MIDDLETOWN, Pa., Oct. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Lottery's The Daily Number evening drawing winning numbers were 5-5-5 on Saturday, Oct. 26, resulting in a total payout of $4,854,075 to 19,500 winners.
A 50-cent wager on The Daily Number pays $250; a $1 wager pays $500.
Triple fives have been drawn a total of 21 times since The Daily Number drawing began in March 1977. This total includes both evening and mid-day drawings.
The last time 5-5-5 was drawn in The Daily Number's evening drawing was June 2, 2012. This number combination came up in The Daily Number's mid-day drawing on July 6, 2012.
Overall, triples have been drawn a total of 192 times – 147 times in the evening drawings and 45 times in the mid-day drawings – since the debut of The Daily Number.
2010 holds the record for the most triples drawn in a year with 14.
How to Play The Daily Number: The Daily Number is a three-digit numbers game. Players may bet $.50 or $1 per play. Players may play up to five panels on each playslip. On each panel, players may choose, or allow the Lottery terminal to randomly quick-pick, any three-digit number. Numbers can be played straight, boxed, straight box, super straight, front pair, back pair, and other combinations. A straight bet pays 500-to-1. Other payouts vary based on the type of bet placed.
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