MIDDLETOWN, Pa., April 12, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Congratulations to the millions of Cash4Life™ winners across Pennsylvania who claimed more than $13 million in prizes during the game's first year of sales in the state.
The Pennsylvania Lottery launched ticket sales for the multi-state game in April 2015. The $2 terminal-based game offers a top prize of $1,000 a day for life and a second prize of $1,000 a week for life. Drawings are held each Monday and Thursday at 9 p.m.
During the past year, two Pennsylvania Lottery Cash4Life players won second-tier prizes of $1,000 a week for life. Those winning tickets were sold by Price Chopper, 4547 Milford Road, East Stroudsburg, for the September 14, 2015 drawing; and by Wawa, 706 E. Gay St., West Chester, for the February 18, 2016 drawing.
To play Cash4Life, players choose five numbers from 1-60 and one number from 1-4, the green Cash Ball. Players may choose their own numbers or select Quick Pick.
To win the top prize, players must exactly match all five numbers drawn and the Cash Ball number. The top-prize annuity is paid in lifetime installments of $365,000 a year, or a one-time payment of $7 million, less applicable taxes.
To win the second prize, players must exactly match all five numbers drawn but not the Cash Ball number. The second-prize annuity is paid in lifetime installments of $52,000 a year, or a one-time payment of $1 million, less applicable taxes.
Other Cash4Life prize levels range from $2 to $2,500. Cash4Life may be played up to 10 consecutive drawings in advance.
Cash4Life is currently played in Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, Maryland, Virginia and Tennessee. All prizes must be claimed 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.
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