California Fantasy 5 FAQS

If you want to know anything about California Fantasy 5, check out the frequently asked questions on this page. The queries cover everything from how draws work to claiming prizes in California.

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Draw Details

What time are draws held?

Fantasy 5 draws in California take place daily just after 6:30pm Pacific Time.

What is the cut-off time for ticket sales?

You have right up until the draw takes place to get your entries in, with ticket sales open until 6:30pm. There is then a short draw break until sales reopen at 6:35pm.

Prize Details

Do I win a prize with two numbers?

Yes. Match two or more numbers and you’ll win a prize in Fantasy 5. You’ll need all five to win the jackpot.

What is the claim period for prizes?

If you win a prize on Fantasy 5, you have 180 days from the draw date to come forward.

What are the odds of winning?

The odds of winning the jackpot are 1 in 575,757. The overall odds of winning a prize are 1 in 9.

Playing California Fantasy 5

How do I play California Fantasy 5?

You have to select five numbers from 1 to 39. If you don’t want to pick your own numbers, you can opt for a Quick Pick. Try out the Number Generator to create a random line before you go to buy your ticket.

What is the cost of entry?

Fantasy 5 costs $1 per play in California.

What is the minimum age to play?

The minimum age to play California lottery games is 18.

How do I play the same numbers in consecutive draws?

Mark the Advance Play box if you want to enter your numbers into consecutive draws. You can play up to 12 draws in a row on one playslip.

Winning California Fantasy 5

Are Fantasy 5 prizes taxed?

There are no state taxes on lottery prizes in California.

Can I stay private if I win the jackpot?

You won’t be able to stay anonymous if you win a prize. Californian law dictates that your full name can be disclosed, along with the name and location of the retailer that sold the winning ticket.

California Fantasy 5 Jackpot

What is the starting jackpot in California Fantasy 5?

The grand prize starts somewhere between $60,000 and $80,000.

How high can the jackpot go?

There is no limit to how high the jackpot can go, as t will keep rolling until at least one player matches all the numbers. The jackpot has been known to go as high as $935,000.

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