Three Jackpot-Winning Cash 5 Tickets Each Win $225,000
Middletown – Three jackpot-winning Pennsylvania Lottery Cash 5 tickets worth $225,000 each were sold in Lehigh, Schuylkill and Berks counties for the March 28 and March 30 drawings.
Two Cash 5 tickets split the $450,000 jackpot from the Friday, March 28, drawing. Each ticket correctly matched all five balls, 08-19-33-39-40, to win individual prizes of $225,000, less 25 percent federal withholding. They were sold by the following retailers:
• Kim’s Market, 501 N. Sixth St., Allentown, Lehigh County; and
• Hometown Mini Mart, 9 Mahanoy Ave., Tamaqua, Schuylkill County.
Each retailer will receive a $500 selling bonus.
A Cash 5 ticket worth $225,000 from the Sunday, March 30, drawing was sold at Turkey Hill, 2432 Morgantown Road, Reading, Berks County. It correctly matched all five balls, 07-17-30-33-34, to win a jackpot of $225,000, less 25 percent federal withholding. The 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 88,000 other Cash 5 tickets won prizes of various amounts in the March 28, March 29 and March 30 drawings. Players should check every ticket, every time.
In the 2012-13 fiscal year, in addition to awarding more than $158.9 million in prizes to winners in Lehigh, Schuylkill and Berks counties, the Pennsylvania Lottery contributed more than $78 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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