MIDDLETOWN, Pa., Oct. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Yet another major prize-winning Pennsylvania Lottery ticket has been sold by Al's Market in Braddock, Allegheny County.
The store, located at 24 Braddock Ave., sold one jackpot-winning Pennsylvania Lottery Cash 5 ticket for last night's drawing. It correctly matched all five balls, 10-13-19-27-37, to win a jackpot of $325,000, less 25 percent federal withholding.
Lottery players at Al's Market have had a good year. The store's other recent big winners include:
- A $1 million Powerball ticket from the Sept. 4 drawing; and
- A $50,000 mid-day Quinto ticket from the May 30 drawing.
The retailer will receive a $500 bonus for selling the winning Cash 5 ticket.
The Lottery cannot confirm the identity of last night's Cash 5 jackpot winner until the prize is claimed and the ticket is validated. Cash 5 winners have one year from the drawing date to claim prizes.
The holder of the winning ticket should sign the back of the ticket, call the Lottery at 717-702-8146 and file a claim at any of Lottery's seven area offices or at Lottery headquarters in Middletown, Dauphin County.
Claims may be filed Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at area offices and from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at headquarters.
More than 43,400 prize-winning Cash 5 tickets were sold statewide for the Oct. 17 drawing.
In the 2011-12 fiscal year, in addition to awarding nearly $205 million in prizes to Allegheny County winners, the Pennsylvania Lottery contributed nearly $122 million to programs serving the county's older residents.
How to play Cash 5: To play Cash 5, players pay $1 and select five numbers from 1 to 43. Players may select their own numbers using a Cash 5 playslip, or they may opt for computer-selected quick picks. Players must match all five numbers drawn to win the jackpot. Players also win prizes for matching two, three or four winning numbers. Cash 5 drawings are held seven nights a week, and tickets can be purchased up to seven draws (one week) in advance. Odds of winning the jackpot prize are 1-in-962,598; the overall odds of winning any prize are about 1-in-10.5.
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 nearly $23.7 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 its players to play responsibly. Players must be 18 or older.
For drawings results, winning numbers, winners' stories and to subscribe to the Lottery's RSS news feed, visit www.palottery.com. Also log in to Facebook and like us at www.facebook.com/palottery or follow us at www.twitter.com/palottery.
Media contact: Gary Miller or Lauren Piccolo, 717-702-8008
SOURCE Pennsylvania Lottery