The winning ticket was sold at Pierce Street Deli, 517 Pierce St., Kingston, Luzerne County. The retailer will receive a $5,000 selling bonus.
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 19,300 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 in April 2015, more than 2.9 million Cash4Life players across the state have won more than $17.4 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 $87.1 million in prizes to Luzerne County winners, the Pennsylvania Lottery contributed more than $41.3 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 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 $25.8 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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