$1 Million Powerball Prize Won in Philadelphia Creates PA Lottery's Third New Millionaire in One Week

Aug 27, 2015, 10:10 ET from Pennsylvania Lottery

MIDDLETOWN, Pa., Aug. 27, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- One winning Powerball® ticket worth $1 million from the Wednesday, August 26, drawing was sold at 9th & Moore Mini Market, 1740 S. 9th St., Philadelphia – creating the Pennsylvania Lottery's third new multi-state game millionaire in a week.

Other recent big winners were a $2 million Powerball with Power Play® ticket sold in Chester County for the August 19 drawing, and a $1 million Mega Millions® ticket sold in Juniata County for the Aug. 21 drawing.

The winning Powerball ticket sold in Philadelphia correctly matched all five white balls, 02-22-32-45-56, but not the red Powerball 12, to win $1 million, less 25 percent federal withholding. The retailer will receive a $10,000 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 19,000 other Powerball tickets won prizes of various amounts in the August 26 drawing, including 5,881 tickets purchased with the Power Play option that multiplied their prizes by five.

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 $110 million, or $71.7 million cash, for the Saturday, August 29, drawing.

In the 2013-14 fiscal year, in addition to awarding more than $290 million in prizes to Philadelphia County winners, the Pennsylvania Lottery contributed nearly $221 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.

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