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Draws take place every day after
draw entry closes at 6:30 p.m.


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$729,505 is the Largest Fantasy 5 Jackpot Ever Won

The Fantasy 5 draw was won by one lucky player on February 13, 1992

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Answers to your Fantasy 5 questions.

What are the odds of winning a prize in Fantasy 5?

The overall odds of winning any prize in Fantasy 5 are about 1 in 9, and the odds of winning the jackpot are about 1 in 576 thousand.

Where does the money from Fantasy 5 go?

95 cents of every dollar spent by our players goes back to the community in the form of contributions to public schools and colleges, player prizes and retail compensation. See how Lottery funds are making a difference »
Where and how will I be able to play Fantasy 5?

Fantasy 5 is available at all current Lottery retailers and costs $1 per play. You pick 5 numbers from a field of 1 to 39. Draws occur every day right after draw entry closes at 6:30pm PT. The winning numbers are available at all Lottery retailers, here, and through media outlets.
Are prizes taxable?

All prizes over $599 are subject to taxes and other offsets required by law.  However, there are no state/local taxes.

How is the Fantasy 5 draw conducted?

The draws are conducted using an Automated Draw Machine, which is a state-of-the-art computer used to draw winning numbers in a fair and equitable way.

How long do I have to collect a Fantasy 5 prize?

You have 180 days from the date of the draw to claim your prize. Free Fantasy 5 tickets must be claimed within 180 days of the draw date.

What happens to a Fantasy 5 jackpot prize if it is not claimed?

If a jackpot prize is not claimed within the required time limit, the unclaimed Fantasy 5 jackpot prize funds are distributed to California public education.

What is an Automated Draw Machine?

The Automated Draw Machine is a stand-alone computer, which means it isn't connected to any other computer system. The computer's hard drive cannot be opened without breaking a numbered security seal. Inside the computer, the programs that generate the random numbers are permanently implanted or "burned in" and cannot be altered. Tampering with the system in any way is impossible.

The California Lottery has purchased three separate Automated Draw Machines, two are used for the daily draws and the third one is used as an off-site backup in the event of an emergency. Each day before the draw, a manual capsule draw is conducted to determine which draw device will be used - A or B. Another manual capsule draw is conducted to determine which randomization method is used, one being a mathematical algorithm and the other being a Random Number Generator. The numbers selected from either method are unpredictable and selected in an unbiased manner.