– Two winning Pennsylvania Lottery Cash 5 tickets sold in Northumberland and Philadelphia counties split a $450,000 jackpot from the Wednesday, May 3, drawing.
Both tickets correctly matched all five balls drawn, 12-21-23-29-43, to each win $225,000, less applicable tax withholding.
Turkey Hill, 2 Valley Ave., Elysburg, and Chuen Hing Grocery, 1414 S. 6th
St., Philadelphia, will each receive a $500 bonus for selling the big winning tickets.
Winners can be identified only after the prizes are claimed and the tickets validated. Cash 5 winners have one year from the drawing date to claim prizes.
Anyone holding a jackpot-winning Cash 5 ticket should promptly sign the back of the ticket, call the Lottery at 717-702-8146 and file a claim at the nearest Lottery office
More than 41,400 other Cash 5 tickets won prizes of various amounts in the drawing. Players should check every ticket, every time. Lower-tier prizes may be claimed at Lottery retailers.
In Northumberland County, the Pennsylvania Lottery awarded more than $24 million in prizes to winners and provided more than $12.7 million to programs that benefit older residents during the 2015-16 fiscal year. In Philadelphia, the Lottery awarded more than $310.9 million in prizes and contributed more than $273.6 million to senior benefit programs.
How to play Cash 5:
Players pay $1 and select five numbers from 1 to 43. Players may choose specific numbers using a Cash 5 playslip, or 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. The chances of winning the jackpot prize are 1-in-962,598 and 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
. Call 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) for help with a compulsive gambling problem.
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