I think most people don't play the TN Cash5 for one reason - computers.
But if you look past that there are even more reasons not to play it if you can cross over to another state and play theirs.
I go to VA to play their Pick5.
TN has 3 drawings a week (M-W-F). VA has 14 drawings a week (Twice a day, 7 days a week)
TN has 39 numbers in their game. VA has 34.
TN's odds are 1 in 575,757. VA's odds are 1 in 278,256.
TN's game only allows $1 plays. Va's game lets you play $1 or 50 cents or 25 cents.
TN only lets you play up to 12 draws. VA lets you play up to 91 draws.
TN starts at $40,000. VA starts and stays at $100,000
TN rolls but is parimutuel if there is more than one winner. VA stays at $100,000 but up to 5 winners can win that top prize without sharing.
TN's got computers - VA's got balls.
In short, VA's innovative and pro-active with their lottery. TN is dull and boring and afraid to try anything new or different.The only time they change anything it's for the worse - like going to computers.
I like VA a lot better and drive there once a month to get my Pick5's for the whole month.
Check out a neighboring state if you're close to one.