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9/19/2013
 

Powerball Tickets Worth $2 Million, $1 Million Sold in Central, Eastern Pennsylvania

Middletown – Winning Pennsylvania Lottery Powerball® tickets worth $2 million and $1 million for the Sept. 18 drawing were sold by retailers in Cumberland County and Philadelphia.

Both tickets correctly matched all five white balls drawn, 07-10-22-32-35, but not the red Powerball 19.

The ticket sold by Wegmans Food Market, 6416 Carlisle Pike, Mechanicsburg, Cumberland County, added Power Play®, which sets the prize at $2 million, less 25 percent federal withholding. The retailer will receive a $10,000 bonus for selling the winning ticket.

The ticket sold by Loges Newsstand, 101 S. 18th Street, Philadelphia, won a prize of $1 million, less 25 percent federal withholding. This retailer earns a $5,000 selling bonus.

Lottery officials cannot confirm the identity of the winners until the prizes are claimed and the tickets validated. Pennsylvania Lottery Powerball 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 the tickets, call the Lottery at 717-702-8146 and file a claim at any of Lottery’s seven area offices or at Lottery headquarters in Middletown, Dauphin County.

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

Nearly 195,000 other Pennsylvania Lottery Powerball tickets also won prizes in Wednesday night’s drawing, including three winners of $40,000 each and seven winners of $10,000 each.

The Powerball jackpot reset to an estimated annuity value of $40 million, or $22.4 million cash, for the Saturday, Sept. 21, drawing.

In the 2011-12 fiscal year, in addition to awarding over $322 million in prizes to winners in Cumberland and Philadelphia counties, the Pennsylvania Lottery contributed more than $217 million to programs serving older residents of those counties.

How to play Powerball: Players pay $2 and select five white balls from the first set of 59 numbers plus a single red ball, the Powerball, from a second set of 35 numbers. Players may select their own numbers using a Powerball playslip, or they may opt for computer-selected quick picks. Players must match all five numbers drawn plus the Powerball number to win the jackpot. There also are eight additional ways for players to win a cash prize. Drawings are held Wednesday and Saturday.

Powerball is sold in 43 states, Washington, D.C. and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Drawings are held on Wednesdays and Saturdays.

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 $23.7 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.

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