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Tennessee Lottery joins multi-state Cash4Life game Sunday

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By Todd Northrop

Starting Sunday, Nov. 1, lottery players in Tennessee can participate in a growing multi-state game offering a top prize of $1000 per day for the rest of your life.

Cash4Life was started in 2014 as a two-state game, played in New Jersey and New York, and has been slowly expanding into other states.  Tennessee will be the fifth state to participate.

Playing Cash4Life is just like playing other typical lotto games: players select 5 numbers from a field of 1 to 60, and 1 Cash Ball from a field of 1 to 4.  Matching all the numbers wins the top prize, and matching other combinations of numbers wins a lower-tier prize.

One aspect making the Cash4Life prize structure unique is that the second prize — won by matching all five numbers but not the Cash Ball number — wins a lifetime prize too.  $1,000 per week for life, in fact.

"With two lifetime prizes, Cash4Life is a one-of-a-kind game we are delighted to launch in Tennessee," said Rebecca Hargrove, President and CEO of the Tennessee Education Lottery. "It should prove to be a popular addition to our existing array of entertaining games, while helping fulfill our mission of raising funds for valuable education programs in Tennessee."

Cash4Life costs $2 per play, and tickets are on sale at Tennessee Lottery retailers starting Sunday, Nov. 1.  Drawings are held in New Jersey every Monday and Thursday at 8 pm CT/9 pm ET.

Because the New Jersey Lottery uses real lottery ball equipment to draw the winning numbers, Tennessee lottery players will have a new lotto game to play that uses real lottery drawings.  All in-state Tennessee Lottery games generate the winning numbers using a computerized drawing system that players generally distrust, especially following the revelations of wide-spread computerized drawing rigging.

In addition to the top two "for-life" prizes, players can also win prizes ranging from $2 up to $2,500 in cash for matching various other combinations of numbers.  The lowest prize of $2 is won by matching one number plus the Cash Ball number.

The odds of winning the game's top prize are 1 in 21.8 million.  The overall odds to win any prize are 1 in 8.

The other four states which currently offer Cash4Life are New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, and Virginia.

The Maryland Lottery previously confirmed that the state will add Cash4Life starting in early 2016. (See Maryland Lottery to join Cash4Life game in early 2016, Lottery Post, Aug. 28, 2015.)

Cash4Life winning numbers will be published on Lottery Post's Tennessee Lottery Results page shortly after each drawing.

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Posted: October 30, 2015, 12:54 pm - IP Logged

Wink If the majority of players want it then give it to them. Good Luck !!Cheers

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    Posted: October 30, 2015, 1:34 pm - IP Logged

    I never thought of Cash4Life as 2 Jackpot Game with 1 Drawing, but it is. With that in mind, it is worth the $2 to Play!

    A mind once stretched by a new idea never returns to its original dimensions!

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      Posted: October 30, 2015, 2:57 pm - IP Logged

      Not a regular buyer of this but I bought 1 today to welcome Tenny-see to the game,

      now they have another game w/real drawings. Just say no to RNG.

      Extraordinary Popular Delusions & the Madness of Crowds    -- Charles Mackay  LL.D.

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        Posted: October 30, 2015, 3:36 pm - IP Logged

        Cash Options

         

        Prize Level 1 (Jackpot) Lump Sum Cash Option:

        Odds:  1 : 21,846,048

        • 1 Winner - Prize Level 1 (Jackpot) – Seven Million Dollars ($7,000,000)
        • 2 to 14 Winners - Seven Million Dollars ($7,000,000), divided by the number of winning tickets sold
        • Over 15 Winners - Seven Million Dollars ($7,000,000), divided by the number of winning tickets sold, all winners will receive their prize in a lump sum.

         

        Prize Level 2 Lump Sum Cash Option:

        Odds:  1 : 7,282,016

        • One Million Dollars ($1,000,000) unless a prize liability limitation is reached (see below)
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          Posted: October 30, 2015, 4:44 pm - IP Logged

          I thought the jackpot winner is also split?

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            Simpsonville
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            Posted: October 30, 2015, 5:10 pm - IP Logged

            Not a regular buyer of this but I bought 1 today to welcome Tenny-see to the game,

            now they have another game w/real drawings. Just say no to RNG.

            Will buy 10 advance draws in AC NJ tomorrow, someone's going to win...might as well be me.

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              Posted: October 30, 2015, 5:23 pm - IP Logged

              Another state makes the pot grew bigger but doubt it will improve our adds at winning.

              Think I bought only one ticket since it came into play because the number of winners is very low.

              Disapprove

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                Posted: October 30, 2015, 8:35 pm - IP Logged

                The more who play PB / MM, jackpot payouts gets larger; overall payout percentage improves. Cash4Life top payout structure is very different than typical jackpot games. The more Cash4Life tickets sold, more chances of the jackpot, which doesn't increase, being split among winners.

                To put it simply, Cash4Life is the reverse of most jackpot games. More who play = potentially smaller jackpot. The lotteries participating figure the vast majority of players won't realize this. For me, every state added is one less reason to play.

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                  Posted: October 30, 2015, 9:31 pm - IP Logged

                  Will buy 10 advance draws in AC NJ tomorrow, someone's going to win...might as well be me.

                  Good luck, most casino gift shops sell tix. If you travel outside of A.C. a lucky location:

                  7-11 store New rd. and Jackson ave. Northfield N.J. about 15 minutes away

                  New rd is designated U.S.9 and is exit 5 off the A.C. Expressway, 3 or 4 miles south on 9 toward  Northfield.

                  Extraordinary Popular Delusions & the Madness of Crowds    -- Charles Mackay  LL.D.

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                    Posted: October 31, 2015, 12:09 pm - IP Logged

                    Is this game operated by the hands of Tn or what? If it is, no Thank You.Evil Smile  Happy Halloween !!!!!!

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                      Posted: October 31, 2015, 7:07 pm - IP Logged

                      The second prize odds are horrible for a state game. Should've  made around 1 in 4M. Maybe one day they will improve the odds of second prize because nobody wins the jackpot for a long time.

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                        Posted: November 1, 2015, 4:51 pm - IP Logged

                        Isn't this the game with few if any winners so far? It is in Virginia also but I only played it once.

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                          Posted: November 2, 2015, 5:52 am - IP Logged

                          The dragon lady strikes again.

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                            Simpsonville
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                            Posted: November 3, 2015, 6:39 am - IP Logged

                            Isn't this the game with few if any winners so far? It is in Virginia also but I only played it once.

                            Even though the odds are wicked small, still bought four weeks worth in Atlantic City this past weekend!