Jackpot-Winning Cash 5 Tickets Sold in Westmoreland, Lancaster Counties
Middletown – Two jackpot-winning Cash 5 tickets were sold over the long holiday weekend. A ticket worth $225,000 from the Dec. 30, 2011, drawing was sold at Shop N Save, 210 N. Diamond St., Mt. Pleasant, Westmoreland County, and one worth $330,000 from the Jan. 2 drawing was sold at Turkey Hill, 106 S. Seventh St., Akron, Lancaster County.
The Dec. 30, 2011, winning ticket correctly matched all five balls, 10-16-26-36-43, to win a jackpot of $225,000, less 25 percent federal withholding.
The Jan. 2 winning ticket correctly matched all five balls, 06-07-22-29-33, to win a jackpot of $330,000, less 25 percent federal withholding.
Each retailer will receive a $500 bonus for selling a winning ticket.
Lottery officials cannot confirm the identities of the winners until the prizes are claimed and the tickets are validated. 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 Lottery headquarters in Middletown, Dauphin County, or at any of 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.
In the 2010-11 fiscal year, in addition to awarding more than $72.4 million and nearly $55.4 million in prizes to Westmoreland and Lancaster county winners, respectively, the Pennsylvania Lottery contributed more than $35.7 million to programs that benefited older residents of Westmoreland County and more than $32 million to programs serving Lancaster County’s older residents.
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 $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.
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