Scratch Games


$250,000 Cashword 9

GAME #1646
$250,000 Cashword 9 image$250,000 Cashword 9 rollover image
Game Start:
Ticket Price:$20
Top Prize:$250,000
Game End:TBA
Last Day To Redeem:TBA
Total # of Tickets:2,684,340
Overall Odds:1 in 3.00
Game Status:Active


Scratch the “YOUR LETTERS” box on each side to reveal your 20 letters. Scratch corresponding letters on ALL THREE CASHWORD PUZZLES. In each PUZZLE, if you uncover 3 or more complete words, win prize shown in PRIZE KEY for that PUZZLE. Each PUZZLE and the BONUS WORD plays separately. Only the highest prize won paid per PUZZLE.

Completely uncover the BONUS WORD using "YOUR LETTERS", win prize in PRIZE box.

Reveal a multiplier number and multiply your TOTAL winning prize amount by that number.

Note: Each puzzle plays separately. Words on the puzzles CANNOT be combined to win a higher prize. Example: 3 Words on Puzzle 1 wins $5.00. 3 Words on Puzzle 2 wins $5.00, for a total of $10.00.  

1. A word cannot be formed by linking letters diagonally, or by reading the letters from right to left or bottom to top.

2. Letters combined to form a complete word must appear in an unbroken horizontal or vertical sequence on the CA$HWORD puzzle.

3. Letters forming a word filling a complete word space can only be used to form one complete WORD (i.e., “BALL” and “GAME” within “BALLGAME” are considered only one complete WORD).

You must match all the letters within a possible “word” in order to form a complete word. All complete words contain at least three letters. Only highest prize won paid per ticket.  


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Overall odds are the odds that reflect your chances for winning a Lottery prize overall. For example, if a game has odds of 1 in 4, which means for all of the tickets in the entire game, there will be one winning ticket per every four tickets. However, because prizes are distributed randomly throughout the entire game, it does not mean that there will be a winning ticket every 4th ticket.  

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The odds of winning Scratch games vary.  If the odds of winning a game are 1 in 4, that doesn't mean that every fourth ticket purchased will be a winner.  Overall odds are based on the entire quantity of tickets printed for the specific game indicated.  The odds are calculated by taking the total number of tickets printed, divided by the number of winning tickets. The winning tickets are randomly distributed, therefore it is possible to purchase several tickets without having a winning ticket, just as it is possible to have multiple winning tickets in a row.

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Overall odds simply tells players their average chance of having a winning ticket.  For example, if a game has odds of 1 in 4, that means for all of the tickets in the entire game, there will be one winning ticket per every four tickets. However, because prizes are distributed randomly throughout the entire game, it does not mean that there will be a winning ticket every 4th ticket.
Scratch tickets are produced and distributed using a completely random, double-blind system.  First, the ticket vendor (printer) randomly scatters prizes throughout the game's entire print run using a random number generation system. No one, not the Lottery or even the ticket vendor, knows where the winning tickets are placed or when wins will occur.  Next, tickets are shipped to our warehouses in packs for distribution.  Ticket packs are pulled from inventory at random, and shipped to Retailers at random, as ordered.
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