Crossword Cash from the Pennsylvania Lottery is a crossword-style PA iLottery game that is sure to find itself an instant favorite among logophiles. While this game doesn’t work like a traditional crossword puzzle, it offers the atmosphere and charm many find appealing.

The game board is an 11×11 grid on which many words are arranged in the same configuration as a traditional crossword puzzle, only in this case all the words have been revealed. What’s different about this feature is that players draw 18 random letters each round. Those letters determine the prize amount for each winning condition, the rewards of which can climb as high as $60,000.

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Crossword Cash by the numbers

Overall odds in Crossword Cash are calculated at 1 in 3.09. That means players can snag a win almost 33 percent of the time. Those are great odds and make this game far easier to finish than the crossword in your typical Sunday newspaper. The full breakdown of odds and prize amounts can be seen in the table below.

PRIZECONSOLIDATED CHANCES
TO WIN  1 IN

$1

7

$2

10

$4

15.05

$10

83.33

$50

500

$100

7,491

$500

100,000

$6,000

2,000,000

Ticket prices

Crossword Cash offers player eight wagering levels. These ticket prices are both very affordable and can amount to a substantial wager based on the player’s preference. This provides plenty of wiggle room when it comes to finding a game that caters to a specific budget.

The minimum stake amount begins at $0.10 and can rise as high as $10.00 per play. Keep in mind the top prize is directly impacted by the amount a player wagers during each round.

Stake levels

  • $0.10
  • $0.20
  • $0.50
  • $1.00
  • $2.00
  • $3.00
  • $5.00
  • $10.00

Default ticket price: 2 ticket x $1.00 = $2.00

Top prize: $60,000

Crossword Cash gameplay

Deciding on a stake level is the first step in playing Crossword Cash. To do so, click the + and – symbols when setting your bet.

Once you’ve found the stake that fits your budget, click PLAY. The 11×11 will be randomly populated with words, and your 18 letters will appear on the left-hand side of the screen. Click the REVEAL ALL button at the top of the screen to see all letters, or click them individually to reveal them one at a time. Each matching letter will appear on the game board and the number of fully completed words will result in the corresponding cash prize according to the table on the right-hand side of the screen.

Summing up Crossword Cash

Crossword Cash is a great example of a classic game reimagined for a modern audience. While Crossword Cash doesn’t offer any bonus games or special features, it’s still quite engaging.

Plus, the top prize of $60,000 is something almost anyone can find pleasure in pursuing. The game design is simple and attractive, making each round an intuitive one that is easy on the eyes as well as your wallet.