Unclaimed, Jackpot-Winning Ticket Sold in Delaware County
MIDDLETOWN, Pa., Feb. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A Pennsylvania Lottery Quinto ticket worth $50,000 from the Feb. 19, 2013, evening drawing soon will reach its one-year expiration date.
The prize must be claimed by Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014.
The Quinto ticket correctly matched all five numbers drawn, 7-6-2-2-7, to win $50,000, less 25 percent federal withholding. It was sold at Brookhaven Market, 3504 Edgemont Ave., Brookhaven, Delaware County.
It was one of two jackpot-winning tickets sold for the drawing. The other winning Quinto ticket, sold in Pittsburgh and also worth $50,000, was claimed.
"We urge Lottery players to check every ticket, every time," said Lottery Executive Director Sil Lutkewitte. "These reminders are important because we don't want any player to miss out on claiming a prize."
Players may check their own tickets using self-service scanners located at retailers and also found on Lottery self-service play terminals. Players are reminded to sign tickets before presenting them to a retail clerk.
The Pennsylvania Lottery encourages the ticket-holder to sign the back of the ticket, call the Lottery at 717-702-8146 and file a timely 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. until 4:30 p.m. at area Lottery offices and from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. at headquarters.
By law, unclaimed, expired lottery prizes remain in the Lottery Fund and are used to support programs benefiting older Pennsylvanians.
In the 2012-13 fiscal year, in addition to awarding more than $83.9 million in prizes to winners across Delaware County, the Pennsylvania Lottery contributed nearly $47 million to programs serving older residents of the county.
How to play Quinto: To play Quinto, players pay $1 and select five numbers from 0 to 9. Players may select their own numbers using a Quinto playslip, or they may opt for computer-selected quick picks. Numbers can be played boxed, straight, front pair, back pair, and in other combinations. A straight wager for any five digits in exact order pays $50,000. Quinto drawings are held twice a day, at mid-day and evening, seven days a week. Tickets can be purchased up to seven draws (one week) in advance. Odds of winning the jackpot prize are 1-in-100,000.
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 and check every ticket, every time. Players must be 18 or older.
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Media contact: Gary Miller, 717-702-8008
SOURCE Pennsylvania Lottery