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PA Lottery Cash 5 Tickets Worth Total of More than $1.3 Million Sold in Blair, Bucks and Schuylkill Counties


PA Lottery Cash 5 Tickets Worth Total of More than $1.3 Million Sold in Blair, Bucks and Schuylkill Counties

Middletown – Jackpot-winning Pennsylvania Lottery Cash 5 tickets from the April 29 drawing – worth a combined total of more than $1.3 million – were sold in Blair, Bucks and Schuylkill counties.

Three tickets matched the winning Cash 5 numbers drawn, 05-11-16-31-38. Each jackpot-winning ticket is worth $440,667, less 25 percent federal withholding.

They were sold at the following locations:

• Nic’s Tobacco, 3101 Pleasant Valley Blvd., Altoona, Blair County;
• Giant Food Store, 446 Second St. and Knowles Ave., Southampton, Bucks County; and
• Sheetz, 900 Gordon Nagle Trail, Pottsville, Schuylkill County.

Each retailer will receive a $500 bonus for selling the jackpot-winning tickets, which were among more than 124,700 prize-winning Cash 5 tickets sold statewide for the Monday night drawing.

Lottery officials cannot confirm the identity of winners until prizes are claimed and tickets are validated. Cash 5 winners have one year from the drawing date to claim prizes.

The Lottery encourages holders of 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 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Lottery headquarters.

In the 2011-12 fiscal year, in addition to awarding more than $164 million in prizes to winners in Blair, Bucks and Schuylkill counties, the Pennsylvania Lottery contributed more than $70 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 more than $22.6 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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