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2/28/2014
 

Unclaimed PA Lottery Quinto, Mega Millions Prizes;  Soon to Expire - Jackpot-Winning Tickets Sold in York, Cambria and Delaware Counties

Middletown – Check the drawer by the sink, under the couch and in the glove box: winning Pennsylvania Lottery Quinto and Mega Millions tickets sold in York, Cambria and Delaware counties will soon reach their one-year expiration dates.

Twenty-five unclaimed Quinto tickets for the March 13, 2013, evening drawing will expire on Thursday, March 13, 2014, if not claimed. Each Quinto ticket correctly matched all five numbers drawn, 4-3-4-1-8, to win $50,000, less 25 percent federal withholding. They were sold at Zhou Grocery, 360 S. Queen St., York.

One unclaimed Quinto ticket for the March 14, 2013, evening drawing will expire on Friday, March 14, 2014, if not claimed. The Quinto ticket correctly matched all five numbers drawn, 7-4-7-1-5, to win $50,000, less 25 percent federal withholding. It was sold at Jackie’s Toss and Wash, 123 Ohio St., Johnstown, Cambria County.

One unclaimed Mega Millions ticket for the March 15, 2013, drawing will expire on March 15, 2014. Because that date falls on a Saturday, a prize claim must be filed by Friday, March 14. The Mega Millions ticket correctly matched all five white balls, 04-08-17-22-32, but not the yellow Mega Ball 08, to win a prize of $250,000, less 25 percent federal withholding. It was sold at Westmont Beverage, 1101 Clifton Ave., Collingdale, Delaware County.

“It is very important for players to check every ticket, every time,” said Lottery Executive Director Sil Lutkewitte. “You never know when you may be holding a winning ticket, and the Lottery never likes to see prizes go unclaimed.”

By law, unclaimed, expired lottery prizes remain in the Lottery Fund and are used to support programs benefiting older Pennsylvanians.

In addition to finding drawing results on www.palottery.com, players may check their own tickets using self-service scanners located at retailers and also found on Lottery self-service play terminals. Players are reminded to sign tickets before presenting them to a retail clerk.

The holder of a winning ticket should sign the back of the ticket, call the Lottery at 717-702-8146 and file a timely 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. until 4:30 p.m. at area Lottery offices and from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. at headquarters.

The Pennsylvania Lottery has a strong and positive impact in each of Pennsylvania’s 67 counties. To review total prizes and benefits funding by county, visit www.palottery.com and select the Winners and Benefits Info categories. 

How to play Quinto:  To play Quinto, players pay $1 and select five numbers from 0 to 9. Players may select their own numbers using a Quinto playslip, or they may opt for computer-selected quick picks. Numbers can be played boxed, straight, front pair, back pair, and in other combinations. A straight wager for any five digits in exact order pays $50,000. Quinto drawings are held twice a day, at mid-day and evening, seven days a week. Tickets can be purchased up to seven draws (one week) in advance. Odds of winning the jackpot prize are 1-in-100,000.

How to Play Mega Millions: Mega Millions tickets cost $1 per play. Players pick five numbers from 1 to 75 and one number from 1 to 15 (the Mega Ball). Players may select their own numbers using a Mega Millions play slip, or they may opt for computer-selected quick picks. For an extra $1 per play, players can add the Megaplier®. Prior to the Mega Millions drawing, the Megaplier number – ranging from two to five – is randomly selected. The Megaplier applies to non-jackpot prizes.

Mega Millions tickets are sold in 43 states, Washington, D.C. and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Tickets are sold until 9:59 p.m. on drawing nights, Tuesdays and Fridays.

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 and check every ticket, every time. 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. Also log in to Facebook and like us at www.facebook.com/palottery or follow us at www.twitter.com/palottery.

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