PA Lottery Treasure Hunt Jackpot-Winning Ticket Sold in Philadelphia is Second-Largest on Record
MIDDLETOWN, Pa., Nov. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- One Pennsylvania Lottery Treasure Hunt ticket won the second-largest jackpot in the game's history in the Saturday, Nov. 2, drawing.
The jackpot-winning ticket was sold at 7-Eleven, 5028 Frankford Ave., Philadelphia. It correctly matched all five balls, 07-12-13-21-24, to win a jackpot of $235,387.50, less 25-percent federal withholding.
The retailer will receive a $500 bonus for selling the jackpot-winning ticket, which was among more than 58,400 winning Treasure Hunt tickets sold statewide for the Nov. 2 drawing.
Lottery officials cannot confirm the identity of the jackpot winner until the prize is claimed and the ticket is validated. Treasure Hunt winners have one year from the drawing date to claim prizes.
The Lottery encourages each holder of a winning ticket to 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.
Treasure Hunt's record jackpot was a $245,708 prize won in the May 2, 2013, drawing.
In the 2012-13 fiscal year, The Pennsylvania Lottery awarded more than $290.2 million in prizes to winners in Philadelphia County and also contributed nearly $220.9 million to programs serving the county's older residents.
Treasure Hunt, drawn at mid-day, debuted as a Pennsylvania Lottery game on May 8, 2007.
How to play Treasure Hunt: To play Treasure Hunt, players pay $1 and select five numbers from 1 to 30. Players may select their own numbers, 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. Treasure Hunt drawings are conducted at mid-day seven days a week, and tickets can be purchased up to seven draws (one week) in advance. Odds of winning the jackpot prize are 1-in-142,506; the overall odds of winning any prize are about 1-in-5.45.
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.
Media contact: Gary Miller, 717-702-8008
SOURCE Pennsylvania Lottery