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3/25/2014
 

Three Tickets Share Cash 5 Jackpot of More than $1.1 Million

Middletown – Three Pennsylvania Lottery Cash 5 tickets will share last night’s more than $1.1 million jackpot. Each ticket correctly matched all five balls, 05-08-26-32-39, to win individual prizes of $374,086, less 25 percent federal withholding.

The jackpot-winning tickets for the Monday, March 24, Cash 5 drawing were sold by the following retailers:

• Sunlight Gas/Sunoco, 40 E. Street Road, Warminster, Bucks County; and
• Scanlon’s Restaurant, 57 Cheltenham Ave., Cheltenham, Montgomery County; and
• 7-Eleven, 9901 Frankford Ave., Philadelphia.

Each retailer will receive a $500 selling bonus.

The prizes must be claimed and the tickets validated before the winners can be identified. Cash 5 winners have one year from the drawing date to claim prizes.

The Lottery encourages each holder of a winning ticket to sign the back of the ticket, 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 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at headquarters.

More than 96,000 other Cash 5 tickets won prizes of various amounts in last night’s drawing.

In the 2012-13 fiscal year, in addition to awarding nearly $775.1 million in prizes to winners in Bucks, Montgomery and Philadelphia counties, the Pennsylvania Lottery contributed more than $318.1 million to programs serving older residents of those counties.

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.

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 to check every ticket, every time. Players must be 18 or older.

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