– Before the Powerball® jackpot rolled to $348 million for the March 7 drawing, a Pennsylvania Lottery Powerball ticket worth $1 million from the Saturday, March 3, drawing was sold at Universal Mart, 3500 Kutztown Road, Laureldale.
The ticket matched all five white balls drawn, 13-17-25-36-40, but not the red Powerball 05, to win $1 million, less applicable tax withholding.
Prizes must be claimed and tickets validated before winners can be identified. Pennsylvania Lottery Powerball winners have one year from the drawing date to claim prizes. The Lottery encourages the holder of a large prize-winning ticket to 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 58,000 Pennsylvania Lottery Powerball tickets won prizes of various amounts in the March 3 drawing, including 13,184 tickets purchased with the Power Play option that multiplied their prizes by two.
Players should check every ticket, every time, and immediately sign winning tickets. Lower-tier prizes may be claimed at a Lottery retailer.
The Powerball jackpot rolled to an estimated annuity value of $348 million, or $207.4 million cash, for the Wednesday, March 7, drawing.
Last fiscal year, Lottery players in Berks County won more than $77.5 million and programs that benefit older residents received more than $31.7 million in Lottery funds.
How to play Powerball
: Players pay $2 and select five white balls from the first set of 69 numbers plus a single red ball, the Powerball, from a second set of 26 numbers. Players may select their own numbers using a Powerball playslip, or they may opt for computer-selected quick picks. Players must match all five numbers drawn plus the Powerball number to win the jackpot. There also are eight additional ways for players to win a cash prize.
Purchasing the $1 Power Play option allows a winner to increase lower-tier prizes by a factor of 2, 3, 4 or 5, depending on the Power Play number drawn. A 10X multiplier will be available for the Match 4+1 prize and lower prize tiers when the jackpot is at or below $150 million, or when announced. The jackpot and the Match 5 prize are not multiplied. The Match 5 prize with the Power Play option is worth $2 million. It is $1 million without Power Play.
Powerball is sold in 44 states, Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. In Pennsylvania, tickets are sold until 9:59 p.m. on drawing nights, Wednesday and Saturday.
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 $28 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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