MIDDLETOWN, Pa., April 12, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Jackpot-winning Pennsylvania Lottery Match 6 Lotto and Cash 5 tickets from the April 11 drawing – worth a combined total of more than $1 million – were sold in Allegheny County.
They were among more than 113,000 prize-winning tickets sold statewide for both games.
Smoker Friendly, 5325 Route 8, Gibsonia, sold a jackpot-winning Match 6 Lotto ticket worth $750,000, less 25 percent federal withholding. The ticket correctly matched all six winning numbers, 04-15-16-33-37-38. The retailer will receive a $5,000 bonus for selling the jackpot-winning ticket.
The Match 6 Lotto jackpot had been growing since one ticket matched all six winning numbers in the March 21 drawing. More than 61,800 prize-winning Match 6 Lotto tickets were sold statewide for the April 11 drawing.
A Cash 5 ticket worth $325,000 was sold at 7-Eleven, 1 Bigelow Square, Pittsburgh. It correctly matched all five balls, 08-10-13-16-26, to win a jackpot of $325,000, less 25 percent federal withholding. The retailer will receive a $500 selling bonus.
More than 51,200 prize-winning Cash 5 tickets were sold statewide for the April 11 drawing.
Lottery officials cannot confirm the identity of winners until prizes are claimed and tickets are validated. For both games, winners have one year from the drawing date to claim prizes.
The Lottery encourages holders of winning tickets to sign the back of the tickets, 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 Lottery headquarters.
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 Match 6 Lotto: Match 6 tickets cost $2 each. Players can choose six numbers from 1 to 49 or have numbers randomly selected by computer. The computer will then randomly select an additional two sets of six numbers, for three lines of six numbers each or 18 numbers total. Players can win up to four times on each ticket – once on each of three lines (base play) and by combining all 18 numbers (combined play).
Match 6 Lotto drawings are held on Monday and Thursday evenings.
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: Gary Miller or Lauren Piccolo, 717-702-8008
SOURCE Pennsylvania Lottery