MIDDLETOWN, Pa., Dec. 24, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- One winning Powerball® ticket worth $1 million from the Wednesday, December 23, drawing, was sold at BG Value Market, 301 S. Market St., Millersburg, Dauphin County.
The winning Powerball ticket sold in Millersburg correctly matched all five white balls, 16-38-55-63-67, but not the red Powerball 25, to win $1 million, less applicable tax withholding. The retailer will receive a $5,000 bonus for selling the winning ticket.
Lottery officials cannot confirm the identity of the winner until the prize is claimed and the ticket is validated. Pennsylvania Lottery Powerball winners have one year from the drawing date to claim prizes.
The Lottery encourages the holder of the winning ticket to sign the back of the ticket, call the Lottery at 717-702-8146 and file a claim at Lottery headquarters in Middletown, Dauphin County, or at any of Lottery's seven area offices.
Claims may be filed at headquarters Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., and from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at area offices.
More than 66,700 Powerball tickets won prizes of various amounts in the December 23 drawing, including 13,205 tickets purchased with the Power Play option that multiplied their prizes by four.
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 $255 million, or $158.4 million cash, for the Saturday, December 26, drawing.
In the 2014-15 fiscal year, in addition to awarding more than $55 million in prizes to Dauphin County winners, the Pennsylvania Lottery contributed more than $22.3 million to programs serving the county's older residents.
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 more than $25.8 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 players to check every ticket, every time. Players must be 18 or older. Please play responsibly. For help with a gambling problem, call 1-800-848-1880.
MEDIA CONTACT: Lottery Public Relations, 717-702-8008
SOURCE Pennsylvania Lottery