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PA Lottery Presents Commemorative Check to Winner of $800,000 Cash 5 Jackpot

6/28/2019
PA Lottery Presents Commemorative Check to Winner of $800,000 Cash 5 Jackpot
 
Lackawanna County winner, father of two, purchased the big winning-ticket on Father’s Day
 
Jermyn, PA – Officials from the Pennsylvania Lottery and Convenient Food Mart today presented a commemorative check to the winner of a recent $800,001 Cash 5 jackpot. The check presentation was held at the Convenient Food Mart in Jermyn, Lackawanna County where the jackpot-winning ticket was sold. The store receives a $5,000 bonus for selling the big winner.

The winner, John Klein of Lackawanna County, who is also a dad, bought the winning ticket on Father’s Day.

“The timing was awesome!” said Klein, who owns J.K.’s Kitchen & Design Center. “I didn’t even know I had won. My girlfriend called me and said, ‘Someone won, you bought it on Father’s Day.’ I checked and it was the fifth ticket! It said it was a winner, I was screaming!”

“We are extremely excited to congratulate John for his big Cash 5 jackpot,” said Pennsylvania Lottery Executive Director Drew Svitko. “More than 46,800 other Cash 5 tickets also won prizes from that same drawing. Loyal players like John and many others help the Lottery fulfill its mission of generating funds for older Pennsylvanians.”

The jackpot winning-ticket was sold for the Monday, June 17, 2019 drawing and matched all five balls drawn, 11-13-27-30-41, to win $800,001, less withholding. Klein says he plays those numbers every week.
“We just broke ground on a new home, so this money came at the right time!” added Klein.

Cash 5 is the Pennsylvania Lottery’s longest-running jackpot game. It was launched as a weekly game on April 23, 1992. It became a nightly drawing in 1998. The televised drawing is conducted at 6:59 p.m., seven nights a week.

Earlier this year, Luther Coleman Jr., a Columbia County man, won a $2.4 million Cash 5 jackpot, which is the game’s all-time high jackpot. Players are reminded to check every ticket, every time.
Visit the Winners and Benefits pages at palottery.com to review how much money each county received in Lottery prizes and funding to benefit older Pennsylvanians last fiscal year.

About Us: 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 more than $29 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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