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Popular Triples Drawn In The Daily Number Evening Game

Middletown – May 3, 2011 - Pennsylvania Lottery players whose favorite Daily Number is 5-5-5 can count on a little extra money following yesterday’s evening drawing.

The payout to Daily Number game players for the May 2 evening drawing totaled $6,260,675. A total of 25,139 tickets were sold for the winning number combination. A 50-cent wager on the Daily Number pays $250; a $1 wager pays $500.

Triple fives have been drawn a total of 17 times since The Daily Number drawing began in March 1977. The last time 5-5-5 was drawn was Jan. 14, 2008, in the evening draw. March 31, 2011, was the last time any triples combination, 6-6-6, was drawn. This is the second time a triple has been drawn as the winning Daily Number this year, taking into account both mid-day and evening drawings.

Triples have been drawn a total of 175 times – 137 times in the evening drawings and 38 times in the mid-day drawings – since the debut of The Daily Number; 2010 holds the record for the most triples drawn in a year with 14.

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 38 years ago, the Pennsylvania Lottery has contributed more than $20.6 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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