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California Fantasy 5

California Fantasy 5 is a lottery game played in the Golden State which puts a giant jackpot up for grabs every single day. The top prize has even been known to get close to $1 million. There are also three other ways to win if you miss out on the jackpot. Find out more below about how to play California Fantasy 5 and the prizes you can win.

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California Fantasy 5 Numbers

Winning numbers are announced every day just after 6:30pm Pacific Time. You can find out the results as soon as they available on the California Fantasy 5 Numbers page, along with more information about all the payouts.

How to Play California Fantasy 5

Playing California Fantasy 5 is simple. What’s more, there’s a chance to play every night of the week. Follow the steps below to take part:

Picking your numbers

Pick Your Numbers

You are required to choose five numbers from 1 to 39 to play Fantasy 5 in California. You can either select your own or mark the Quick Pick option if you’d prefer a random set. Use the Number Generator if you’re looking for inspiration.

Confirming your play type

Pick How Many Draws To Play

You don’t just have to enter the next draw. You can make sure you don’t miss out on future draws by playing up to 12 in a row. Mark how many consecutive draws you want to enter in the Advance Play box on your slip.

Pay for Entries

Get Your Entries On Time

It costs $1 per entry to play Fantasy 5. Make sure you get your entries in before the cut-off time for ticket sales at 6:30pm. Sales reopen for the next draw at 6:35pm.

Check Numbers

Check the winning numbers

The nightly draws take place just after 6:30pm. Once you have got your entries in, you can sit back until the winning numbers are selected. Use the Fantasy 5 Checker to find out if you are a winner.

California Fantasy 5 Prizes

The Fantasy 5 jackpot always starts somewhere between $60,000 and $80,000. If nobody matches all five numbers, it rolls over to the next draw and an even bigger amount will be made available. With draws every night, the jackpot can grow quickly and it has previously reached as much as $935,000.

You also win prizes for matching two, three or four of the winning numbers. The Match 2 prize is a free ticket, while the remaining categories receive a percentage of the prize fund. The following table shows the different ways to win, the odds and the prize fund percentage. Four percent is also put in a prize reserve fund.

Numbers Matched Prize Percentage Allocated Odds of Winning
5 Jackpot - 40% 1 in 575,757
4 25% 1 in 3,387
3 31% 1 in 103
2 Free Ticket 1 in 10

The overall odds of winning a prize are 1 in 9

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