MIDDLETOWN, Pa., Jan. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Two jackpot-winning Pennsylvania Lottery Cash 5 tickets were recently sold in Northeastern Pennsylvania.
A Cash 5 ticket worth $700,000 from the Jan. 25 drawing was sold at Turkey Hill, 1370 Wyoming Ave., Forty Fort, Luzerne County. It correctly matched all five balls, 01-14-23-30-34, to win a jackpot of $700,000, less 25 percent federal withholding. The store will receive a $5,000 bonus for selling the winning ticket. On Jan. 7, this same Turkey Hill store sold a Cash 5 winning ticket worth $1 million.
A Cash 5 ticket worth $225,000 from the Jan. 27 drawing was sold at Weis Markets, 695 N. Courtland St., East Stroudsburg, Monroe County. It correctly matched all five balls, 02-12-24-34-40, to win a jackpot of $225,000, less 25 percent federal withholding. Weis Markets will receive a $500 selling bonus.
Lottery officials cannot confirm the identities of the winners until the prizes are claimed and the tickets are validated. Cash 5 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 Lottery headquarters in Middletown, Dauphin County, or at any of Lottery's seven area offices.
Claims may be filed at headquarters Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., and from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at area offices.
In fiscal year 2011-12, the Pennsylvania Lottery awarded a total of more than $139 million in prizes to winners in Luzerne and Monroe counties. The Lottery also contributed more than $45.9 million to programs that benefited older residents of those counties.
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 more than $22.6 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: Lauren Piccolo or Gary Miller, 717-702-8008
SOURCE Pennsylvania Lottery