– A game-record Pennsylvania Lottery Cash 5 jackpot of just over $2 million from the Tuesday, January 17, drawing was shared by three winning tickets sold in Allegheny, Beaver and Lehigh counties.
“We’re thrilled that the largest jackpot in Cash 5 history will be shared by several big winners,” said Lottery Executive Director Drew Svitko. “Last night’s historic drawing also created nearly 159,000 other Cash 5 winners all across Pennsylvania.”
The jackpot-winning tickets correctly matched all five balls drawn, 03-04-12-15-39, to each win $666,667, less applicable tax withholding. The winning tickets were sold by:
- Community Supermarket, 1710 Pacific Ave., Natrona Heights, Allegheny County;
- Marathon, 3608 Broadhead Road, Monaca, Beaver County; and
- Sunoco, 1602 S. 4th St., Allentown, Lehigh County.
Each retailer earns a $5,000 selling bonus.
This record Cash 5 jackpot, which totaled $2,000,001, had been growing since Saturday, January 7, when a $125,000 jackpot was won by one ticket sold in Allegheny County. The game’s previous record was a $1.9 million jackpot that was split by two winning tickets in 2013.
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 jackpot-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 158,900 other Cash 5 tickets won prizes of various amounts in the drawing, creating “Winners, winners – everywhere!” Players should check every ticket, every time. Lower-tier prizes may be claimed at Lottery retailers.
In Allegheny County, the Pennsylvania Lottery awarded more than $247.6 million in prizes to winners and provided more than $131.9 million to programs that benefit older residents during the 2015-16 fiscal year. In Beaver County, the Lottery awarded more than $32.3 million in prizes and contributed more than $17.6 million to programs serving the county’s older residents. In Lehigh County the Pennsylvania Lottery awarded more than $58.2 million in prizes to winners and provided more than $27.5 million to programs that benefit 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 play slip, 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. Chances of winning the jackpot prize are 1 in 962,598; the overall chances of winning any prize are about 1 in 10.5.
The Pennsylvania Lottery remains the only state lottery to direct all proceeds to programs
that benefit older residents. Since ticket sales began in 1972, it has contributed nearly $27 billion to fund property tax and rent rebates, transportation, care services, prescription assistance, and local services including senior centers and meals.
Players must be 18 or older. Please play responsibly
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