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3/14/2011
 

Three Tickets Split Record Treasure Hunt Jackpot

Middletown – March 11, 2011 - Three winning Treasure Hunt tickets will share a prize of $221,932.50, the largest jackpot since the Pennsylvania Lottery introduced the game in May 2007.

Each of the following retailers sold a jackpot-winning ticket that matched all five numbers drawn, 01-05-14-17-19, in the March 10 drawing:

• Hamburg Valero, 600 S. Fourth St., Hamburg, Berks County;
• Sunoco, 2304 MacArthur Road, Whitehall, Lehigh County; and
• Shop ‘n Save, 1020 Latrobe Thirty Plaza, Latrobe, Westmoreland County.

Each winner will receive $73,977.50, less 25-percent federal withholding.

Starting at $10,000, the Treasure Hunt jackpot grew over eight drawings. Previously, the Nov. 9, 2008, drawing held the record for the largest jackpot of $191,919.

Treasure Hunt is the only Pennsylvania Lottery game drawn exclusively at mid-day.

Lottery officials cannot confirm the identities of the jackpot winners until the prizes are claimed and tickets are validated. Treasure Hunt winners have one year from the drawing date to claim prizes.

The Lottery encourages the holders of the winning tickets to sign the back of their tickets, call the Lottery at 717-702-8146 and file claims at Lottery headquarters in Middletown, Dauphin County, or at any of the Lottery’s seven area offices.

Claims may be filed at headquarters Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., and from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at area offices.

How to play Treasure Hunt: To play Treasure Hunt, players pay $1 and select five numbers from 1 to 30. Players may select their own numbers, or they may opt for computer-selected quick picks. Players must match all five numbers drawn to win the jackpot. Players also win prizes for matching two, three or four winning numbers. Treasure Hunt drawings are held seven days a week, and tickets can be purchased up to seven draws (one week) in advance. Odds of winning the jackpot prize are 1-in-142,506; the overall odds of winning any prize are about 1-in-5.45.

About the Pennsylvania Lottery: The Pennsylvania Lottery remains the only state lottery that designates all its proceeds to programs that benefit older residents. Since its inception 38 years ago, the Pennsylvania Lottery has contributed nearly $20.6 billion to programs that include property tax and rent rebates; free transit and reduced-fare shared rides; the low-cost prescription drug programs PACE and PACENET; long-term living services; and the 52 Area Agencies on Aging, including full- and part-time senior centers throughout the state. The Pennsylvania Lottery reminds its players to play responsibly. Players must be 18 or older.

For drawings results, winning numbers, winners’ stories and to subscribe to the Lottery’s RSS news feed, visit www.palottery.com.

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