A special promotion for North Carolina’s jackpot game gives Carolina Cash 5 players five extra chances to win as much as $50,000.
Between now and next summer, the lottery will hold five Cash 5 Bonus Bucks drawings. For each drawing, five prizes will be awarded: One $50,000 grand prize, one $5,000 prize, and three $1,000 prizes.
The promotion starts on Sunday, Sept. 9 and it’s easy to be eligible to win. To get any entry slip for a Bonus Bucks drawing, make a $5 Cash 5 purchase in one of the two following ways:
- Select five sets of numbers for one drawing on a single ticket purchase
- Choose one set of numbers for five drawings on a single ticket purchase
When you do this, an entry slip will be automatically generated (at no extra cost) along with your separate $5 Carolina Cash 5 ticket. Make sure to get your Cash 5 ticket and your entry slip at the time of purchase – and keep them both. After all, both could make you a winner!
Please note that the lottery’s computer system cannot create multiple Bonus Bucks entry slips for one Cash 5 ticket. That means buying $10 in Cash 5 tickets at once will not create two Bonus Bucks entries and buying a 28-day Multi-Draw ticket will not generate five entries. If you want more than one Bonus Bucks entry, divide up your Cash 5 ticket purchases into one of the two ways mentioned above.
The physical entry slip is important. If a winning 9-digit number drawn at random matches your Bonus Bucks entry slip, you win a prize. To claim a Bonus Bucks prize, the winning entry slip must be presented.
Starting Sept. 9, entry slips will be valid for the first Bonus Bucks drawing. When an entry slip is generated after the first entry deadline, it will be valid for the next drawing. Here is the complete schedule:
- Draw #1 - Entry Deadline: Nov. 7, 2012 Drawing Date: Nov. 14, 2012
- Draw #2 - Entry Deadline: Jan. 9, 2013 Drawing Date: Jan. 16, 2013
- Draw #3 - Entry Deadline: March 13, 2013 Drawing Date: March 20, 2013
- Draw #4 - Entry Deadline: May 15, 2013 Drawing Date: May 22, 2013
- Draw #5 - Entry Deadline: July 17, 2013 Drawing Date: July. 24, 2013
To find out if you are a winner in a Cash 5 Bonus Bucks Drawing, check the lottery’s website after the drawing. The five prize-winning numbers selected in a random drawing will be posted there. Prizes won in the Bonus Bucks drawings must be claimed at one of the lottery’s regional claim centers, or by mail.
There are many ways you can learn more about Cash 5 Bonus Bucks drawings. As we get closer to Sept. 9, check the lottery website for information about the promotion. Bonus Bucks how to play brochures can be picked up at lottery retailers. For specific questions you can call the player hotline at (877) 962-7529.
We are looking forward to awarding 25 Carolina Cash 5 Bonus Bucks prizes to winners, including the five $50,000 winners. Remember to hang on to those entry slips to find out if you’re a winner.