MIDDLETOWN, Pa., Feb. 19, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- One Pennsylvania Lottery Cash4Life™ ticket sold in Chester County for the Thursday, February 18, drawing won a prize of $1,000 a week for life. It is the second Cash4Life second-tier prize won in Pennsylvania since the state joined the multi-state game.
The ticket correctly matched all five balls drawn, 21-24-37-38-49, but not the green Cash Ball, 04, to win an annuity prize valued at $52,000 a year for life, less applicable tax withholding. The prize has a cash value of $1 million, less applicable tax withholding.
Wawa, 706 E. Gay St., West Chester, will receive a $5,000 bonus for selling this winning ticket.
The prize must be claimed and the ticket validated before the winner can be identified. Cash4Life winners have one year from the drawing date to claim prizes.
The holder of any annuity prize-winning ticket should immediately sign the back of the ticket, call the Lottery at 717-702-8146 and file a claim at Lottery headquarters in Middletown, Dauphin County. Claims may be filed Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
More than 17,400 other Cash4Life tickets won prizes of various amounts in the drawing. Players should check every ticket, every time. Lower-tier prizes may be claimed at a Lottery retailer.
Since the game launched in Pennsylvania last April, more than 2.1 million Cash4Life players across the state have won more than $11.9 million in prizes, including last night's second-tier prize. The game's top prize is $1,000 a day for life.
In the 2014-15 fiscal year, in addition to awarding more than $53.3 million in prizes to Chester County winners, the Pennsylvania Lottery contributed more than $25 million to programs serving the county's older residents.
How to play Cash4Life: Each play costs $2. Players choose five numbers from 1-60 and one number from 1-4, the green Cash Ball. Players may choose their own numbers using a playslip or opt for computer-selected Quick Pick numbers. Cash4Life offers a top prize of $1,000 a day for life, a second prize of $1,000 a week for life, plus seven other ways to win. Drawings are held each Monday and Thursday at 9 p.m. and tickets can be purchased up to 10 draws in advance. Approximate chances of winning: top prize: 1 in 21.8 million; second prize: 1 in 7.3 million; overall/any prize: 1 in 8.
Cash4Life is also played in New York, New Jersey, Maryland, Tennessee and Virginia. As with any multi-state game, all prizes must be cashed in the state where the winning ticket was sold.
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