Cash Five ® Pre-test Results
A pre-test is an unofficial drawing that tests the machine and the ball set used for a Cash Five drawing. Pre-tests ensure that the drawing machine is working well and that balls are drawn in a random way.
The Texas Lottery performs at least four pre-tests before every Cash Five drawing. A Cash Five ball set passes the pre-tests if the same ball is not drawn four or more times. If any Cash Five ball is drawn five times, the entire ball set fails and is removed from the machine and replaced by the alternate ball set.
When a ball set does not pass the pre-tests, more pre-tests are performed to test the alternate equipment. The second set(s) of pre-tests are shown in RED.
If the designated Cash Five drawing machine malfunctions during the pre-tests, the alternate Cash Five drawing machine is used. A new set of pre-tests are conducted with the alternate Cash Five drawing machine and the designated Cash Five ball set. The new set(s) of pre-tests conducted with the alternate machine are shown below.
Asterisks (*) mark the machine and ball set used for the drawing.
In the case of a discrepancy between the pre-test results listed on this Web Site and the official pre-test records, the official records prevail.