NC Lottery Begins New Numbers Game

Lottery enthusiasts in North Carolina have a new way to play today. The state is launching another numbers game called Carolina Cash Five.

The daily game is similar to the national Powerball jackpot game, but is played only in North Carolina. Players choose five numbers out of 39 to try to match the numbers that will be randomly drawn every night.

The prizes are much lower than the Powerball game, but lottery officials say the odds of winning are much better. The top prize for matching all five numbers starts at 50-thousand dollars and grows if no one wins.