Tennessee Lottery Cash 4 General Information and Links
How to Play Tennessee Cash 4 Lottery
From a Tennessee Lottery retailer (a gas station, a convenience store, a food store, etc. which plays TN Lottery) get
a Cash 4 playslip. A playslip contains five different play areas. Each play area represents a different Cash 4 play.
Each play area contains four columns of the digits 0 to 9. Mark the first digit of your number on the first column, the second digit
on the second column, the third digit on the third column, and the fourth digit on the fourth column. So, if you want to play
8142, then 8 will be marked in the first column, 1 in the second column, 4 in the third column, and 2 in the fourth column. Next
select the amount and mark the play types listed under your selected price. For $1, you can play Exact Order, Any Order, Exact/Any,
or Combo; for 50¢, you can play only Exact Order or Any Order.
The numbers you are playing are valid only for the next draw. You may specify either the day or evining draw, or both. In fact,
playing both draws doubles the price.
Next, present the completed playslip to the lottery retailer to receive your printed ticket. Check your ticket immediately to
ensure that the numbers, dates, and play type match your request.
You may also look at a Cash 4 playslip here.
Play Types and How You Win the Tennessee Cash 4 Lottery
There are four ways you can play and win the Tennessee Cash 4 game - two basic types and two shortcuts of the basic types. These types
together with how much is paid for a winning Tennessee Cash 4 game type are listed below.
The basic Cash 4 play types are:
Exact Order: You win by matching the winning Cash 4 number in the exact order drawn. For example, if you play 8142 as
Exact Order, you'll win only if the winning number is exactly 8142; you don't win anything if the winning number is 8412 or 8144.
The prize of Tennessee Cash 4 Exact Order game is $5,000 for a $1 game and $2,500 for a 50¢ game.
Any Order: You win by matching the numbers in any order. For example, if you play 8142 as Any Order, you'll win if the
Cash 4 winning number contains the four digits 1, 2, 4, and 8 in any order, such as 2148 or 4218; but not if any one is missing
The prize of Tennessee Cash 4 box play depends on whether the digits are repeated or not.
- A number such as 8142, where none of the digits repeats is called a 24-way Any Order and pays $200 for a $1 game and $100
for a 50¢ game.
- If one of the digits is double, like 8182, then it is called a 12-way Any Order and pays $400 for a $1 game and $200 for a
- If two digits are doubled, like 8118, then it is called a 6-way Any Order and pays $800 for a $1 game and $400 for a 50¢
- If one of the digits is tripled, like 8188, then it is called a 4-way Any Order and pays $1198 for a $1 game and $599 for a
- There is no Any Order play for numbers with all four identical digits such as 8888. These Cash 4 numbers can only be played in
And the shortcut play types are:
Exact/Any: is simply a combination of a 50¢ Exact Order play and a 50¢ Any Order play. This play type is
designed to save you time; it is a shortcut of playing one game of Exact Order and another game of Any Order of the same number.
That is, instead of filling one panel for 50¢ Exact Order and another panel for 50-cents Any Order, of the same number, you
might as well fill out just one panel and mark it as Exact/Any. Note that the minimum amount for a Exact/Any play type is $1.
The prize of a Exact/Any play is the sum of a 50¢ Exact game and a 50¢ Any game. For example, if you play 8142
as Exact/Any, and if the winning number is 8142, then you'll win $2600 ($2500 for the Exact part + $100 for the Any part).
If the winning number is 8124, you'll win only $100 for the Any part since you did not match it exactly. How much do you win with
Exact/Any of the number
Combo: This is the same as playing Exact Order all possible combination of the selected number. For example, if you
want to win $5000 on the number 8188 in any order it is drawn, then you have to play Exact Order all the possible combinations,
namely, 8188, 1888, 8818, and 8881, at a price of $4 ($1 for each). The shortcut is simply to fill out any one of the combinations
(say, 1888) and mark Combo for $1; you'll still pay $4. Note that a $1 combo play of a non-repeating-digit number such as 8142
costs $24 since there are 24 possible combinations (1248, 2148, 1284, 1482, etc.).
The Tennessee Cash 4 game allows you to play Combo only for a dollar (i.e, $4, $6, $12, or $24). In nearly all other states
that palay 4-digit Combo, you can play it for 50¢ (i.e, $2, $3, $6, or $12) as well.
Cash 4 Lucky Sum
Lucky Sum is an add-on feature to Cash 4, for an extra $1 or 50¢, you can win a prize even if your exact numbers aren't
drawn. Just tell your retailer you want to play Lucky Sum in addition to your regular Cash 4 wager. Note that the price of your Lucky Sum
must match the cost of the base play. That is, if you play a certain number for 50¢, your Lucky Sum will also cost you
Cash 4 Lucky Sum prizes for $1:
0 ... $5,000.00
1 ... $1,250.00
2 ... $500.00
3 ... $250.00
4 ... $142.00
5 ... $90.00
6 ... $60.00
7 ... $42.00
8 ... $30.00
9 ... $22.00
10 ... $18.00
11 ... $14.00
12 ... $12.00
13 ... $10.00
14 ... $10.00
15 ... $8.00
16 ... $8.00
17 ... $8.00
18 ... $8.00
19 ... $8.00
20 ... $8.00
21 ... $8.00
22 ... $10.00
23 ... $10.00
24 ... $12.00
25 ... $14.00
26 ... $18.00
27 ... $22.00
28 ... $30.00
29 ... $42.00
30 ... $60.00
31 ... $90.00
32 ... $142.00
33 ... $250.00
34 ... $500.00
35 ... $1,250.00
36 ... $5,000.00
The prizes are inversely proportional to the odds of each sum. Sums of 0 and 36 are the least likely since each covers only one
number, 0000 and 9999, respectively. Therefore, they are allocated the highest prize. On the other hand, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, and 21
are the most likely to be drawn, thus with the lowest prizes.
The odds and all possible combinations of 4-digit games are available on this web site at
Prizes and Odds of Tennessee Lottery Cash 4
How much does Tennessee Cash 4 pay for Straight or Box? The following is a summary of winner prize payouts and the odds of winning.
|Play Type||Odds||Prize (for $1 bet)|
|Exact Order||1 in 10,000||$5,000|
|4-way Any Order||1 in 2,500||$1,198|
|6-way Any Order||1 in 1,667||$800|
|12-way Any Order||1 in 833||$400|
|24-way Any Order||1 in 417||$200|
Note that a 24-way Any Order is a number with four non-identical digits; a 12-way Any Order has one of the digits repeated;
a 6-way Any Order has two of the digits doubled; a 4-way Any Order has one digits and three identical digits.
For Tennessee Lottery general rules and how to claim prizes, please see Tennessee Lottery general info page.
Links to some Cash 4 pages of the Tennessee Lottery Official Web Site
Although we have tried to cover all the pertinent information of the Tennessee Cash 4, we recommend that you also look at the
following pages at the Tennessee Lottery official web site.
Tennessee Cash 4 at US-Lotteries.com
The main purpose of this web site (US-Lotteries.com) is to present a well formatted latest and past results; analysis and statistics
of past winning numbers, digits, pairs, triads; search to see if your favorite numbers have ever won or have come close to winning
the jackpot; mathematical tools such as combinations generators and wheels. The complete list of all Tennessee Cash 4 pages of this
web site are listed below.