 8:29 am - IP Logged

                  Unfortunately, they are all going to $2 a ticket on new games.

                  I read on TLC's last commissioner's meeting that All or Nothing is struggling right now. Well, it's $2 a tic. Four draws a day. Really?

                  The odds on that game are 1 in 2.7 million for $250,000. The only good thing is that the overall odds are pretty good, which mean you have a decent chance to win your $2 back, and you get 2 chances to win, but I think the jackpot is too low.

                  I played that game quite a bit last month, but I'm done with it for now.

                  Lotteries are looking for ways to increase revenue with new games, and that means higher ticket costs.

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                  A DOLLAR AND A DREAM (OR $2)

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                    Posted: May 5, 2014, 11:19 am - IP Logged

                    In the video, when the lady asks for a ticket, it sounds like the guy says, "that'll be a dollar" or "that'll be dollars."

                    I don't hear the word "two" in there anywhere.

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                      Posted: May 5, 2014, 1:35 pm - IP Logged

                      I'll give it a shot this weekend. I think it will do good since CT has the second largest US casino, but it's becoming quite expensive if you like to play all the games out there. Too bad their instant wins don't include bottles of alcohol and gift cards.Big Grin Angel

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                        The video here is the same one that is on the CT Lottery website.  I hear a sound generated in the video when the clerk scans the ticket.  Are you watching the same video as me?

                        I'm not talking about when she hands the ticket back, look at appx 41 seconds in the video,when the lady asks for a ticket,the machine spits it out and the clerk hands it to her.There is no sound .

                         

                        I bought 4 of these this morning on my way into work and immediately looked at them.I had a pair of kings(which was a $3 'instant' winner)

                        and the machine made no noise saying that I won anything when he handed me the tickets.

                        "...Life is not a matter of holding good cards,but sometimes playing a poor hand well...
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                          Posted: May 5, 2014, 4:38 pm - IP Logged

                          I'm not talking about when she hands the ticket back, look at appx 41 seconds in the video,when the lady asks for a ticket,the machine spits it out and the clerk hands it to her.There is no sound .

                           

                          I bought 4 of these this morning on my way into work and immediately looked at them.I had a pair of kings(which was a $3 'instant' winner)

                          and the machine made no noise saying that I won anything when he handed me the tickets.

                          I see what you're saying, but it's not going to make a sound at the point of sale, probably to enhance player experience, so players can discover the instant wins themselves.  It's like Scratcher tickets, you don't want a machine to let you know if you won or not before scratching it.

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                            Posted: May 5, 2014, 6:43 pm - IP Logged

                            Unfortunately, they are all going to $2 a ticket on new games.

                            I read on TLC's last commissioner's meeting that All or Nothing is struggling right now. Well, it's $2 a tic. Four draws a day. Really?

                            The odds on that game are 1 in 2.7 million for $250,000. The only good thing is that the overall odds are pretty good, which mean you have a decent chance to win your $2 back, and you get 2 chances to win, but I think the jackpot is too low.

                            I played that game quite a bit last month, but I'm done with it for now.

                            Lotteries are looking for ways to increase revenue with new games, and that means higher ticket costs.

                            KY Lottery replaced another $2 ticket game when they started their version of Five Card Cash and both games were two part games. The difference is the All or Nothing type games are based on one drawing. The 12/24 ticket prices could be lower if they used rolling jackpots too.

                            "Lotteries are looking for ways to increase revenue with new games, and that means higher ticket costs."

                            The majority of sales are still scratch-offs, Five Card Cash is a hybrid and state lotteries are giving players more choices by creating games like Five Card Cash. Pick-3, pick-4, and Cash Ball has a 50 cents a ticket option, but are all older games started before multi-million jackpot games. The prices of an MM ticket remained at $1 when the prize for matching 5 + 0 went to $1 million, but they added more combinations at much higher odds.

                            If the industry trend is going to be Online play from PCs, I-Pads, or phone, it makes sense to give players lots of playing options.