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11/28/2011
 
<h1> Cash 5 Ticket Worth More Than $325,000 Sold in Northampton County</h1> <p> Middletown &ndash; One jackpot-winning Cash 5 ticket worth more than $325,000 from the Nov. 27 drawing was sold at Friendly Food Mart, 3750 Freemansburg Ave., Bethlehem, Northampton County.</p> <p> The ticket correctly matched all five balls, 01-17-27-30-39, to win a jackpot of $325,213.50, less 25 percent federal withholding.</p> <p> The retailer will receive a $500 bonus for selling the winning ticket.</p> <p> Lottery officials cannot confirm the identity of the winner until the prize is claimed and the ticket is validated. Cash 5 winners have one year from the drawing date to claim prizes.</p> <p> The Lottery encourages the holder of the winning ticket to sign the back of the ticket, call the Lottery at 717-702-8146 and file a claim at Lottery headquarters in Middletown, Dauphin County, or at any of Lottery&rsquo;s seven area offices.</p> <p> 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.</p> <p> In the 2010-11 fiscal year, in addition to awarding nearly $38.8 million in prizes to Northampton County winners, the Pennsylvania Lottery contributed nearly $24.2 million to programs serving Northampton County&rsquo;s older residents.</p> <p> How to play Cash 5: To play Cash 5, players pay $1 and select five numbers from 1 to 43. Players may select their own numbers using a Cash 5 playslip, 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. Cash 5 drawings are held seven nights a week, and tickets can be purchased up to seven draws (one week) in advance. Odds of winning the jackpot prize are 1-in-962,598; the overall odds of winning any prize are about 1-in-10.5.</p> <p> 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 in 1971, the Pennsylvania Lottery has contributed nearly $21.5 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.</p> <p> For drawings results, winning numbers, winners&rsquo; stories and to subscribe to the Lottery&rsquo;s RSS news feed, visit&nbsp;<a href="http://palottery.marcusa.com/default.aspx">www.palottery.com</a>. Also log in to Facebook and like us at&nbsp;<a href="http://www.facebook.com/palottery" target="_blank">www.facebook.com/palottery</a>&nbsp;or follow us at&nbsp;<a href="http://www.twitter.com/palottery" target="_blank">www.twitter.com/palottery</a>.</p>

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