PA Lottery Cash 5 Ticket Worth $1.3 Million Sold in Berks County
Middletown – A jackpot-winning Pennsylvania Lottery Cash 5 ticket worth $1.3 million from the Friday, Jan. 31, drawing was sold at Citgo Mart, 245 Buttonwood St., Reading, Berks County.
The ticket correctly matched all five balls, 08-22-24-34-36, to win a prize of $1.3 million, less 25 percent federal withholding.
The retailer will receive a $10,000 bonus for selling a winning ticket.
Lottery officials cannot confirm the identity of the winner until the prize is claimed and the ticket 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 109,500 other Cash 5 tickets won prizes of various amounts in the Friday night drawing.
Two tickets shared a $125,000 Cash 5 jackpot from the Saturday, Feb. 1, drawing. Each ticket is worth a prize of $62,500, less 25 percent federal withholding.
In fiscal year 2012-13, the Pennsylvania Lottery awarded a total of nearly $62.7 million in prizes to winners in Berks County. The Lottery also contributed more than $30.2 million to programs that benefited older residents of the county.
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.
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