Cash 5 Jackpot of $500,000 Split by Tickets Sold in Erie, Bedford Counties
Middletown – Two jackpot-winning Pennsylvania Lottery Cash 5 tickets worth $250,000 each from the Sunday, Jan. 12, drawing were sold by the following retailers:
• Puff N Snuff, 418 N. Center St., Corry, Erie County; and
• SAC SHOP, 4418 Business Route 220, Bedford, Bedford County.
Each ticket correctly matched all five balls, 01-05-13-24-33, to win individual prizes of $250,000, less 25 percent federal withholding.
Each retailer will receive a $500 selling bonus.
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 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 51,100 other Cash 5 tickets won prizes of various amounts in last night’s drawing.
In the 2012-13 fiscal year, in addition to awarding more than $49.6 million in prizes to Erie County winners, the Pennsylvania Lottery contributed more than $24.2 million to programs serving the county’s older residents. In the same year, Lottery players across Bedford County won more than $5.4 million in prizes and the Lottery provided more than $5.5 million in benefits funding for 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 $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. Players must be 18 or older. Players are reminded to check every ticket, every time.
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