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Cash Showdown

Cash Showdown
  • Prize: Win up to €100,000 Prize: Win up to €100,000
  • Odds of Winning: 2.7 Odds of Winning: 1 in 2.7
  • Game Price: €5.00 per play Game Price: €5.00 per play

How to Play

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At the start of play, choose five from six question mark symbols to reveal YOUR NUMBERS

GAME 1

  • There are eighteen wad of cash symbols, each with an associated prize, to click and reveal.
  • Under each wad of cash symbol is a number. If any of the revealed numbers match any of ‘YOUR NUMBERS’, you win the Prize amount revealed for that number.
  • The TOTAL WIN counter will be updated to include any Prize(s) won.

GAME 2

  • There are six play panels, each with two shield symbols and an associatied prize to click and reveal.
  • Under each shield is a number. If the two revealed numbers in a play panel match with any of ‘YOUR NUMBERS’, you win the corresponding prize amount for that panel.
  • The TOTAL WIN counter will be updated to include any additional Prize(s) won.

GAME 3

  • There are four columns, each with three gold bar symbols and an associatied prize to click and reveal.
  • Under each gold bar is a number. If the three revealed numbers in a column match with any of ‘YOUR NUMBERS’, you win the corresponding prize amount for that column.
  • The TOTAL WIN counter will be updated to include any additional Prize(s) won.

BONUS GAME

  • Pick one of the three question mark symbols to reveal ‘YOUR BONUS NUMBER’. The revealed number will be added to ‘YOUR NUMBERS’.
  • Selecting ‘CHECK GAMES’ will then animate through GAMES 1, 2 and 3 checking and highlighing any revleaded numbers in each Game that match with the new number.
  • The TOTAL WIN counter will be updated to include any additional Prize(s) won.

Once the Game has been played, a FINISH button will appear; the Game is not completed until it has been pressed. If after a period of time no areas have been clicked, visual prompts will appear to encourage the player to click and interact with the Game.

The odds of winning the top prize from a play of Cash Showdown is 1 in 2,000,000.

Game Rules

GAME PLAY MECHANISM

  1. The Interactive System must be available for play.
  2. A registered Player may play a “Try for Free” game for notional prizes by selecting the “Try” link in the Game Play Window.
  3. In order to play a National Lottery interactive Game, a Player must first register on-line from a link on www.lottery.ie in accordance with the PLI Terms and Conditions.
  4. The Player must have a valid Player Account.
  5. Players must be 18 years of age or older to Play the Game and Prizes will not be paid to persons under 18 years.
  6. The Player is required to log in to the Interactive System by entering a User ID and Password (created during the Player’s original on-line registration process) to gain access to this Game.
  7. When the Player has logged in to the Interactive System a choice of Games will appear on the instant win game lobby. The Player chooses the “Cash Showdown” Game by clicking on the “Play” link on the Game Play Window.
  8. The Player is then shown a brief “How to Play” synopsis of the Game and is invited to ‘Play Now’ or ‘Try’.
  9. When the Player chooses ‘Play Now’ he is then shown the price of playing that Game and current Wallet balance, at which point the Player is invited to ‘Play Now’.
  10. When the Player opens the Game the Interactive System checks to ensure that the Player has sufficient Unutilised Funds to complete the transaction. The cost of the Play is deducted from the Wallet balance and the amended Wallet balance is displayed.
  11. The Game then connects to the Interactive System which randomly selects a Play which may yield a Prize from one of the Prize Tiers for this Game. The result for a Play is randomly determined by the Interactive System. The Player’s interaction with the Game does not impact on the result.
  12. The opening screen is displayed along with a ‘Settings’ button (cog symbol – bottom left hand side) which will open to display two further buttons: the Sound button and the “i” button which contains the synopsis of how to play the Game.
  13. The Player chooses ‘Play’ to continue. The Player is then presented with a Game Play Window which displays a Number Selection screen. The Player must pick five from six ‘Question Mark’ icons to reveal ‘YOUR NUMBERS’. These numbers range from 1 to 49 inclusive (excluding numbers 5, 10, 15 and 20).
  14. Once the Player has selected his fifth number the ‘PLAY’ button will appear. This button must be clicked to move onto ‘Game 1’.
  15. The Player is required to play three individual Games and then the Bonus Game. The Games must be played in the order in which they are presented to the Player.
  16. The five revealed ‘YOUR NUMBERS’ and the ‘TOTAL WIN’ meter will be displayed on screen for all three games and the Bonus Game.
  17. In ‘GAME 1’ the Player is presented with fifteen “Wad of Cash” play icons, each with an associated ‘PRIZE’. The Player must click each of the fifteen ‘Wad of Cash’ play icons to reveal a number between 1 and 49 inclusive (excluding 5, 10, 15 & 20) and the associated ‘PRIZE’ amount.
  18. The aim of ‘GAME 1’ is to match any of the revealed numbers to any of ‘YOUR NUMBERS’ to win the Prize amount revealed for that number.
  19. If the Player wins a Prize the revealed number and associated Prize will highlight to indicate the Prize has been won. The matching number in the ‘YOUR NUMBERS’ panel will highlight temporarily to show the match. If a Prize(s) is revealed then the ’TOTAL WIN’ meter will animate to reveal the sum of any Prize(s) won in ‘GAME 1’.
  20. Once all play icons in ‘GAME 1’ have been revealed, a ‘SWITCH TO GAME 2’ button will appear. This button will animate prompting the Player to click it and transition to the ‘GAME 2’ screen.
  21. In ‘GAME 2’ the Player is presented with six play panels each containing two ‘Gold Shield’ play icons and an associated ‘PRIZE’ amount.
  22. The Player must click on each of the ‘Gold Shield’ play icons or the associated ‘PRIZE’ icon to reveal two numbers between 1 and 49 inclusive (excluding 5, 10, 15 & 20) and a Prize amount.
  23. The aim of ‘GAME 2’ is to match two numbers in a play panel with any of the ‘YOUR NUMBERS’ to win the Prize amount revealed for that play panel.
  24. If the Player wins a Prize the revealed numbers and associated Prize will highlight to indicate that the Prize has been won. The matching number in the ‘YOUR NUMBERS’ panel will highlight temporarily to show the match. If a Prize(s) is revealed IN ‘GAME 2’ then the ’TOTAL WIN’ meter will animate to reveal the sum of any Prize(s) won in ‘GAME 2’ including any Prize(s) won in ‘GAME 1’.
  25. Once all play icons in ‘GAME 2’ have been revealed, a ‘SWITCH TO GAME 3’ button will appear. This button will animate prompting the Player to click it and transition to the ‘GAME 3’ screen.
  26. In ‘GAME 3’ the Player is presented with four columns each containing three ‘Gold Bar’ play icons and an associated ‘PRIZE’ amount.
  27. The Player must click on each of the ‘Gold Bar’ play icons or the associated ‘PRIZE’ icon to reveal three number between 1 and 49 inclusive (excluding 5,10,15 & 20) and a Prize amount.
  28. The aim of ‘GAME 3’ is to match three numbers in any column with any of ‘YOUR NUMBERS’ to win the Prize amount revealed for that column.
  29. If the Player wins a Prize the revealed numbers and associated Prize highlight to indicate the Prize has been won. The matching number in the ‘YOUR NUMBERS’ panel will highlight temporarily to show the match. If a Prize(s) is won in ‘GAME 3’ then the ’TOTAL WIN’ meter will animate to reveal the sum of any Prize(s) won in ‘GAME 3’ including any Prize(s) won in ‘GAME 1’ and ‘GAME 2’
  30. Once all the play icons in ‘GAME 3’ have been revealed, a ‘BONUS SHOWDOWN’ button will appear. This button will animate prompting the Player to click it and transition to the ‘Bonus Game’.
  31. In the ‘Bonus Game’ the Player is presented with an instruction panel overlaid across the play icons containing text as follows:
    ‘ANOTHER CHANCE TO WIN’
    ‘Choose one coin to reveal your bonus number for a chance of a bonus win!’
    and a ‘LETS GO’ button.
  32. The Player clicks the ‘LETS GO’ button which will animate and present three ‘Coin’ play icons.
  33. The Player must click one of the three ‘Coin’ play icons to reveal a number between 1 and 49 inclusive (excluding 5, 10, 15 and 20). The revealed number will then animate to appear in the ‘YOUR NUMBERS’ panel as an additional number and will remain highlighted.
  34. The Player must then click the ‘CHECK GAMES’ button. The Game will then animate through each of Games 1, 2 and 3 checking and highlighting any revealed numbers in each Game that match with the new number now highlighted in ‘YOUR NUMBERS’. During each of the game checks, the header will display ’CHECKING MATCHES’. Once the check is complete the ‘TOTAL WIN’ counter will update to include any additional Prize(s) won.
  35. Once all three Games have been checked, the game ends a message indicating the result will appear:
    BETTER LUCK
    NEXT TIME
    or
    CONGRATULATIONS!
    YOU HAVE WON
    <AMOUNT>
  36. The Player is required to acknowledge this message by clicking the FINISH button. The Game then ends and the Player is shown the game confirmation screen.

    If You purchase a Play and do not complete the Play, the system will automatically play out the Play within 24 hours. If a Low Tier Prize is won then that Prize will be paid directly into the Players Wallet. If a Mid-Tier (Level 1) Prize is won then that Prize will be paid by cheque and posted to the address specified in Your Player Account. If a Mid-Tier (Level 2) Prize is won then that Prize will be paid by cheque and posted to the address specified in Your Player Account, upon receipt of a completed Claim Form and proof of identity and age. If a High-Tier Prize is won then the Player will be notified and the Prize will be paid by cheque, stamped “Account Payee Only”, and which must be redeemed at National Lottery HQ upon receipt of a completed Prize Claim Form and proof of identity and age.

Download a copy of the National Lottery Cash Showdown rules (PDF)


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